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Pen & ink illustrated envelope with picture of a lady with a fan,  sent from Harrow to Lisbon, 1871

Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1871 (Oct. pen and ink illustrated envelope with picture of a lady with a fan, sent from Harrow to Lisbon with plate 6 FE-FF pair, some cover imperfections.

Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1868 (June) envelope with a superb pen and ink illustration depicting fishing, sent from Dublin to London

1868 envelope with a illustration depicting fishing, sent from Dublin to London. If there were more of this today, the post office would have more than enough revenue.

Envelope with a finely executed pen and ink  illustration depicting the artist as a jester, 1896,  sent from Kingston to Whitstable

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Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1896 envelope with a finely executed pen and ink illustration depicting the artist as a jester, sent from Kingston to Whitstable with 1881 die 2 lilac, a little soiled, signed 'SID at lower right.

Envelope with pen and ink illustration showing a man pointing to a picture and exclaiming "THAT, MADAM, IS THE LADY ROSAMOND", sent from Boscombe to Accrington, November 1923

Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1923 (Nov.) envelope with fine pen and ink illustration showing a man pointing to a picture and exclaiming ''THAT, MADAM, IS THE LADY ROSAMOND'', sent from Boscombe to Accrington with

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During his career as a children's book publisher, Klaus Flugge received almost 100 beautifully illustrated envelopes by artists -- this by Tony Ross.

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More mail art info...It's here in this book, because it will probably fall into the dragon journal because I like the book so much and pieces of this are tiny and therefore will get stuck here when collected

More mail art info.It's here in this book, because it will probably fall into the dragon journal because I like the book so much and pieces of this are tiny and therefore will get stuck here when collected

This fancy envelope with a patriotic design was sent to President Lincoln during the Civil War.

This fancy envelope with a patriotic design was sent to President Lincoln during the Civil War.

1872 (Sept. 6th), an unusual hand illustrated envelope in the form of a cartoon entitled 'Triumphal Return of the Dinner!!!', sent within London to Dalston with 1864–79 1d. stamp.

Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1872 (Sept. an unusual hand illustrated envelope in the form of a cartoon entitled 'Triumphal Return of the Dinner!', sent within London to Dalston with plate 138 MK, some cover imperfections. Ex Shaida.

This c.1880 trade card served as both a business card for Charles and Lewis Dockstader and an advertisement for performances by Carncross' Minstrels (organized 1862) at the Eleventh Street Opera House in Philadelphia. The facsimile stamp and cancellation feature portraits of one of the Dockstaders in blackface, and two mail carriers are depicted as men in blackface. The Dockstaders were minstrel performers; Al Jolson performed with the Dockstaders when he was young.

Black Mail" / Charles & Lewis Dockstader, This trade card served as both a business card for Charles and Lewis Dockstader and an advertisement for performances by Carncross' Minstrels (organized at the Eleventh Street Opera House in Philadelphia

1889 (April 15th) unusual printed envelope the picture entitled 'AWAITING A REPLY' depicting a teacher pointing at a sketch of himself on an easel, holding a birch in his other hand and with a pupil crying (evidently not looking forward to the beating he was about to receive or had just received!) sent from Norwood to St. Malo with 1887–92 21/2d.,

1889 (April 15th) unusual printed envelope the picture entitled 'AWAITING A REPLY' depicting a teacher pointing at a sketch of himself on an easel, holding a birch in his other hand and with a pupil crying (evidently not looking forward to the beating he was about to receive or had just received!) sent from Norwood to St. Malo with 1887–92 21/2d.,

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