Philosateleian Post sets new record, introduces new marking
Philosateleian Post set an all-time high for the number of outbound mail pieces carried last year. By the end of 2019, my little family dispatched 485 envelopes, postcards, and packages, which represented an increase of nearly 30% from 2018 and topped the old record of 417 pieces of mail set the year before that.
I attribute a large part of the increase in mail volume to me sending a number of acknowledgment cards in response to individuals who mailed sympathy notes following my mom’s death last spring. In any case, though, it was a very, very busy year for mail!
In other news, Philosateleian Post yesterday, January 6, began using a new handstamp reading “First-Class Mail International” on outgoing mail bound for destinations outside the United States.
Prior to yesterday, I was using a handstamp reading “Via Air Mail / Par Avion,” but since there is not actually a specific airmail rate from the United States, the change in wording seemed appropriate.