stamps. mail. packages. paper. string. labels. writing. they all interest me. over the years when i travel i have actually mailed packages back to myself. empty pacakges no less. quite the confession, no? the united states postal service has so many restrictions on mailing a package. i have found none when mailing packages from other countries. take string for instance. forget about using string in the united states. when dealing with postal clerks in new york city, it might be better to have a root canal. mailing a package is a trying experience here in new york. every clerk seems to have their own rules. i have had one clerk refuse to mail my package and then returned to the line and gotten a different clerk and they accepted it. crazy. anyway i love seeing the markings that occur when a package is sent. in attending postal shows i learned so much about cancelations and their purmutations. there are dozen of books devoted to the subject. since i have been an avid ebayer and purchasing stuff worldwide i tend to save the packing envelopes. save. collect? that question is most certainly a future post. i have dozen upon dozen of these envelopes and packages. why? i wish i knew.