Sunday, April 4, 2010
Reading Other Peoples Mail
At the auction that my husband and I went to on Friday, we bought A LOT of things pertaining to philately or stamp collecting. First Day Covers, Stamps, Envelopes, etc. Among the lots we purchased were several letters from 1900 - 1950.
In my opinion, reading through them is reading a piece of history in regards to people who are no longer alive. In my husbands opinion, it's being nosy and offensive. I found the letters fascinating and would love to post scans of the envelopes, letters and stamps here on my blog - would this offend a lot of people, or are you just as curious as I am?
I find that its of historical relevance. These letters talk about love, war, good times and bad times and give us a look into how people wrote letters at the turn of the century. How did letter writing then differ from how we write letters now? What was important to write about? How were letters adressed, ended, etc.?
What do you guys think? I need input!
Posted by Jess Armstrong at 6:23 PM