Postage Stamps Vs Mobile Signal

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Here is a tiny little antique sterling silver envelope, still containing its stamps. I suppose that in the Edwardian period carrying stamps was akin to being in signal on one’s mobile today. Useful, and necessary in case of the need for emergency communication.

I wonder if some Edwardians suffered the issue of not being able to leave the house without their stamps for the fear of the sudden urge to contact a friend; I wonder if it was commonplace to get out writing equipment mid-dinner, pen a letter, stamp it and post it, before continuing polite conversation.

We found this particular specimen at the bottom of a box of junk and debated for a while which great grandfather it belonged to. The conclusion was maternal, and I have since cleaned it up and acquired a chain on the condition that my mother wears it.

Below are some other old and interesting things which are available for purchase in my SHOP.

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