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Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 3, 2018 1:21pm
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Sounds like the clerk was stamp happy. Maybe some white-out or just scribble over the marks. I've seen scribbing on envelopes I've received. It shouldn't affect future mailings.
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 3, 2018 1:41pm
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Honestly, mine come back with all kinds of cancellations on them and nothing has ever been said nor do I have any issues with mailings. You can try to use hand sanitizer to remove the marks...

Hope this helps!!
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 3, 2018 2:02pm
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No idea on preventing it in the future, but if you are concerned about problems with using the envelope again, you can cut a a piece of paper to the size of the front of the envelope and tape it in place using packing tape. I did that after we moved... put my new mailing address and return address on it before taping it down, then covered the whole thing with strips of packing tape that went around to the back side. That envelope has been used from our apartment in NY to our house in Louisiana, and now our house in Oregon.

dp
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 3, 2018 2:49pm
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yes, i agree with using alcohol to remove the marks, or StazOn stamp cleaner or GooBegone
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969030 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Dec 3, 2018 3:24pm
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I use alcohol to remove stamping and perm. marker too. As long as it is on a slick surface, it works well.
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 3, 2018 6:23pm
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Thanks everyone!
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 7, 2018 6:12am
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alcohol worked amazingly!!!
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969149 by condo
Dec 7, 2018 8:09am
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alcohol worked amazingly!!!

To help remove the cancellation strips, or to help you to not care? 🍺🍹🍾
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969153 by Snark
Dec 7, 2018 8:14am
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The cancellation marks won’t matter so long as they aren’t on the stamps.

To help remove the cancellation strips, or to help you to not care?

👍 That’s hilarious!!!
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969154 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 7, 2018 11:11am
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I knew I was using the wrong flavor/brand..............

got to love it!!!
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 7, 2018 12:35pm
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Also, use a dry erase marker and scribble on the cancellation marks. Then use the dry eraser and they come right off.
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
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Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 7, 2018 1:52pm
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Tape a piece of paper over the extra postmarks. particularly if it hit an untapped area.
Art Media tracker series
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 7, 2018 7:22pm
I posted a new swap...it's going to be a series of swaps. I really enjoyed the art study swaps that we did because I learned how to use my products in a different way. I also was amazed at how others created their cards in the restricted art movement. The cards were so interesting and unusual...different ideas than what I had. It was great!

I don't think this series will be as difficult as our previous but you can get as creative and difficult as you want. You can watch youtube videos, search blogs, or just play!!

Let me know if you have questions...or comments??
3 Spots Open!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 11, 2018 5:41am
I just wanted to let people know that there is 3 spots open in the Birthday LTCards tracker if anyone is interested!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10045
Black and White LTC Tracker Opening
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 11, 2018 11:40pm
ONE opening has just become available on this tracker.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=9999
Deadline is January 15.
LTCoins available for individual trade
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 14, 2018 11:47am
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My COWS! have come home from the first LTCoin swap with a few extras. If you're curious about coin swaps, send me a PM with your address and I'll send you one of the leftovers. They are lots of fun.
Re: LTCoins available for individual trade
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Reply to: #969393 by Jabber
Dec 14, 2018 3:22pm
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All gone! Thanks for the interest, I was surprised.
Extra Set Giveaway
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 16, 2018 3:04pm
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Hi! Back in 2014 there was a Sea Monsters LTC swap that I hosted. A member had me keep a set for them, but they never completed their part of the swap and now are no longer active.

Since the cards have just been sitting around, first person to send me an AQ mail can have them. There are 10 cards in total. Also, if the person who gets them also wants to trade for some of my active cards, I can mail them with the set.
Re: Extra Set Giveaway
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Reply to: #969453 by Agent N
Dec 16, 2018 3:11pm
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The set has been claimed. Have a happy holidays everyone!
Re: Extra Set Giveaway
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Reply to: #969453 by Agent N
Dec 17, 2018 7:35am
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Nice to see you Agent N! Long time no see. Except yesterday. I think I saw you at the mall with SidekickS.
Re: LTCoins available for individual trade
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Reply to: #969395 by Jabber
Dec 17, 2018 9:16am
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Missed this post.
My Cat Tracker
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Dec 21, 2018 2:37pm
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Cat Swap has two more spots! Cards are not due until the end of January. It's a purrfect opportunity for the cat lover in you ;)
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10001
Re: My Cat Tracker
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Reply to: #969582 by photopam
Dec 21, 2018 2:47pm
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It's a purrfect opportunity....

😻😻😻😻!
Re: My Cat Tracker
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Reply to: #969582 by photopam
Dec 22, 2018 6:49am
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All full! :)
Sign him up
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Dec 30, 2018 7:29pm
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So I came across this post, and thought we need to ask him to join an ltc tracker. I bet he'd make something interesting.
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/07/07/stephen-fowler-printmaking-with-rubber-stamps/
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969787 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 8:01pm
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Oh he looks fun!!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969788 by Linden Leaf
Dec 30, 2018 8:05pm
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I am seriously considering emailing him about it. Probably tomorrow or Tuesday when I can get on a computer.
Worst is he says no. Feeling kinda bold. YOLO!! Ha ha. ;)
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969789 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 8:07pm
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I’m going to start stamping the back of all my snail mail with various stamps, just like him!
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969790 by BinoBoxer
Dec 30, 2018 8:10pm
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I’m going to start stamping the back of all my snail mail with various stamps, just like him!

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Awesome! I hope to receive some of your mail art one day. 😎
Re: Sign him up
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Reply to: #969787 by photopam
Dec 30, 2018 9:34pm
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Very interesting article.

I looked at all of the stamps shown on the article. None of the individual stamps are better than what I've seen on LTCs I've received. He knows how to put them together, and how to sell them. That seems to be the skill of a lot of people who become famous and/or rich from their art.

He is from Britain though, so any LTC tracker would be more expensive. Maybe we could get him to plant rubber stamps in Britain, so that they will have letterboxing like we do here.