Saturday, August 29, 2009

Aye, Lassie

The Early TV Memories stamps I mentioned here some time ago are out and I've already started getting some of my painted envelopes back. I didn't do many, though. I did The Lone Ranger and Groucho because I wanted to do those two. I also did a Twilight Zone 'cause I think I'm supposed to send one to Tamara. I also did one for each of the two individual special postmarks I knew about, Lassie (shown above) and Red Skelton. As I was finishing them up, I found out about one for Dragnet as well. I sent all these envelopes off to get their postmarks. The three getting individually themed ones to the three different post offices doing them, and the others just in to get the Official First Day for the set. Lassie and Red Skelton are back, and I'm still waiting on the others. I just found out two more individual ones, for Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. Now I have to figure out if I'm motivated enough to paint more envelopes.

Next year, the big stamp release I'm looking forward to is comics! Garfield, Dennis The Menace, Beetle Bailey, Archie, and Calvin & Hobbes! I KNOW I'll have no trouble drawing C&H envelopes. Probably most of the others will come out fairly easily as well.

More envelope art can be seen on my ComicSpace.


  1. Bless your heart, you definitely don't have to send me an envelope. I'll check out your posted envelopes online though. Love seeing them. And, of course, it goes without saying I absolutely love the envelopes I already have from you.

  2. Very nice! That's an interesting cancel, it looks like it was hand carved.

  3. Tamara: As long as I actually get 'em back, I'm going to send you one. Deanie too.

    Deane: I suppose it's possible, but I think it's just the way the ink bled into the envelope. The design is a very obvious copy off a Lassie painted cover I came across while researching reference pictures.