World's Smallest Postal Service
September 10, 2009 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Lea Redmond is Postmaster of 'The World's Smallest Postal Service'. In CA she sets up her tiny shop and sends miniature versions of transcribed letters, complete with little wax seals.
posted by cashman (22 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Comes with a magnifying glass. So awesome.

I don't know anyone I'd send one too, but I know someone (aged 8) who would love to *make* tiny letters and envelopes. And I bet he'd also love sealing wax, but maybe I'll leave that part out.
posted by DU at 6:39 AM on September 10, 2009

Will she let you write your own letters? Because I can write that small - maybe smaller. It is much easier with a pencil, however - that she has written neatly with a pen is impressive.

(for a little while, my generally useless ability finally found a use - adding the donor and library information to a collection of rare tiny books - it was so much fun writing in about 6pt font).
posted by jb at 6:46 AM on September 10, 2009

The Brontë kids would have loved this.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:01 AM on September 10, 2009

posted by sexyrobot at 7:02 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

My daughter, who once dressed as a mailbox for Halloween, had over ninety pen-pals, and left cookies for our mailman to find in the box she visited daily for the most recent treasures, would have loved this. Also, that roll-top desk looks remarkably similar to this . . .
posted by emhutchinson at 7:15 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

i have enough trouble with regular sized letters getting lost in the mail...
posted by fuzzypantalones at 7:29 AM on September 10, 2009

Sometimes you just need some twee.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:40 AM on September 10, 2009 [2 favorites]

And since they use so little paper, these letters help conserve twees, Ruthless Bunny.
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:09 AM on September 10, 2009 [6 favorites]

I got one for my wife earlier in the year. At first she thought I had made it, and said "WTF, I didn't know you could write this small!, what else can you do that I don't know about!?"
posted by bottlebrushtree at 8:44 AM on September 10, 2009

And then you waggled your eyebrows suggestively, right? Right?
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:22 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

That's twerrible, Wuthless Bunny
posted by leotrotsky at 9:32 AM on September 10, 2009

ah, scratch that, I meant of course to direct that at fiewce cupcake

what's with all the (aggressive adjective) (twee noun)?

- Homicidal Kitten
posted by leotrotsky at 9:36 AM on September 10, 2009

posted by orme at 9:36 AM on September 10, 2009

I am in a TINY bit of trouble.
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

Everyone has a hobby, glad she found hers
posted by Frugalforlife at 11:20 AM on September 10, 2009

Very cute, and a very neat way of showing off her product/service. If I tried doing something like that, I'd feel like Ben Grimm trying to play the harpsichord, with my big mitts and all.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:53 AM on September 10, 2009

I love the whimsy of some of her stuff, and it makes me happy that she's able to do it and share it with the world. (I feel like my own whimsy circuits have atrophied after too much time in the grownup working world, so it's nice to be reminded.)
posted by Quietgal at 12:19 PM on September 10, 2009

As I was reading that I was trying to think of something that would be less enjoyable/interesting to me... I failed.
posted by Spaizy at 12:31 PM on September 10, 2009

Well, Spaizy, I guess you're not the intended audience, then. There's something for everyone in this world.
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:27 PM on September 10, 2009

Clearly. I meant no offense, in case any was taken...
posted by Spaizy at 1:30 PM on September 10, 2009

Why did I immediately think of Virgania Horsen's Pony Express?
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 1:57 PM on September 10, 2009

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