A patchwork quilt made of letters.

A patchwork quilt made of letters.

One was a pacifist whose principles prevented him fighting in the Second World War, the other signed up took part in the gruelling campaigns to push the Germans out of North Africa and then Italy.

Touching letters from WW2 soldier to his pacifist brother

One was a pacifist whose principles prevented him fighting in the Second World War, the other signed up took part in the gruelling campaigns to push the Germans out of North Africa and then Italy.

Albert Einstein signed letter auctions for $38,000 online

Albert Einstein signed letter auctions for $38,000 online

Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1881 (Oct. hand painted envelope with a picture of a drummer in uniform, the stamp placed on his enlarged bearskin, sent from London to Brighton with 1881 die 1 minor cover imperfections.

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27 Hand Illustrated and Later Printed Envelopes: 1898 (Jan. envelope with coloured hand illustration depicting a Japanese Lady with fan and stylised plant, signed 'Clark and sent within South Tottenham with 1881 die 2 lilac, exceptional.

1949 long well hand painted envelope depicting maritime scene, used from London to Wales,

1949 long well hand painted envelope depicting maritime scene, used from London to Wales,

1901 (Sept. 16th) superbly executed pen and ink illustrated envelope depicting a young lady standing beside a theatre poster inscribed ''SIX NIGHTS ONLY/THE/ ''DEMURE LITTLE PURITAN''/MISS /SOPHIE MASON'' as part of the name and address, sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Armley

1901 (Sept. 16th) superbly executed pen and ink illustrated envelope depicting a young lady standing beside a theatre poster inscribed ''SIX NIGHTS ONLY/THE/ ''DEMURE LITTLE PURITAN''/MISS /SOPHIE MASON'' as part of the name and address, sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Armley

1907 (Jan. 1st) pen and ink and watercolour envelope with an unusual illustration depicting a clown clutching a small figure to his chest and inscribed 'He's All Right My Dear', sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Sutton on Derwent

1907 (Jan. 1st) pen and ink and watercolour envelope with an unusual illustration depicting a clown clutching a small figure to his chest and inscribed 'He's All Right My Dear', sent from Bramley, Yorks., to Sutton on Derwent

Just the name and basic area address are used here, relying on the knowledge of the local postman

Just the name and basic area address are used here, relying on the knowledge of the local postman

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