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Envelopes and Anthrax

By Paperstone on January 18, 2010 in Envelopes with 0 Comments

One of the dodgier uses for envelopes is to convey nasty spores like anthrax or material purporting to be so to disrupt government or municipal business. Recent scares in Alabama show that this practice continues apace in the US. A couple of weeks ago, envelopes containing white powder were sent to government buildings in five […]

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Madoff Stationery For Sale

By Paperstone on November 13, 2009 in Envelopes, Office Supplies with 0 Comments

The US Government hopes to raise $500,000 as it auctions the personal effects of Bernard Madoff, the man whose Ponzi scheme cost investors tens of billions of dollars. About 200 items will go on the block in the auction held tomorrow in New York. Punters can bid for, among other delights, a New York Mets […]

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Celebs Design Envelopes For Literacy

By Paperstone on November 11, 2009 in Envelopes with 0 Comments

Sir Ian McKellen, Sir David Jason and Dame Vera Lynn are amongst a number of celebrities who have designed envelopes to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. The annual Pitney Bowes Pushing the Envelope campaign invites contributors to create designs on the theme of ‘words that mean most to you’. Lynn’s envelope, for example, […]

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Tax-Funded Stationery Used To Disseminate Nonsense

By Paperstone on November 7, 2009 in Envelopes, Office Supplies, Paper with 0 Comments

Elected idiot for Spelthorne in Surrey, David Wilshire (Conservative), has raised eyebrows by comparing the treatment of MPs embroiled in the expenses scandal with that of Jews in Hitler’s Third Reich. “The witchhunt against MPs will undermine democracy. It will weaken Parliament,” he wrote in a letter to constituents, reportedly written on Commons note paper […]

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A Busy Week For Envelopes

By Paperstone on April 8, 2009 in Envelopes with 0 Comments

In a news week packed with envelopes… On March 31, the U.S. Postal Service was flooded with thousands of empty red envelopes addressed to the White House in an anti-abortion campaign. The envelopes were to represent the lives lost to abortion. Participants were encouraged either to send their own or to purchase imprinted red envelopes […]

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