Friday, January 16, 2015

special delivery v-mail.

I read an interesting article in my local paper about V-Mail and it perked my interest to find out more!

V-Mail short for Victory mail was a mail process used during World War II in the United States to correspond with soldiers stationed overseas.
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V-Mail was a compact, lightweight sheet of paper that folded into an envelope ensuring lighter and smaller cargo making space available for other war supplies. This helped in getting more letters to military personnel faster around the globe.

You can learn a lot more interesting facts about V-Mail through the Online Exhibit offered by the National Postal Museum here. You can also print out your own copy of a blank V-Mail form to use as stationery. Just remember if you mail it, be sure to put a first-class stamp on it!