The first 20 Friends & Faux Postcards have been unleashed into the world! They look something like this:
There was a minor hitch when the custom postmark stamp arrived yesterday and I realised the self-inking ink pad provided was black (I’d actually ordered red); but while I wait for the replacement red ink to arrive I decided to go ahead and send the first F&F Postcards on their merry way regardless.
Each card is numbered on the reverse, and has an ‘official’ Friends & Faux artistamp in the first postage stamp frame on the front, in olive, grape, pumpkin, or teal (chosen at random). Each F&F stamp is over-stamped with the Friends & Faux Filatelic Bureau postmark, and date-stamped. This means that the first 20 Postcards will differ from all subsequent cards sent out due to having a postmark stamped in black, but there’s no harm in the first 20 cards being distinguishable as such. They’re special! 🙂
Now we just need to sit back and wait for the first progress reports (or the next batch of Postcards to be despatched – whichever comes first)…