We are fortunate in San Francisco to have an excellent public library system. It is one of the best in the United States. Among the many great things they do, is act as a venue for special exhibits, large and small, on a wide-ranging variety of topics.
The current show, Letters to Myself, at the Main Library is outstanding. It is a collection of artist and calligrapher Alan A. Blackman’s hand drawn and addressed first day of issue envelopes he made and sent to himself over a period of more than 40 years. Unlike the first day covers that stamp collectors normally receive, each envelope is a one-of-a-kind work of art designed by the artist. He mailed them to himself and his son with the postage stamps and first day postmarks. You do not need to have any interest in stamp collecting or even calligraphy to appreciate this amazing, museum-quality show.
The show is up until October 11, 2015 and is simply a don’t miss!