(stamp size 4.5" x 3")
The pelican, the seagull and the sandpiper are all local residents of the Oregon Coast. It was also the home of a wonderful and unique letterbox called The Locals, planted by my friend X Marks the Spot. Famous for planting 'boxes that feature wonderful clues taking you to breathtaking places, X is also an exceptional woodworker and enjoys utilizing his talent to make unexpected containers for his plants. Thus was the case with The Locals letterbox.
Planted on the beautiful Oregon Coast, it was a thrill and a treat to all who had the pleasure of finding this letterbox. I was (and still am) honored to have been able to contribute in a small way by carving the stamp for this gem. It was vandalized once and we were so happy that it was able to be restored after some TLC. However, the future was not bright for this special box. It was attacked again, and unfortunately the remains are gone, gone, gone.
Though all of us here in the PNW are sad for our loss, I want to say thanks to our friend X for the fun and inspiration. We look forward to the next time you come back out to the West Coast.
with our friend X Marks the Spot down in Alabama in Spring '08
(L to R: Padawan, Nep Enot, Cowgirl, SHH, T-4-Turtle, Hkrtrkr, X Marks the Spot & Meemaw)