Hand cancellations are subject to being overcancelled by ugly spray cancels when they get to their sorting plant, and I inadvertantly found a way around that. If you put on vintage denomination postage in piecemeal amounts, the hand canceller will take pains to cancel every stamp, and the spray cancel won't.
This month's resolution sort of fell apart.
And I have been getting excellent birthday mail, like this "DAUGHTER" card. From my mom, I was going to say.