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Mail Call Kit

Envelopes

On this page you will find a collection of ready-to-use PDF printouts which you can print and quickly make yourself a nice set of authentic World War II era envelopes in no time at all. These are real envelopes made from scanned originals and converted into cut-n-fold templates which can be used by anyone wanting to stage their own unit's mail call. You will enjoy the rich look and different types of German Postage Stamps during the war years that appear on these envelopes together with the post office meter stamp.

The best way to assemble these is to cut them up and then using a glue runner tool to quickly assemble them up without the sticky mess of glue sticks or scotch tape. Use a Adtech Dot Glue Runner, which you can pick up at any Walmart in the scrapbook section, or any other office supply store. Also as you cut out the envelope cut them slightly inside the guidelines so that they don't show up after you assemble your envelope.

To add a touch of appeal and authenticity get yourself a fountain pen and some vintage brand bottled ink like Quink or cartridge ink, and hand write out your letters. Include real vintage photographs of made up girlfriends, wives or other family members or friends from back home.You are also going to want to know your unit's Feldpost Number in order to properly address your envelopes.

This who have access to photoshop or the free graphics program photoplus , there are also some graphic files which will allow you to overlay markings to make more of a variety of different looks

German Fonts

Here is a simple site which has fonts which can be used to recreate German signs and letters

http://www.germancorner.com/fonts/

http://www.htwm.de/~gym-rl/privat/naumann/runterla.html

Some handwriting fonts presentation

http://www.kurrent.de/_html/schreibschrift.htm

http://www.dererstezug.com/Suetterlin.htm

Addressing Letter

Soldat

Theoslor Bohler

Fledpostnummer 18405B