Wednesday, January 18, 2006


President Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania became the 25th world leader to honor my request. The signature appears to be a real but I don't know for sure.

They spelled Brooklyn wrong but I don't really mind. My only regret is that they neglected to use my zip code which means the delivery of the letter was delayed. The letter and photo did arrive a bit bent, quite possibly as a result of the additional handling.

There's some writing on the lower left corner of the envelope. It seems to be a European style of handwriting which means it was probably there before the envelope arrived in the US. Does anyone know what that means?

Pasta flavored postage? I don't think so but look at the postmark and decide for yourself. (Yes I know it's probably Lithuanian for postage.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it says "20-50".

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Felix Ahlner said...

Yup, paštas simply means "mail". Look two thirds down this page to see for yourself :)

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey World Playa: Try again. It's my "spam" address, and it expired without me knowing. Thanks.

11:37 AM  
Blogger ipe said...

It says 2D-50 and it was written in the president's office to identify the mail, as it appears also in the letter in the top right corner.

btw, Lukaševičiene means that the "Senior Specialist of the Reception Office" is married to Mr Lukaševič.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous mihai said...

Yes, and Latvijas Pasts is the name for "Latvia Post", the country's postal operator. So "Pasts" means Post. See

9:09 PM  
Anonymous mihai said...

To put my above post in context, Lithuanian and Latvian are both Baltic languages. So "paštas" is mail in Lithuanian, and "pasts" is mail in Latvian. The Lithuanian postal operator is called "Lietuvos paštas" (Lithuanian Post).

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say that the signature is hand written. You can see the ink accumulation in parts of the signature that the pace of the hand was slower in contrast to areas (such as loops) where the pace of the hand is faster. Of course this is just a guess.

5:28 PM  

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