Part of an addressed envelope with nine assorted Canadian postage stamps on it.

I’m grateful to my Canadian correspondent for sending a letter in an envelope (part of which is pictured above) decorated with a veritable gallery in the form of an artful arrangment of nine postage stamps.

My friends were striving for comedic rather than artistic effect when (many years and many addresses ago) they posted me a single leaf of paper with twenty 1p stamps affixed to it. I was suitably amused, but would understand if the postal worker who was obliged to frank them all might not have found it so funny.

A leaflet with a handwritten address, and no fewer than twenty one-penny postage stamps affixed.