Did you play Post Office as a kid?
I loved playing it and lets face it, stationary was made for kids to mess around with.
It was easy to whip up a post office counter. There was always a stack of envelopes and paper in the house. I liked to use those thin blue Air Mail envelopes and pads of paper by Basildon Bond [Jame's brother!].
Another essential tool was a stamp of some kind as any decent sub-postmaster loves to stamp every bit of paper in sight.
Cash could also change hands over the counter and I found Monopoly money ideal for this as well as a bag of plastic shillings.
The counter was usually a dining chair with me stood behind and my customers - mates, family, action man - queuing in front.
Obviously toy companies cottoned onto the appeal of the play post office and some toy sets were released during my childhood.
I had one particular set, pictured below from Ebay, and I must say seeing it again it is a thing of beauty. Everything was there including loads of different bits of paper. Heaven! I so recall that red anti-drip ink well made of red plastic! The make may have been Berwick or Merit. Not sure.
Years later in the late Eighties when my own daughter played Post Office she roped in an assistant, her pet guinea pig Jonny!
Jonny Pig, bless him, would always give a little snip to any paper you help near his mouth! Like a hairy hole punch!
Did you play Post Office?