(From my mail art blog: https://mailartbyjayne.weebly.com/blog/from-bill-porter-olathe-co)

What a pleasant surprise to receive mail this summer from W.C. "Bill" Porter - longtime artist, photographer, outdoor enthusiast and owner of the "eclectic enterprise of WCP-NM.COM, Inc."

Bill decided to send mail my way when he noticed me on the IUOMA-Ning site back in June. In his letter to me, he gives me a "BIG atta girl for still having" my stamp album from childhood (I mention the stamp album in my IUOMA profile). Bill goes on to ask me about my philatelic endeavors - clubs, organizations? types of stamps I collect? participation in any global stamp exchanges? He also shares his philatelic interests with me. Bill was kind to send some stamps my way (postage, artistamps, international local post). I especially love the following:

  • Mouse stamp "Have More Fun! COLLECT STAMPS"
  • Advertising stamp for Bill's "The Olathe Poste"
  • "Prayer" stamp featuring Bill's original photography​

June's mail also includes a flyer about stamp collecting. Gotta love the phrase - "KEEP PHILATELY PHUN!" The envelope art - original watercolor art by Bill - features a Southwest mountain.

July came and went, and August brought more mail from Mr. Porter - this time in the form of a post card. Bill, again, adorns his correspondence with an original watercolor piece. Cool RAY JOHNSON (Ray Who?) Bunny Stamp!!

Now that I've told you about the mail I received, let me share with you some information about Bill's business. Bill and his wife Kathy operate their subsidiary enterprises out of Olathe CO. WCP-NM.COM, Inc. is comprised of the following businesses:

  • THE OLATHE POSTE - Artistamps, Advertising Stamps, Stamp Collecting Supplies, Pin-hole Perforating

  • WCP-NM.COM - Authorized Internet Reseller for Champion/Artmate™ line of art, photo, and craft supplies made from lightweight, durable, corrugated plastic. Also - Photography of Fine Women and Collectibles.

Looking forward to corresponding with Bill Porter! Thanks WCP!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 4, 2018 at 8:44am

Always lovely watercolors from Bill!

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