Envelope FAQs:

Q: Is an envelope a common packaging item?

A: Yes, and usually made of thin flat material.

Q: Were envelopes all that were available for use?

A: Yes, and both commercial and domestic.

Q: Is an envelope effectively a lettersheet because prior to the folding stage it offers the opportunity for writing a message on that area of the sheet that after folding becomes the inside of the face of the envelope?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes referred to as "overprinting" and is usually confined to the front of the envelope?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes available for full size documents?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes debated?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes available at stationery supply locations?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes required?

A: Yes, fewer stamps are required; fewer franking machines are required and fewer addressing machines are required.

Q: Were envelopes Jacques de Morgan?

A: Yes, and in 1901, and Roland de Mecquenem, in 1907.

Q: Are envelopes made of paper?

A: Yes, and they are intrinsically amenable to embellishment with additional graphics and text over and above the necessary postal markings.

Q: Is an envelope an envelope with a plastic window in it?

A: Yes.

Q: Are envelopes made from sheets of paper cut to one of three shapes: a rhombus?

A: Yes, and a short-arm cross, or a kite.

Q: Were envelopes withdrawn when the illustration was ridiculed and lampooned?

A: Yes.

Q: Were envelopes developed in China?

A: Yes, and where paper was invented by 2nd century BC.

Q: Are envelopes designed to be reused as the return envelope?

A: Yes, and saving the expense of including a return envelope in the contents of the original envelope.

Q: Were envelopes handmade?

A: Yes, and each being individually cut to the appropriate shape out of an individual rectangular sheet.

Q: Was an envelope nothing like the paper envelope we know of today?

A: Yes.