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    Thinking caps pls. EVOL acronym meaning from1930s?

    We found a bunch of letters from my grandfather to my grandmother before they got married, in late 1929 and early 1930s and he wrote on the back of the envelopes EVOL. The EVOL were not always together, they were sometimes on the corners of the flap. Any ideas what this might have stood for???

    They lived in New York City at the time. He was born there and she is my grandma that came from Austria as a young child if that helps at all.

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    A small guess: If it was written over a line of paper's imposition, in such a way that if you unfold the envelop the upper part of the signature goes far away from the bottom part. Such a signature sometimes was used as an improvised check that the envelope had not been unfolded during delivery, because if it was the signature would had been cracked along the imposition line. Though there is no any guess why he used these specific letters for this purpose.
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    Read it backwards. Right to left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph View Post
    Read it backwards. Right to left.
    yeah, my daughter thought the same thing when I told her (after I posted this) she said I was OLD for not thinking about that.

    Anyone else have any other guesses, or do we guess that my grand dad was a romantic???
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeCup View Post
    A small guess: If it was written over a line of paper's imposition, in such a way that if you unfold the envelop the upper part of the signature goes far away from the bottom part. Such a signature sometimes was used as an improvised check that the envelope had not been unfolded during delivery, because if it was the signature would had been cracked along the imposition line. Though there is no any guess why he used these specific letters for this purpose.
    CoffeCup, you might be right!!! I had not even thought about WHERE he had written the EVOL; but, now that I look at it after reading your comment, maybe he did do that so Nana would know if someone had opened the letter first!

    Some of them he even sent Registered or Insured, so that someone would have to sign for them. This was during the winter months when she was staying at a "resort."



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