Great Stationery Duel
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Originally, a contest between Speer and Wilson in which each was to use a different letterhead or type of stationery in each regular letter. The first to give out was the loser. Quite a code of rules was worked out, defining what a different type of stationery is, and forbidding the purchase of stationery simply for dueling purposes. They developed specialized kleptomaniac traits. Some time after correspondence with Wilson ceased, Speer was challenged by Warner and the duel resumed. Of late Bob Pavlat and Ron Bennett have engaged in this sort of nonsense. It's typical of a sort of whimsy very common among fankind.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Originally, a contest between Speer and Wilson in which each was to use a different letterhead or type of stationery in each regular letter, and the first who gave out would lose. They developed specialized kleptomaniac traits. Quite a code of rules was worked out, defining what a different type of stationery is, and forbidding the purchase of stationery simply for dueling purposes. Frequently they used different types of envelopes as well as letterheads. Some time after correspondences with Wilson ceased, Speer was challenged by Warner and the duel resumed. It's typical of a sort of whimsy very common in fankind.