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Julie Dennehy—All That And a Notebook Paper Hole Reinforcer!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on January 24, 2019 at 12:07am 0 Comments

Guess which part made me happiest! I really, really needed the NPHR. In fact I was just asking a friend if these had gone extinct. Julie, you’re a lifesaver(probably butterscotch). You just saved a very important piece of paper.

And mailart goodies after my own heart! Behold the back of the envelope—most impressive—as was the contents. Thanks, Julie!…

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Cheryl Penn's World is a Town Edition17

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2019 at 1:42pm 4 Comments

I may have posted this at Collaborative Mail Art Books group,

but never made an official blog of this FAB zine by Cheryl Penn of South Africa.

These are postcard size "pages" that Cheryl collects…

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Smile guys from John Held Jr

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2019 at 10:37am 0 Comments

and also fantastic perforations :-)

It makes you wonder:…

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Clemente Padin sends from Uruguay

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2019 at 10:36am 0 Comments

A rare breed...rhino!

and some fine stickers:

Gracias,…

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Eric sends mouthwatering foodpo

Posted by FinnBadger on January 23, 2019 at 2:00am 2 Comments

Eric sent me this packaging in 2017 - nice looking beef from M & S in Paris.





Accompanied by these fantastic cheese stamps.…



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...also from New York

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2019 at 10:34pm 0 Comments

Kathryn Miller sent happy flowers on this grey winter day,

a nice envelope, from Schenectady, New York,

and BLUE!…

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Here's the WALL from New York

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2019 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

This is from John Yarbrough,

a structure that should not be built , no wall/fence around Liberty !…

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COW mail from Jokie Wilson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

...from SanFran came this card, Jokie X Wilson portrait?

and RED with Sticker Dude

and with the COW :-)…

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Outgoing to Ruth Giles.

Posted by Emma Graney on January 22, 2019 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Outgoing to Ruth Giles.

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Colorful Detailed Artiststamps from Crackerjack Kid & Call for Entries

Posted by Debra Mulnick on January 22, 2019 at 4:56pm 4 Comments

These stamps are just amazing.  The colors are very compelling and the detail is superb.  A call for entries for the upcoming International Mail Art Exhibition at the NH Institute for Art called Errors, Fakes and Oddities.  Deadline for submission is Feb 15th.  Send mail to CrackerJack Kid - address below in upper L hand corner.…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by BoozyBarb on Sunday. 14 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

2019 VALENTINES EXCHANGE

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Discoflux on Sunday. 2 Replies

THIS IS THE PLACE, MY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Valentine's! Who wants some? Who sends them? I want them, I send them!Post here to receive a deluge of love this February.Send more Valentine's this year. Send more love this year.Continue

Tags: day, valentine's, valentines, valentine

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by The Artful Writer Jan 17. 509 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mail art exhibition in Brazil

Started by Gisela Pizzatto in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 14. 3 Replies

Hello, I'll be heading an postcard exhibition in Brazil, and I would like to know if here's is any way you can spread the word for me!!! Thank you all

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Amber Scribble Jan 13. 4 Replies

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by lyttle fish Jan 6. 19 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by K.H.M. Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers Oct 26, 2018. 8 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19, 2018. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11, 2018. 43 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

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