This is a place where you can blog your mail art which went missing.  It will give us an idea of: 

1) How many Mail Art pieces go missing 

2) Types of Mail Art pieces which go missing 

3) Which countries were involved   

It will also be a way for the "would be recipient" and the rest of us to see what you sent.  

Awards & competitions to be announced at a later date!

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Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on Monday

Mariana- hope they show up or they are bringing someone much joy & happiness.  Does Pascal have a photo of them to put here?

Comment by Mariana Serban on Sunday

Iwas very sad that an envelope of my mail art friend, Pascal Coupechoux from France, sent at the end of June 2014, did not arrive yet...!!!!...Iam still waiting for his three nice mail art works...maybe !!!!!

Mon cher Pascal, je suis tres triste parce-que ton mail art n'est plus arrive !!!

Tes trois dessins, je les attends encore !!!


Comment by Richard Canard on August 23, 2014 at 6:23am

23.08.14 Dare Ms. Heleen De V., Many thanks for your thoughtful missive concerning W. Reginald Bray. &  Sir Valentine Mark H. is  I think most astute (as ever) in his observation that Mister Bray is an obvious  forerunner &  leader of this Group. All best to you. Richard Canard 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on August 23, 2014 at 5:55am

Indeed Heleen!

I wrote something similiar on 1 August:

This Group is for Lost Art, ie Mail Art that went missing.

Should we move back a stage in the creative and postal processes and form a Group for Mail Art that was thought about but never actually made, let alone sent? The Unmade Mail Art Group?

I hope that today you get great enjoyment from my first piece of Unmade-Mail-Art-that-I-would-have-sent-you-if-it-existed_but-it-didn't

The 'Plus' you mention is very, very important. I think that we should have a new Group, "Hommage to W Reginald Bray". To my way of thinking, there is an obviuos leader of this Group -- go for it, Dean!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 22, 2014 at 8:34pm

@ Val: and at least a third category: the "Mail-Art-that-one-would-have-sent-if-it-existed-but-it-didn't".

By the way, don't you mean by MA-Plus also W.R.Bray-type specials?

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 22, 2014 at 8:31pm

But at least it has traveled to the Netherlands - and the same distance in return! With a nice postal addition (are you sure the content of the envelope is the same as you had sent? Sometimes mail artists are so clever to collect these kind of additions to use it to return envelopes, with new content :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 22, 2014 at 6:56pm

My "conventional" mail in ye ole blue and white Greek envelopes

"get lost" for a few months and then they "return" home :-(

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on August 20, 2014 at 9:37pm
Could it be that there are 2 types of Mail Art, and therefore 2 types of Lost Mail Art?
The first is 'Conventional' MA -- ie regular cards, envelopes,etc
The second is the 'Dean Marks-type Special' -- ie MA Plus, the 'Plus' encompassing whatever weird and wacky stuff he (and others) put on it.
I suspect that it's the Specials that get Lost much more often than the 'Conventionals'.
Which may well be why Dean started this Group in the first place.
"Get lost, Val!"
OK, good night.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 6:23pm

Tears...many-an-odd-mail-art has not arrived in Greece...boohoo!

no sign of the banana, no sign of the makes ya cry!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 20, 2014 at 6:05pm

This Banana was supplied with sufficient postage (€ 3.15, in accordance with its weight). And with the right address, written clearly on the back side. I posted it almost five months ago, but so far it didn't arrive.

This was the last time the Banana has been seen (by mail artists, maybe non-mail art post workers have seen it after that day?).

I still hope it will arrive!


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