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LOST MAIL ART

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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Latest Activity: Jul 18

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Comment by Roberto Bergamo on July 12, 2014 at 1:19pm

ciao a tutti

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 4, 2014 at 7:48am

To avoid having the vitamins "lost-in-the-mail" it is always good to

put it in an envelope...or La Poste will put it in a French envelope :-)

Comment by Erni Bär on June 30, 2014 at 1:01pm

I'm here at the platform now for more than four years. Sending out and getting no feedback at all is quite normal with some recipients I learned. Not hearing anything concerning the whereabouts of one's creative efforts doesn't mean necessarily that it's been lost in the postal services one uses.Of course most of the active members wish understandably a different experience. Since a couple of months I changed my policy at IUOMA. Whoever sends me something gets something back. As simple as that.

Comment by Gina Ulgen on June 30, 2014 at 12:26pm

I maybe premature in thinking these are lost - but as far as I can tell they haven't reached their destination - Maybe I should put everything in an envelope

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on June 27, 2014 at 12:36pm

Yes I got proof yesterday, and that made me happy.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 27, 2014 at 6:00am

sometimes you get real proof that someone gets your mail. Here it is Mr. Decie from UK.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on June 21, 2014 at 1:35pm

Post Offices?  I weigh and stamp my own.  Put in the Letter box and run away fast.

Of course this one was a bit difficult to push in the letter box.  But is wasn't lost. (And hence should not be blogged here.)

Comment by Suus in Mokum on June 21, 2014 at 9:07am
Those were the days, that we had post offices in Holland. But... the guys at the book/card/cigarette shop on the corner now weigh and stamp my packages. And they know me by now, I guess.
Comment by K.S. Chambers on June 21, 2014 at 6:21am

Yes, the folks at my local post office — The Holiday Station, so named because it was founded to service the tourist population from nearby Disneyland — have gotten to know my face very well. I'm the guy who shows up with the weird mail. They are a good and helpful group.

Yes, I believe that the trouble starts once mail reaches the regional sorting facility in neighboring Santa Ana, CA. That's where the mechanical eyes work and drink oil on their breaks.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 21, 2014 at 5:57am

Keith, thanks, & OK, I won't get you started.

"Support your local post office"? I do, and it's really sympathetic. It's gotten so used to me by now that sometimes when it has a weird piece of mail (not usually mail art) to deliver in the village and can't work out the right address, the postie will bring it along to me and ask, "Is this for you?" If I reply "No", he's disappointed -- and then the post office has to work out what it's going to do with it.

My local post office is good. Problems arise one step up the post office food chain at the sub-regional (I suppose) sorting & distribution office. It is there that the Undelivered Dead & Brainless  manage to magnificently screw things up.

 

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