Postal History Boutique

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Postal History Boutique

Celebrate national postal history through mail art exchanges embracing stamps, postcards, envelopes, stickers, postboxes and whatever else anyone comes up with. Managed by Valentine Mark Herman.

 

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Latest Activity: Aug 21

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GOING BANANAS or BANANA BINGO

Started by Angie & Snooky. Last reply by Angie & Snooky Dec 6, 2012. 37 Replies

POSTage stamps…Continue

Tags: bingo, stickers, banana

***Zeppelin Air Mail Inspired MailArt Exchange***

Started by Angie & Snooky. Last reply by Angie & Snooky Nov 5, 2011. 57 Replies

Zeppelins were first used in the delivery of airmail in 1909 but this fall marks the christening of the German Graf Zeppelin.  In September 1928 the Graf Zeppelin carried the first airmail to go…Continue

Tags: exchange, mail, air, zeppelin

FIVE: Postal History Boutique Special July Mailing

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jul 26, 2011. 123 Replies

Bonjour boys and girls! Angie and Snooky told us yesterday that:"This year July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years."I propose that we celebrate it…Continue

Stop stealing the UK's postboxes (and making them into mailboxes, too)!!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jun 28, 2011. 2 Replies

From today's UK Daily Telegraph Postboxes stolen and sold on eBay for thousandsBritains world-famous red Victorian postboxes are being stolen by criminals who sell them abroad for thousands of pounds…Continue

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Comment by Alan Brignull on August 21, 2014 at 2:18pm

Maybe they ignored the gibberish and just read the postcode, but a 'cheeky' card from Val Herman just arrived successfully here in 'Ouivenneaux', addressed in pure Franglais.

Mercy buckets, Val.

Comment by Alan Brignull on August 19, 2014 at 9:21pm

Who quality controls the quality controllers?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 20, 2014 at 1:36pm

Alan, I have various perforated and unperforated 2d Blues of different plates. You're right, these were cut out of a (SG) catalogue;

Comment by Alan Brignull on June 20, 2014 at 8:12am

Val is even richer than I thought if those twopenny blues are real! (I think they must be cut out of a catalogue)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2014 at 8:45am

Thanks, Alan, I like very much to know where postage stamps come from...the Red Penny was sent to me from that Brit: Valentine Mark Herman.

He has many,many, many postages stamps!!! :-)

Comment by Alan Brignull on June 19, 2014 at 8:29am

$9.5 million? But it's horrible! I used to see pictures of this stamp in magazines when I was young and I am sure it looked  better than that then.

MomKat, your penny red is much nicer. 967 is the number for Edenbridge post office in Kent.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 18, 2014 at 3:23pm

me..me...me wouldn't mind a little ol' stamp like that!

(though i do have a penny or two :-)

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on June 18, 2014 at 3:13pm

Thanks Val, but no thanks.  Money like that would not make me a better person.  I would just end up paying someone to make my Mail Art and write my blogs.  Life would become cents less.

Sincerely,

Dean

PS: Yes, send all 12 to me!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 18, 2014 at 3:07pm

Thanks Angie. I don't see what the fuss is all about. I have a dozen or so of thee stamps in a box in the attic. Anyone interested? First come, first served....

Comment by Angie & Snooky on June 18, 2014 at 1:34pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/18/rare-s...

Rare stamp sold for record $9.5 million. Last owner was crazed killer.

Val, isn't this one you owned?

 

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