Postal History Boutique


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.


Members: 78
Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2017

Discussion Forum

Leap Year : : 29 February 2016

Started by Keith S. Chambers. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Jun 22, 2016. 19 Replies

It only happens twenty-five times in each century, that odd day on the calendar, 29 February. What a great opportunity to sneak in some postal history to your mail art this year.At the end of this…Continue

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

A postal experiment

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by John Tingey Jun 21, 2011. 2 Replies

In the very early days of the postal system -- and going way back before postage stamps were introduced (in the UK in 1840 -- addresses were very simple, or even non -existent (and of course there…Continue

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 4, 2011 at 9:16pm

Here is my FIRST Valentine mailing received in Greece...thank you Jen!

"Just gotta love that vintage stuff ;-)

and a bit of postal stamp "history" with the King and Quen of Hearts! (although the cancel stamp has blackened them ;-(. also here are a few other stamps in today's mail art!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 4, 2011 at 7:26pm
Oh, Diane, 'saw on TV the snow drifts on Lake Shore Drive, looks like Alaska! Please don't risk going out in that mess, wait until the snow and ice melt (sometime around Easter?), your mail art would just get soaked on the tarmac at O'Hare and go nowhere anyway. Stay home, stay warm!
Comment by DKULT on February 4, 2011 at 7:05pm

My Valentine's are ready to be mailed, but we are blizzarded in!!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 4, 2011 at 3:33pm
okay, I'm a bit fuzzy with this flu bug, 'really must get a nap in, but,need to say THANKS to Jen Staggs! The first Valentine Mailing to arrive in my mailbox today was a great "mail order art" card from Jen. Cannot scan now, maybe later. It is a fun piece!
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 4, 2011 at 3:24pm

Yay! 'glad to see that "LOVE" stamps are falling from the envelopes ;-) Spread-the-Love, folks!


Comment by Louise Kiner on February 3, 2011 at 11:13pm

Cool! I received my first Valentine today! Thank you, Katerina!

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on February 2, 2011 at 11:02pm

i received 2 today!!!

Thank you Katerina

Thank you Emily!!!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2011 at 9:04am

Spread the LOVE and ΑΓΑΠΗ....that's "love" in Greek, yes indeedy!


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