The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society

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The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society

Some say that Reginald Bray is the founding father of the mail art movement. In 1900 this chap even posted himself. This group aims to test the patience of the postal service. What is the strangest object that you have been sent?What is the most bizarre object that you can send?

In the 1980s I once sent my friend a banana in the post.I stuck a stamp on to it,wrote the address in biro & popped it in the postbox.Not only did he receive it but he ate it for his lunch.

Has the postal service got a sense of humour?Together we will find out ...

Website: http://www.wrbray.org.uk
Members: 30
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2017

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Comment by Michael Leigh on December 27, 2017 at 7:31am

Carolyn - both methods sound fine to me!    Hope they get to where they are going!   I've always found the post office in the UK very tolerant of weird mail - helps brighten up their day down at the sorting office!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on December 27, 2017 at 2:38am

Eureka! I’ll crochet a web around it and attach an address with a tag! Disregard last post...Unless you have a better idea!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on December 27, 2017 at 2:19am

Sadly, I never received any strange in the mail, BUT I have mailed stuff out in 2 liter soda bottles. They arrived just fine! I would like to mail an avocado to my son, but I’m not sure how to securely add an address. Any ideas?

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on April 19, 2016 at 7:31am

E, I've seen some pretty great stuff come from you but that rock is truly fantastic! Did it arrive? The most poetic rock I've ever seen!

Comment by E on April 17, 2016 at 9:30pm

Mail art for school project (Ecole primaire de Caillouël - France) 

Comment by Gretchen Brautigan on April 15, 2016 at 8:17pm

I just mailed an old record albulm..... Polks music, none the less!

Comment by Michael Leigh on April 15, 2016 at 7:05pm

Some mail art objects and packets going out to John Winsor in Suffolk back in the 90's.  He wrote a nice article about mail art for the Guardian newspaper. Objects included a CDROM,  CD shaped bubble gum ( never arrived ) chopsticks  and a wooden coat hanger.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 15, 2016 at 6:41am

in the collection of Guy Bleus - 1992

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 15, 2016 at 6:40am

sent to a moderator on National TV, and it got shown on TV live.....

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on April 15, 2016 at 6:30am

Yeeeee!!!! That Bray stamp is just about the greatest thing I have ever seen!!

Most recently for Easter I sent my fellow PDXCC friends packages of Peeps. Marshmallow chicks. They did stay in their store package, I didn't send them loose and sticky. Just a stamp and an address label and they all arrived! I've also mailed tiles, a brick, a flip-flop sandal, a rock, a chocolate bar. I was made for this group!! Who wants to exchange some goodies?

 

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