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: 32
Latest Activity: on Friday

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Comment by John Gayer on Friday

Mail art history (a note): Postcards on Parchment: The Social Lives of Medieval Books is a delightful study that identifies this group of images for the first time, and explores how these objects functioned apart from the books in which they were kept....Small, intensely colourful pictures offered a brilliant reprieve, and Kathryn Rudy shows how these intriguing and previously unfamiliar images were traded and cherished – shedding light on the everyday experiences and relationships that constituted medieval life in the Low Countries.

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 9:55pm

Thanks John - much appreciated!

Comment by John Gayer on September 6, 2019 at 5:11pm

You can get info here: http://postenomade.over-blog.com/2019/09/10eme-jmfta.html (It's in French.)

Comment by Mary Anne on September 6, 2019 at 1:21pm

Yes.  It was posted on IUOMA today.  Can't imagine the cover will make it through the system but you have to try don't you?

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 12:04pm

Very nice collaged envelope.  Sounds like an interesting project. Is there a website or blog related to this?

Comment by Mary Anne on September 6, 2019 at 10:52am

Just sent this off to a project for World fake Stamp Day.  Thought it might be of interest.

Comment by John Tingey on August 4, 2019 at 9:56am

Bray asked Churchman Cigarettes to send him a set of cards, most of which he managed to get autographed. 

Comment by Mary Anne on August 4, 2019 at 12:56am

I've just paid three pounds for the cigarette card set which is ridiculous cheap and such a goldmine of English nonsense.

Comment by Michael Leigh on August 3, 2019 at 9:47pm

Below is the Finnish version that appeared in a Finnish 'zine back in the 90's. The English original was sold to John Tingey. 

Comment by Michael Leigh on August 3, 2019 at 9:45pm

 

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