We love those postal additions!


We love those  postal additions!

Some times mail art gets lost in the mail, and other times the mail company is so kind to add something to our mail art. Dynamic art, I love that!

In this group you can post the postal additions to the mail art that you´ve sent or received. Additions by the mail companies which made you smile, touched you or whatever. Additions which are, in fact, part of the Mail Art!

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,,Dynamic art "...

Started by Mariana Serban Aug 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Ilove your idea , Heleen !!Ihave some good pieces too !Continue

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Comment by FinnBadger on April 13, 2020 at 10:26pm

A business letter that was returned from Lithuania

Comment by Alan Brignull on February 17, 2020 at 9:19pm

This just arrived from Jean-Charles Boilevin,  possibly the first mail I've received marked 'A TAXER' (the international version of 'postage due') because he hasn't used any valid stamps. Or is it part of the design? Luckily I didn't have to pay to receive it.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 4, 2020 at 5:05pm

Example of a PostNL addition I don't forget:

(sorry for the blurred photo, the rest of the available time I had to spend with removing the - this time very sticky - sticker :-) )

(but the xoxo on that specific code of course was a big comfort for me :D )

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 4, 2020 at 4:58pm

If it is not the machine, might the hole have been caused by someone who tried to put a thin hot skewer into it, just to see if there was any smahsmallow left?!?

True, FinnBadger, it is a label/sticker with a code, added by PostNL. To me these are so common that I forget that it is a postal addition, too. Unless they stick over the stamps...

Comment by FinnBadger on January 4, 2020 at 11:57am

Also, Heleen, what is the label that you can partially see reading RC2VV - was that added by PostNL?

Comment by FinnBadger on January 4, 2020 at 11:55am

Thanks for showing the postal additions and openings, Heleen. I have sent a couple of these 'envelopes' before, and they weren't damaged by the machines.

Comment by Bradford on January 4, 2020 at 2:37am

Mmmmm, velvety goodness . . .

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 4, 2020 at 12:08am

FinnBadger sent a great envelop. A recycled resealable bag! Which must have confused the cancellation machine, because they put a postmark on the envelope and even some ink on the back side, while... the stamps kept uncancelled! To my surprise, and I guess you share my amazement when you see where the ink goes :-) 

And USPS wouldn't be USPS if they would have forgotten to make some tear (in postcards there usually are some milimeters torn off on the central right side of cards), which in this case means a hole:

(or would they intentionally have changed the text into Sackapade? :-)  )

Thank you very much, FinnBadger, for the great mail, and thank you, USPS, for providing the mail with this adventure!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 3, 2020 at 11:56pm

We could try and ask, Ruud!

However, so to see these mailed items seem to get a unique number and code, so we should think of what number to add to such a stamp...

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 20, 2019 at 12:16pm

Could we get such a stamp from the postal office ourselves?


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