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 Heleen de Vaan on September 23, 2014 at 10:53pm

.. and Valentine was so kind to send me a picture of the arrived envelope. As you can see, not only the postmark has been added, but also the number 11.
And even - before another postperson wrote this correct number - a postperon has written the (incorrect) number 66, of the Départment '66 Pyrenees Oriental', which is more south.

Again thank you, Val, and all postpersons who have done their utmost to find the receiver.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 22, 2014 at 12:55pm

I don't know if everyone would call it an addition (and alas I have no photo of the arrived mail, on which the Post had added the number '11'). But I would do so: this envelope I addressed to Herman in Sigean, France (nothing  more, nothing less: not his other names nor the Old Fountain Street-address), and the Post added an extra way! 

This is what the receiver, (Valentine Mark) Herman wrote to me, about the extra trip added to the journey of this envelope: 

" ..the minimally addressed orange envelope -- "Herman, mail artist, Sigean, France" -- GOT HERE!
It got diverted to the wrong Département (66 Pyrenees Oriental -- which is the one further South) -- before it arrived in Sigean with an '11' written by a post person on the envelope (11 is my Département, l'Aude)."

Val added "Fortunately, there's only one Sigean in France.", but it might have been nice to know what would happen when there would exist an other Sigean and to know what the Post people would do then.

Thank you very much, Val, for letting me know about the envelope's journey, and again thank you French Post, for your efforts and succeeding in delivering an interesting content despite of a minimal addressed envelope!

Comment by Eva (Mail Adventures) on September 5, 2014 at 5:12pm

At first, I read "We love those postal addictions!" :D

I have discovered some of these in the past, and always made me smile. Well, not really when they say I didn't add the right postage, or they hide a nice stamp, or when that means the envelope is damaged...

Lately I found this stamps in a letter from Suus. I think it is about customs, but it's too blurry...

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 4, 2014 at 12:52am

And the US mail added to an other interesting mail obejct, sent by Artis in Seine to America!

I read about it on Lynn's blog post.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 18, 2014 at 5:54pm

LaPoste also added a French envelope for mail art from

Valentine Mark Herman:

It protected some delicate little items from that BRASSERIE in Sigean!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 17, 2014 at 12:55pm

That's right, Heleen! I forgot that there were other items tossed in that plastic bag...and someone else never received the lotions or the gingerbread! 

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 17, 2014 at 11:41am

And a lot of objects I didn't send to you :-) as I only had send the wooden onion and a small letter to Greece :-) .

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 16, 2014 at 5:23pm

Yes, the Greek Post : ΕΛΤΑ

added a  plastic around your wood!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 15, 2014 at 5:54pm

Thank you for posting, Katerina!

It suddenly reminds me of the Greek post, and what they had added to just my plastic box and onion/tree I had sent to you! You blogged about it here :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 14, 2014 at 6:32pm

The Artist In Seine seems to not want to use a French envelope :-)

So La Poste does!

This was mail art from Dean that arrived with a "postal addition"...

the "pills" had begun to unglue!

It is a fun mail art piece:


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