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 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?

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on October 20, 2019 at 11:45am

Ruud suggested me not to add to his mail art but to just enjoy. However, PostNL couldn't resist to add a 'Frankering Gecontroleerd' ('postage checked') stamp!  :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 11, 2019 at 12:20pm

'Luv when the US Post puts on these postal code stickers 

(usually on top of colorful envelopes)

'luv to recycle them on collage cards :-)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 11, 2019 at 6:23am

I am aways fascinated with those addings. We have to live in this automated world where machines only can read QR and barcode.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 9, 2019 at 7:07pm

Sometimes postal additions are good, sometimes they make us shiver. Anyhow, after years of great rubber stamp prints, nowadays the post seems to love to add stickers!... What is your opinion about it?

From Ruud to Heleen, before:

From Ruud to Heleen, after:

From Heleen to Ruud, before:

(the turning of the photo is an inexplicable iuoma-ning addition)

From Heleen to Ruud, after:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 24, 2019 at 10:02pm

Postal additions, thanks to postal additioners and Alan Brignull!

Thank you very much, Alan!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on December 30, 2018 at 3:37pm

I thought the NL was made by you! It matches well with the background pictures :-)

These pen stripes are not as bad as they sometimes can be. And I found out that the quality of the stamps is good: using a piece of cloth and some water I made the stripes a little lighter (not too much, to keep some of the addition), and the stamps survived the water and rubbing!


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