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 August 18, 2016 at 8:12pm

Other than having no zip code (which might slow down a little), it should have made it just fine, Alan, as it is perfectly clear. I love your painted envelope series, so i, too, hope it makes a second crossing.

Comment by Alan Brignull on August 18, 2016 at 7:58pm

This envelope to FinnBadger Phillip has the correct address (I've checked with him) but got returned by US Mail with a 'no such number' Nixie. I've forgotten what's inside now, he'll have to wait to see whether it gets delivered the second time. I suppose it depends whether it gets handled by the bloke who can read…

Comment by Eva (Mail Adventures) on May 3, 2016 at 10:56am

@FinnBadger: I received it like Heleen. But the stamp wasn't upside down :)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 30, 2016 at 9:06am
@FinnBadger: Did you put the stamp upside down?!? Just now I see! - and just now I notice the monkey, too! No sorry, no worry, flowers can be seen from all sides and besides that, in mail art all is possible. It is a pleasure, no effort, to turn the card upside down to see the monkey and the Chinese character from a good point of view. :-)

@Alan, you got me! I was thinking of W. Reginald Bray, who has sent a lot of mail, and thus spent a lot, to get interesting mail in return... 110 years ago.
Speaking for myself, I'm planning just one try, not thinking of the costs, more in order to not molest Australian Mail too much. Or maybe I could send a request directly to the Australian post office.
Comment by Alan Brignull on April 30, 2016 at 6:32am

A suburb of Perth, Heleen. Are you thinking of sending deliberately undeliverable mail just to get it returned? It's an expensive way of stamp collecting!

Comment by FinnBadger on April 30, 2016 at 3:22am

Glad it made it Heleen. I had no idea they would send it like that - usually they just get put in the mail. Funny you thought I had gone dada :)

And I am so sorry I put one of the stamps upside down - it was not intentional. I love how nice the monkey postmark is, very cool to see it in person.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 30, 2016 at 12:24am

I received this A5 size envelope and I became curious to see the stamps. When holding the unopened envelope against the light I saw a A6 size card and I could decipher FinnBadger's name. So I thought this envelope was from FinnBadger. 

However, the address wasn't the one I knew, and I missed FinnBadger's typical items - like beautiful postage stamps - on the envelope. FInnBadger going dada with this 'Cancelled stamps enclosed' sticker??

Just when I opened the envelope I realized that this envelope could be a Postal Addition!
Probably to protect both the stamps and this beautiful postmark (which FinnBadger had succeeded to have the Post Company add to his card).

The front side of the card I will post on my animals blog, somewhere in the coming weeks (alas not enough time at the moment to do so now), but for this moment I'm happy to share these two postal additions with you.

Thank you FinnBadger, and thank you, USPS!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 30, 2016 at 12:16am

Pity that your mail was returned, Alan, however I love that stamp!!

Would be a challenge to try to receive such a stamp, too! To which city did you send this mail?

Comment by Alan Brignull on April 16, 2016 at 9:25pm

The only good thing about getting this mail returned from Australia was the giant red nixie fist

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 2, 2016 at 9:02am

'Could not resist the postal barcode on a turquoise envelope, had to send to you, Heleen! And there were a few others on white, too. :-)

thanks for posting, good to see it arrived. xxx


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