Is there a special postman for strange colourful mail? All these arrived in one delivery, some had been in the mail for weeks. Thanks to Bonniediva, Alan Turner, Petrolpetal, Mary Anne, Ruth Giles and Dovbee
Sometimes I pity the postal workers of non-Latin countries like Russia or China who have to be proficient in more than one script. Ours coped with Richard's calligraphy, though.
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Thanks to Ilya for this bit of philatelo-constructivist collage, and apologies if I have it upside-down!
An amazing cover which made it by Occussi-Ambeno airship all the way from Waikoa to Wivenhoe in only about six days, if we are to believe the postmarks. So quick that they didn't have time to cancel the one UPU stamp!
After all these circles it was nice to receive some squares in the mail today from The Lone Ant. Thanks!
This arrived from Ruth Giles, sent the same day as I had sent something to her. Does this often happen to you?
This incredible collaged envelope by Stuart Charlebois arrived today. He writes that it is hard to send work away when it comes out right, which is a familiar feeling and makes me all the more grateful to receive something like this.
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Eva in Morocco posted two envelopes to me at the same time — one was decorated with a very colourful carrier pigeon (apparently wearing a Fairisle jumper) and contained a letter. The other was made out of a poster and was sent for the interesting Green March stamp.
Unfortunately the special stamp fell off and is probably decorating the inside of a mail sorting machine…Continue
What next from Dean the in Seine artist? A cardboard egg tray full of fried eggs arrived in the mail today. Some of them looked a bit off, there's a black yolk, three gold whites and a silver one. Is this a code of some sort? Does he expect me to make an omelette out of them and send it back?
On the other side, pizza with a pun.…Continue
At first I thought my wife had some junk mail with a bizarre cover-mount 'free gift'. But no, it was the latest from Dean the artist in Seine. Thanks, Dean. I wonder how good a dog I can draw with a glue-encrusted hairbrush?
After my recent creative destruction of his destructive creation, Dean the inSeine has sent a metallic postcard: does he imagine that this is proof against further remodelling?
Royal Mail delivered it despite the dangerous-looking circuit board attached to the back, and the fact that it was understamped (over 100g, more than 5mm thick, should have cost £1.19, not…Continue