This great envelope from Katerina took a very long time to get here due to the pandemic. For a while the Greek post office was not accepting any items to send to the USA (although I could send to Greece). It hasn't been exactly speedy since resuming, either. This colorful envelope was postmarked in May, and arrived in July.
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I learned the sad news that Samantha (Sam) Price passed away last month. http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/SamanthaPrice
She had been suffering from severe myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
Her obituary is here …Continue
The UK has now left the EU - just a bit of negotiating left to do over the next several months or so.
Last year, when Brexit was supposed to happen, I made some mail art packages that I sent out. Included were instructions so that the recipient could have their own Brexit or Regrexit, or even a third option.…Continue
Added by FinnBadger on January 7, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Today's the day
(maybe) when the UK leaves was supposed to leave the EU.
Mail Art Martha sent this fantastic trashpo book on that very topic...…
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Eva sent me this awesome dragon mail last year. I love the way she extended his tongue (or is it a flame?) onto the stamp.…
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Stunning print sent by Amalgamated Confusion last year.
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Heleen, on a short trip to Belgium from her native Netherlands, surprised me with this one. It might be my first Belgian stamp ever. It shows a Red Admiral butterfly.
I love the little caterpillar she added to the envelope at a very early hour in the morning :)…
IN 2018 I received an envelope mailed with a stamp where Heleen has used her own design. It seems like more and more post offices allow you to customize your own design. Here in the US this is licensed to a couple of companies (and you are charged extra for it).…
This great superhero envelope did travel quite fast from France, taking only 5 days back in 2018.
I love the idea of a shy superhero...
I also liked how Eric used two reddish Marianne's to…
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Eva sent this great 'postcard' she received at a play, Los Mendigos (The Beggars). It is an interesting piece, the size is similar to a large bookmark.
And even more interesting are some of the stamps on the back that match the hands on the…
Added by FinnBadger on March 3, 2019 at 10:17pm — No Comments
These amazing stamps were issued in 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Spanish video game La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime), itself based on Umberto Eco's book The Name of the Rose, which was also made into one of my favorite films starring Sean Connery.…
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I have had this envelope from Eric for quite some time. It is the perfect combination, as the beautiful stamps show the evolution of writing implements, and after all, stamps were created for sending letters. These two show a fountain pen and a reed, used as an ancient writing tool. Love the colors of this envelope from Eric, and the splashes of blue on the stamps. The blue cat watching the writer in the top stamp is fantastic.…
Keith sent me this stunning print in time for Halloween 2017.
This fantastic envelope is made from a paper bag, sent in 2017) from the now defunct French grocery chain, Mammouth. Eric says the bags are somewhat of a collectors item now.
And he matched the stamps perfectly. They come from a 2008 set of Prehistoric Mammals.…
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This excellent documentation of the Cascadia Clown Parade arrived in time for Halloween in this envelope - I love the artistamps.
And some selected pages…
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Great to get this from Eric back in 2017 - the Tate Modern is one of my favorite museums, although it is quite some time since I was able to visit.…