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A slow parrot

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.


Added by FinnBadger on July 21, 2020 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Sad news about Samantha (Sam) price

Hi, everyone

I learned the sad news that Samantha (Sam) Price passed away last month.

She had been suffering from severe myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

Her obituary is here …


Added by FinnBadger on May 4, 2020 at 7:19pm — 21 Comments


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.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 1, 2020 at 2:00am — 8 Comments

Waiter, there's a fly in my mail art

In (some time ago) from Amalgamated Confusion aka Keith C

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...…


Added by FinnBadger on March 28, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A dragon from Eva

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.…


Added by FinnBadger on March 23, 2019 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Beetle Brain Bowler

Stunning print sent by Amalgamated Confusion last year. 

Thanks again,…

Added by FinnBadger on March 20, 2019 at 3:45pm — No Comments

How do you like your fries?

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 :)…


Added by FinnBadger on March 11, 2019 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

From Heleen, personalized

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).…


Added by FinnBadger on March 9, 2019 at 10:12pm — 3 Comments

Faster than a speeding bullet!

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…


Added by FinnBadger on March 7, 2019 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Hands in the mail

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

Ready, player one

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.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 26, 2019 at 1:52am — No Comments

The art of writing

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.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 25, 2019 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

The skulls

Keith sent me this stunning print in time for Halloween 2017.

And in the same mailing were these incredible artistamps. …

Added by FinnBadger on February 24, 2019 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

M is for Mammoth

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.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 23, 2019 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Clown documentation, circa Halloween 2017

This excellent documentation of the Cascadia Clown Parade arrived in time for Halloween in this envelope - I love the artistamps.

And some selected pages…


Added by FinnBadger on February 19, 2019 at 2:55pm — No Comments

A moon from MomKat

I love this stylized collage from Katerina that she sent in 2017.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 17, 2019 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Pretty bad mail art from 2017


Added by FinnBadger on February 16, 2019 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

Number 1 in the Sofa Series

Back in 2017 I received a humorous card from Stripygoose, labeled as number one of her Sofa Series.

Added by FinnBadger on February 15, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments


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.…


Added by FinnBadger on February 14, 2019 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

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