Ghost Ship A&P + ATCs by Karen Wood (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

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Add and pass sheet (circa 2004) sent by Karen Wood (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

May 17, 2017 - Reading some sea stories lately, it occurred to me that Add & Pass sheets can sometimes be like the mysterious ghost ships of fiction. Some Add & Pass sheets never return home or reach a designated port. They drift, uncharted around the world. As in this case (and aided by the internet), they can resurface years or sometimes even decades later carrying a partial tale of their travels. But the narrative can never fully be known.

Karen Wood sent me this Add & Pass sheet that appears to have been most active circa 2003-4: many years ago. The contributing artists are mostly French. I like to think I am familiar with networkers (although complete knowledge is not possible for anyone). I do not recognize these names! Thus, in addition to admiring a classic A&P, I am left wondering about its story. Should I send it back to France after more than a decade?

Karen Wood also sent some examples of her own work. They strike me as working as ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), but they are not really limited to that category either.

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Mail art by Karen Wood (Big Bear Lake, California, USA)

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Deepest thanks to Karen Wood!

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on May 18, 2017 at 7:28pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on May 18, 2017 at 7:26pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 18, 2017 at 6:38pm

Ed Giecek says he created the Solamito egg head stamp 18 years ago. Others remember corresponding w/ Karen Wood. So we have learned something.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 18, 2017 at 2:19pm

Thx Azzaro - Karen's "ghost ship" has generated no small interest on FB. Lord Fugue has already requested it. Rather than make a copy, I can instruct Lord Fugue to send it to you.

I suppose we should aim it toward France eventually.

Thx again. We'll get it to you.

Comment by Azzaro on May 18, 2017 at 12:13pm

DVS - If you decide to return the A&P but would like to add more miles/countries you could send it to me in New Zealand and I will 'add' and then send it on to the address in France. Kind regards - Azzaro

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