The British Postal Museum and Archive has sent out a call to hear about "the strangest thing you've received through the mail - what's the story and what does it mean to you". You can email them:

peoplespost@postalheritage.org.uk

I don't know what their plan is, but thought I'd let you know antway! 

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Comment by Linda Pelati on February 19, 2015 at 4:05pm

none of us remembers a project where someone asked for cutted (hands and feet) nails to make a sculpture. I sent mine.

Comment by stripygoose on January 22, 2015 at 7:29am
Ah yes cheese - that has special status in the mail-art world, doesn't it?
Comment by stripygoose on January 22, 2015 at 7:25am
strange...
unusual or surprising; difficult to understand, odd, curious, peculiar, funny, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, untypical, different, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, inexplicable, incongruous, uncommon, irregular, singular, deviant, aberrant, freak, freakish.....

Yup - I think Angie, Diane and Richard have got it covered.
Comment by Richard Canard on January 20, 2015 at 7:26pm

20.01.15 Dare Ms. Stripygoose & Ms.Angie & S., ....It was along time ago (eons), but I once received a brown paper & string wrapped package in the mail marked "postage due"(with some sort of bogus return address as I recall). I have , of course, forgotten the exact amount due but it was practically nothing as compared to what it would be nowadays...inside was an ordinary reddish-brown brick...no commentary & obviously from an anonymous source....Another mailed item from that period was a mummified mouse still in it's trap. I no longer trust my memory but I suspect the mouse came from the notorious Albert M. Fine, a postal provocateur of that time. This sort of thing is not necessarily one of my favorite subjects but the strangest item sent via the mail that I know of (& that really struck my fancy) was sent a year or so ago to Ms. Diane Keys from none other than Angie & Snooky herself. It was (is) a slice of plastic wrapped cheese  (found on the sidewalk?) & stapled to a postcard as I recall. I have often wondered what is the status of this  piece ( i.e. have the preservatives maintained it's "chessiness" or is it showing signs of mold)?????? Ave uh nez dae. Richard Canard

Comment by stripygoose on January 19, 2015 at 8:31pm
the email is

peoplespost@postalheritage.org.uk

it got a bit mangled in the message above

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