I received this last week from Dean as part of his "Mail Art On The Road" adventure. Dean rode his bicycle from Paris to London for the Jubilee. Joined in a Mail Art Meet Up in London. Hung out with Mail Art Martha and Zombie Kitty Kawaii! (Mark 2). So, you are probably asking yourselves, what is the big old mystery in all of this? Check out the back of the postcard and then check out the stamps. Could this be one of the famous "Mail Art Hit and Runs"?

Anyway, I love Mail Art Mysteries and I thank you for this one, Dean.

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Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 10, 2012 at 9:53am

You are right, what a great idea.  If you ever get to watch a film called "Catfish" you are in for a treat, actually scare.

But sorry, no Americans were filmed or harmed during the mailing.

Comment by Louise Kiner on July 9, 2012 at 8:11pm
Wow! That's fantastic. You could make a whole series of films just approaching tourists and asking them to send your mail art when they get home. It would be Cannes winning stuff.
(Tell me that you did film some of this.)
Comment by Marie Wintzer on July 9, 2012 at 9:49am
Why are all Americans abroad always from Ohio? :-))
Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 9, 2012 at 8:52am

OH yes, American stamps.  I had a lot of them, so I looked up the US postage rate and put them on my mail art and carried them around London.  When I saw an American, (which you can tell by a mile), I would speak to the person.  D: "Hi, are you American?  Tourist: "Yes, we are from Ohio"  D:"That's by Texas & New York right?     Tourist:"OH no, it's by Bowling Green"    D: "Well I'm a mail Artist"   Tourist: "OH MY GOD,  Betty, he's an artist"  D: "Well not real ..."   Tourist: "We never met an Artist before, can we take our pictures with you"   D: "But I'm not a real arti ..."    Tourist: "Oh come on, the people back home will want to see this"  D: "Well OK, I guess it won't hurt"     Tourist: "Snap, Snap ... Snap, Snap"  D: "Do you think you could mail one of my pieces when you get back home?  Tourist: "OH MY GOD yes, that would be awsome."  D: "Thank you very much"  Tourist: "Can you tell us about that building?"   D: Yes, that's the London Tower, but it's new.  I was by here last week, and it wasn't there.

Comment by Louise Kiner on June 28, 2012 at 4:47pm
That is a mystery indeed, Kat!
Yeah. It does kind of look like Bono, Erni.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 28, 2012 at 4:39pm

It is a mystery, Louise, and Dean is not telling us how his On-the -Road cards from Paris to London to Paris could possibly be sent with US postage? (I suspect David Stafford had a hand in this but not so sure)

My Brit card from Dean also has US postage...how's that???

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