Sorry, but you won't be able to get a Penny Black for anything under $100 -- unless you are very, very lucky and find one on e-Bay that no-one else bids for. I get lots of catalogues from stamp dealers in the UK, and the minimum price for a Penny Black is about $180. And then you can pay up to $50,000...or probably more. As I'm sure that you know, the price of any of these early plate stamps depends on the plate number, the position on the plate, the colour, the condition, the postmark (if used), the margin, the number of plates printed etc.
Perhaps you should focus on Penny Reds (I do). They are much cheaper -- from about $1 -- and there are many, many more of them around than Penny Blacks. I have about 500 Reds, but only 2 Blacks.
Your "Year of the Black Snake" stamps are great. I'll send you some of my stamps in exchange for the Black Snake stamps. Do you have perforator?? Myself and a good bought one about 8 years ago. You're a great artist. BF.
Carlos Botana and “Milpedras” lithography studio call to all mail-artists and visual poets to participate in the project
MAIL ART OR THE ART OF THE INVISIBLE
In this event, which will take place at the “Milpedras” studio, we will talk about mail art and visual poetry, experimental poetry will be recited and a performance will be carried out. A workshop on mail art will be held in the same event.
All artworks received will be exhibited at “Milpedras” studio during the days when these activities will be held.
Size and technique will be free and the deadline for the reception of the artworks will be April, 10th, 1012. The artworks will also be exhibited at http://www.elartedeloinvisible.blogspot.com, together with information about the activities that will be organized.
Send your artworks to
MILPEDRAS TALLER DE LITOGRAFÍA C/ Brasil, nº3 bajo 15009 - A Coruña - Spain
Bonjour Konstantin; Many thanks for the latest piece of Mail Art that you sent me. All those stamps are fantastic -- lots of famous people, and you -- of course! Marilyn M is my favourite; I'll be mailing you something back very soon.
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