This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.

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Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 15. 3 Replies

If you have, receive or send any Christmas (and/or New Year/ Holiday/Hannukah/Yuletide/Kwanzaa/Las Posadas, etc) Cards that are Boring, please post them here -- the pictures on the front, the message…Continue


Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Nov 14, 2020. 40 Replies

From time to time we have outbreaks of whether a Postcard is Boring, or not.“Yes it is”. “No it isn''t.”“All Postcards are Boring.” “All Postcards are interesting”.And so on, and so forth.So, LET'S…Continue


Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Sep 25, 2020. 14 Replies

DULL OR BORING?I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) –…Continue


Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Jul 3, 2020. 5 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) A room in the House for the Blind, Halluin, (19) France, (sent 18 July, 1975)iii) I think this Postcard is Boring because of it's utter bleakness. There is nothing of interest…Continue

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 22, 2020 at 3:00pm

Quack, Duck. So you want to run the Group as well as the duck pond? sine quack non (or oui). Val

Comment by Richard Canard on July 21, 2020 at 9:46pm

21.07.20  Dare Mister Val M. H., ....& I also have a somewhat similar commentary ( i.e. similar to Ms. Heleen de V's recent comment) already in the mail to you.----but of course, Val Mark Herman will hopefully continue to follow whatever his own inclinations suggest as the result is always pertinent & of much interest. Best to you. SinCelery, Richard Canard

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 21, 2020 at 8:55pm

Thanks Heleen. 

A new Group? Why not, but you or someone else will have to manage it.

Indeed, and after 8 months of my management of this Group, someone else might want to take it over, and inject new ideas, new themes, etc. I will gladly step aside if anyone else would like to run the Group.

Any takers??

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 21, 2020 at 12:48pm

Not boring postcards at all! How interesting and fascinating Nature is! Because the one Ellen sent looks like a pond, with reed. I almost can hear the frog and the karekiet singing! A 4D card!

You might/should start a new group for these not-boring postcards, a group named ‘ponds and reeds’ or so.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 20, 2020 at 5:22pm


1. Untitled Postcard from Ellen Ter Beek, Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

It looks like the mess that our hound (Do Ghi) brings in from one of his Iwalks

2. 'the scratch', by erik bakker, Maastricht (the Netherlands

Go on, eric, scratch it. Perhaps it is a scratch and sniff card, unlike Katerina's Lalique bottle

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 20, 2020 at 5:15pm


1. Red Moon over Thessaloniki

Katerina lives in Thessaloniki, but I can't seem to find her house (Glinou 29, Harkaou) here.

2. Panoralmc view of the Alps from Bad Worishofen-Hartenthal (Germany)

This was sent to Katerina from the German Mail Artist Dadanautik in 2018, and sent to Val from Katerina in 2020

3. Lalique Perfume Bottle

A Boring Postcard from Lalique Parfums' 2011 Limited Edition (I'm not sure what is 'limited' -- the Postcard, the perfume bottle, or both). Katerina asks "Who would send a Postcard of a lovely scented aroma? The card does not smell!"

Is this the start of a new sub-category -- Non-Smelly Boring Postcards?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 15, 2020 at 5:31pm


Thanks Jennifer (do look at the Monty Python clip!)

Bears Cave, Bihar County, Romania.

Jennifer says that she can't see any bears.

Look closely, and you will find three hidden behind the kangaroo.

"What kangaroo?", you may well ask.

Which brings me nicely to one of the funniest comic sketch I have seen for years and years -- and it's about art, too.

You can find the sketch on Youtube -- search for Monty Python's 'Why Michelangelo didn't paint the Last Supper', and follow the exchange between John Clease's Pope and Eric Idle's Michelangelo.

It explains the kangaroo.

"I may not know much about art, but I know what I like."

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 8, 2020 at 9:26pm

I'll try again Mary J;

First way to about things: look at the 'New to IUOMA' section, 3rd from the left, at the top at the IUOMA introductory page, and follow the advice there.

Second way to about things: get hold of a Boring Postcard. Send it to someone in IUOMA -- perhaps one of the other 57 members in this Group, or, indeed, one of the other 5,272 IUOMA members (not all of whom are active, or even alive) -- with a message on it saying that you hope they will send you something (it might not be a Boring Postcard, but some other sort of Mail Art) back.  Put a stamp on your card. Post it. Then hope you get something back. Repeat as often as you like.

I hope this helps.  Regards, Val

Comment by Mary J. Grellner on July 8, 2020 at 8:29pm

This does not tell me how to get started...need advice.


Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on July 8, 2020 at 6:52pm


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