Extreme Mail-Art

Explain what your most Extreme Mail-Art piece looked of looks like. can be something you sent out or something you received.

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Started by Daniel de Culla. Last reply by Daniel de Culla Nov 19, 2020.

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2013 at 2:44pm

Only once did I succeed through the Greek Post to send something

extreme, like this red swim flipper,

Dean Marks has sent a couple of them with safe delivery!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2013 at 2:40pm

Dean Marks sends his wild extreme mail art items packaging,

and the French La Poste sends them through. Amazingly!

Card of corks...not one missing :-)

Metal champagne case:

Metal saw also by Dean Marks came to Greece without a dent!

Comment by Suyapa Ramos on February 15, 2013 at 9:47pm

Hello, I would like to send my first "extreme" piece. anyone interested? ;)

Comment by Suyapa Ramos on February 11, 2013 at 10:08pm

I would do that ;)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 11, 2013 at 6:18pm

test the system of your country. They will let you know what goes and doesn't go......

Comment by Suyapa Ramos on February 11, 2013 at 5:57pm

Hello everyone, i am loving what i see here, i have some ideas about what i would like to send , but i have a question to you that have been sending extreme mail art for awhile. Do you pack your items in a box or send the item naked (i mean- just with the stamps? . do the post office allow you to send your art without a box. i am curious. thank you!

Comment by E on September 14, 2012 at 8:01pm

"R" is the beginning of

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 14, 2012 at 7:01pm

The R from E arrived!

Comment by Sarah Churchill on July 2, 2012 at 1:56pm

Not something I'd recommend trying these days, but I thought it would fit into the description 'extreme' mail pretty well....!


It's never easy traveling with children and often it can be expensive. In the early 1900s, some people decided cut costs by mailing their children via parcel post.
Sending packages via the U.S. Parcel Post Service began on January 1, 1913. Regulations stated that packages could not weigh more than 50 pounds but did not necessarily preclude the sending of children.

On February 19, 1914, the parents of four-year-old May Pierstorff mailed her from Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents in Lewiston, Idaho. Mailing May apparently was cheaper than buying her a train ticket. The little girl wore her 53-cents worth of postal stamps on her jacket as she traveled in the train's mail compartment.

After hearing of examples such as May, the Postmaster General issued a regulation against sending children by mail.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2012 at 8:52pm

Large vinyl record came in an album cover and two rubber bands...and arrived safely in Greece from Brian in Indiana! Beautiful painted art on flip side of Barry Manilow's "I write the songs"!


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