Mail-Art and Money

"Mail-Art and Money don't Mix" is what Lon Spiegelman wrote in the 80-ies. Are these views still shared by the current generation of mail-artists?

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Samples of Mail-Art for sale

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Apr 28, 2017. 4 Replies

When you discover that mail-art is being sold. Please leave a message here with a link.Continue

Cavellini for sale via Catawiki. What do you think?

Started by Heleen de Vaan. Last reply by Richard Canard Jan 30, 2017. 4 Replies

I came across…Continue

Tags: catawiki, Cavellini, mail art for profit?, money

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Comment by maha on February 6, 2020 at 9:02pm

Comment by Alan Brignull on January 18, 2020 at 9:53pm

That's recognition, I'd say. You know what Oscar Wilde said about being talked about…

I don't think the stamps they illustrate are 'speculative' anyway. Fantasy and fraud are not speculation. I nominate the UK Royal Mail who have now issued more stamp designs devoted to Star Wars than were produced during the whole reign of George VI !

Comment by Bradford on January 18, 2020 at 8:28pm

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Several of us have been cited on the FACE**** group entitled, "Society for the Suppression of Speculative Stamps".

I'm not a devotee of said site, but found it via a Google search for something else as documented in the screenshot composite I made for posting here.

I'm taking it as an honor as the purported purpose of the originator is to identify the bogus and fraudulent whereas I've never sold an artistamp in my life.  Apparently, Ray Doesksen is unaware of Mail Art and networking.

What does everyone think?  Are we famous or infamous?

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 31, 2019 at 11:40am

Or I can make a copy of the originals I still have here, then it costs 50 cents!

Comment by Bradford on December 30, 2019 at 10:07pm

When I have time, I'll post more later as examples of Mail Art go back to the 18th Century in some quantity and there are some pieces even older than that.

Comment by maha on December 30, 2019 at 7:59pm

thank you for posting i online it is an exhibition

at my town bayville postoffice ny use  there is a small case with fews mail art , value 

Comment by Alan Brignull on December 30, 2019 at 6:25pm

This is wonderful, Bradford. I've just been on a Street-View walk through Burford and trying to imagine living there and receiving a letter from Honolulu in 1888.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2019 at 8:30am

Yes, there are collectors out there, but also people trying to make big bucks.

Have one of cavelinni's round trips here as well. Have some of the publications mentioned here. Actually stamped for the Picasso Gaglione & John Held books.

Seen my own TAM-Bulletin at an auction for big bucks, Lets face it, mail-art is gatting old and the merchandising started already.

Comment by Bradford on December 30, 2019 at 12:13am

HAWAII posted 14FEB1888 sold 20190311 for $4750

1841 Letter from Phila PA sold 11MAR2019 for $400:


Comment by Bradford on December 29, 2019 at 11:12pm

Everyone should know that certain pieces of Mail Art  W A Y  predates Ray Johnson, et al.  In fact, Mail Art predates postage stamps. 


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