Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?

Location: Cheshire UK
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The UK Embassy

Some stamps that me and Vittore Baroni in Italy collaborated on a couple of years ago.


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RIP Dawn Redwood

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Mar 9, 2020. 4 Replies

Sad news just in that Dawn lost her long fight with cancer recently.  Deepest sympathy goes out to all her friends and family.Continue

What Is It That Makes It So Postal ?

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Oct 18, 2019. 2 Replies


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El Titnoiss Ucsid

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Michael Leigh Nov 22, 2017. 3 Replies


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Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 6, 2022 at 7:38pm

Do not worry about me, I would not fall for the Stamp scam. and I am not in Facebook. The post office it is, even if I have to sell the house.

Katerina, I suspect our postage is the most expensive in the world.

This is  disgusting because the British PO is racking in the lolly from their packets distribution.

By the way. Kevin my postman did apologize this morning! He agrees with me that the PO is trying to get rid of the letter side of the business and concentrate on packets.

Comment by Michael Leigh on April 6, 2022 at 12:12pm

Thanks for the heads up Alan. Seemed like it was too good to be true.  Not been tempted.  I used to get bags of unfranked stamps from the Oxfam shop but sadly they closed a few years back. I didn't feel so bad knowing that some of the money was going to charity.

Comment by Alan Brignull on April 6, 2022 at 10:11am

Beware of discount stamps on Bookface or eBay. A lot of them are too good to be true, either used but uncancelled, or outright forgeries from a big country in the far east. This is the sort of thing which has led Royal Mail to introduce the dreaded barcodes. I'm careful to buy only old stamps with original gum; these are legal.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2022 at 10:02am

Oh, my, that is expensive postage for International Mail! About 2.22 Euro? It is 2Euro for a First Class Priority International here in Greece, but no way do I send my mail art "first class", ha! Happily 20 grams in an envelope can still go for 1Euro a broad, abroad :-)...though must agree it is very sloooow snail mail. Happy to learn that the Prince and the Queen will still be seen ..along with that code thing! 

Comment by Michael Leigh on April 5, 2022 at 10:02pm

Sorry to hear that Martha.  there are discount stamp places 20% off all orders. I keep getting reminders on Facecrack!   Sounds too good to be true!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 5, 2022 at 8:07pm

Yes of course Michael or one of !0p and one of 5 or 15 stamps of 1p!  I am tempted!

To avoid giving the PO any more money than absolutely necessary I always buy enough to get them post free, which means at least £50 worth of stamps so I also tried to buy the necessary amount of £1,85. Guess what? this morning they were still unavailable. Maybe now they are but I am fed up. 

Comment by Michael Leigh on April 5, 2022 at 10:07am

Martha - just use three 5p  stamps - you can buy these online .

Comment by Alan Brignull on April 4, 2022 at 6:19pm

Oh I see, they can still be used, they're just not sufficient.

A video of Shaun the Sheep — a valuable addition to our modern lifestyle, Gromit!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 4, 2022 at 6:06pm


This is the new definitive with the barcode on the side. When scanned it shows an animation of Shaun the Sheep to the lucky recipient of the stamp!

Fancy that, what an improvement!

Alan, I refer to the international stamps of £1.70 that I have bought in bulk. They cannot be used from today unless 15 p is added to make £1.85, the new price. Which means I have to go to the local PO, which as described in my previous post, intails running the gauntlet along a crowd of covid infested humans, 1 in 16 infectious to be precise. It is to avoid this that I buy them on line. And such is the trust the PO has in its own deliveries that they are sent by courier!

I do not imagine that they thought of having a 15p stamp issued.

Comment by Alan Brignull on April 4, 2022 at 5:44pm

But Michael, who sees beauty in pylons, didn't you hear there's a new design of pylon out too?

Regarding the new postal rates, I think it's a pity the international rates are no longer exactly 2x and 3x the First Class rate; that was convenient and almost clever. Which 'international stamps' do you mean that can't be used from today, Martha? Pictorial commemoratives continue to be valid indefinitely, so I reckon that pic of Prince Whosit is still OK.


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