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Mail Art UK

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

Website: http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Location: Cheshire UK
Members: 92
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

The UK Embassy

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

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El Titnoiss Ucsid

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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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Comment by Mail Art Martha on Wednesday

Received from A1, my own envelope, reworked, and a sheet of stamps. Thank you Michael!

Comment by Michael Leigh on Tuesday

Assuridly so.  or to put it another way - upon the upturned sundial on the mantlepiece.    I keep my stamps in a little box just about  eye line in my workroom along with several badges, pins, old erasers and a chewed toffee.  I made that last bit up - I hate toffees!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on Tuesday

I am not good at math but it was a good investment.

Comment by Michael Leigh on November 17, 2022 at 9:55am

Lucky you!   About time the post office made ammends for all the price hikes!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 17, 2022 at 8:01am

For once I got to report a good experience, for me, with the Post Office. Years ago I bought loads of second class stamps and a few first class just in case. I had to exchange them now for the new barcoded ones. In total I sent 81 old stamps and got back 81 new ones, all of them first class, costing now 95 pence. I originally payed much less! It feels so good!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on August 16, 2022 at 7:20am

I am going to put a sticker on my envelopes in support of our postal workers.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on August 16, 2022 at 7:18am

Sorry to bring bad news but the situation here is nasty.

Our Postal workers are revolting against measures which will give them a meagre increase in salary in exchange for worse working conditions.

Kevin our lovely postperson has told me that it will not affect my outgoing post. That is the good news, but the deliveries will be affected.

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.

 

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