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

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

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Comment by Mary Anne 2 hours ago

I think it will not be long before we will be using plain old 'England'.

I have artistamps from the 'Disunited States of America' so maybe we could follow suit . . . or should we be banging the drum and emphasise the 'United'?

Comment by Jennifer Wallace 3 hours ago

I now find it really difficult to write 'United Kingdom' in my address! I have the urge to routinely now write 'United (?) Kingdom'. Now I say that, I wonder why I don't just do it. 

Comment by Mary Anne on October 5, 2019 at 9:40am

Two brilliant answers giving me new perspectives and plenty to think about.  I wonder how the rest of the world think of us (if at all)?  It seems that U K is the one to go for (as I already do) both pedantically and romantically though I am determined to try 'Ukogbania' as soon as . . . 

Comment by Alan Brignull on October 5, 2019 at 9:12am

Officially we have one the longest names of all world states; "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", which I take to mean the United Kingdom (of the two kingdoms England&Wales + Scotland) plus N.I. But who has big enough envelopes for that?

Just 'England' or 'Scotland' are unambiguous but not fully correct for those with literal minds, UK or GB should be enough but doesn't it theoretically exclude Northern Ireland? So I advocate the term 'Ukogbania' to include everyone.

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 5, 2019 at 7:13am

I tend to use UK quite a bit on my address as it seems succinct and "yoo-kay"  seems rather quaint and pointless and does not denote a country so much as a couple of forlorn letters floating in sea of numbers and initials. Floating off to where one wonders in these troubled times?

Comment by Mary Anne on October 5, 2019 at 2:14am

I am not sure how many of us there are out there but I have a little pebble to drop into the pond however big it be.

With my somewhat literal mind I am having something of a difficulty when I come to writ out my address. Unlike many nations we have a choice of country name but which to use?

I usually use United Kingdom but, with Scotland (or their leaders) determined to cut themselves adrift, with the remaining Irish continually grumbling amongst themselves, and with growing demands for regional parliaments, it doesn't seem that 'united' fits anymore. 'Great Britain. has been somehow hijacked by questionable right wingers who insist on misinterpreting the word 'great'. which leaves me with a rather forlorn 'Britain' which still conjures up, at least for me, an image of blue painted men dancing round the ranks of Imperial Romans.

'England' seems just a tad defeatist.

I would be interested to discover what other 'Brits' prefer to use. 

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 2:20pm

Flyers , posters and window decal etc. all freshly printed. Things coming together slowly. Hopefully it will all be tweaked by next week.  More photos to follow.

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on August 16, 2019 at 8:45pm

Good luck Michael. i wish I could go but ...

I hope to see photos somewhere later on

Comment by Michael Leigh on August 16, 2019 at 10:06am

 

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