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The Post-Office deals with all incoming and outgoing mail-art.

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Started by Ntk (Natalya Korolkova). Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 2, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ivan Zemtsov on April 22, 2009 at 8:54am
In Venice we were looking for any post office to send tourist cards. We were lucky to find the main one. We were greatly impressed by this magnificent building and the yard:



Comment by Jan-Willem Doornenbal on April 10, 2009 at 10:48pm
Usually I mail my art just in the post box, so no need to go to the post office. Unfortunately may be. And now I even have one reason less: I've bought quite some stamps in advance so I don't need to go to the PO for them.
The nice thing is that I bought some old stamps, priced in guldens (guilders/florins) so before 1-1-2002 and the euro era.
In my younger years I used to collect these stamps, also special editions, but because too many people collected them their price is lower than their value nowadays. Very strange, but I pay 10% less for postage than with contemporary stamps and they really look nice on the mail. You need many of the, whole sheets, because of the inflation and it takes some time to calculate between euros and guldens. But as I said I love the special look of these

Is this allowed in other Euro countries as well?
Comment by Carla Cryptic on April 2, 2009 at 6:38am
I also love the post office staff where I go the most often. I've had some bad experiences with some post offices where they don't know me but they are rare and I just avoid those. :) My favorite post office in this area is in El Sobrante and it's the main post office there. It's really big, new, easy to park there, and the people who work there are not only kind and friendly but also supportive to mail artists and other people using the post office a lot. I don't live in El Sobrante, though, I live in Richmond (and have my PO Box in Berkeley). In Richmond, I have two Post Offices I go to - my favorite is on San Pablo Ave. near Garvin. Each post office has its own flavor - the way it looks, its age and size, but mainly the people who work there. I also love my mail carrier. He's got a great upbeat attitude and is very solicitous of my mail art going out and coming in.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2009 at 8:46am
I enjoyed seeing a postal worker handling mail-art. Maybe we can try to make / find more of those photos....
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 25, 2009 at 6:46pm
no mail today (it is sunday)
Comment by Ivan Zemtsov on January 19, 2009 at 8:29am

In this wideo you can see me at home and at the post office with mail art works I send and receive.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 17, 2009 at 1:14pm

At the Postoffice in Breda Centrum - Netherlands
Comment by Ivan Zemtsov on January 16, 2009 at 9:23am
Me, I'm quite satisfied with my P.O. staff's attitude to mail art and to my activities as well. Some of the P.O. girls even come to my mail art show presentations. When I send something extremely "unusual" they ask me where to put cansellation stamps. They even allow me to photograph them at mail art work:

Comment by Anne Seltzer on January 16, 2009 at 1:55am
My post office is great. The workers treat the artified envelopes and objects that I mail with great respect. When the mail comes in for POSTMARKED annual events, they treat them with special care. Terrific folks! (POSTMARKED 2009 is coming in March)
Comment by Tulio Restrepo on January 15, 2009 at 7:49pm
Yes... of course... in the same way of your opinion... They celebrates always with your anonymous gesture our wild & informal communication trough Mail Art media and Channels... Like Post Office Places and P.O. Boxes analogical spaces...
Thanks for feeds this communication... Ruud...!!!
 

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