The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society

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The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society

Some say that Reginald Bray is the founding father of the mail art movement. In 1900 this chap even posted himself. This group aims to test the patience of the postal service. What is the strangest object that you have been sent?What is the most bizarre object that you can send?

In the 1980s I once sent my friend a banana in the post.I stuck a stamp on to it,wrote the address in biro & popped it in the postbox.Not only did he receive it but he ate it for his lunch.

Has the postal service got a sense of humour?Together we will find out ...

Website: http://www.wrbray.org.uk
Members: 32
Latest Activity: Oct 9

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Comment by Mary Anne on October 9, 2019 at 1:12pm

Greetings to No Idea.

That seems to be the scan I e-mailed them rather than the envelope itself - unless they can say different.  

Comment by No Idea on October 9, 2019 at 12:36pm

re Mary Anne's comment from September 6, 2019 concerning her contribution to World Fake Stamp Day: I declare that this mail art was not lost! The following screenshot from the blog is proof... 

Comment by No Idea on September 13, 2019 at 8:22am

Mail art history (a note): Postcards on Parchment: The Social Lives of Medieval Books is a delightful study that identifies this group of images for the first time, and explores how these objects functioned apart from the books in which they were kept....Small, intensely colourful pictures offered a brilliant reprieve, and Kathryn Rudy shows how these intriguing and previously unfamiliar images were traded and cherished – shedding light on the everyday experiences and relationships that constituted medieval life in the Low Countries.

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 9:55pm

Thanks John - much appreciated!

Comment by No Idea on September 6, 2019 at 5:11pm

You can get info here: http://postenomade.over-blog.com/2019/09/10eme-jmfta.html (It's in French.)

Comment by Mary Anne on September 6, 2019 at 1:21pm

Yes.  It was posted on IUOMA today.  Can't imagine the cover will make it through the system but you have to try don't you?

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 12:04pm

Very nice collaged envelope.  Sounds like an interesting project. Is there a website or blog related to this?

Comment by Mary Anne on September 6, 2019 at 10:52am

Just sent this off to a project for World fake Stamp Day.  Thought it might be of interest.

Comment by John Tingey on August 4, 2019 at 9:56am

Bray asked Churchman Cigarettes to send him a set of cards, most of which he managed to get autographed. 

Comment by Mary Anne on August 4, 2019 at 12:56am

I've just paid three pounds for the cigarette card set which is ridiculous cheap and such a goldmine of English nonsense.

 

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