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Smiles & Smirks

Art with a measure of humour is required by Walmarth Corporation for its chain of supermarkets, located in the Queendom of Retailia and in Cascadia Artpost. Through this collaboration Cascadia Artpost and Mail Art Martha are continuing to give impulse to Trashpo, the artistic vision of Diane Keys.

‘Walmarth Corporation is an entertaining and witty parody of corporate, consumer culture. Cascadia Artpost’s painstaking realization of Mail Art Martha’s ideas through detailed, special effects style models makes Walmarth Corporation one of the crowning achievements of Trashpo in the half-decade that it has been producing a large quantity of art.’
https://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/minxus-mail-bag-walmarth-advertising-supplement-by-cascadia-artpost-olympia-washington-usa-with-mail-art-martha-beckenham-uk/

In addition to Trashpo the Corporation has now expanded to include political satire, parody, comics, caricature and witty playfulness.
Your contribution is needed to fill the shelves.

Location: The Queendom of Retailia
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Feb 12

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Comment by DianeKeys on January 25, 2021 at 3:39am

Do the banner walkers do a  half time high wire act like they do in the chandelier department at the Stupor Walmarth?

Comment by Cascadia Artpost on January 24, 2021 at 7:44pm

Walmarth Cascadia promotes weekend shopping with its "banner-walkers", who also pick up what they find for the store's "Catch of the Day" in-store bin.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 15, 2021 at 1:51pm

Ahem...could only be from David Stafford:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 15, 2021 at 12:16pm

Aha! Finally found the first "Covid" US stamp that arrived here, back in the summer, from Cascadia ArtPost, of course:

(couldn't find it earlier, thus I "scanned" one from USPS with scratched out "forever" :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 15, 2021 at 12:14pm

Forever, forever, forever! 

'wish we had such nice circle stamps in the HELLenic Post :-)

But at least, for international mail, 20 grams is still "only" 1 euro IF it goes "B" rate , which we assume is on-foot? by slow boat? maybe a ferry to Italy and by truck to Europe, at least? Maybe "air mail" to Canada, and then by pony express to that country to the south. Real "snail mail"!

Comment by Alan Brignull on January 15, 2021 at 10:56am

We do have a 'forever' in the form of 1st and 2nd class stamps. And you can use them on foreign mail at the current rate, with extras to make up the required value.

Comment by Mel Anie on January 15, 2021 at 10:04am

Ah, £1.45, now that's a sad story. It seems, since circa 1 Jan 2021, that price is no longer valid for Europe and, for the USA, is only if you send by the economy boat that will take about three months (I think all my mail has been put on that boat!). To send to Europe now - because there is no slow boat (but I think many of us will dispute that) - the cheapest rate is £1.70. And if you go over 0.5cm, a customs form is mandatory too. I'll add all of this to the woes, on top of Merlina's disappearance (thank for informing me of this, Martha), and all the rest. 

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 15, 2021 at 8:07am

I am seriously envious. I wish we had a forever. Our post ( as soon as it was privatised) goes up every year. Currently £1.45 for 10 grams (that is less than half an ounce) outside Europe and to the US. Tat is why I invented the Foldilope. Its name I owe to Fike.

Michael! Amanda is right, remember the postcards, or were them envelopes, we used to bounce back and forth? I will see if I can dig some up.

Sabrina! a Pratchett fan? Cool!

Thank you Richard for the info and for the nice things you say. Flatterer!

Comment by Bradford on January 15, 2021 at 6:16am

The crossed-out "FOREVER" is indeed intended to prevent duplication and consequent forgery.  The image was captured from the USPS web site where all stamp and postal stationery images (envelopes and postcards with pre-printed frankings) have the denomination crossed-out.

Comment by Sabrina S on January 15, 2021 at 12:42am

I am very pleased to read Martha is familiar with DEATH of Terry Pratchet. Great guy. 

 

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