The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society


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 ...

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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2020

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Comment by Mary Anne on July 25, 2019 at 9:14pm

I found it at a postcard fair in a dealer's ten pence box - could hardly stop my hand shaking as I handed over my coin!  I even explained what it was but the chap couldn't have been less interested. Reginald was known to me then as 'the autograph King' and to get his highness's own signature was, for me, as good as it could get.  The other card I have is an obscure Russian general or something.  I will dig them out.  It's such a pleasure knowing that there is someone else interested. 

Comment by Michael Leigh on July 25, 2019 at 7:11pm

Excellent find!  Anything by Bray is worth noting despite dull image.

Comment by Mary Anne on July 25, 2019 at 12:50pm

a really boring printed photo of a hotel.  I will dig the card out and scan it . . . the other one I have too . . .

Comment by Alan Brignull on July 25, 2019 at 10:28am

What's on the other side, Mary Ann?

Comment by Mary Anne on July 24, 2019 at 11:56pm
Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 23, 2018 at 7:15pm

You've mailed him a HORSE!!!?

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 23, 2018 at 6:11pm

strange mail still travels....

Comment by Michael Leigh on December 27, 2017 at 7:31am

Carolyn - both methods sound fine to me!    Hope they get to where they are going!   I've always found the post office in the UK very tolerant of weird mail - helps brighten up their day down at the sorting office!

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on April 19, 2016 at 7:31am

E, I've seen some pretty great stuff come from you but that rock is truly fantastic! Did it arrive? The most poetic rock I've ever seen!

Comment by E on April 17, 2016 at 9:30pm

Mail art for school project (Ecole primaire de Caillouël - France) 


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