We love those postal additions!


We love those  postal additions!

Some times mail art gets lost in the mail, and other times the mail company is so kind to add something to our mail art. Dynamic art, I love that!

In this group you can post the postal additions to the mail art that you´ve sent or received. Additions by the mail companies which made you smile, touched you or whatever. Additions which are, in fact, part of the Mail Art!

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,,Dynamic art "...

Started by Mariana Serban Aug 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Ilove your idea , Heleen !!Ihave some good pieces too !Continue

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on October 20, 2019 at 11:45am

Ruud suggested me not to add to his mail art but to just enjoy. However, PostNL couldn't resist to add a 'Frankering Gecontroleerd' ('postage checked') stamp!  :-)

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on October 12, 2019 at 10:34am

Mystery nixie on a perfectly addressed envelope from ex posto facto - "UNABLE TO FORWARD/FOR REVIEW" - yet it somehow made it to the P.O. Box.  I can only speculate that the scanner algorithm may have read the number on the left as part of the address, and kicked the envelope out for review. Maybe that means it was sorted by human eyes and hands? I love the vintage air mail commemorative stamp, and the hand-carved stamp. Thanks so much!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 11, 2019 at 12:20pm

'Luv when the US Post puts on these postal code stickers 

(usually on top of colorful envelopes)

'luv to recycle them on collage cards :-)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 11, 2019 at 6:23am

I am aways fascinated with those addings. We have to live in this automated world where machines only can read QR and barcode.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 9, 2019 at 7:07pm

Sometimes postal additions are good, sometimes they make us shiver. Anyhow, after years of great rubber stamp prints, nowadays the post seems to love to add stickers!... What is your opinion about it?

From Ruud to Heleen, before:

From Ruud to Heleen, after:

From Heleen to Ruud, before:

(the turning of the photo is an inexplicable iuoma-ning addition)

From Heleen to Ruud, after:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 24, 2019 at 10:02pm

Postal additions, thanks to postal additioners and Alan Brignull!

Thank you very much, Alan!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on December 30, 2018 at 3:37pm

I thought the NL was made by you! It matches well with the background pictures :-)

These pen stripes are not as bad as they sometimes can be. And I found out that the quality of the stamps is good: using a piece of cloth and some water I made the stripes a little lighter (not too much, to keep some of the addition), and the stamps survived the water and rubbing!

Comment by FinnBadger on December 30, 2018 at 1:54pm

Wow, it is kind of a horror show all on its own!

And even the stamp that did receive a machine postmark received the awful sharpie. I am enjoying the giant NL in a circle, as well. Never seen quite so much added.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on December 30, 2018 at 1:48pm

Two postal additions to this mail from FinnBadger:

One of which I guess not all stamp lovers are fond of, and one which made it easier for the postperson to see to which address the mail should be delivered:

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on December 4, 2018 at 8:43pm

Might have been the picture of the plant (with the '7 finger leaves') which has caught someone's attention underways?

In case some certain content is missing, we all should accept Royal Mail's invitation and write to the original country's postal authority. (or any country's customs, I guess?)


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