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Talk by John Held

Started Feb 11 0 Replies

Just a reminder in case any of you missed it. As part of the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition now on at Special Collections, MMU in Manchester. John Held is parachuting in as he returns to  USA via his…Continue

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Merry Crimble !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Leigh Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Badge Collection
"A fabulous collection, 'never collected these, except for a few political ones years ago. Did have many "artistamps" from "Wacky Stuff" that i continue to use in mail art:"
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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Badge Collection
"Thanks Bradford.  Lost count of all the mail art badges we have made over the years - must run into the thousands."
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Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Badge Collection
"I ordered hundreds of badges (pins) from one of our own, now retired graphic artist known as "wackystuff".  His company was called, "Ephemera" (one of my favorite words) 25 years ago when I placed my order.  One of my…"
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Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"Yes, Katerina, I forgot to mention that I also learned a new term, phillumenist, thanks to Mr. Michael Leigh.  For years I've admitted that I'm a philatelist, numismatist, deltiologist, scripophilist, and general bibliomaniac, but was…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"Brad, that sounds like a real treasure: match boxes and postage stamps! "Phillumenists"...looks like nice Greek word, meaning "friends" of "light". a few Greek match boxes in a series honoring the "shadow…"
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Yvonne Kettner commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"Sounds really interesting Bradford!  I could not resist either ;)"
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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"Thanks Bradford. Sounds like a fascinating collection of collections!  Since Covid we have avoided boot sales and charity shops where most of our "finds"  would turn up.  We miss all that and the thrill of the hunt! …"
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Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"Thanks for sharing those.  I never pretend I'm not a collector.  I knew that already as a very young child.  It can even get worse with time  —  one can actually collect collections.  One of my favorite…"
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Carien van Hest commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Collecting Dust
"I love those designs. Collect those myself. Will take pictures to show you, William! "
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Collecting Dust

Besides collecting mail art and rubber stamps etc. we collect all manner of other things.  The truth is we find it hard to throw anything away so eventually these piles of detritus become little collections of things.  They say if you have just two things then it's become "a collection" . Focusing on just one of our interests - matchbox labels or to give it its proper name "phillumenism". Every years they have a wonderful Phillumenists Meet Up"  (not sure if thats the right name they give it?) …See More
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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post The Curling Steam From The Gravy Boat
"Thanks all for your input - much appreciated!"
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Michael Leigh commented on Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"Sorry to hear that Martha.  Damn those pesky trojans!   Hope you are all sorted soon.  Hope we all are!  It's going to be a long tough Winter!  Still, we have our mail art to keep us warm and the new THING that…"
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Michael Leigh commented on Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"Post early for Crustmush!"
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Michael Leigh commented on Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"Your up early.  Post away!"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Michael Leigh
"The emails were empty appart from a link. Also they say to come from Yahoo but the wastedpapiers address said 'damimas.com' All very strange. I do not want to write to your Yahoo address in case it is compromised."
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Mail-Artist since:
1967
My Website (without http://):
http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
How else would I get to meet so many fascinating and disturbed people?
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
wastedpapiers@yahoo.co.uk

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Badge Collection

Posted on November 28, 2020 at 8:44am 3 Comments

I've always enjoyed finding badges to pin to my lapel. As far back as the 60's in art school I can remember aking my own - usually from card with a simple safety pin sellotaped to the back. I think the first was an ironic Bert Weedon Fan Club badge ( Bert was a popular guitarist famous for his pamphlet "Play In A Day" ) . Began finding other badges and brooches in junk shops and flea markets. Hazel and Archie collect them too so between us have quite a varied selection from advertising, pop…

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Badge Collection

Posted on November 28, 2020 at 8:30am 0 Comments

I've always enjoyed finding badges to pin to my lapel. As far back as the 60's in art school I can remember making my own - usually from card with a simple safety pin sellotaped to the back. I think the first was an ironic Bert Weedon Fan Club badge ( Bert was a popular guitarist famous for his pamphlet "Play In A Day" ) . Began finding other badges and brooches in junk shops and flea markets. Hazel and Archie collect them too so between us have quite a varied selection from advertising, pop…

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Collecting Dust

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 4:24pm 6 Comments

Besides collecting mail art and rubber stamps etc. we collect all manner of other things.  The truth is we find it hard to throw anything away so eventually these piles of detritus become little collections of things.  They say if you have just two things then it's become "a collection" . Focusing on just one of our interests - matchbox labels or to give it its proper name "phillumenism". Every years they have a wonderful Phillumenists Meet Up"  (not sure if thats the right name they give…

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The Curling Steam From The Gravy Boat

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 10:01am 6 Comments

November is here and the leaves pile up on the back garden path. Soon the green bin will be full.  We are enjoying the colours of Autumn every day on our walks . Amazing yellows, browns and reds.  We are lucky to have the countryside so close here in Rudheath.  It's but a short walk to the Trent & Mersey canal in one direction and down the lane the other way are fishing ponds and the River Dane.  Lots of farm land full of corn stubble and some for sheep and cows.  Sadly some has been…

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At 12:51pm on November 16, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…
The emails were empty appart from a link. Also they say to come from Yahoo but the wastedpapiers address said 'damimas.com' All very strange.
I do not want to write to your Yahoo address in case it is compromised.
At 12:43pm on November 16, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…
Michael Good morning.
John has received two strange emails apparently from you . Their Yahoo adresses are wastedpapierscand wastedpapiersv
Did you send them? This is also strange as you and I have been recently communicating via Protonmail which is very safe. It is free with no ads. I do not use Yahoo anymore it drove me crazy with ads.
I hope your email has not been hacked
At 4:57pm on May 10, 2020, Mark Rossmiller, Ph.D. said…

At 3:01pm on April 30, 2020, Mail Art Martha said…

I love that orange dog!

I am also enjoying self isolation, we are taking it very seriously and started a week before the official date.

But I still have that I-cannot-cope-feeling. To think that some of my non-mail artists friends are bored. What is that?  Do you know?

This is for you, from Retailia with love.

At 5:06pm on January 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

Please send me your postal address.

At 5:20pm on December 19, 2019, Richard Canard said…

19.12.19 Dare  Mister Michael Leigh,   ...Oh, to be in Manchester (at least for a couple of days)  Congratulations! "Curious Things" looks indeed most curious. Is that a Claes Olden burg  Rubber Stamp I see sitting on the topshelf of the vitrine??? Best Wishes (& deserving so )for your exhibition.SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 4:00pm on October 12, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net

You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week.

All the best,

Jack

At 1:14am on August 15, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Michael, could you send me your postal address? I wish to include you in a September mailing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fluxus Bucks. ~Jack Lattemann, Cascadia Artpost, 3116 Moore St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-3517 USA ~ jackklattemann@comcast.net

At 5:18pm on February 17, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Hi Michael, If you want to do a swop with me/UK add and pass let me have your address.  i've just added something to an add & pass from Laura so not really sure who to send it on to... 

ps I'm not on facebook/instagram/twitter, I'm a proper snail mail bunny

At 8:06pm on February 12, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Thank you Michael, I'm sorry for my delayed reply, I don't get on the computer too much.  Yes I'm a mail artist in the UK, based in London.  I was wondering if you might have a UK mail artists directory.  I'm mainly interested in mail art swops, or contributing to various themed calls - I prefer that over adding and passing.  

 
 
 

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