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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue


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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks Raphael. I am curious how come you still have postcards going back 45 years? Val"
15 hours ago
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Carien van Hest's group Return to Sender
""POSTAL SEANCE: A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF A POSTLIFE POSTAL EXISTENCE" -- one of the most bizarre Mail Books I have chanced upon In the author's (Henrik Drescher) own words, and in his own capitals: "AT…"
15 hours ago
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Just one more postcard for kids, about 1977."
20 hours ago
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THERE'S NOT MUCH HAPPENING IN THIS STREET OR ON THIS POSTCARD, OF;;; Bastion St, Mdina ("the Silent City", Malta "Silent", because it used to be the capital of Malta, but when the capital was moved to Valetta*, Mdina became…"
21 hours ago
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Carien van Hest's group Return to Sender
"VAL'S ELVIS SHRINE The leaf on the left comes from the original Heartbreak Hotel, the leaf on the right from Gracelands. (I also have a Buddy Holly Shrine with little stones from his grave at Lubbock Cemetery, Texas, and from the Norman Petty…"
22 hours ago
Valentine Mark Herman joined Carien van Hest's group

Return to Sender

A place where you can leave information about mail art that was returned to you. Maybe we can help each other out. See More
22 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Those are far from boring, they are interesting! Your first steps in asemic writing, and even a postmark is added! Thank you for sharing"
Pam McVay commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Does anyone know D.Burnham?  I have a terrific piece of mail art from her but can't find her listed.  It has lots of cats so I figure it must be because of this group.  It is so artful that I can't believe it!"
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"In the communist era, there were also postcards dedicated for children in Poland. What I was trying to draw on the other side was probably the beginning of the mail art.But these two copies were never sent by post because I was trying to address…"
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Mosina, near Poznan, Poland . Many, many, many euro stars...."
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Rydzyna, near Leszno in Poland, bar at "Kowolka" located in an old forge from the 17th century."
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Mikel Untzilla's photo
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"THREE MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA.... THANKS AGAIN, MIKEL! 1. Palm Trees from Elche, Costa Blanca 2. The Slope of Lok Ma Chau Lok Ma Chau is a small piece of riverside land transferred to Hong Kong by Mainland China in 2017. 3.Salle Louis VX,…"
Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Atte Ourie
"Hi! Thanks for the 1529, 9240 and other piece. alas I don't know Finnish (or whatever is the language!). What's your mail address? Regards, Val"
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"It was the sixth and the first newly built church in the working-class district of Krakow - Nowa Huta. It was established on the initiative of Fr. Józef Gorzelany in the years 1967–1977 according to the design of the architect mgr. Eng.…"

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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
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Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
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Mail Art can become very expensive, but I've got a few of these stamps if anyone would like a swap

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

From the BBC

"An $8.3m (£6.2m) stamp is returning to the UK for the first time in 143 years, after being sold at auction to a British rare stamp dealer.…


WISH YOU WERE HERE -- NOT! A COLLECTION OF BORING POSTCARDS.... from Val Herman and the Boring Postcards Group

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 12:15pm 1 Comment

This book nis now wavailable from (and various other Amazon European sites). It's author is Valentine M. herman. The price is $46.00, which is a lot, but it contains 400 Boring Postcards and has 250 pages. All Mail Artists should buy a copy of the boo for themselves, their spoused, boy-friends and girlfriends, children, relatives, neighbours and…


This is my 3000th photo here at IUOMA!

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 5:08pm 3 Comments

It is also my very first one, posted in September 2010 when I joined IUOMA.

Since then; another 2,999 -- 2.3% of all the photos here.

It's been a long and very enjoyable Mail Art journey.

And the show goes on...3001 et seq soon.…



Posted on January 23, 2021 at 10:16am 3 Comments

SCRABBLE is one of the world's most popular board games. A game for anyone; family- and people-oriented; timeless; peaceful; social; and a great lockdown activity.It's sold in more than 120 countries, and there are 30 different language available. 150 million sets have been sold worlwide, and…


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At 8:17am on July 9, 2021, Carien van Hest said…

EU End of Unity?

At 6:26pm on April 10, 2021, Tyler Hannigan said…

Hello Valentine,

OK, One "Flutterby' on it's way to France. Image in my Photo Albums "Black & Gold Flutterby"

Regards, Ty   - Tyler Hannigan, 19 Nickell Rd., Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557 USA

At 9:24am on February 14, 2021, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

My dear Valentine:

At 12:36pm on February 5, 2021, Ifé Niklaus said…
Hello Valentine
Vous parlez français?
Do you speak french?
I'm Inspired by your art
See you soon in your mail box !!!!
At 12:40am on October 28, 2020, Bradford said…

Maintenant, deux baguettes?

At 7:27am on August 6, 2020, Richard Canard said…

06.08.20 Dare Val M. H., ...but of course, Richard's ego is as sensitive as they come ----but still, who am I to stand in the way of Valentine Mark Herman???  (  I enjoy your commentary, insight and  your art.). SinCelery, Richard C.

At 6:06am on July 31, 2020, Olena Spicer said…

Wow, Val, sounds like you are really set on testing my linguistic abilities! Cannot wait to get the card. I can only hope I will accomplish the task. I will go find my old linguistics textbooks just in case :):):) Sounds like fun.

At 3:04am on May 24, 2020, Carmela Rizzuto said…


Samantha was an IUOMA member who died April, 20th. Read her profile story

A number of members corresponded with her. Her personal story and mail art creativity are inspiring.

At 2:56am on May 22, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

To answer your question, I friend those who I plan to send mail to ;)

At 9:21am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…




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