My first thought, upon seeing this package leaning against my doorjamb was, "Geez! Probably the art supplies I've been waiting for!" I envisioned a battle to claim damages and get the supplies replaced.

Never before, had I seen anything like this!

I carefully slit the envelope open and found the following:

It was a piece of mail art from none other than the Artist in Seine, aka Dean Marks! Complete with an apology for damages from the USPS!

I checked the piece over carefully. Unless I am mistaken, the only injuries are having had the tray crushed and some of the glitter glue came loose in transit.

It is a truly punish piece, true to form. You'll note that the musician is Gary GLITTER... The glitter glue was a great touch! At the top, above the 45 is the quote, "Once discovered, you must explore..." Love it!

Not to mention the flip side:

Kudos to you, Dean! Both for the piece, which is amazing! And for thoroughly confounding the USPS!

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 4, 2014 at 12:56am

I love to read and see this, thank you for posting, Lynn!

(And thank you for sending, Dean :-)

Dean also had sent 'loose contents' to Greece and to the Netherlands, but here it was the French post who was so kind to protect these loose content :-)

You can find some pictures of it in the Postal Additions group (in where I linked to your blog post here, of course :-) )

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