Rare and vintage US presidential postage,(very rare 3 cents!)

This mail art postcard from Mike Parsons inspired me to sort through bags and bags of old postage stamps

that have been stored away deep in closets for too long...

coming out, sorting, soaking, drying,

and to be used on Holiday Greetings!

Thanks, Mike, for the inspiration!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2021 at 7:43pm

Yay! good to see you back, Mike...

and happy that "Holiday" postage collage card finally arrived from Greece!

(sent 15-17 Nov.2020???)

Comment by Mike Parsons on February 9, 2021 at 12:47pm

Hey IUoMA pals - I've not visited this website in 2+ months.  Glad to see you're being creative w/o me.

An aspiring artist & pal, Smilin Mike 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2020 at 11:29pm

...and old Greek stamps on this collage card  that came from Patricia Landon 

made it very special mail art:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2020 at 11:26pm

'Really liked how Adam Roussopoulos used the Lincoln stamps on mail that he sent me some time ago:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2020 at 11:05pm

Well, I do have a few albums of a "stamp collection" nature, 

and for years I wondered if I could use old postage stamps in mail art collages,

BUT

my hoard of recently discovered Holiday Greetings has such horribly "franked" stamps,

that they probably are "worthless" in the eyes of serious stamp collectors...perhaps?

Comment by Richard Canard on November 17, 2020 at 6:04pm

17.11.20 Dare Ms. Katerina N., ...yes, I admire the  Mike Parsons Postage Stamp Postcard collage as well-- -& your "Season's Greetings USA 1981" of cancelled postage stamps is potentially even a better Xmas Greeting than the original  Warholian sheet of stamps from the Post Office on day One. I  can only imagine our  serious stamp collector friends now screaming & crying in horror. Incidentally, I.U.O.M.A. member Tofu of San Francisco has been mining this territory for quite some time........... I wanna Mike Parsons Postage Stamp collage mailing, & a Katerina Nikoltsou Postage Stamp collage, a Tofu Postage Stamp  collage & an Ilya Semenenko-Basin Postage Stamp Collage mailing for my already  over-stuffed archive.---but then again..... don't we all. SinCelery, Richard Canard 

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on November 17, 2020 at 4:15pm

This is a great idea. Let's use postage stamps in our collages.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2020 at 4:09pm

1981 issue US postage stamp of Teddy Bear on a sled!

(cleaned and dried...150 of 'em!)

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