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At 6:10am on August 1, 2020, Vincent Wang said…

Hi John! Greetings from Hong Kong. Just received you piece of mail work. Thank you!!!

At 7:30am on September 10, 2017, Terry Reid said…


get this to Michael Leigh        Michael,   well, am just going to have to Cc this to the very David Dellafiora himself

(he has been putting energy recently into making breakthroughs in, to quote Ken FriedmanFluxus technology).

VOLUME link:

Exhibitors link:

At 8:48am on August 26, 2017, MoriceMarcuse said…

Hello i will be happy to exchange Painting in size 10x15 cm unframed with any one interested. No jury No Price NO Fee Just a good and fare exchange of art. All art received will be displayed in a Gallery in Carrara Salve Vorrei scambiare dei Lavori in Formato 10 x 15 cm senza cornice con Chiunque lo desidera 1 Per 1. niente soldi niente giuria niente premi solo della sano scambio d'arte. My address Menconi Tiziano Via Venezia 2 Carrara 54033 Italy

At 4:35pm on May 13, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you for the Shozo head, and more!

see :

At 10:57pm on January 18, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 12:15am on November 14, 2016, Juan Carlos Vargas said…

I invite you to participate in

At 11:19pm on September 20, 2016, Celestino Neto said…
At 4:58am on August 26, 2016, Ryusho Jeffus said…

John, I sent you a friend request and reached the max word limit.  You may not remember me from the period 1986-1990 or so.  I was fairly active under the name Tuesday Art and living in San Diego at the time.  You perforated a mail art stamp for me on AIDS/SIDA.  I'm unable to put my hands on one at the moment and fear it may have been lost in one of my many moves since that time.  I am slowly reentering the mail art world though it has never left my heart.

I am happy to see you are still in the game, though I think you used to live in Dallas  did you not.  I seem to recall some connection with the library there from which the fatal shots were fired.  I could be merging memories so if not you then accept my apologies.

Do you still do perforations? I've been casually looking for a perffing machine and it seems they are hard to come by.

At any rate I hope you are doing well.


(I changed my name legally and adopted my Buddhist priest name and have retired Tuesday Art)

At 10:48pm on May 7, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia said…

At 7:10pm on April 19, 2016, Celestino Neto said…

Convocatória 2st Edition of Engraving Post

At 10:38pm on August 21, 2015, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

"Why I am involved in Mail-Art: Compulsion"

Your compulsive contribution to the Transpersonal Call has arrived timely and in good shape, health and condition.   Best from Brazil.

At 2:29pm on March 18, 2015, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you, John,

always good to see you in the mailbox :-)

blogged here:

Happy traveling!

At 2:57am on December 22, 2014, Celestino Neto said…
At 6:47am on September 7, 2014, Celestino Neto said…
At 7:04pm on August 14, 2014, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you, John! 

I do need to learn some background about the photos,

but it is a wonderful document.


At 9:47pm on May 12, 2014, Petrolpetal said…

Wow - what a treasure to have-especially in such perfect working order. The comb idea is so simple but so perfect. I am going to try and make a perforation machine. I have an old sewing machine and I am sure I might think of something workable...

At 6:54pm on May 11, 2014, Petrolpetal said…

Ps how do you perforated? Srsly.

At 6:53pm on May 11, 2014, Petrolpetal said…

Choking back my true feelings...Thanks for the mail!

At 1:03am on April 5, 2014, Dan Landrum said…

Thanks for this!
John Held Jr. Collection of Mail Art Periodicals at the MoMA Library Website

At 11:13pm on February 25, 2014, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Super fun had at Ex Postal Facto!

Thank you, John, the mementos from SanFran have arrived in Greece.

'Must have been a great gathering of mail artists!

On this blog:

"With Held" celebrates Ex Postal Facto in SanFran!



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