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Talk by John Held

Started Feb 11, 2020 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

Tags: manchester, mailart, meeting, talk, symposium

Merry Crimble !

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

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Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"Excellent postcards - love the Lennon stamp and the fake Johnson!   I have a Mona Lisa postcard - I may RIP off Mr Duchamp or is it MR. C.  ?"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Yes you are lucky over there Bradford. Thanks Mel Anie. I made a good investment all those years ago but I do not put it pass the PO to cancel them somehow. I shall check prices regularly now, it would have been dreadful if Alan Brignull had not…"
Jan 16
Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I forgot to add, sorry about your privatized postal rates going up every year.  As you can see from the table I posted, our rates do not go up as often and are lower overall.  The future, I cannot predict."
Jan 15
Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"US postal rates are set to change on the 26th of January 2021.  (They are not already in place.)  Here is a summary: Product Current Rate New Rate Letters (1 oz.)  55 cents  55 cents (no change) Letters additional oz.  15…"
Jan 15
Mel Anie commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Non-denominational 2nd class and 1st class stamps are always valid, Martha, whatever price you paid for them. 2nd class costs 66p now. 1st class, 85p. But if you bought them when they were cheaper and they have not been used, you can use them."
Jan 15
Mail Art Martha commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Second class stamps are surely OK? I bought lots of them years ago"
Jan 15
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Yes, a bit of a shock.  Luckliy I found out last December so bought a big stack of 2nd class  stamps along with my Xmas stamps.  The PO is sneaky like that!  I might be using carrier pigeon from now on!"
Jan 15
Mail Art Martha commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Does everybody know that PO prices have changed since January 1st? I did not, the PO could have found a way to make it public. I nearly sent my next batch with less postage than the necessary."
Jan 15
Michael Leigh commented on Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"Nothing is forever as we all know.  All stamps, presidents, pandemics etc. will be confined to the dustbin of history.  A bit of mail art from 1972 - just fished out the dustbin for you all -"
Jan 14
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"Mick Boyle.  I had it and now can't find it again!  O well - thanks for the remix."
Jan 8
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"Here's a few of Yoko Ono's bottoms to make ammends for my stupidity!"
Jan 7
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"Mick Boyle  Ah, I think I've sussed it.  Blimey - that took so long to figure out!  I blame Covid !"
Jan 7
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"Mick Boyle  .  Sorry , still not got the hang of it?!   Where in the persons page do you go to find the name with the line underneath?   I can't find anything like that on your page.  Sorry for being so thick!"
Jan 7
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"https://iuoma-network.ning.com/xn/detail/u_00nc753u56jsn ; When I copy and paste I get this?   What am I doing wrong?"
Jan 7
Richard Canard left a comment for Michael Leigh
"07.01.21 Dare Mister Michael Leigh, ..."How do you highlight someone's name in red with a link?"----You must be one of those from  the olden times--- the snail mail people---whatta you call  em ---"Mail Artists"…"
Jan 7

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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 4 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 6:58pm on January 7, 2021, Richard Canard said…

07.01.21 Dare Mister Michael Leigh, ..."How do you highlight someone's name in red with a link?"----You must be one of those from  the olden times--- the snail mail people---whatta you call  em ---"Mail Artists" from the twentieth century. Hang in there & Good Luck, SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 10:05pm on December 12, 2020, Mel Anie said…

Hi Michael, I contacted the Special Collections department about it recently - but they are not open so I haven't 'seen' any of it yet. Another online avenue of exploration for me to follow up at the moment - I am stumbling along. I am very intrigued by the history and development of mail art. I didn't really know anything about it until I stumbled into it as a result of these lockdowns. It's one of those, 'curious things'. 

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

 
 
 

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