Since I got back into mail art I do try and think of creative ways to use postage stamps to enhance the mail art by theme, color, and sometimes even number.
The planets of your solar system set issued by the post office last year are very nicely done, and have afforded me the opportunity to make some fun envelopes.
Using old wall calendar pages to make the envelopes, here are the exchange envelopes I sent out for April.
And if you're wondering why this post is titled Solar System (II), you can see my first Solar System blog post here.
I used all of the planets stamps on another piece of mail art here.
(PS: I have a bonus letter S that will show up on the blog tomorrow if you feel like checking back in.)
Canada Post released a really nice line of dinosaur stamps last year.ReplyDelete
Are those the ones with that focus on the dinosaurs' eyes? I received one of them and have yet to blog it.Delete
What a beautiful matching stamps and envelopes, FinnBadger, a delight for the eye, all of them!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I think the set is a very nice one by USPS.Delete
This set of stamps is one of my favourites from the USA. Great envelopes too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bob. I like that they chose to depict the planets at the same size on each stamp (although it did mean Saturn's rings were clipped), and with a black background.Delete
What an awesome experience it must've been for the recipients of this mail.
S is for Silver Serendipity
Thanks. I like to imagine them showing up in the recipients' mailboxes.Delete
Hi Phillip - it's amazing what we know about the solar system now ... but it'd be fun to be able to send letters into Space - well perhaps not ...! Cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Fun, yes, but I think prohibitively expensive!Delete
I really like that you could get matching envelopes too. I do have lots of GB stamp sets but not ones featuring the planets - some of Halley's comet though! Lovely to meet via the A-Z Challenge :) http://pempispalace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/s-is-for-solitary-sapien-solar-system.htmlReplyDelete
Halley's comet stamps sound great. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Beautiful! We have a postal system in Ecuador but I rarely use it. I occasionally have something delivered to a local restaurant from the US. I have only mailed one envelope in almost four years. So, I do not use stamps but I used to like them when I lived in the US.ReplyDelete
Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Sunsets near the equator
Wow, I cannot imagine sending just one letter in four years.Delete
Wow, these are super. Although...I prefer my solar System... :)ReplyDelete
Haha, I thought you might.Delete
I do not have a favorite set of stamps. I like how you paired the stamps and the art envelopes. Hopefully the recipients enjoy as well.ReplyDelete
I always hope they'll enjoy my envelopes as much as I enjoy receiving theirs.Delete
I liked the stamps with Pets on them. The lady at the post office told me that a lot of people didn't because of the snake. Poor snake, always so frowned upon.ReplyDelete
Once Upon a Time
That's a bit odd to not want the set of 20 stamps just because there is 1 snake. If you don't like the snake, use it to send something you don't like much, like a bill or your tax returns :)Delete