Sunday, March 31, 2019

F is for Farm animals

Many farm animals gathered here on this French stamp issued in 2013 commemorating the 50th International Exhibition of Agriculture.

For more F stamps, head over to find the links at Sunday Stamps.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A lot inside a small envelope

C. Mehrl sent another one of her envelopes full of all sorts of mail art-related things.

Something from the eternal network for me to add to.

A little artistic pamphlet.

Some artistamps.

And a warning.

Friday, March 29, 2019


Today's the day (maybe) when the UK leaves was supposed to leave the EU.

Mail Art Martha sent this fantastic trashpo book on that very topic...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A fab painted envelope

Another wonderful envelope arrived from Fafa, this one is hand painted. It gained an extra postmark (in purple, I think). An interesting addition.

And really fascinating stamp of Sophie Calle - a living artist and writer. I love the perspective chosen. 

Thanks for such a nice sending and all the great contents.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

E is for Edgar Degas

Fafa sent me an envelope with this lovely minisheet featuring work by the painter (and sculptor) Edgar Degas (1831-1917). This is 'The Star on the Stage' (1878). 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A blue flower and a dog

Great illustration of a blue flower on this envelope from Eva, and a very large stamp showing a dog.

The stamp is issued as a single, with this kennel as part of the selvage design.

Friday, March 22, 2019

We care

USPS says they care...

But not enough to stop using this way of canceling these lovely vintage stamps on a fun exchange envelope from Faye.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

First day of spring

Today is Yesterday was the vernal equinox, and the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, so here are some past envelopes from exchanges that have that spring-like quality to them.

From Kate R

From Bug

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Neon leaves

This photo does not do justice to how nice this exchange envelope from Lynne S looks in person.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A seal from Troy

Another exchange envelope, this time from Troy, with an impressive wax seal that traveled intact.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Postcrossing meetup in Lelystad

Heleen sent me this fun postcard from a postcrossing meeting in the Dutch city Lelystad, and even used a postcrossing stamp.

And even more impressive is that Heleen designed the postcard - nice work!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Ides of cards and postcards

I haven't had an ides of cards and postcards post in a long time.

A few from Eva:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Zentangled and sealed

Suzanne sent me an exchange envelope with a lovely detail on it that reminds me of zentangle.

And a wax seal on the back that, amazingly, arrived in perfect condition.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Love in the sky

Great exchange envelope from Patty featuring her fun take on the Love skywriting stamp.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ramirez from Mim

A very nice card from Mim showing a piece of Ramirez' art.

His work was featured on stamps in 2015. I don't have any left, however you can see some I used on this envelope.

The card arrived in this envelope. Love the wide-eyed cat stamp. And this is my first sighting of the 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming the 21st state stamp.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

C is for Carnation, C tarifa, Correos and Cardinal

Fantastic C mail arrived from Eva.

The stamp has the no value indicator of the C rate, used for international mail outside Europe, and featured a carnation that is made up of various Spanish landmarks. The only one I recognize is La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

To see more stamps with a C theme, explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

The fantastic envelope shows Eva's watercolor cardinal bird. the male is considered to have a brilliant red color, but today's post makes me think of the words crimson and carmine.

And more yellow on the back.

Eva asked me if I thought her cardinal was red enough. I thought I'd poll the audience - so what do you think? Is he red enough?

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The reason Hester sent chocolate mail art

A long 'postcard' arrived.

And the fantastic reason for it.

I did send a dragon to Eric, so today seems the perfect day to show it.

Friday, March 8, 2019

A banana from Heleen

This arrived some time ago from Heleen - love it, as well as the personalized postage stamp featuring Heleen's signature!