Postalo Vleeptron celebrates AML 10th Anniversary / I'm getting off light! 10th Anniversary = TIN!
Message #28523 of 28523
AML's artists have mastered nearly every aspect of mail art and faux postage -- perforations, selvedge, cancellations, etc.
But one dimension of mail/post has escaped this community.
It is Postalo Vleeptron's ambition to pioneer the reproduction of this dimension:
Late, tardy, slow, unreliable mail.
Until our mail art can be slow, unreliable, misdelivered, and delayed for unconscionable lengths of time, our mail art can never truly reflect and resemble the authentic government mail/post which inspires our efforts.
PV's first experiment in LateMail (tm) is this here stamp celebrating AML's 10th Anniversary, which Postalo Vleeptron posts as a file today -- what? A week, 10 days after the deadline for the Anniversary call?
Anyway, surely this adds a previously unknown dimension of authenticity to mail art and faux postage.
My 10th wedding anniversary is coming up soon, and I just had to research what physical token of my Love & Devotion I will soon have to spring for.
Surprise! I'm getting off light: Tin!
Hey! Don't snicker at tin! The Phoenicians sailed past the Pillars of Hercules and hung a right (a nautical term) into the North Atlantic to mine tin in Britain!
Not because anybody's heart goes pitta-pat at a necklace made of tin. But because tin is extremely useful in making a variety of useful, important and beautiful alloys.
Like pewter. So Postalo Vleeptron celebrates AML's 10th with an 18th-century English pewter sconce what I filched off the Web, never mind where.
A pewter sconce gets screwed to a wall, but unless your wall is inside a trailer/caravan, you can't have a wall without William Morris wallpaper. This is Morris' "Acanthus" wallpaper made from woodblocks in 1875.
(And probably still for sale. You could fall asleep every night gazing at this; it could leach into your dreams.)
One reason this mail is late is that it takes a little while to send mail back and forth between Planet Vleeptron (in the nearby Dwingeloo-2 Galaxy) and Earth (in the Milky Way).
Anyway that's Postalo Vleeptron's lame excuse for this late mail, which also resembles the lame excuses of authentic government postal authorities.
Happy Anniversary! Hope ya likes the stamp!
Commemorative Issues Administrator, Postalo Vleeptron
Poortown, Ciudad Vleeptron