Thrifty Score and Some Pretty Cool Mail art


Saturday I went to check out a new thrift(to me anyway) called In A Blue Moon.  It was a dark and kind of crammed in space, but a couple of vendors had amazing paper ephemera at prices we don’t usually see around here.  All this came home with me for under $10, score!

Two huge packs of old envelopes with stamps – all except that bright yellow one from the 1920’s.

And more stamps from all over.

These two lovely ladies in their cabinet cards and some old Boston area advertising.

Also GREAT – did I say GREAT incoming mail art from Pamela Gerard and Steph Dodson.

Pamela’s sad beach girl as I have come to think of her.

Steph’s painted collage a la hanging feet.

All in all a good weekend.


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13 Responses to “Thrifty Score and Some Pretty Cool Mail art”

  1. Anne Lockard April 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I am just a *bit* pea green here looking at all the cool, old postage stuff, especially the stamps.
    So right….. 🙂
    Cool mail, old and new!


  2. Terrie -Creative Explorer April 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    What an excellent paper score – holy moly, it looks like a real treasure trove of goodies! I love postage stamps and have some from the early 50’s but not as early as the 20’s. I find that I’m often reluctant to use them because they’re so cool, so they sit in their little sorting envelopes for me to take out and enjoy every once in awhile 🙂 Love those 2 pieces of mail art – those are some beauties!

  3. lyle baxter April 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    nice collection of stamps and papers! hard to find old ones! we are always looking!

  4. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen April 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Ooooh, you lucked out big time, I’d day! All those lovely envelopes and stamps. Looking forward to see what you’ll make!

  5. Madeline April 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Hi Corrine. What fun! My imagination is engaged…love those old letters. Maybe you’ll uncover some ancient secrets, forbidden trysts, old lovers, new friends. MMM.
    I want to come visit you and go thrifting with you!

  6. Kim Andersen May 1, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    wow! score!!! L O V E the stamps!!!

  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 1, 2012 at 4:31 am #

    You scored more ways than one. How lucky for you.

  8. Sue May 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    What a great find and beautiful mail art.

  9. Kris May 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow, excellent finds!!!! I always love the stamps the best…oh and the handwriting…well the aged paper is cool too. OK I love it all.
    Cool Mail art!!

  10. Becca May 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Love this stuff! Great score. After 5 1/2 years of marriage I discover my husband has a cool stamp collection. (amazing what you find when you pack) I hope to photograph it once we get settled in our new home. Hope you’re having a great week!

  11. Jennibellie May 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!! Lovely bunch of goodies you have, it’s raining like mad over here so I can’t get to my boot sales which is where all the goodies are over here (only been to one in 12 months 🙁 ) so I’m a little green too at your lot lol enjoy 🙂 much love

  12. Lori Anderson May 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Love, love, love, love, LOVE!

  13. Denni May 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Oh I love thrift stores, in fact I’m doing a post about some of mine this month on my blog. You scored big time. Love when I can find antique photos and paper.

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