Writing Postcards

Gorey Willowdale

Art by Edward Gorey from The Willowdale Handcar or The Return of the Black Doll (1962)

 

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Mail Art, 1898

dentist stamp

From The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects (2010) by John Tingey, a mailing using a “publicity stamp” as part of the address. The addressee was G. Forster, a dentist who used the stamps to publicize his practice, and also the cousin of Reginald Bray, the above-referenced Englishman who delighted in sending cryptic postcards. At this time, such stamps were also popular in Germany.