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welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

Mail to Heleen de Vaan – Netherlands

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Mail-Art that is on its way to Amstelveen to Heleen de Vaan, Netherlands. Also a thank you for the lovely rubberstamp “You’ve got Mail” which she sent me as a Christmas present. Somehow there is an error in the address label. Mjust have printed the extra R sometimes, and now  it reads not Heleen, but Herleen. maybe next time it is Hermelijn, en it will change into an imagenairy animal since she collects them,

see: http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.nl/

Gift from Jack Latteman – USA

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After being 2 weeks abroad I found with the incoming mail-art this box from Jack Latteman (Cascadia Artpost) in USA. Besides the formal USA postage sticker he also included on the backside lots of own postage that looked quite good:

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The surprise came when I opened the parcek and found this large and wonderful rubberstamp for the TAM-Archives, but for sure also to use it on outgoing mail:

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Thanks Jack, for this wonderfuls surprise. It is very much appreciated.  Will need some time to settle after being away for two weeks, and then will start with trying to answer some of the incoming mail…….

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Mail-Interview with Guy Bleus by Ruud Janssen

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Because someone in the USA wanted a signed copy of the mail-interview I did with Guy Bleus, published by the Stickerdude in New York, I arranged a sending in which also Guy and I would have a signed edition of the finished booklet. Guy stamped the envelope and also placed some delightful rubberstamps on the backside:

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The booklet inside looks like this:

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Mail from Miss Noma – UK

Again mail from Miss Noma in UK. This time the envelope shows another identity, and that ths the name of Arthur Cravan Jr.

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The statement is obvious Arthur Cravan is NOT a mail-artist , but a Post-Artist. And what to expect in the enveloppe. When I opened it I discoverd there were again envelopes in it all addressed to me but with slightly different names:

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Nine to be precise. Also a special number with quite some symbolic to it. I already opened one of the envelopes and discoverd the empty stampsheets for the TAM Rubberstamp Archive seem to have been returned:

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Will open the other envelopes tomorrow. Already documented all the envelopes front-side and backside, since there is a lot of play on them as well with names and rubberstamps. Will see what is hidden inside the envelopes…….