Friday, August 12, 2011

Mail Art

As some of you have noted,
I am not one to get fancy with my postal stamps.
But, when I read  a story about Owney in the newspaper,
I knew I had to make a special effort to get his stamp.

Owney, The Postal Dog Stamps:
Mail Art: Owney the Postal Dog
Isn't he cute?

Here is his story that was printed on the backside of the stamps:
Mail Art: Owney's stamp Story
Nice story,
but the newspaper article I read
talked more about the Smithsonian's efforts to fix
Owney up for his big re-debut.
Turned out that he was missing an eye and 
large patches of fur, had to get a new nose, and
his original stitch marks scared the children.
Seriously.

But, no worries, we can now all breathe a sigh of relief
because Owney has been restored!
He no longer scares the children
and his face is on a stamp.

Outgoing:
Outgoing Mail Art Box
Any guesses as to what this
recipient does for a living?

And, how's this for creepy:
Mail Art Envelope
The walls, the lady in pink propped up in bed having tea,
the three dogs surrounding her, the guy reading the paper,
the Snoopy in a special Snoopy-sized chair,
and the live kitty on the back chair.
I found it all rather disturbing,
so of course, it had to be sent out
so that it could disturb others as well.

Happy Mailing everyone!

5 comments:

O'Neal said...

First, that's so rude that someone has harassed you about your boring stamps : )

Owney interested me. Did a google search for more info. Amazing story, with a sad ending.

I'm guessing the recipient of the first outgoing is a window washer or a pharmaceutical salesperson or Phil Donahue.

The last photo. I predict you, Husband and Phant in that same scenario in about 30-40 years : )

Anonymous said...

As the recipient of the last photo,
yes, it was a bit creepy, but more so it look like (to me) an aging, hasbeen actress reminiscing about her heyday. (Maybe a Zsa Zsa Gabor moment!!!) But your envelopes are quite unique to say the least. Keep them coming! : ) (From a happy parental figure).

Chris said...

Happy, Happy Day...How about Happy Happy Month....See what happens when u have a retired senior, with a computer on lap and a lot of time to spare on a Sunday afternoon. Have a great day!

Bev Sykes said...

Poor Ownie. They don't know exactly what happened but he was apparently shot while attacking a postal worker!

Cari said...

Oh gee, now my Postal Dog Hero has a sad ending. Poor guy! At least his memory lives on.

Happpy Parent Person: Yes, it does look like a Zsa-Zsa moment! That's spot on.

O'Neal: I, Phant, and Husband would never do anything weird like that. : )

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