Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Paghat the Ratgirl

Paghat the Ratgirl has an interesting website dealing with "Cinderella Stamps" and "Mail Art."

Paghat says, "Cinderella Stamps, are a postage-stamp-like object that is not really a postage stamp. Cinderellas include not only stamps made by artists for the sake of art & whimsy, but also such things as Christmas Seals & stamps from children's toy post office sets.

"Mail artists like to distinguish their cinderellas more specifically as "Artist Stamps" shortened to 'Artistamps,' though occasionally terms like Faux Post are used. The other common mail art item is a fake postage stamp."

Shown above an example of a mail artist's artistamp, shown as a detail from a postcard sent to Paghat by Rik Selby aka Studio Crispy Bug.

To visit her site and learn more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM