Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Englishman who Posted Himself

Last Monday Hazel gave a talk about Mail Art, so I did a little bit of research and read up on Reginald Bray who loved to test the postal service.

At one point or another he mailed:
A bowler hat
A rabbit skull (with the address written on the nasal bone)
Seaweed
A penny
A turnip
And an Irish Terrior.

He mailed himself twice, not in a box though, the postman walked him up to the door.

I also have a book called Envelopes by Harriet Russell in which she challenges the postal workers to work out her address, surprisingly most of them made it through.
I shall definitely be giving this a go at some point.

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