floating envelopes / 宙に浮く封筒

March 28, 2012

1958 Turkey
Letter Writing Week

I finally realised myself that I have an envelope fetish – I cannot throw away used but not damaged envelopes, especially one that has a nice coloured lining or printed patterns.  I made a set of artworks, using those insides of used envelopes for a charity exhibition, and it was very satisfactory when someone bought them.

So, I am naturally attracted by this charming 1950s stamp from Turkey.  They are on their way to be delivered, as they have cancellation marks.

最近になって気付いたのですが、わたしはきっと「封筒フェチ」なのです。送られる郵便物の封筒をなかなか捨てられない。特に、封筒の中に模様が印刷されているのが好きで、そんな封筒の裏を使ってチャリティー展示会のための作品を作ったことがあります。それが売れた時には、共感してくれた人がいてとても嬉しかったのです。

こんな風に封筒がふわふわ浮いているチャーミングな切手を見つけると、だから必然のように買ってしまう。切手に消印も見えます。ただ、この図柄から「信頼できる郵便サービス」は連想できない、、ですよね。

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