Postcard Collecting Video - May 2013


09 April 2013
imports_CCGB_unsortedpostcardartwo_48113.jpg 'Unsorted' postcard artwork
In his latest postcard collecting blog, Guy Atkins discusses the postcard artwork of Mary Anne Francis ...
Artist Mary Anne Francis played with the challenge of ordering postcards in her work ‘Unsorted’.

Rather than showing an ordered collection, she exhibited her postcards in the process of being classified. According to Mary Anne, the installation showed someone ‘attempting to arrange – sort out – a collection of sorts… but: how to sort a type or type a sort?’

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Read Guy's full feature on poetry on postcards in the May 2013 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart

Guy Atkin's postcard column is part of the popular 'Stamp Sidelines' pages in every issue of Stamp & Coin Mart, which cover the following subjects:

• Cinderella stamps (stamps with no postal validity)
• The history of postmarks of the world
• The stories behind First Day Covers

Plus, from the March 2013 issue onwards, the pages will also feature columns on Perfins (stamps with perforated holes) and Machins (the classic definitive stamp designs of GB).

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