Sunday, June 27, 2010

REALNEO Neotimes Mail Call

I knew the envelope was sent by an artist and fellow ephemera collector because it was plastered with postage stamps.

My photos here barely begin to illustrate the amount and quality of the goods inside.


Old letters, unusual scrap, ration tickets, cards from old board games, a cashier's check dated 1935, and so on, and so on, all carefully packaged in hand made folios and cellophane bags.


Below are collectible images from boxed matches. They are what triggered the impulsive generosity.

"When I originally read your blog, I got a smile out of your obsession with pattern model illustrations. As said earlier, I thought I might have something that has a similar quality you would find interesting- a few tiny matchbook labels from Europe. Well, as usual, I thought I knew where they were but didn't really, and thus embarked on a search through every box of curiosities stashed in all places everywhere. I rediscovered a bunch of things as I searched, a sample package of such findings is on the way to you today..."

All of this wonderful stuff came because I sold Neotimes a couple of old rotating date stamps through my etsy shop.
I am in awe at the mystery of how a connection can be made.
Do check out REALNEO.
Totally inspiring!

5 comments:

~*~Patty said...

another sweet example of how blogging is a beautiful bridge ... really sweet and generous!
oxo

Jeanie said...

How cool is that! Don't you love how generous and excited people get when they discover kindred spirits? I love it!

Margaret said...

Oh Nathalie this is so totally you, all of it!! I loved the assemblages on the link, inspired.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hello Dear ~
What a lovely parcel for a lovely gal! I know I thank my lucky stars for the connection I made with you! Hope your week is blessed!
XO ~ katie

韻枝 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................