I recently received this little booklet from Philatelic Atrocities in Portland, Oregon. Technically it is not Halloween-themed mail art, but there is something creepy about that tongue. This is creepy-in-a-good-way versus the occasional, unsolicited, mail art I receive that, well, is just creepy (don’t worry, you never have to see that stuff).
I discovered a Philatelic Atrocities blog and a book as well. I assume Niko Courtelis is the artist behind this piece.
Personally I do not miss licking stamps. I do miss the older engraved stamps, both the look and the hand. Today’s ‘stickers’ are somewhat soulless. Sometimes I purchase, old, unused stamps, but I use a damp sponge rather than licking them. It is funny, but for something that we all did at one time, licking the back of a postage stamp just seems nasty now. But to each his own and I am so glad I received some Last Licks.