MinXus Mail Bag: Altered Junk Mail Trashpo Scam by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

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Mail-art by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

Wearing her Trashpo hat and serving as a member-in-good-standing of DKULTUK, Miss Becca sent us this ingeniously altered junk mail announcing “MINKRANGER” is eligible for a substantial prize. Following the financial disaster of our Who Has The Best Hair Contest and still uncertain of the outcome of our $40 million lawsuit against Empress Marie Antonette for copyright violation, character defamation and breach of contract, we are seriously considering the offer.

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These pieces have a greenish tinge, no doubt reflecting the quality of the original junk mail, as if one were looking at them submerged in a brackish pond through an algae filter.

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Actually, we would consider ourselves lucky just to receive the free soil testing kit.

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The repetition works very well in this panel (above), we think. The prize material was enclosed in this envelope and passed through the mail encased in cellophane:

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The reverse:

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A lovely piece of free-standing (or floating) Trashpo by Rebecca Guyver was also included:

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And the reverse:

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Well, Miss Becca, we learned long ago that on the long dusty trail there is no free lunch. We do deeply appreciate this thoughtful work!

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