Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mork from Ork vintage postalette

Mork and Mindy postalette

This gem came from a fabulous eBay find (ah, eBay, you are my budgetary downfall): a mint condition, NIB (new in box) set of Mork from Ork rainbow postalettes, from the show Mork & Mindy.

Yes, folks, I remember watching Mork & Mindy as a child - I adored that TV show, and it gave me a lifelong admiration for Robin Williams. This postalette shows Robin Williams in his Mork role, wearing his space suit, and the words are his catch phrase. I'm stumped by the spelling, though, because I recall it sounded like "na-noo" and not na-no. Oh well, discrepancies aside, they're fabulous. The moon and stars sticker came with the original set to seal the postalette, but I gave it a little help with some removable tape.

vintage rainbow Mork and Mindy postalette

As if these weren't awesome enough, they're covered with rainbows! The rainbow element wraps around the front, on the address side. This one deserved some very cool stamps, so I tried to go with either the rainbow theme or a space theme, to complement the postalette itself. These are some of my very favorite stamps, too. On the left is the "It all depends on ZIP CODE" mail transportation stamp (of course I love the meta mail theme, but the rainbow puffy artwork is delish), in the middle is the Expo 74/Preserve the Environment stamp with artwork by Peter Max, and on the right is the Love stamp with hearts forming the Os in rainbow colors. The Project Mercury stamp is my nod to the space theme.

This was a fun postalette to send and construct; so far I've only sent the one, but I think I've got 11 left. Hmm...


  1. That's hilarious - especially allll theee RAINBOWS! My mom was watching Mork & Mindy re-runs over my winter break in January, reminiscing over it, as well. I of course had never heard of it. Anyway - great effort at making it all match up.

  2. Oh I love the style of that envelope and I really love the stamps!!!! How cool they are.

  3. Oh my goodness!! These are amazing. I've only seen a couple episodes myself and clips because the show is so scarce anymore, but my dad said it was awesome. I'll have to hunt these down on ebay myself sometime soon!
    - L

  4. I watched Mork and Mindy, too, and loved it. My next favorite alien show was 3rd Rock from the Sun.

    I don't have the patience for eBay but if I did, I would probably break the bank on vintage stationery and postage.

  5. yep gotta love mork and mindy way to go , I loved it as a kid .

  6. Oh Mork and Mindy was such a part of my childhood! Thanks, this made me smile :-)

  7. Oh my god, those are beyond amazing. I adore the rainbows! I've never seen this before, but it looks like the trippiest thing ever. Awesome stationery!