Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Best mail pin-up ever!

Best Pinup EVER!

I was just looking at some postcards on Postcrossing, and I came across this one - RU-863545 - which I think must be the BEST PINUP EVER. Sexy lady, mailbox, a skirt full of mail? Whew! My temperature's rising...

You can see by the signature on the envelope in the bottom right corner that this is the work of the famous and classic pin-up artist Gil Elvgren. Here's what I want to know: why is there no reprint postcard book of great pin-ups like this? I've searched and searched, and I can't find one. Anyone? Suggestions?

It puts me in the mood for some fine pin-up postcards, and I'm thinking about hosting a Pin-up postcard swap on Swap-bot... stay tuned for developing news!

And for full disclosure: I did not send or receive this postcard, alas, I just saw the postcard image on Postcrossing. I WISH I'd received it, or knew where to find one!

(In case you are a Pinterest fan, I also pinned it on Pinterest.)

EDIT/UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from Julie (O-kami), I've just discovered this very postcard is available on Zazzle.com. While I'm not a huge fan of the coated paper stock that Zazzle uses for their postcards, I think I am going to have to pick up a few of these! Thanks so much for the tip, Julie!

7 comments:

  1. This is adorable - plus I really love her shoesLL

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  2. No postcard book - but did you see these?
    http://www.zazzle.com/gil+elvgren+postcards

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'm not super-fond of the paper stock/coating Zazzle uses on the back of their postcards, but the next time they have a sale, I just might have to pick up a few of these!

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  3. Ooh how cute :) did you also see this one? http://www.zazzle.com/vintage_retro_gil_elvgren_mail_box_pinup_girl_postcard-239383589475766156

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    1. I did, Henderica - and I admit I just bought some! :-)

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