ARTISTAMP NEWS, a newsletter about postage-like stamps by artists edited and produced by Anna Banana from 1991 through 1996. Each issue features a profile of two or three artistamp makers, two to three richly illustrated pages of New Editions, a Letter from the Editor, reviews of artistamp shows and publications, news stories, articles and comments by various mail-artists, as well as a page of mail-art show and project information. A popular feature is that each issue had several actual artistamps tipped-in. All issues are printed on an 11 x 17" sheet, folded to make 8.5" x 11" pages. Early issues are 3-hole punched for keeping in a 3-ring binder. Later issues are saddle stitched:
- Vol. 1 No. 1, January 1991, 8 pages, edition of 200 copies, colour stamp tipped onto cover.
Artists included: Bruce Grenville, Michael Hosszu, Ed Varney, Jas W Felter, Cavellini, and Geir Sor-Reim.
5 reprints available at $25 each.
- Vol. 1 No. 2, December 1991 - 8 pages, edition of 150.
Featured artists: Buz Blurr, Carl Chew, Jas Felter with stamp news bites from Friends of Tuva, Pacific Northwest Artistamp Collective, Tui Tui museum, Geir Sor-Reim on ICIS, The Stamps of Mikia and a first day cover from the Kingdom of Edelweiss. Two pages of review of books, periodicals and show catalogs, including tip-ins from the Griffin & Sabine stamps. The final page is of Mail-art shows and projects done as “the Last Banana Rag No. 30”
2 issues available at $25 each
- Vol. 3 No. 1&2, February 1993, 12 pages, edition of 200 copies, with 5 full-colour stamps tipped in.
Artists included: H.R. Fricker, Dominique/Bugpost, Baroni, Guy Bleus, Piermario Ciani, Cracker Jack Kid, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Robert Watts, Gerard & Fernand Barbot, Francis Hall, Dogfish, Ed Higgins, Buz Blurr, Kingdom of Edelweiss, many on the New Arrivals pages.
Out of Print.
- Vol. 4 No. 1, March 1994, 12 pages, edition of 150. Articles by Guy Bleus, Peter Kustermann, Anthroart, Ed Higgins, Carl Chew, Ed Varney, Vanci Stirnemann, Pag-hat the Rat Girl and Dogfish. Reviews of books and Catalogues, an artist profile of Greg Byrd AKA Toast Postes, 2 pages of “new arrivals” stamp editions, many of which had actual stamps tipped in, and a page of mail-art show and project invitations and publication.
2 issues available at $25 each.
- Vol. 4 No. 2, October 1994, 12 pages, edition of 300 copies, with 7 full colour stamps tipped in.
Artists included: Dogfish/Tui Tui, Crackerjack Kid, PTT museum exhibit, Pere Sousa, Cati Laporte, Marcello Diotallevi, Bruce Grenville, Guy Bleus, many on the New Arrivals pages, including a block of 6 from Jean Noel Laszlo.
12 issues available at $25 each.
- Vol. 5 No. 1, June 1995, 12 pages, edition of 300 copies, with 4 colour, 1 B&W stamps tipped in.
Artists included: Mars Stamp Expo, Robert Rudine, HR Fricker, Peter Kustermann & Angela Pahler, Gunther Ruch, Bruce Grenville, Geir Sor-Reime, Jas W Felter, Chuck Welch, Peter Kaufmann and many others on the New Arrivals pages.
10 issues available at $25 each.
- Vol. 6 No. 1, February 1996, 12 pages, edition of 200 copies, with 8 stamps tipped in, 5 in full colour.
Artists included: Harley/ Terra Candella, Patricia Tavenner, Gunther Ruch, Ed Varney, Jas W Felter, William Graef, Michael Hosszu, Carl Chew, Ken Bryson and many others on the New Arrivals pages.
8 reprints available at $25 each.
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