50 pictomat throwaways: s.w./005
October 10, 2010, 12:05 am
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throwaway no. 5 / the southwest

as promised, the very late, but not forgotten throwaway #5 is probably in your mailbox today, perhaps monday. it was meant to be sent when we were in monument valley in august. the classic western “stagecoach” was filmed there. this film made the then 35 year youngish, and rather handsome john wayne a huge star after years of struggling in “b” flicks. it was directed by one of america’s greatest talents, the very prolific and often cantankerous, john ford who frequently used monument valley for the backdrop of many a memorable film.


50 pictomat throwaways: late, almost forgotten throwaway is sent today
October 7, 2010, 6:00 pm
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throwaway s.w./005

you may remember we spent a good deal of august in l.a. and then traveling from gallop, n.m. through the navajo nation and to several wonderful national parks. in l.a. we were visiting our dear aunt, and had time to do more than a few bits about architecture, a favorite film that takes place in the city of angels, and an essay on how schizophrenic the wonderful city is.

we did not have that luxury in the southwest. it was a car trip that, as we said before started in gallop and wove its way in and out of states and indian reservations. we wanted to write, we had no time. it was a wonderful and interesting trip. pictomat has travel extensively in the this country and the u.k., europe, a small part of asia and another small part of africa and we have never met a vacation we didn’t like and learn tons about people, culture, and geography. and that includes our over the counter codeine stupor trip of 2008, miss e!

we did manage to use our pictomat stamps for the l.a. “throwaway”, but its companion piece, the s.w. “throwaway” and a pictomat stamp, which was meant to be sent from monument valley in the heart of the navajo nation, while on our person, never made it to the post.

this problem has been rectified. the almost forgotten “throwaway” was not thrown away. it is just very late, and although it will have a wonderful pictomat postage stamp on it, its postmark will be over a month and a half late and from the city of roses. we do apologize.

50 pictomat throwaways: l.a./004
August 28, 2010, 10:49 am
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throwaway no.4 / los angeles

pictomat picks right up where dah/zyne left off, with throwaway no.4 (los angeles), in the mail today. note the special stamps!