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Tasks / Thurn Und Taxis Postal Adventure

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1: Buy/find/acquire a mailbox of any shape or dimensions. Place the mailbox in a public space with an appropriate address that you invent. Make sure it looks official to ensure its permanence. 2: Receive mail. Extra points if your mailbox is in a remote area, or a vacant lot. The farther it is from a regular, recognized address or street the better. You will be awarded points simply for placing the mailbox in a public space and using it, but the real aim of the task is codification by the postal service itself. If you do not wish to use the US postal service, you may create (or participate in) an alternative postal delivery network that deals only with other players' mailboxes.

1 to 4 players
35 points
Level 2

Terms: alternative_system, exchange, mail

4 completed :: 6 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)

this task is retired


supposedly defeated ?
posted by Fonne Tayne on December 13th, 2007 1:08 PM




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Through a complex series of events, several of us (in some cases unknowingly) collaborated to complete this task. The box was installed, the address was leaked, mail was inadvertantly sent to the address, the box and the mail disappeared, it reappea...

35 + 140 points :: 4 comments :: 29 votes :: 5 collaborators

I wanted to see if I could get mail delivered to a lot that looks like it has residences on it but doesn't. These facades mask the back of part of a self-storage building that was constructed in 1997 or 1998 on a vacant lot at the edge of an urban re...

35 + 42 points :: 6 comments :: 9 votes :: 3 collaborators

I too have set up a mailbox. I chose as my site the empty lot next to the Potrero Hill bar, The Bottom of the Hill. The address of the box is 1229 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107 Backstory: I found someone giving away two mailboxes on ...

35 + 5 points :: 8 comments :: 1 vote

This felt too easy. We already had an extra mailbox around. We found a boarded-up house and attached the mailbox using zip ties (those plastic proto-handcuffs). We'll see if it works. Anyone interested can send us mail at: 208 Dolores St., San Franci...

35 + 5 points :: 4 comments :: 1 vote :: 2 collaborators