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#1 notts86

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:00

Does anyone else, like me, enjoy receiving 'real' mail from all over the world? There are such a variety of members here that I thought it would be interesting to swap postcards of our town which have been written with a fountain pen. You could include details about the pen and ink you are using on the card, or just a general message about your hometown!

I'm happy to send postcards from Canterbury, United Kingdom to anyone who would like to receive one. Let me know in the forum below or send me a PM.

#2 andru

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:44

Sorry, it appears I hadn't updated for a few weeks! It seems that people are getting on without the list anyway, but doesn't hurt to update it. Anyone who posted but didn't explicity mention wanting to exchange cards I have refrained from adding.

Here's the list (as of edit date):

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Postcard Interest List
Send PMs to initiate exchanges!
If you're not on this list, please post to notts86's Postcard Swap topic.

USERNAME LOCATION EXCHANGE LOCATION PREFERENCE
notts86 Canterbury (UK) any
andru Kingston (ON,Canada) any
Wizergig Kansas (USA) any
Sakura France & Arizona (USA) any
Funktionslust Halifax (NS,Canada) any
artaddict Nixtlan (NY,USA) any
judybug Louisiana (USA) any
nluoma Michigan (USA) any
luckygrandson Chesapeake Bay area (USA) any
goldkiwi Vancouver (BC,Canada) any
markc San Francisco (CA,USA) any
yiterp OK corral (USA?) any
playpen ?? any
Phthalo Australia any
Margana Los Angeles (CA,USA) any
amh210 San Diego (CA,USA) beyond Southern CA
KG4KAH Raleigh (NC,USA) any
whiskas Bucharest (Romania) beyond Romania; N. Europe preferred
halljer Evansville (IN,USA) any
ashaw Phila (PA,USA) any
pmsalty Newhall (L.A.,CA,USA) any
OboeJuan Calgary (AB,Canada) any
elena Kailua (Hawaii) any
HDoug Honolulu (Hawaii) any
CasmiUK Cheshire (UK) any
Superbus Budapest (Hungary) any
Carrie Lancashire (England) any
Tweel West Lafayette (Indiana,USA) any
Penlover Spain any
Celeste New Mexico (USA) any
petra Cleveland (USA), and abroad any
dwmatteson Kenmore (NY,USA) any
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#3 Wizergig

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 13:56

I would be up for it. I know there is a sticky post for those wishing to corespond via snail mail, perhaps with enough interest we could one for this as well. I would certainly like to see postcards from around the world, and it is a quicker process to just down a little info, about where we are, and what we are using.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 14:01

QUOTE(notts86 @ Jul 22 2007, 11:00 AM) View Post
Does anyone else, like me, enjoy receiving 'real' mail from all over the world? There are such a variety of members here that I thought it would be interesting to swap postcards of our town which have been written with a fountain pen. You could include details about the pen and ink you are using on the card, or just a general message about your hometown!

I'm happy to send postcards from Canterbury, United Kingdom to anyone who would like to receive one. Let me know in the forum below or send me a PM.

I love this idea as well...you can benefit from cards from me in two different countries if this starts soon, because I'm in France for the summer before returning to Arizona. Cowboys n' fromage...

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 14:11

Hi,

I wouldn't mind postcards from all over the globe as well as from Canterbury; my young daughter is starting a postage stamp collection.

How would this address exchange work?


#6 notts86

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 15:10

Have received such a lot of responses to this post! How about a central list of 'postcarders' which I would distribute to everyone who was interested. You could then send a postcard to the part of the world which interested you and then ask for one back...

I will send a few out on a 'first come first served' basis, but so far have about 10 addresses and can't send to everyone... sorry!

#7 Wizergig

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 15:33

Perhaps like the leter writing thread. Everyone put there name on a list, and then make contact via the back channels.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 15:34

I'm in!
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 15:31

I like this idea! Count me in. wink.gif

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 18:29

I think this is a great idea! Count me in as a source of Postcards from the wilds of Michigan.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 18:54

Please include me. I need more excuses to use my pens.
I'll contribute nice cards from the Chesapeake Bay area!

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 22:39

I'd also be interested! At the moment a "real letter" is a bit daunting for me, but I like the idea of a post card smile.gif
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 22:44

Count me in!

Mine would be coming from San Francisco, CA.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:57

old Wyatt in too--sounds like fun smile.gif
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:23

This sounds like tremendous fun...but how is it going to work?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:27

I'm interested! I can offer postcards from Australia. smile.gif
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:54

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#18 notts86

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 18:53

I have sent out a few postcards to some of the first people who were interested. Apologies to everyone else who doesn't get one from me... I really can't afford to send too many at the moment! How about if we proceed like this? Everyone who would like to send / receive postcards posts the following information:

- Area of the world where you will send from

- Area(s) of the world from which you would like to receive cards


If there are matches, then people can make contact using PMs.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 19:03

I don't know if I made the cut on notts86 postcards, but I'm "eager" to play.

I'll send picture post cards of beautiful San Diego, California. In return, I'd enjoy receiving picture post cards from anywhere outside of Southern California.

PM me with your mailing address and I'll send out the first card.

Andy

QUOTE(notts86 @ Jul 24 2007, 11:53 AM) View Post
I have sent out a few postcards to some of the first people who were interested. Apologies to everyone else who doesn't get one from me... I really can't afford to send too many at the moment! How about if we proceed like this? Everyone who would like to send / receive postcards posts the following information:

- Area of the world where you will send from

- Area(s) of the world from which you would like to receive cards


If there are matches, then people can make contact using PMs.

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#20 Wizergig

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 20:30

Is there some way we could have a posted database of just names and locations? Maybe get one of the admins to make it a sticky.
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