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Posted 10/27/2017   8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add qaman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have any of you tried post crossing, have any of you tried the site, what did you think?
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Posted 10/27/2017   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I used it for 12 months, results were rather amazing, I had (and sent) postcards, from all over the world. Just lovely people.

Stopped to concentrate on my Album collections.
Give it a whirl..........

Good Luck.

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Kaori was a vegetarian..her husband, not so.
Not sure how that worked

Always put the code on your Postcard you send........

Write interesting stories, notes, and where you live, your customs etc etc.

I received Postcards from a Bank Vice President in Tennessee, and a lady in Helsinki, and Northern Carelia.
You never know from whence they come.

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Posted 10/29/2017   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting this.

It looks like a lot of fun.

Watching the site, the amount of activity is staggering.

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Posted 10/30/2017   04:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, thank you! I'd never heard of Postcrossing before. I just might have to try it out.
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Posted 10/30/2017   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FitzjamesHorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I tried it for about a year. Started well but then it gets stale.
Of course individual experiences can be different but the initial "random" nature of exchanging soon leads to a lot of cards from the same "big" nations such as USA, Germany, Russia.
while there is a facility for direct swaps, I always thought of it terms of at least three different divisions of countries...say Category A (USA, Germamy, Russia) Category B (Belgium, Norway, Hungary) and Category C (Luxembourg, Fiji, Honduras). So the traders from the bigger countries tend to do better out of it than the folks in smaller countries.
There was actually a profile where the sole member in a very small country was pleading "do not contact me directly.
This imbalance seemed to me to the biggest flaw in the system
I also not that the majority of members seemed to be women so I wonder if Stamps is largely a male preserve and Postcards a female preserve.

While I still exchange postcards with a few people and I certainly buy used postcards at Fairs (recent finds include Ecuador, Gambia and Mauritius), I would not be tempted back into PostCrossing. There are some pretty good Facebook groups but the problem is always that imbalance between "easy" nations and "difficult" nations.
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Posted 11/14/2017   2:11 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postcrossing is a nifty way to acquire postally used foreign stamps! While I do indeed collect postcards, modern ones usually aren't of much interest to me, but the STAMPS are!

So basically, you need a source for postcards (Massachusetts seems to be a dry state, so I use ones from Maine and Vermont and ones I have had made) and $1.15 postage each card. If you mention you collect stamps in your profile sometimes other members actually send your card in an envelope with some extra loose stamps inside!
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Posted 11/25/2017   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just started using Postcrossing. So far it's really good. I look at it as four different things, you can collect the cards, the stamps, the postmarks, and the stories.

There's a group on Flickr where people post the stamps from their Postcrossing cards, just another aspect the Postcrossing hobby:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/83889056@N00

Got this one from Germany the other day:



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Posted 11/25/2017   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I really enjoyed PostXing, the best part being the sheer effort people put into making their cards special. Unexpected, and lovely.

It is a wildly expensive way to collect Genuinely Postally Used ROTW stamps, however; if a dealer ever asked me for U$D 2 each, I'd scream!

Cultures differ, so there are going to be 'major' and 'minor' countries to collect; if you put all of the cards from the 'minor' countries into a nicer album, you can make your own justice.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/27/2017   3:49 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bakechad - I got one of the VW ones myself!

:-)
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Posted 11/27/2017   4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postcrossing is the biggest site out there.

But there are two others growing rapidly:

Postcard United & PostcardHub

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Posted 11/30/2017   01:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was active in Postcrossing for about 18 months. Loads of fun, and found some great people out there. I stopped participating to allow more time [and financial resources] to focus on my stamp collection. Although, my PC account is still there [inactive] and I have been getting the urge to re-activate the account . . . maybe for the short term postcrossing . . .

Back in 2013, Finland issued a set of stamps commemorating Postcrossing:



I have a sheet of these in my archives [purchased directly from the Finn PO Posti].

Other countries have followed suit and released their own Postcrossing stamps, i.e., Belarus, Ireland, Switzerland, Indonesia . . .

Here are some postcrossing blog posts on these and other postcrossing stamp issues:
https://www.postcrossing.com/blog/t...ossing-stamp



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Posted 01/25/2018   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Big Postcrossing score today. Out of more than 45 millions postcards sent, only 814 came from Guam and I got one today!



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Posted 01/28/2018   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I once lived on Guam. Now, I know what I'd do if I ever went back. Cheers,
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Posted 02/08/2018   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have enjoyed it so far, I was able to get in touch with a postcrosser in Cal. They sent me a medium flat rate box stuffed with postcards they have received over the years just for the postage. I have also started a stamp swap with a couple of stamp collectors in the Netherlands so its working out pretty well in that regard.
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Posted 02/08/2018   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received a nice card from Vladivostok.

On Google Maps it's only a 116 hour drive from Moscow.

Apple maps is a little more optimistic at 105 hours.


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Posted 01/31/2021   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add OliviaMC90 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all keeping well, I'm looking to get started with post crossing and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for postcards?

A friend of mine recommended the theartpost.co.uk and I have signed up but I wondered if anyone else had any more?

Thanks,
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