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Posted 09/13/2018   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kvasir to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Like some of you, I have the habit of mailing myself postcards from places I've visited, and of course mailing them with the local stamps that I manage to purchase. Hunting down a post office and/or finding one that sell stamps in a foreign country is often the most exciting part of the adventure.

I usually write down what I did at that place. So instead of a typical postcard people write to tell their love ones about their trip, my postcards to myself remind me what I did on the trip, and creating a piece of postal history at the same time.

So you can imagine my disappointment when I some time receive postcards without postmark! And worse yet, some time the postmark has missed the stamp altogether! (as I don't even have the option to mailing it again)

Should I mail these postcards again next time I visit? Or will I ruin their collector's value (the little that they will have) since I usually put the date on the postcards (not the date I dropped them in the mail, but the date of my mini travelogue). Worse yet, it may get lost in the mail, or somehow not get delivered!
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Posted 09/13/2018   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You get what you get. I can't see any profit in re-mailing, with which there is always the risk of loss.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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