Postcard Exchange 2013

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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Square12 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:06 pm

I have over 3,000 postcards, filling 7 albums, and 2 boxes
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby michelanCello » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:23 pm

:shock:

I always put the ones I get from foreign places on the fridge and the others on my door, but I'm out of space on both :( Think I'll start with the cupboard ;)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Catch-up » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:57 pm

Square12 wrote:I have over 3,000 postcards, filling 7 albums, and 2 boxes


Wow!
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby jaznbonnie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:08 am

Tonyblack wrote:
michelanCello wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I've scanned all my postcards so I can look at them on my computer. ;)

You do that often? ;)
:lol: Not really . . . but I could if I wanted to.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm in Tony. Anyone want a postcard of the Redwoods? I'll be in their neighborhood this weekend. ;)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby chillicamper » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:29 am

Count me in - I shall have to search and see what interesting local postcards I can find - not sure they do wooden ones though ;) :roll:
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:02 am

I've got several wooden postcards in my collection Chilli and there are companies out there that do them commercially. Maybe you could branch out :D

example site
http://timbergram.com/
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:05 am

We used to get people sending coconuts as postcards when I worked in the post office.

And I have printed pictures onto A5 watercolour paper and sent that as postcards before. It works very well. :)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby janet » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:51 am

Coconuts!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

This guy, Keith,

http://northpenninegallery.wordpress.com/

Paints watercolours directly onto postcards. I think he sells them for £3 each. They're beautiful and truly encapsulate the essence of the Dales. I adore his blackface sheep :D

Needless to say, at that price i would NOT be sending any of those through the post but please count me in this year.
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:27 am

From the QI website:

QI Elves wrote:If you visit Hawaii you can use a coconut like a postcard and send it to an unsuspecting friend. Some 3,000 coconuts pass through the US Postal Service every year; you just have to write the address and stick the stamp directly onto the coconut.

The practice may meet with resistance from the postal authorities these days (they’d rather you used a box) but it evidently works in practice; as of 2010 the post office in Hoolehua would actually sell you the coconut and help you to decorate it. Postage to mainland US is about $10.
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:31 am

The list so far . . .

The Mad Collector
Cheery
Square12 - from July
Catch-up
michelanCello
jaznbonnie
chillicamper
Tonyblack
wicked woman
Conforumist

NOTE: If I have missed including you on the list, please let me know. If I missed you it will be a mistake on my part - nothing more. ;)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Square12 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 am

Also they did it in mythbusters, Qi's American cousin so to speak
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby michelanCello » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:27 pm

A couple of months back I found some beautiful postcards in the National Gallery, I think I'll do those this year ;)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:19 am

:oops: :oops: :oops: I forgot to add myself to the list. Thanks Cheery! I shall be doing some postcard shopping very soon. :D
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby wicked woman » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:29 am

I'm in please.

mC how about turning a wall into a notice board? Or buying a fridge for the bedroom. ;)
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Re: Postcard Exchange 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:31 am

wicked woman wrote:I'm in please.

mC how about turning a wall into a notice board? Or buying a fridge for the bedroom. ;)

I've added you to the list!

Anyone else???
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