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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2019 at 19:49
Hi All, today I placed 6 postcards in the mailbox, so the journey begun
I still have 4 spares to send so if anybody would like to get one - please PM me your postal address.

@ADub128 - I do not drink beer, so I have no idea if Corona (or any other Mexican beer) is popular in Poland I suspect that not as we have a lot of other brews available, including some popular Polish ones. Say, I have never seen Corona ad (ads are all I know about beer and the best one is of course Molson ).
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The original picture as used for my dahlia card is posted here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2019 at 20:25
I was planning to send my cards last week but it turned to be a crazy week - my son got head injury and I spent one day in the hospital (he is fine now, the only thing that may stay with him from this injury is a huge scar above his eyebrow), I had to drive over to my mom who lives 450 km away from me (she is also fine now) and at work we had a short notice visit from the minister together with the head of The Council for Higher Education (a very important visit as we want to offer a new and unique program).
Anyways, today I prepared the cards from my prints and tomorrow I will go to the post office to get stamps (I hope they will have real stamps - last year they didn't have and I had to get the stamps from a different city). If all goes well, I will also drop the cards in the box.

On the receiving part of the game, no card received yet here.
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Sounds like DPE is a real challlenge to you!
Good to hear all is fine with the family again
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2019 at 20:37
One of my spares is now booked/ready to be sent - three still waiting for somebody to call dibs
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2019 at 20:42
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Sounds like DPE is a real challlenge to you!
Good to hear all is fine with the family again

It is only because I started dealing with the cards late...
 



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Another card gone - still there are two waiting for whoever wants them :D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2019 at 00:35
@MiPr ... where do you host your images? My Coronas beer postcard I sent to you is not displaying in your post on Page 8 of this thread.

@rovhazman ... I hope things settle down for you! Sending good thoughts.
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Another arrival today, this one from nandbytes. A little bit of damage but amazingly none on the main part of the image. And it's a wonderful image too:





As mentioned in the text, the subject in the photo sure is colourful. But in defence of Australian kingfishers they can get quite lurid too. Maybe the most famous of them, the kookaburra is colouring () their reputation. Thanks Anand for the card! I really like it and it did brighten my day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 November 2019 at 11:44
My cards are on their way! I hope...

I went to the post office and, as expected, they had only one value stamps (4 ILS), which according to the clerk I need two stamps for each card for all the destinations (I gave her a list of countries). I bought the stamps and noticed few problems:

- They are big and in some cases my text was partially covered...

- I really don't like the stamps... They are supposed to present the resistance of the Jewish people during the history, but the drawing is of people with guns. I am really sorry for that.

- I remember from last year that for USA and Australia I needed more than the value of 2 stamps (I remember 8.30 ILS for USA and 9.10 ILS for Australia). The clerk insisted that 2 stamps (namely, 8 ILS) is enough even for USA and Australia. I tried to check the post office website, but the shipment cost calculator page is not working... I believe that if the stamps value is not enough for airmail they will ship it by sea mail, which means very long shipping time. I really hope the clerk is right about the prices...

Of course the Israeli post office is bad in both directions, and I didn't receive any card yet...

But hey, this is all the fun of this game - you never know what you'll get and when...
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Nice to see a post from @gregja when I received his card today



a bit scratched and damaged, but not detracting from the overall look.


The photo is of a Eucalypt forest in the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

I also enjoyed the stamp



which commemorates the centenary of the first aerial postal service between Britain and Australia.

Thanks, Greg!



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Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Another arrival today, this one from nandbytes. A little bit of damage but amazingly none on the main part of the image. And it's a wonderful image too:

As mentioned in the text, the subject in the photo sure is colourful. But in defence of Australian kingfishers they can get quite lurid too. Maybe the most famous of them, the kookaburra is colouring () their reputation. Thanks Anand for the card! I really like it and it did brighten my day.


I am glad the KF was undamaged

and also glad you could read my handwriting

I know the Kookaburras all too well (but as you say does explain why I don't know the colourful ones). Even have picture of one but it was in a zoo so there's bars
I like how they look and they are larger which makes them easier to photograph. One day I hope I get to see and photograph a wild one.

4 of my cards have reached. Just one left.

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@nandbytes -- very nice KF shot! What lens did you use? And roughly how big is that bird? No Kingfishers here in L.A., well maybe at the zoo.

@gregja -- your shot reminds me of the eucalyptus groves in San Diego. I've read that the Aussies brought eucalyptus here during the Gold Rush years, 1850s, when wood was the primary source for fuel. People either love them or hate them -- invasive species that burns easily, or iconic California giant tree. I definitely love their fragrance.

@rovhazman -- I'm glad you were able to get your cards launched!
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

@nandbytes -- very nice KF shot! What lens did you use? And roughly how big is that bird? No Kingfishers here in L.A., well maybe at the zoo.


Used the 200-600mm. It's about the size of my palm which is around 15-ish centimetres.

Why don't you send me your address and I'll send you a KF post card too
(A different pose too)
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