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2019 Dyxum Postcard exchange, - Let's GO !!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pakodominguez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2019 at 18:39
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

My last cards arrived today, from Pako. As with others I was surprised to see an envelope with a greeting card and bonus postcard (or was it the other way round) on a familiar theme:

The vintage Chevy in an Arizona museum

A bit of vintage NY streetscape, here the pedestrian part of the Williamsburg bridge
Thanks, Pako!

I'm glad you like the cards, Howard.
Until now, only the cards with photos of Arizona arrived to destination. There are different themes on the other cards
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2019 at 18:46
Originally posted by pakodominguez pakodominguez wrote:

   
And thank you for not showing my calligraphy ;-)

That was a bit of a challenge indeed, but my own handwriting is not much better
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aplmike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2019 at 10:26
7, received Saturday from alpha_in_exile.

Re-enactors of American Civil War; great shot in absolutely pristine condition (line on left margin
is my error in scan crop. white specks near lower right corner are dust on scanner).


DPE2019rcv07 by alpha_in_exile via aplmike , on Flickr


DPE2019rcv07b -- as above


I believe this completes what I should expect to receive.

To date, three of the five I sent are confirmed. One of the remaining two is probably awaiting resolution
of the Finnish postal workers' strike; the other is (? waiting for the wave function to collapse ?).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2019 at 16:08
The tally so far (great postcard exchange this year ):

5 cards sent to the 5 names below me on the list - 4 reported as received, waiting to hear from Josiel

4 spares sent - 3 reported as received, waiting to hear from alpmike

Of the 5 cards hoped for from the names above me on the list - 4 safely received, waiting to find one from adhox
plus one spare I had requested from MiPr received.

In all - 9 cards sent, 7 reported received and 4 out of 5 received plus 1 spare

Fingers crossed the missing ones arrive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alpha_in_exile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2019 at 01:03
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

@alpha_in_exile ... I love the "reverse angle" flower shot! I will have to creatively imitate that technique the next time I stumble upon flowers.


Thank you - you are too kind.

Now in the category of 'cards received' I can add Pako's shot of kids playing soccer in the Tuileries (received awhile ago):

[beware: my scanner is crummy and it looks like I captured a cat hair as well]



Some setting oversaturated the above image, but I think you get the impression of an idyllic place and a fun one for kids to play in.

Also a copy of the excellent Williamsburg Bridge photo (love the leading lines & complex geometric shapes):

[again, beware the scanner, though this one came out better]

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2019 at 02:16
I received one nandbytes spare cards today. I'll scan and post later. It's an image of a beautifully colored kingfisher with incredible detail.

However, the card is a bit beat up and has a fold on it. Anand didn't use a card back, just Canon photo paper. Stamp is uncanceled.

Thanks, Anand!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2019 at 07:58
OK, I had a chance to scan my recently received postcards.

From rovhavman, received 11/18/19, a scene of Hidden Lake near Timna. The card is in really great shape with only the slightest little bend and smudge. As I mentioned in an earlier post, this scene looks a lot like the American southwest. Thanks again, Shay.


The next card I received is from Maccroft, landed in my mailbox on 11/19/19. These are stone dragon heads found on the grounds of Wallington Hall in Northumberland, UK. It's very green there. Very minor marking. Thanks, Maccroft.


Nandbytes card arrived today. It's a very sharp and colorful kingfisher shot. However, this card is bent with a giant smudge at the top of the bird's head, plus some visible barcoding. Extreme mis-handling. I still like the shot though. Thanks, Anand.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2019 at 06:04
Post cards from the USA arrived in my letter box today.

From @alpha_in_exile there is this fire truck from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Apart from the scuff near the middle of the truck, the card arrived in great condition with an almost undetectable bar code on the front and a bit of wear to the corners.



and the stamp cancelled in Pittsburgh, PA.


And from @pakodominguez firstly an image from Block Island, Rhode Island of typical New England house architecture. Thanks for rekindling fond memories Pako! We lived in Portsmouth, RI for a few years and visited Block Island too.



Also from @pakodominguez a view of downtown Brooklyn. Apparently this photo is somewhat historic as the featured chimney is no longer there.



Both cards were well protected by the envelope they arrived in and Pako's stamp


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  • sent 5 - 3 reported as arrived (UK, USA, Netherlands)
  • received 6 (Australia, UK, Belgium, USA x2)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2019 at 21:51
Just in - MiPr's lovely arrangement of Tortoise the cat. Thanks Mirek, such a surprise to get in the mail. Condition excellent and unsullied by the journey apart from a slight dog-ear, and the barcode over your name (but the signature wide format means that I didn't need to see it to know who sent it!)



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Post Options Post Options   Quote alpha_in_exile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2019 at 00:32
I received one of Mirek's extras the other day, and once again had some challenges with the scanner (every time I go to scan, the computer will not recognize the scanner). I think I finally figured out how to get it to scan on a more consistent basis, but the scanner controls are still very limited (contrast and saturation are not properly corrected).

Anyway, I was very pleased to receive this water droplet photo with lovely bokeh, from MiPr:



Edited by alpha_in_exile - 30 November 2019 at 00:36
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2019 at 13:54
I'm happy they started arriving finally :) I was afraid they were lost in transit :D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2019 at 14:14
As mentioned on page 14 MiPr's card came in around november 8 but I wanted to wait with scanning until the last card I'm expecting arrived. But so far no luck so it's about time what MiPr sent me, a beautiful almost B&W of a green leaf against the blue sky. Beautiful tones and the card is mainly undamaged. Only if you hold it against the light it shows a few rub marks from going through the sorting machines.



Thanks Mirek, another beauty for my Dyxum postcard collection
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2019 at 20:10
The disagreements that caused the postal strike were solved last week and the mail has started to appear again and yesterday the postman brought me a card from Israel and pretty much in pristine condition even!

Pictured in the card is a desert lark:



And the other side looked like this:



This means that I am still waiting for one postcard and a word from two recipients of my cards, who apparently haven't been that active on Dyxum lately...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2019 at 20:20
Thank you Heikki for reporting the arrival of my card. I am happy to see that it finally made it!

Here is the original photo:

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While in Israel we don't have a postal strike right now, the post service is bad and cards are not arriving... I received only 1 so far...
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