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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 18:21
My second card arrived today (third if you count the one I sent to myself) - a fine view of desert oaks in central Australia, from @gregja.



As is often the case there is a little smudge of franking ink on the front of the card, but it barely detracts from the overall impact of the image.



I think this is the third time that Greg and I have been either receiving or sending cards to each other - I'm very happy to have another fine addition to the collection.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 18:58
Hi Howard,
Wow, that was quick! Australia Post had led me to believe it would be another couple of weeks to get to your part of the world. Glad to have kept our correspondence going for another year!
Cheers, Greg
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 19:34
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Size May be something like 10" by 15"??


NZ's postal spec:

Aerogramme & Postcards

130mm x 235mm     10 g      $2.80
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 20:03
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Ouch! Are your cards so big, or is your letter box so small?


No. They're 6x4 (15.25 X 10.16 cm). CEWEs package was quite large but would have fit my letterbox without folding. Had it been my regular postman I'm sure it wouldn't have been folded!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 20:29
ha! ha! I deliberately made some of mine max size (130x235mm) just to see what would happen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2021 at 21:24
My Cewe cards came in a neat little A5 folder inside the A4 outer envelope. The A5 thing would have been enough to protect the cards (which are A6).

We have a postie who’s good at knocking on the door when packages might otherwise get folded.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 11:51
My five cards were posted today, plus a spare to Harm VB. Fingers are crossed for safe delivery.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 14:51
I received my 2nd card yesterday from bms44974, a photo of the "Guess Ogle" house in Cary, NC.

It was raining when the mailman delivered it and it caused some minor drop marks that smudged the ink, I'll scan it later when more cards have arrived but thanks a lot Brian!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 21:12
Two cards from accross the ocean arrived today.
They must have sat on the same plane

A lovely 'occasional' shot from Mike (aplmike), taken at a parking place as he describes on the back. It has a nice color contrast, also against the dark asphalt.



(again, this quick phone snap shot isn't as sharp as the original).

And Mike was kind enough to indicate the top of the picture at the back



It's dated 8 October.


And the other one is one of my bonus cards, sent by Dena.

A soft tone, matt print of a beautiful green heron on a lotus flower.



On the back the familiar international USA stamp


Dated the 5th of October. Both took about a week to travel to my home.

That brings my receipt score on 60% (6 out of 5+5 bonus).

Many thanks Mike and Dena!!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 22:05
"Both took just over a month to travel to my home." A month? Are you living in the future, Fred? Ha.

I received my first cards today! I will scan and post later.

-- The first card is from gregja, postmarked 9/29/2021. Two weeks exactly. It is of "The Olgas" in Central Australia.

-- The 2nd card is from Dena, postmarked 10/6/2021. One week exactly. It's a beautiful shot of a ruby throat hummingbird.

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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

A month? Are you living in the future, Fred? Ha.


Fred may not be living in your future but I certainly am!.
New Zealand is currently sitting at GMT+13. I suspect that I, and other Kiwis on this site, are the farthest in the future on this forum (note: New Zealand's Chatam Islands are some 700km East of the mainland and are at GMT+13.45).

That makes it difficult to communicate on Dyxum: by the time you've all caught up to my time, I'm in bed fast asleep!
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

"Both took just over a month to travel to my home." A month? Are you living in the future, Fred? Ha.



Ouch Time to go to bed apparently   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 23:17
My two cards received thus far:

From Dena/Arkansas -- Ruby Throat Hummingbird on a Giant Lotus Flower

Beautiful painterly feel to the card. Hardly any damage. There is the typical postal barcoding, and an ink smudge.

From gregja/Australia -- A View of Kata Tjinta/The Olgas in Central Australia

Stunning "big sky" Australia. I love the clouds and the contrasting colors of the landscape. No damage, but the bar code marks are more prominent as compared to Dena's card.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

A month? Are you living in the future, Fred? Ha.


Fred may not be living in your future but I certainly am!.
New Zealand is currently sitting at GMT+13. I suspect that I, and other Kiwis on this site, are the farthest in the future on this forum (note: New Zealand's Chatam Islands are some 700km East of the mainland and are at GMT+13.45).

That makes it difficult to communicate on Dyxum: by the time you've all caught up to my time, I'm in bed fast asleep!
I think I'm the furthest west with respect to the international date line, GMT -8. DPE spans 21 time zones? Anyone west of me this DPE? I do love the global nature of this Dyxum challenge!
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