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Post Options Post Options   Quote aplmike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2021 at 07:40
Two cards came over the weekend:

One from Ian/IanC, landscape with a bridge over the Mersey, very nice (must be a bit upstream from the
ferry crossing
of famous song). The moires in the sky and the water must be scanning artifacts; there's nothing like that in the card,
which is pristine aside from the usual (and not visible in the scan) treadmarks in the gloss finish. On the back, the stamp did get get torn a bit.






And one from Lee/LAbernethy, more public art:

It's also in great condition, just one small edge flake at top (the white band at the top is again a scanning issue on my end).







That's all five received of five expected, and, as ususal, all a pleasure to get.

Edited by aplmike - 27 October 2021 at 07:45
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2021 at 18:19
I have received all five of the cards posted to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the exchange and have received a wonderful selection of postcards. I have posted them below, in the order they arrived, with some comments below each image.


DPE1f. by Ian Chapman, on Flickr


DPE1r by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

First to arrive was this wonderful picture of the bridges in Rotterdam from Harm VB. Very topical in view of the currently running 'Bridges' contest elsewhere in the forum. No evidence of any damage apart from a slightly damaged bottom right hand corner.


DPE2f by Ian Chapman, on Flickr


DPE2r by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

The second card to arrive was sent by Roger Rex. The colours as well as the scenery were superb. Remarkably despite arriving soaked by rain there was no damage to the picture, although the rear bears evidence of the rain and the text has been made a little difficult to read thanks to the markings added by the mail system.


DPE3f by Ian Chapman, on Flickr


DPE3r by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

The third postcard was this picture of a very common (here in the UK at least) bird. Sent by Hezu the card was undamaged. This card made me think I should change my viewpoint more often as it was taken from a low level and made good use of the pavement to take my eye straight to the intended subject.


DPE4f by Ian Chapman, on Flickr


DPE4r by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

The fourth postcard came from Phil Wood. Phil, like me used CEWE for his cards and it was interesting to see that he chose to have CEWE add text to the reverse of his postcard. I shall consider that in the future. An interesting and well composed picture of Donnington Grove. Alas the card has two short, but prominent scratches on the picture, just above and to the right of the figure on the wall, but I guess this is to be expected sometimes.


DPE5f by Ian Chapman, on Flickr


DPE5r by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

The last of my five to arrive, but by no means least, was the picture of a sculpture sent to me by LAbernethy. The white mark just to the left of the sculpture is a scuff mark from the postal systems. An intriguing picture that is in a public park, but appears to be behind glass if I am correct? Interestingly a Google search didn't provide any results or information about the artist or sculpture!

Thanks to Fred for organising it, to all those who have taken part and to those who have sent me postcards. I have found it interesting, educational and informative as well as enjoyable. All in equal measures.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2021 at 19:01
Good to hear you ahve received them all Ian!
Have all your own cards been confirmed already?

I have received 9 out of 10 (only awaiting Gregja's card), and 4 out of my 7 sent are confirmed now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2021 at 19:32
I'm loving the images on these cards and some of the little explanations with them.
The stamps are also interesting: great to see Rugby featured on those UK stamps just as our All Blacks arrive in the UK to play Wales first then playing Italy, Ireland and France.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2021 at 19:44
Today 2 new cards in the mailbox!

One from Art (ADub128) a re-send of his card due to my stupid mistake. A great shot in the dark of Randy's Donuts In Los Angeles. With the big donut on the roof I can imagine it is a landmark. I searched for the appearences in movies but I haven't seen any of them.
The card is very good condition, only little damage in the top left corner.
Thanks Art.

The second car was send by Mirek (MiPr). A beautifull triptich of flowers with lovely colours from the his back garden. I'm glad you limit mowing to the grass Mirek :). It is not a standard size card but a long one.
The card is a little bend and the top left corner is slightly folded. Receiving this one is special because this was send to the adres with the wrong housenr. On the back a sticker with retrievement from the postoffice meaning someone realised it had to be delivered to the right nr.
Thank Mirek.

I'll make pics of them in better light including the back. I'll also post the back of the cards send Bij Fred and Howard which I forgot earlier.
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I'm glad my cards started "landing" at destination

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2021 at 01:36
A nice card arrived from young Fred S today.
Pretty purple heather, by the look of it, in the dunes near his home in the Netherlands.
A nasty mark at the top of the path has scraped the surface off but it doesn't ruin the overall look (the light brown mark).
Love that stamp: is that legal in the Netherlands?

Thanks Fred.



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This will be #3 that I've received - thanks, Mike!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2021 at 06:00
Originally posted by alpha_in_exile alpha_in_exile wrote:

This will be #3 that I've received - thanks, Mike



I sent out a few of those to US Dyxum members.
I inherited thousands of negs from the 1950's and, included in them, were around 1,500 6x6cm and 4x5" negs from the International Geophysical Year (1957/58) when all the Antarctic bases were set up. My negs are of the US program and, of course, the New Zealand program (Scott and McMurdo bases plus the historical huts from earlier times).
They are a fascinating historical collection shot by a well know NZ professional photographer and also include some shots of the British Expedition to cross the Antarctic Continent. Sir Ed Hillary set off from one side and Sir Vivian Fuchs team from the other. Fuchs got bogged down but Hillary, in the most Kiwi way, thought "Bugger this! I'm going by myself". He then drove a Massey Fergusson tractor to the pole. The Brits were incensed!
Anyway, the US Navy Ice-Breaker 'Glacier' (GB4) in the distance, features heavily in my images as do many Navy seamen. A particularly interesting few are of their liesure time: playing American Football on the ice, digging ice holes and plunging naked into them etc.

I plan to exhibit these in coming years: I've been sitting on them since the mid 1990's.
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Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

A nice card arrived from young Fred S today.
Pretty purple heather, by the look of it, in the dunes near his home in the Netherlands.
A nasty mark at the top of the path has scraped the surface off but it doesn't ruin the overall look (the light brown mark).
Love that stamp: is that legal in the Netherlands?

Thanks Fred.


Good to hear my card made the trip to NZ. The stamp is legal Mike. You can order your own designed stamps on the website of the national postal service provider.

That is 5 out of 7 confirmed now. Roger and Art (both in the USA) should still get one of mine.
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[/QUOTE]
Good to hear my card made the trip to NZ. The stamp is legal Mike. You can order your own designed stamps on the website of the national postal service provider.

That is 5 out of 7 confirmed now. Roger and Art (both in the USA) should still get one of mine.[/QUOTE]

I love the idea of ordering my own stamps: great initiative!
I have received just two from about 8 promised cards so far: I'll check my POBox shortly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2021 at 21:01
Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:


I love the idea of ordering my own stamps: great initiative!

Credits to Mirek (MiPr) who inspired me with his own stamps a few years ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2021 at 20:43
Yesterday another card was waiting in my letterbox..this one from Lee Abernethy of a moody low-key image of a sculpture of William Stephenson. Surely not a coincidence in the sculptor's name, Lee?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 October 2021 at 19:33
Received a second card from Idleidolidyll (hope this wasn't a mistake), taking 22 days from New Zealand to the west coast of the U.S. The first card I received from Idleidolidyll took fourteen days). Card is in great shape with just a few edge dings. I have now received three of the five cards I am scheduled to receive (plus this extra one makes a total of four) and five of the six folks I sent cards to have reported receiving them.





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