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Map and a postcard

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Map and a postcard
Swap Coordinator:user6015 (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:18
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2007
Date items must be sent by:June 14, 2007
Number of swap partners:2

I love collecting maps and "map" postcards. I thought I would start a swap for other lovers of these collectibles.

This is an international swap, and you will have two swap partners assigned.

For this swap you will send each of your partners a map of your area (country, state, city, bus route, train route, subway route are all acceptable), and a "map" postcard of your area (city, state, country, etc.). International members if you are unable to find a "map" postcard, you may substitute with a landmark, or something specific to your area.

Maps and postcards are to be purchased, not homemade.

You may send your postcards out separately, however this is not a mandatory requirement.

Swappers with rating of 4.8 and above only apply. Newbie’s are welcome, but please refer me to a reference of your swapping habits (Yahoo, Ebay, Nervousness, etc.)

Remember that this is an international swap. When rating please give time for swaps to be received. Swappers if you are going to be late in sending, or something goes awry, just communicate this to your partners. Communication goes a long way in preventing ill feelings among swappers. Everyone play nice, and have a happy swapping experience.


Heather71 04/27/2007 #

This would be a great idea. Unfortunately here in the UK we don't really have map postcards, none that I've ever come across anyway and I have been collecting postcards since I was 4.

user6015 04/27/2007 #

Hmm, well that's not right! I wonder if I could ammend for international members to send a postcard of landmark or specific to country, etc.

user6015 04/27/2007 #

I have edited this swap for international members that may not be able to find a "map" postcard. US members shouldn't have any problems with this.

Heather71 04/27/2007 #

You just watch, I'll find hundreds of them next week when I head off into the Derbyshire Peak Distric to stock up on postcards!!!!!

Thanks for changing it for us non US, those kinds of postcards I won't have any problem with.

MAM 04/27/2007 #

Whoo-hoo! A swap for a map geek like me!! (Check my profile, I'm a certified map geek, I have a certificate to prove it). ;D

KarlaKC 04/27/2007 #

This sounds like a great swap! I love maps and postcards, too! I'd like to have a map from every state here in the USA and also Canada! ha ha! Think it'll ever happen?

As a note to some here in the US, your area's "Welcome Center", and sometimes your "Chamber of Commerce", have FREE road maps. So don't go buy a map if you can obtain one for FREE!

user6015 04/30/2007 #

Yes. I was going to suggest this, along with the nicer road stops for tourists. Those are also a great place for the "map" postcards. Like you I would love to have a map from every state! Map postcards too!

user6015 04/30/2007 #

Everyone please invite fellow map and postcard junkies to this swap. I would to see many people swapping.

Heather71 05/ 2/2007 #

LOL and just to prove myself wrong, I ended up finding 4 different map postcards!!! All thanks to diversion signs disappearing and me ending up getting lost and stopping for directions and into the post office in that area and came across a wall full of different postcards and there staring me in the face 'new for 2007 are maps of the area postcards'.

I had to laugh after saying that they were impossible to get over here.

I'm all set, I have my maps and postcards all ready just waiting for my partners details.

user6015 05/ 4/2007 #

Hey that's great. I must admit they are hard to come by when you are actually looking for them. I only have two different types available to me locally. I wish they were better postcards, but it's not our fault if we can't find exactly what we want. Mine has a outline of the state with the different major highways and towns, the state bird and flag. I figure I can't get better than that. Glad you found one. See it's not so bad getting lost sometimes. Oh the places you'll see!

user7815 05/20/2007 #

I would like to join this swap. I have recently completed bookmark trio and that was my first swap. Is that okay? I don't have any other swap references. Regards, Iris aka Marigold.

wollbindung 05/24/2007 #

fine idea & i´m looking forward to this swap =)

user6015 06/ 1/2007 #

Hi everyone! Partners have been assigned. Happy swapping!

SummerLion 06/ 2/2007 #

kiki wollbindung and MangoGypsy: Your maps and postcards are on the way from Alaska. Enjoy!

user6015 06/ 2/2007 #

Map and postcard going postal to my partners. Enjoy!

Heather71 06/ 4/2007 #

Map and postcards going to MAM and swapseverything, from the UK.

MAM 06/ 4/2007 #

swapseverything and suefitz, maps and postcards went out today!

user8041 06/ 4/2007 #

Map and postcard sent to malcido and ollieoston today.

user7639 06/ 4/2007 #

MAM and Heather...watch your mailboxes for postcards from Texas :)

Artistic 06/ 4/2007 #

I've been to four different stores that sell postcards since I joined this swap -- can't find a single one that has a map of the state. So I'm improvising on that. I hope my partners enjoy what I send.

MAM 06/ 8/2007 #

whimzee, postcard arrived yesterday! I'll let you know when the map arrives. ;D

Heather, map and postcards arrived yesterday also!

Awesome postcards both, and I loved the map. This has been a really fun swap!

Artistic 06/10/2007 #

Packages are postal to both of my partners. Enjoy exploring my part of this great big world!

Starwatcher 06/10/2007 #

Artisitc and Vade_mecum, your envelopes will be going postal tomorrow. I'm sending this note today because my computer will be down for a few days while we recarpet my room. I hope you enjoy a look at my area of the world!

SummerLion 06/11/2007 #

Got a huge map of Denver and a couple of lovely postcards from girlzoot today. I love maps! What fun! Thanks!

user7642 06/12/2007 #

Lilian and Puchita, your envelopes mailed today from Texas.

SummerLion 06/15/2007 #

Received a map of Virginia and a lovely handmade postcard with a diecut of the state on it from Artistic, plus a lovely letter, which I hope to answer soon.

SummerLion 06/15/2007 #

Oh, and shoot, I forgot to mention the lovely fabric square and cardinal buttons! I really miss those redbirds; none here.

Narya 06/19/2007 #

Heather and whimzee - sorry for the delay, but I was in the hospital with pneumonia the last two weeks. Sent your maps and postcards today.

user6015 06/19/2007 #

I've noted one no send. I'm going to be contacting this person, to communicate when she plans on sending her partners their swaps.

user7837 07/11/2007 #

I never got anything from either one of my partners! :( KV

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