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Altkins

Altkins
Date Joined: November 7, 2010
Last Online: November 27, 2011
Birthday: August 27, 1973
Country: China

About Me

I am 36 years old. I am a Buddist.I live in the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, which is in the south of China, neighbouring Hong Kong. I like to share with people all over the world their culture and their thoughts.Philately is my favorite hobby,so I like to exchange others with stamps, postcards,first-day covers and entire covers (especially those posted from China to abroad before 90s). If you are interested in something in China,maybe I can provide help on the basis and within the limit of law.

I like to go to spa and enjoy the traditional Chinese massage. I like table-tennis. I like Shenzhen,the city where I live and work.

Favorite Books

Recently read: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I like to read almost all kinds of books, espcially history and literature,sometimes economics and finance.

Favorite Music

The Baroque music: esp. John Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi,...

The classical guitar: Terrega, Sor,...

The guitarist: John Williams

The singer: Charlotte Church

Some rural music: Celtic, India, Japan,...

And of course I like the traditional Chinese music, Esp. The Canton music and the Chiuchew music

Favorite Television

(Mostly) News and comments

In fact I don't spend much time on TV.

Favorite Crafts

I like to collect those cards, envelopes posted from China to abroad,especially before 90s.

I am also very interested in those vintage or historic post cards related to China. But almost every vintage card is welcome, the older the better.

I have some collecting themes: the Great Wall of China, the Guitar, Finance and Banking (related to notes and coins, banks, investment,insurance etc.) ,Art ect.

I like the official postage stationeries too.

I would be very pleased if someone would exchange me with First Day Covers (ie. swapping the cards or envelops with the newly-issued stamps sticked on just on the issuing day ).I could send the Chinese newly-issued stamps just on the date of birth.

I like to collect the postcards and stamps of 12 animals of the Lunar year: Mouse, Oxe, Tiger, Rabbit, Draggon, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock,Dog and Pig, all these animals.(2011 is the year of the Rabbit)

If you could find and get those things mentioned above, I would be very glad and generous to exchange with you.

Attention

Because it is a long mail distance from China to the America or the Europe, it may takes a long time to receive a snail mail. Please beware of that and sometimes keep waiting.

If you don't want the postcard sent "naked"(not in an envelope), please let me know in advance, I would put it into an envelope without difficultes. I have lots of pre-paid postage envelopes.

If you do really fail to receive the swap after a long time, please inform me directly. I will check out the problem and send another one.

Things I don't like very much

To those cards sent from the USA, it is nice not to use the 98C "Grand Teton National Park, Wyomming" stamp, for I've received this stamp so much.

It would be better not to stick two or three stamps overlapped, for you cannot appreciate the beautifulness of the stamp underneath.

I don't like to collect the used stamps(unless they are precious), as a philatelist I prefer the whole set of new ones. Or I would rather the used stamps not to be got rid of from the original letters and cards, at least I think as a whole(with the postmarks, stamps, address,ect) it shows the posting history while the used stamps alone can't ,so I collect the real or posted letter covers and postcards as well.

ONE CARD,ONE PICTURE:although a postcard bearing multiple views or pictures may conveys more information, but I prefer the single view or picture for the purpose of esthetic or appreciation.

Ratings

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latentsmile rated for PCs for Back to School on Dec 5, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card picturing ShanXi Province. I was fascinated to learn about Shenzhen. I'd love to visit China someday; it is one of many places I want to experience in my life. Take care, happy holidays!
venzo2b rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for the nice postcard and the stamps ! I appreciated the writting about your city :-) Have a nice day !
shiloh102 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2011
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Comment: Oh what a beautiful card. Thank you for the lovely note. I will cherish it.
courtmm11 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 27, 2011
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Comment: thank you for the wonderful card... Take care and Happy Swapping...Pat
Fittzwm rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 26, 2011
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Comment: A very lovely card. I am sad that I could not read the message from you, as it was too faded to see.
3goldkeys rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 26, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pc of the Dragon Pavilion and for your nice message on the card. I could hear how proud you are of your country. Thank you for sharing and Happy Swapping!
iamnothisgirl rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 25, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for the card!
ingloriousmoves rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 24, 2011
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Lunanai rated for 1 person 1 country - PC's swap on Nov 22, 2011
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the fabulous selection - and sorry for the late rating. The cards fell under a huge pile of papers on my desk.
clkea rated for Postcards in an Envelope #18 on Nov 21, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and the extra one! I love them all. I also really like the envelope that you sent them in.
amara0702 rated for 1 person 1 country - PC's swap on Nov 19, 2011
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Comment: great postcard!!!!
bettina763 rated for 1 person 1 country - PC's swap on Oct 30, 2011
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Comment: thanks, wow, so many pretty stamps. very beautiful building. a young vibrant city on the grow. best wishes for a happy future.
ladylouie rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #44 on Oct 27, 2011
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Comment: Wow the postcards you sent are amazing. I especially love the bird cards. Thanks
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Comment: Amazing how the planes look alike but the writing and symbols are so different. Love it, thanks you.
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Comment: Thanks for resending.
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Comment: What a treat to find this beautiful envelope full of wonderful cards in my mailbox! Thanks so much, and big hugs for the extra stamps! :OD
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Comment: Thank you. I've been to Shenzhen in 2006; it such a big city. I like the stamp too :)

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Comments

ktina on Jan 2, 2012:

Hi! I just drop in because I created a swap what may interest you: check it

Happy New Year! :)

mamajoy on Nov 21, 2011:

Hello: I just wanted you to know I resent the "5 postcards from your State or Country" today. I hope you get the first one or this one soon. Joy

ktina on Sep 30, 2011:

Hi there! I'm glad to find someone from China here! I live in Fuzhou (Fujian) for several months...if you're interested in Fuzhou postcards I can send you. And from Hungary (I'll return to home after the National Holiday), I can send you stamps...I'm also a collector. I hope we'll keep in touch, because I would like to learn a lot about Chinese culture (although I'm here) :) Happy Swapping! ktina

Aria on Jul 17, 2011:

Hi there, I hope you can join my vintage ad/poster reprints PC swap. :)

Here is the link:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/95887

:D

Lauriez on Apr 30, 2011:

thank you so much for the lovely surprise of the very pretty old postcards! i really like them-the scenery is beautiful and the girls cute too! i assume this was a wishlist tag from the postcard group..? or was it for a swap? please let me know so i can rate you if need be! in any case-THANK YOU so much-i love them! Happy swapping! :)

Jjean on Apr 3, 2011:

Hi, Just a note that from Feb. 16th(close date), I still have not received any PCs from you. Sorry,c an't change the 1 until they arrive.

lovesmail on Mar 11, 2011:

I received your final postcards yesterday. I have enjoyed hearing from you! Thank you. :)

lovesmail on Mar 7, 2011:

Received two more postcards from you today! It has been so fun hearing from you!

kikilala on Feb 12, 2011:

Hehe no big deals for me to study Chinese history, I'm a Malaysian born Chinese, and we study Chinese in school till 17 years old ;-)

holymolar on Jan 26, 2011:

I just read your profile about the year of the rabbit stamp. Have you got one yet? If not I may be able to send one :)

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