Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2023 8:26 am


Date Joined: January 8, 2011
Last Online: February 29, 2020
Birthday: December 8, 1965
Country: Ireland
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About Me

NOTE: I am not active swapping at present. I will be back swapping in the new year. Happy holidays!

PLEASE contact me before leaving a bad rating. I have received two bad ratings, but I never received a pm beforehand. Items can go lost in the post. I am always sending my swaps!! thanks

I am originally from Germany, but I live here in Ireland for more than 19 years. Moved here because of a job that I could not find in Germany. I knew Ireland only from vacations, but of course living here is somewhat different. But I am still here so I must like it.

I got married to my long term partner Rainer on the 18.10.13 in Germany. We are together for 14 years now.

My interests are penpalling, postcrossing, travelling, reading, listening to music ...

I used to collect perfume miniatures but stopped due lack of space. I like nice writing paper and stickers too.

Favorite Music

My favourite artist is Irish singer Chris de Burgh. I am a fan since 1983. But I listen also to other music mainly 80s and Irish/Scottish music.


I always loved to receive nice postcards from all over the world. I kept the cards I had received, but not really collected them. Then a penfriend of mine mentioned Postcrossing to me. And I joined there and got hooked. I am also very active in the Forum there and hosting my own RoundRobin. I like most postcards, but please send me no ad/free cards and self printed photos as postcards. I am also not into dog or cat cards (even I like these animals) Here are my favourite themes I am collecting:

  • lighthouses and sea cards

  • map cards

  • angels and fairies (please no more Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies - I have the whole set)

  • cows

  • Nouvelles Images

  • Wine

  • book related cards (please no more book covers)

  • shaped and cut out postcards

  • square postcards

  • Coffee, food & drinks related cards

  • Correspondances, Aquarupella

  • Postal related & writing

  • black & white with coloured accent

  • seashells and stones

If possible have a look into my Flickr page when sending these. I have received quite a lot duplicates. Thanks :) If you are going to send me a tourist card please send me singleview card (with one picture). I do not like multiviews with many pictures.

I do not really like Zazzle cards (not postcard format, often low quality) and Cafepress (thin paper). Please avoid these if you can. But I like cards from Red Bubble. I have ordered from them a couple of times and quality is great.

NOTE: From 13th April our stamp prices will rise nearly 25 %. Will take part mainly in blank card swaps from this time.

If I am in a naked (written & stamped) swap I would ask you to check my collections in Flickr (link above). My maps, lighthouses & viewcards are sorted by country (and for the US by States). I have received too many duplicates the last months and I really cannot afford this anymore.

Other Likes

I love to drink tea and coffee and cannot be without these. In regards of tea I love fruity flavours and also herbal teas. If you are going to send me tea I do not like the simple black tea or breakfast teas. I can get these here very easily and are sold most of the time. I often bring teas from Germany or my my mother sends me some to try out any new interesting flavours.

Ratings etc.

I am always sending out my swaps on time. Please contact me if you do not receive anything and I will be happy to re-send (once).

PLEASE write the swap name on the cards you are sending. I am in a lot of swaps and not only swapbot. I cannot rate you otherwise. Thank you :)

Please note: If I send a swap on a Friday in the evening it may be only postmarked on Monday. We have no collection of mail on the weekends (and no deliveries either).


Love Lighthouses? I am hosting a Group called Lighthouses around the World here in swapbot. If you are interested, please send me a request to join. I am reviving this Group now (June 2015) and need more members to join.


nikkihc rated for Map Postcard Swap # 3 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cards! They're really nice! I'm honestly only now seeing these. Apologies for the extreme delay in giving the rating. Kept all my mail from 7 years ago with the intention of rating but life got in the way in a really big way. I'm back on the site because I want to do right by folks now that I have time and space for it.😊 Anyway, thank you again for the great swap!
mgallardo68 rated for Birds on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Edit: I appreciate your good records for sure but it has nothing to do with a not- received swap, you have been vague with the resent package and you have not offered a second one either, nor even a shipping proof. In fact you state in your profile that you only resend once so how this can be fixed? I am sorry but it's disappointing for me too. ***Hello. It has been a bit difficult to communicate with you because, whether your presence in SB has been sporadic or you do not reply my messages. This swap was meant to be sent by April 1, 2017 (8 months now) then you said you resent in August (4 months) now, however, I have not received it. I consider Irish Postal services one of the fastest in the world so I find very unusual not have gotten your swap. I am rating now but please know I will gladly re-rate if this if ever gets fixed.
Response: As you can see from my records I have been a reliable swapper for many years. Even I have not been so active the last months I still sent out all the swaps I have participated in. I have sent yours TWICE. It is not my fault, that the se-sent have not arrived. The Irish postal Service might be reliable, but the fault could be also at your end postal Service wise. I am really disappointed with your reaction.
DoriZan rated for Fridge Magnet from Europe #9 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for another great magnet.
Onyx rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #139 on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Wonderful cards, thank you! I especially liked the Texas Zebras card and the Dublin art card.
Akanksha23 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #8 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of postcards
simcoe54 rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #6 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the great map postcards.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I love the lighthouse. It will add nicely to my collecton. Happy swapping, Linda
VioletFaye rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #139 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: Thank You very much !
DoriZan rated for Fridge Magnet from Europe #7 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Wieder vielen Dank für den tollen Magneten aus Dublin. (Thanks again for this wonderful magnet of Dublin.)
jendoggie rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #4 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. My first from Ireland.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #137 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for another great selection of postcards.
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #137 on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: love all the cards, I'd love to visit Ireland someday :)
DoriZan rated for Fridge Magnet from Europe #6 on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Vielen Dank für den tollen Magneten von der grünen Insel. Da will ich unbedingt mal hin.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #136 on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Great postcard swap - thank you!!!
Comment: Great choices - thanks!!
user6937 rated for 5 Blank Map PCs #1 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a nice variety of cards :)
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Mix on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
Sahnetoffee rated for Fridge Magnet From Europe #4 on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Hallo Claudia! Vielen lieben Dank für deinen tollen Magneten und die schöne Karte! Auf Skellig Michael möchte ich auch noch mal irgendwann...!
mgallardo68 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #132 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Love, love your postcards Claudia!! Thank you so much for a GREAT Selection and for a wonderful swap! ♥♥
misscorina rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #132 on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the amazing selection of postcards, all from my fav. list. You're the best!

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


Sash90 on Mar 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the map card 😊 I'm so lucky that tou chose me 😃 Please let me know if you'd like to receive anything from Jordan ❤

RyeRye on Dec 8, 2016:


phillaine on May 24, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Drachenfrau on Feb 10, 2016:

Danke für die Karte Claudia! :-)

anrtist on Sep 1, 2014:

Hi! I sent you an invite to the LLL Group! Enjoy it & SB! ;-) Happy Swapping! Blessings! cc

dabellaraquella on Aug 6, 2014:

Hey there hun! Please accept my invite back to TEA IS LOVE group. My finger slipped and I accidentally removed you from the group lol.

choke on Sep 27, 2013:

for supporting The Postcard Place with your awesomeness!

tingtinga2602 on Aug 11, 2013:

Welcome to 1 person from 1 country PC Swap. Thank you for joining, happy swapping

hkappes on Aug 6, 2013:

Thank you for the postcards for the Postcard Train Postcard Tag :)

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