Please visit my Mail Q and A section for any questions regarding late mail or non-rating and feel free to message me if the answers don't help.
🚭 Updated April 26th, 2021
Hi, I'm Allie! I'm a postcrosser , postfun-er, philatelist (stamp collector), and more recently a geocacher (always willing to swap trackables)
I've narrowed my interests in stamps to these subjects and countries:
Hungary (Magyar Posta)
I love postcards and cards of all types, but especially love Sci-Fi, Horror, Bigfoot, UFO, Kawaii, propaganda posters, real photos of people, tarot, odd/weird, and space related ones.
I love thrifting to find weird stuff. Love, love, love unusual, strange, funky, absurd, yellow, teal, neon pink, funny things!
If it makes you guffaw, snorkel, huff, puff, scream, tsk, or Vworp, I'm probably into it.
Always up for direct swaps or trades.
Right now, I'm expanding my creative brain into ATC's, writing, and creating an entire Frankendeck of groovy playing cards.
I will always try to do some sort of mail art on your letter or package. Each letter is special to me because we are forming a type of friendship. I have one social media account- Instagram. I post ATCs and bullet journaling.
Some things I'd rather not receive are the following:
Loose glittery messy stuff or confetti
Child reward stickers/"circles with a picture in them" stickers/Food stickers
Marker or pen cancelled stamps 😒- it just hurts me.
Sewing, quilting, or crocheting patterns
5. Please 🚭NOTHING SMOKEY- I have an allergy to cigarettes.
I appreciate when people read my profile and take the time to send meaningful swaps. You took the time to send to me and it is a special gift that could only come from you
Here are some things I know I like:
Bold, bright, high energy colors/ Abstract and "off" color palettes
Pop/Pop punk Art
Spaceships, planets, stars, astronomy, and anything Space related
Postage Stamps (Space themed, bees, art, dead countries)
Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Totoro, etc.)
Japanese block print
Pinups and tattoos
Pulp Fiction Art
Bigfoot/Mothman legend type things
Tarot / Occultism / Crystals / Magik
Q: Why might the sent mail time stamp on swap-bot not match with the postmark you get on the letter or postcard?
A: All the mail from my housing area goes straight to Charleston. It's a 2 hour drive in normal circumstances so what is that in mail carrier time? I always mark it "sent" as soon as I place it in the mailbox. Then it must travel up to get sorted and cancelled. It's not ideal, but that's the reason. Please be patient with the mail system. It's not usually slow, but international mail takes around 16-24 days while USA mail takes about 5-10 days even if it's the next state over.
Q: Help! My swap came with postage due or was torn in the process of handling.
A: Please send me a photo of the postage due or torn package and I will repay you with unused postage stamps or resend the items. Let me know and I will fix the issues.
Q: Do you use saliva on your letters?
A: No, never. I use glue and tape, but not packing tape.
Q: Do you rate? When do you rate?
A: Yes! I always rate and wait at least 1.5 months with contact before rating down as a last resort for USA and 2.5 months for international mail.. if you didn't get a rating from me, the rating must not have taken or the mail was lost in transit, because I rate as soon as it comes in.
Q: When do you send your swaps??
A: I send all my swaps out on time mostly very early- always, I don't flake.
Updated 3/24/21: I've had one mail get lost from Feb 21st-22nd, 2021 Quirky Flat Mail #1 to @montigneyrules and I've never experienced that in my whole life so if you don't get something from me, it's lost or chewed up or an alien took it. I take pictures of all my swaps with postage just in case I need to recall what it looked like or when I sent it. Message me and I'll send another out right away!
*Update 4/25/21: Another mail got lost from March 9th-10th, 2021, PH: Send 3 Postcards (Double down) to @debbiespoms
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