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Postcrossing meetup!

Yes, postcrossers will actually meet up IN REAL LIFE and be weird about postcards. And b*ch a lot about people we don't like, like the ppl who complain about the cards we get, or don't answer us at all, or leave nastygrams about damage to the card which we really have no control over.

Anyway, I got a bunch of free postcards! FREE CARDS WOOOOOOO! and also there was a postcard/paper memorabilia show in that hotel, which, er, filled a decent conference room. I was one of the youngest people there. Possibly the youngest. A lot of white and silver hair in that room.

The organizer of the meetup had a table and since she did give me a bunch of free cards I hit up her table for cards to poke through. I won't deny, I have a lot of attachment to the really weird ones (like World's Tackiest postcards), but I realized what I really needed was UNESCO World Heritage Sites. PXers love to collect those. But the US ones are pretty easy to get, since the US has a large number of PXers. So I went through the boxes looking for cards from the more difficult countries, like Uganda, Venezuela, places like that. The cards were 25 cents each and I ended up paying out $15 but that tells you how many cards I came home with :D

There are a bunch of duplicates, but that's OK because I'm sending these, not collecting them. There were a bunch of used cards for sale, too, the same prices in general, but I'm not into used postcards.

And today my seagull stamp came in! Here's a thumb of me testing it out with a new ink pad:


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ringsandcoffee
Mar. 11th, 2018 02:28 am (UTC)

Sounds like fun to me!

laridian
Mar. 11th, 2018 05:55 pm (UTC)
It was a nerdy fun, yes :) It helps to know when you're looking for something specific (like the UNESCO cards).
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