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Postage stamp APCs - 6s/ Land animals Due date: September 17


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Dec 29, 2008
ROBINA, Australia
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Due date: September 17
postage for non-Australians: August 13
I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! I suggest you allow at least 4 weeks.
cards: all 4 suits of 6s
participants: unlimited
media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with a LAND ANIMAL on it. Please make sure that you leave the top left corner visible (denomination and suit)


I have LOTS of postage stamps and love using them on my cards so I have decided to run a monthly series of swaps using different topics on the stamps.
short of stamps? Just ask - I have lots on most topics and I am happy to send them to you. If you need some quicker just ask in the thread - CynthiaSillitoe has said that she is happy to help those in the US who need stamps.

future topics so you can plan ahead:
October - 5s/ Birds November - 4s/ Places or scenery (including Space) December - 3s/ Christmas January ‘24 - 2s/ People (lifelike or cartoon) February - Jokers/ Marine

Please include a background for your stamp(s) - it can be an extension of the stamp design or abstract, or something in between. Please make sure that you leave the top left corner visible (denomination and suit). Plain card backgrounds will be returned I swapped.

Post to the thread to sign up or you can’t get Rep points.

PM me for my address when you are ready to mail - if you have an address in Robina, I am still there.

Due date:
Cards are to be in my hand by September 17. I will mail your returns as soon as possible but remember, it took up to a month to reach me so your returns may take a month or more to reach you. P,ease be on time so others don’t have to wait.

Australian players: please include a $1.20 stamp
International players: unfortunately Australian international postage is still going up so I must ask for a well hidden US$2 OR a Global Forever stamp.

ALL players please include a LARGE address label (AT LEAST 2” X2”), I will supply envelopes. Please do NOT send those 3-in-a-row sleeves - they do not fit in my envelopes.

1. Do your best work - I plan to swap effort-for-effort as much as I can.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and the SWAP NAME on the back of all your cards (do you can get fun Rep points) and on the back of your mailing envelope. I am running a few swaps and do not want to put you with the wrong returns.

3. Please mail early to allow time to reach Australia.
4. An extra card for the swap Host is greatly appreciated but is not required.
5. Embellishments are fine. The completed card needs to fit into a standard pocket and the embellishments need to be securely fastened so they don’t fall off during shipping.

6. I will give iTrader feedback when I receive your cards and will also update this post showing that your cards have been received. In return I encourage you to give iTrader Host feedback to me when you receive your swap returns, and Rep points to the artist whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun I think.

0. donnacr - returned
1. catladybj- received
2. dithespy - withdrew
3. CynthiaSillitoe - returned
4. Elliejaybird - received
5. Haagmm - LOST :(
6. KESagers - received

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welcome back everybody - so glad that you decided to continue the series with me.

I am always happy to receive sets early - they just go into that number's folder and are acknowledged when that swap starts.
Elliejaybird - 'hiking for a few weeks' sounds serious :shocked: do you carry your supplies and camp out or do you hike from hut to hut?
I have a brother-in-law who does minimalist camping - he carries everything, including all food/water and tent/cover, and has his pack down to only a couple of kilograms. I couldn't do that!! Hopefully yours is a fun hike, for exercise and relaxation.
I'm an ultralight thru hiker, so yes, carry everything on my back. Doing the Colorado trail, which is just under 500 miles in hopefully 19 days if everything goes as planned. I love the clarity that long miles of isolation brings to my soul
WOW!! I hope that it all goes as planned and you finish the hike relaxed and zen. All I can say is - you have to be a LOT younger than me.
500 miles in 19 days - that is, about 25 miles a day!? Even at my fittest that would have been a stretch.

What sort of animals do you expect to encounter while hiking? Is there a lot of birds to sing to you? I find I get lost in bird song and don't notice how far I have walked.
I'm an early riser so get all the morning bird song. I love walking through the early morning twilight. And yeah, usually putting in 25-30 miles a day. The foot tread out west in America is much less punishing then here in the East so easier to walk long distances. Usually run into the usual animals. Rodents, rabbits, bear, bobcat, coyote, deer. I'll be turning 42 on trail this year.
welcome to the lurkers' bench Asher - these animals can be from any continent/ part of the world as long as they are predominantly a land animal
I wouldn't mind if some dogs or cats, especially big cats like lions and tigers, snuck on to some of your cards - how does everyone else feel?
I was going to ask the same question. I've got a couple of cats and dogs in my pile, which I keep narrowing down. I'm down to about 20, so I need to consider a little more and see which ones I settle on.
I thought that I would mention 'cats and dogs' as they have already had their own threads but I am happy for some more to appear in this thread as well

Welcome to Haagmm and KESagers

don't forget that Aug 13 is the recommended international mail date - mail is once again being highly hit and miss here :(
Mine are almost done.

On "places"--how are you defining this? I see obvious ones, like the planets and maybe the pyramids, but wonder about buildings, like castles? Or there are U.S. stamps that have the names and flags of each state. Am I on the right path? (I haven't started yet, but need to pull stamps.)
CynthiaSillitoe - any and all of the above will be acceptable, that is why I included the 'scenery' definition (that would cover your castles, etc). I would include unidentified landscapes in scenery as well.
I hadn't thought of those stamps with the state and flag, as I have very few of them, but they would be fine, too
Sounds good, Donna.

My cards are done, so hopefully I'll get them scanned and in the mail tomorrow. Today I didn't have a lot of energy, but I did select a few birds for 5s. :)
I found the hardest part for the birds was narrowing down which ones I wanted to use - so many shapes of stamps with birds on them. :D

Hope you feel better tomorrow - today seems to be a bit of a blah day for me, too.
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