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Chain Postcard RR #1

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Chain Postcard RR #1
Swap Coordinator:Tomomi (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:October 24, 2012
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2012
Number of swap partners:4

This is first challenge for me. I like this idea from Postcrossing Official Forum.

In this swap you will have 4 partners from different countries.

The meaning of this swap:

  • You have to take a big card (a card you like, because in the end the card returns to you) and divide the back of the card into 4 boxes. You can also make a card yourself.
  • When the swap is closed, I will sent e-mail to all participants. Order to passing the postcard to this e-mail is written.
  • In 1 box you write the address of the next participant and past stamps on it.
  • The other boxes you leave empty.
  • Also write the name of this swap and your name on it.
  • Then you send the card to the next participant.
  • When it arrives there, he or she will cover his/her address with stickers or other things, so you can’t read it anymore.
  • In another box he/she will write the address of the third participant , put stamps on the card and send it to the next person.
  • The last participant finally sends it back to you and you’ll have your own card back, full with stickers and foreign stamps.

You’ll also receive the cards of the other participants. The only thing you have to do is cover up your own address, write the address of the next participant in an empty box, put stamps on it and send it through.


  • Please send cards within one week.
  • If you have received or sent cards please make update in this swap comment box! Don't forget!!
  • The cards in this RR travel a few weeks/months, so only join this swap when you are active in this swap-bot for a while!!!

Maximum allowed sizes of postcard

Maximum: Length = 23.5 cm, Width = 12 cm

I close the participation when participant became 4 people.

Do you understand and agree the rules? This swap is 1 person per country. You should write in thread to which country you are from.

Open to non newbie with rating of 4,9 over. I will look at every profile before assigning partners. And if I feel someone may flake, I will ban.


goobebox 10/24/2012 #

From India :) This sounds like such a lovely idea, can't wait :D

ReaderChris 10/24/2012 #

I'm from the U.S.A. This sounds wonderful!

bearbear23 10/25/2012 #

Singapore! :D

Tomomi 10/25/2012 #

This round 1 begins with the following countries.

  • Japan
  • India
  • USA
  • Singapore
goobebox 11/ 6/2012 #

Just got Tomomi's card, will pop it back into the mail soon!

Tomomi 11/ 6/2012 #

Thank you goobebox!! :D

bearbear23 11/ 7/2012 #

Received @ReaderChris card! I'm sending it out today! :D

bearbear23 11/ 8/2012 #

I had already sent out the postcard:)

Tomomi 11/10/2012 #

Thank you for the report, bearbear23! :)

Tomomi 11/13/2012 #

I just received @bearbear23 s postcard! I will sent it tomorrow! :)

Tomomi 11/15/2012 #

I just received @ReaderChris s postcard! I will sent it tomorrow! :)

ReaderChris 11/16/2012 #

I have not yet received a card. Sorry, apparently my card was too big...the directions were written in cm, which we don't use here in the US and I never realized I'd have to figure out how to change the measurement to inches, I asked at the post office if I'd put on enough postage and they said it was okay. Apparently, it's only okay here in the us? Howevwer, I take full responsibility for any extra postage that has to be paid and send huge apologies. Tomomi has berated me, making me feel badly, so I triple apologize!

Tomomi 11/20/2012 #

@ReaderChris I'm just worried about this attempt is successful. Please don't mind any more! :)

goobebox 11/22/2012 #

Got @bearbear23 's card just now! Sending it out again this week.

goobebox 11/22/2012 #

@Readerchris i've sent out two cards to you already yikes! I'm a bit worried they haven't reached yet..

goobebox 11/23/2012 #

Okay got ANOTHER card today, so have two cards with me, will send it out to readerchris ASAP!

Tomomi 11/23/2012 #

I sent message to @Readerchris I hope all card arrive @Readerchris safely...

bearbear23 11/26/2012 #

I haven't receive any cards these few weeks after receiving @Readerchris card >.<

Tomomi 11/27/2012 #

Sorry I just sent message to @Readerchris again.

ReaderChris 12/ 1/2012 #

I just received Tomomi's postcard today 12/1/12. Goobebox's card arrived about a week ago, (the postmark looked like November 10, but since it's from overseas I may be reading it wrong) and I've sent it along on its way.

ReaderChris 12/ 1/2012 #

I just noticed that Tomomi's card, the one I got today which came from Goobox, had the postage stamp ripped off and only about 1/3 of the postmark showing. So Tomomi, when you receive your original card back, it won't have Goobox's postage stamp on it. Bummer.

goobebox 12/ 5/2012 #

OH NO :( :( :( That's TERRIBLE :O I went to the GPO especially to get nice stamps its REALLY sad :( I wish i could make it up somehow.. aw shucks. Is there anything i can do?

Tomomi 12/ 5/2012 #

Become postoffice busy season. I'm just worried about this attempt is successful. :( And I hope all cards will return to home safely!!

goobebox 12/21/2012 #

Updates! who has who's card? @ReaderChris have you recieved your own card + bearbear23 's card yet? @bearbear23 did you get my card and @tomomi 's card? I have sent all the cards and am looking forward to recieving mine back :)

ReaderChris 12/21/2012 #

Just today received card (not mine, mustt be bearbear23's) and will send it on in tomorrow's mail! And note, all stamps and postmarks are intact...yay!!! As of two hours ago I'm on Winter Break, two weeks off.....Happy holidays (if you celebrate) to you all!

bearbear23 12/24/2012 #

Hi I received @goobebox and @tomomi card a few days ago and I'm waiting to send them back after Christmas to reduce the chance of the them getting lost :)

ReaderChris 01/22/2013 #

Still waiting for my card!

Tomomi 03/16/2013 #


@Tomomi -> HOME!! :)

@goobebox -> Travelling HOME!! :) 3/15

@ReaderChris -> HOME?

@bearbear23 -> HOME!! :)

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