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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: August 19, 2019
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States

About Me

Introducing Myself

My name is Cathy, and I live in Alabama with my husband of 37 years. We have 2 adult daughters, 1 in Colorado and 1 in Tennessee. I am retired from a local school system, and have a “retirement” job working in a local Hallmark store. I was retired for a whopping 6 months when I realized I was bored. A dear friend owns the Hallmark shop, and she hired me to save me from boredom!! Ha!

I have a full-blown obsession with vintage postage stamps and snail mail. I have all of the letters my mother and I wrote one another when I was away at college. She has been gone for 10 years now, and it is so comforting to see her handwriting and read our "conversations" we had through these letters.

Flaking on Swaps

I will never flake on a swap. I am very prompt, will always mail the day I receive partner addresses, and will register the day I receive a swap. If you ever have a question or a concern, PLEASE message me. I am more than happy to re-send. In the event that I have a circumstance that would prevent me from mailing swaps out immediately, I will always message you and let you know.

My Interests

I am a HUGE proponent of continuing the art of letter writing, and the sharing of “snail mail”. I have been a collector of postcards most of my life. It started when we would travel on vacation, and I would take the free postcards at the little motels we would visit on our travels. I still have tons of them!

I am also a major collector and user of vintage stamps. I use them on everything. I love the old stamps. I probably have more than I will ever be able to use, but that is okay! No apologies here!

Avid Postcrosser

I am an AVID participant in Postcrossing (cflathem). I keep my maximum number of postcards in the mail at all times. It has been so much fun!!

Favorites

I do have a list of “favorite things” when it comes to postcards.

Lighthouses, Trains, Christmas ANYTHING, Birds, Brightly colored flowers, Lantern Press postcards, “Greetings from” postcards, State maps, Large letter state and city cards

I am really getting into washi tape. I had never used it until about 6 months ago. Now I have enough for two lifetimes. Ha!

Dislikes

If I had to list some “dislikes”, they would be:

Poorly constructed handmade cards, Free or ad cards, No food items, No political items

But frankly, I would love to see anything else people want to share. I am always interested in hearing about other people and the things they love.

A Final Note

I miss civility and kindness. We seem to be lacking in that area these days. I love sharing my love of snail mail, crafts, creativity. We ALL have something to contribute to this world. Everyone has a talent. My hope is that we always share fun things with one another.

Ratings

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Comment: Nice bunch of stamps, thank you.
JazD rated for State Capitol Postcard - USA on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Oh my! What awesome tugboat and iceboat and cable car stamps!! I NEED these, I’m constantly looking for more cable car stamps, and those are just perfect. Hope I can find some online, have a great day and thank you so much! Micaela 💞😊
Response: I have 6 of those cable car stamps left. I will send them to you. This bag of loose stamps I bought had so many different stamps! The tugboat is my favorite. I will be happy to share.
soccer8s rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Aug 15, 2019
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zurdoswifey rated for State Capitol Postcard - USA on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC =)
Rainydancer rated for Sending stuff in twos #6 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the amazing stamps, postcards and stickers!
Response: Glad you liked them!! My collection has outgrown my storage, and I am trying to add some “extras” to as many swaps as I can. Thanks for the ❤️!
suepier rated for Happy Easter Postcard Swap~USA on Aug 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
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Comment: Great postcard and a wonderful set of vintage postage stamps too! I would have been over the moon to find a pound of stamps like that, lucky you! Thanks and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Woohooo! What a great selection! Thank you Cathy!!!
montigneyrules rated for Sending stuff in Twos swap #5 on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!!!!
Margothecat rated for State Map Postcard - USA on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: This is a new postcard for my collection! Thanks so much!
Response: Happy you like it. It is the number one most requested in direct swaps on Postcrossing. I buy them 100 at a time. 😜
lilmermaid rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 28, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much for the awesome pc
Marykstaveness rated for State Map Postcard - USA on Jul 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 95!!! on Jul 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Hello Cathy! Thanks for the Lantern Press postcard! I love this style of card! I also really like the vintage stamps especially the floral ones!
shellybuckmeier rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard!
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Comment: thanks!
Fabriqueen rated for State Capitols on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC of your state capitol. We went through Montgomery on our vacation last summer. Lots of interesting things to see there. Hugs, Diane
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.

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Comments

Lablauri57 on Aug 3, 2019:

Glad you got the extra stamps. Hope you enjoy them!

bluerose3 on Apr 5, 2019:

Thank you for the Alabama map postcard.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 30, 2018:

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