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Postage Stamp Bag Swap #5

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Swap Coordinator:SFreer (contact)
Swap categories: Postage Stamps 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 27, 2024
Date items must be sent by:February 9, 2024
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I changed the number of the swap to reflect how many of these I have hosted now instead of following @lostinavalons numbering.

Some stamps on paper will be allowed but whenever possible please send the majority of stamps off paper.

IMPORTANT: New addition to swap requirements. If you choose not to swap stamps from a bag you receive, please do not fill out your name on the line. If there is space, write ‘pass’ and your name. If there is no space, maybe tuck a piece of paper inside with the stamps with it written on. This is to ensure you don’t receive the same stamp bag again down the road. The owner of the bag will still get five rounds worth of stamps. Thank you!

You will send 2 postage stamp bags to your partners. Please make sure no more than 1 of the bags will be due to be sent home to the originator after your partner receives it.

IF you are new to this swap series, you must have 30 completed type 2 or 3 swaps to participate. This is to cut down on the amount of confused new swappers in the swap as we've been having some problems.

Most postage stamp bags start out with a number of stamps, take 3, add 5, fifth person sends it home. Sometimes a reward is offered to the swapper who sends it home to the originator. It's fine if your stamp bag rules are a little different---please just make sure and indicate them clearly on the bag. ****Please make sure your rules are fair. I recently heard of bags going around asking the players to add but not allowing them to take any. That's not how this exchange works.****

Stamps can be used or new. All the stamps in one bag should be different. NO themed bags like "birds only" or "flags only". Make sure all stamps are in good condition and not missing perforations, have no thin areas, no creases or missing corners.

What is a stamp bag? Most any small envelope can be used as a postage stamp bag---but it's easy to make your own, too, using online templates or your own craftiness. The bag starts out with a certain number of (usually used) postage stamps inside. On the outside of the envelope, you write "return home to" and then your address. You also write how many stamps a person should take out to keep and how many she should put back in. Finally, you write out the numbers 1-5 and leave space for people to write their names next to the numbers. The person you send it to swaps her stamps, signs her name on the outside of the envelope, and mails it off to someone else the next time there is a swap. I usually include about eight stamps to begin with and write "take 3 add 5". The next in line always gives more than they take so, by the time you get the bag back, you've got a lot more stamps than you put in. It's a fun game and a great way to collect stamps from all over the world.

Be sure to check with your partners before sending more than 2 stamp bags.

*NOTE: I have made joining requirements very clear so please do not comment or PM asking to join if you do not meet them.

For more postage stamp swaps and to connect with other collectors, you are invited to join my group here if you meet the requirements. Hope to see you there!

Discussion

Mamabemus 01/22/2024 #

I will gladly take extra bags

Teraecau 02/ 2/2024 #

@SFreer are swap partners still being assigned?

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