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Swap #62

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Letitia from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA sent me an email asking to swap and I was happy to say yes. 🙂 She sent me this lovely card of a lighthouse that she took, and another of a lighthouse mapcard.

I sent Letitia the cards below:

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Letitia wrote me after she received my cards, and said she realized she had some circus stamps!! 🙂 I love circuses and I love stamps, so circus stamps are really exciting to me. 🙂 She sent me TEN circus stamps. 🙂 I also love the Halloween washi tape she used on the envelope, and the stickers! Yay! Thanks so much Letitia! 🙂

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I sent Letitia the cards below to say thanks. 🙂

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Cards from Sierra!

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Sierra from Henderson, Nevada, USA sent me these great mapcards! They are all new to my mapcard collection. 🙂 YAY!

I sent Sierra the cards below:

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Sent Card #204

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Antje from Coswig Anhalt, Germany didn’t have anything written on her profile page, so I sent her this Virginia mapcard, which is usually pretty popular. 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 5 days after traveling 4,235 miles! Antje wrote, “Dear Maria, hello! Thank you a lot for your nice postcard with the map of Virginia. You wrote very well in German. Congratulations to your Germanteacher for this schoolgirl!! And also to you for this teacher!!! (…) Best wishes and kindly regads to you and all of your family Yours Antje (Anna)”

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Sent Cards #202 & 203

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I sent this card to Louise in Ballston Lake, NY, USA! The UCI Road World Championships were being held here in Richmond, VA when I sent this card. Part of the bicycling races were held on Monument Avenue, so I chose this card to send! 🙂 I told Louise I had just gone apple picking – one of my favorite times of the year! 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 428 miles! Louise wrote, “Thanks for the postcard! It’s apple season here, too! Happy Postcrossing!”

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I sent this mapcard to Astrid in Bielefeld, Germany. She said she likes postcards with flags, and this is the only current card I have which has a flag on it. Close!

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 9 days after traveling 4,078 miles! Astrid wrote, “Many thanks for the beautiful card!” 

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South Dakota mapcard

I found an amazing shop on Etsy that has great priced vintage postcards! I found this neat South Dakota mapcard for $1.25 with 2 other cards, bundled as a group. So happy to get this card! 🙂

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Swap #61

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I recently swapped with Carla from Linden, New Jersey, USA! She had 3 cards available to swap, which are some of my favorites: a mapcard, a state flag card and a photo of a battleship. The battleship is the USS New Jersey which is now a retired ship and currently open as a museum in Camden, NJ. I would love to go explore it someday!

I sent Carla the postcards below:

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Sent Card #200

My 200th SENT card! 🙂

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I sent this card to Alexander in Obernkirchen, Germany!

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 4,095 miles! Alexander wrote (in German), “Many thanks for the beautiful card and good wishes from Obernkirchen, Germany!”

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Swap #55 & New Mapcards!

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I swapped with Sierra in Brea, California, USA and got this wonderful postcard of Native American Tribes of California! This is so cool! 🙂 I’d love to have one from every state. I also LOVE the vintage stamps! 🙂

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I recently traveled back home to Wisconsin for my cousin’s wedding, and found a few more mapcards to add to my collection (shown above)! 🙂 Very oddly I found the Iowa one at Paul Bunyan’s in Wisconsin Dells, which is a few hours from Iowa, but they didn’t have any Wisconsin mapcards! 🙂 That’s fine though, because I was missing an Iowa mapcard, and now I have one in my collection!

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New Postcards! :)

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I’ve been traveling for the past 3 months – mostly for work, but a little for fun. 🙂 So ironically, I haven’t had much time for Postcrossing, but I’ve been able to add a TON of postcards to my collection! I can’t wait to start sending official cards again, and swapping more often! 🙂

I found these 2 new USA mapcards of Delaware and Maryland, which I’m really happy to add to my collection. 🙂

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And these 2 cards are from the Miles B. Carpenter Museum in Waverly, Virginia. This is such a neat museum! I’m so happy I went there. Miles B. Carpenter was an American folk artist who ran a lumber and ice business for many years. He started carving wood when he was younger, and picked it up again after he retired and his wife died. Many of his pieces include a small piece of fur cut from his late wife’s fur coats. The museum is in his old house which I thought was really neat. You can read more about Mr. Carpenter here. These postcards show two of his “Loch Ness Monsters” and the other card shows him talking to a little girl alongside his 19th century Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Claus.

And to note, the Miles B. Carpenter Museum is right next door to the Peanut Museum! It’s the “oldest peanut museum in America” – and I’m guessing the only. 😉

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Swap #54

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Kathy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA contacted me about swapping some Chicago World’s Fair postcards that she saw in my swap album. She said her great grandmother had actually gone to the fair in 1933 and left her some original cards! That’s so neat. 🙂 She had some awesome mapcards that I really wanted to add to my collection. Now I have 25 states left! 🙂 YAY!

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