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Thread: Postage stamp APCs - Ace/Domestic Cats Due date: Jan 17

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    Postage stamp APCs - Ace/Domestic Cats Due date: Jan 17

    Due date: January 17, 2023
    postage for non-Australians: December 13
    I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! I suggest you allow at least 4 weeks.
    cards: all 4 suits of Aces
    participants: unlimited
    media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with a DOMESTIC CAT (no lions or tigers, etc) on it. Please make sure that you leave the top left corner visible (denomination and suit)


    MAILED JANUARY 14

    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 - someone local may be able to help you, CynthiaSillitoe has said that she is happy to help those who need stamps.

    future topics so you can plan ahead:
    February - King/Butterflies March - Queen/Heads (stamps that just show a head - even better a head of state eg King/Queen/President/etc) April - Jack/Tails May - 10s/Dogs June - 9s/Dinosaurs July - 8s/Flowers and trees August - 7s/Transport September - 6s/Land animals 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 unswapped.

    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 January 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. Please be on time so others don't have to wait.

    Postage:
    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 (so 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. If it is too bulky it is more than likely that the card will not reach me - either because the envelope has been torn and the card lost, or it is too heavy.

    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.

    PLAYERS:
    0. donnacr - returned
    1. dithespy - received
    2. jo.on.the.go - withdrew
    3. Elliejaybird - received
    4. fundygirl - received
    5. CynthiaSillitoe - received
    6. haagmm - received
    7. catladybj - received
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    Last edited by Donnacr; 01-15-2023 at 08:47 PM. Reason: adding players, marking received

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    I'm going to lurk on this for a short bit while I got through my stamps to see if I will be able to come up with enough for each theme (it gives me heartache to imagine not completing the series if I start it. . . ) I appreciate you listing the future themes for me to have time to prepare.
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    Lurking too. I love postage stamp nonsense and have been wanting to get in on the beginning of an APC swap

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    Lurking. I think I can have cards in the mail by then.

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    welcome to all the lurkers - enjoy the purring bundles of joy wandering round this swap. I hope you come back to join us.

    fundygirl - if you find that you are deficient in any of the stamps needed please feel free to ask for me to send some to you or, if they are one of the first few topics, put a plea in the thread - other people may have lots of those.

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    I've got loads of stamps too. Sign me up, please Donnacr.

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    I have enough cat stamps for me and some to share and I just broke down and ordered a couple more packs. (Buying postage stamps for art is one of my compulsions.) So, if people want to play, but they need a few more cats, PM me. I'm happy to send internationally, too, though they might not get there until later rounds. In other words, I have cats, free to good homes.
    Last edited by CynthiaSillitoe; 11-10-2022 at 03:35 PM.

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    welcome dithespy.

    CynthiaSillitoe - does that mean that you would like to sign up?

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    Sign me up - I now have a source of cats!
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    I also have a cat source so you can sign me out up as well. Just waiting to receive them

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    Love all the purring!!! One of my favorite sounds!
    To clarify - this is not a 4 suit swap, yes or no?
    I did notice - 3:3.or 6:6.
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    good catch, thanks catladybj.

    It is indeed a 4 suit swap - you need to make cards on Aces for Spades, Diamonds, Clubs and Hearts. I have now amended the opening post.

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    Lurking...
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    Okay, I've taken inventory of my stamps and I think I can comfortably commit to joining this deck. Please sign me up!
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    so sorry elliejaybird - I forgot to welcome you to the swap, also a warm, purry welcome to fundygirl, very glad that you can join us.

    hope you can join us nanner, meanwhile enjoy the cuddling bundles of fur on the lurking couch

    dithespy - that was very quick work. I love your cards - great inspiration

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    I'm lurking while I check my stash. I can't turn down a postage stamp APC...so lurking is probably silly but it's my official status for today.

    Cynthiasillitoe - do you buy from ebay or do you have a special source?
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    haagmm - I know that you just want to check out the kitties visiting the lurkers' couch I hope to see you back soon

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