View Full Version : Postage stamp ATCs - SPORT Due: April 20

02-15-2021, 06:20 AM
Due date: April 20
postage for non-Australians: March 16
I live in Australia - mail will NOT reach me quickly! Mail is getting back to closer to normal but, with reduced international flights, I would still suggest you allow at least 5 weeks.
cards: 3:3 or 6:6
participants: unlimited
media: any and all but MUST include at least 1 postage stamp with something related to SPORT on it (people playing sport, sports equipment, Olympics, etc)


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 very happy to send them to you. If you need some a little quicker just PM AngelJoy - she is in the US and has lots of postage stamps to share as well.

future topics so you can plan ahead:
May - Celebrations/emotions June - Space (astronauts, planets, spaceships - real or fictional eg Star Trek, etc) July - Household items/ food (chairs, lamps, coffee pots, clocks, jugs, etc) August - heads (stamps that just show a head - even better a head of State eg King/Queen/President, etc)

Please include a background for your stamp(s) - it can be an extension of the stamp design or abstract, or something in between. Plain white 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 hands by April 20. 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.

Australian players: please include a stamp equivalent to your postage.
International players: unfortunately Australian international postage has gone up to $3.20 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 number of swap 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. Have fun!

7. 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 artists whose cards you receive. After all, knowing where your cards went is half the fun I think.

0. donnacr - returned
1. vickiZ - returned
2. CynthiaSillitoe - returned
3. plumhill2001 - returned
4. Betsyg - returned
5. AngelJoy - returned
6. luckycat479 - returned
7. Reinikka - received
8. jo.on.the.go - returned
9. Karch - returned
10. Seascape131 - returned
11. Binka - returned
12. Cleopatra - returned
13. artbymee - received
14. pithier - returned
15. fandanie - received

Vicki Z
02-15-2021, 11:22 AM
Please sign me up.
I cannot believe I am FIRST.
I "never" seem to be FIRST...... :twitcy:

I already mailed my cards.

02-15-2021, 01:29 PM
Me, please. I've already started. (I'm planning on the later ones, too.)

02-15-2021, 02:05 PM
Signing in to lurk until my cards are done! :wubclub:

02-15-2021, 06:01 PM
vickiZ - I couldn't believe that I forgot to add you to the top of the list before I loaded this swap. :shocked: I will fix that straight away
welcome CynthiaSillitoe and plumhill2001

Did you all notice the addition of an AUGUST theme?

02-15-2021, 06:45 PM
Yes, ma'am! Keep adding those themes! :)

02-15-2021, 10:34 PM
Me too! I have several sets of Canadian hockey stamps. PM me if you would like a set! Yay! Heads theme, i amvall in on that one. Organizations would be a good theme too.

02-16-2021, 02:41 PM
Do the heads have to be human? :rolleyes:

02-17-2021, 10:52 AM
vickiZ - I couldn't believe that I forgot to add you to the top of the list before I loaded this swap. :shocked: I will fix that straight away
welcome CynthiaSillitoe and plumhill2001

Did you all notice the addition of an AUGUST theme?

Yep, I went head hunting yesterday. I'm in for that one, too.

02-17-2021, 03:08 PM
Count me in, please!

02-17-2021, 04:36 PM
I'm in, please!

02-17-2021, 05:51 PM
Please sign me up :) I have three done and one more planned

02-19-2021, 06:42 PM
I would like to play. Here are my cards:

221242 Baseball - Joe Dimaggio

221243 Basketball - Wilt Chamberlain

221244 Cross Country Skiing

221245 Downhill Skiing

02-19-2021, 06:45 PM
And the rest

221246 Discus

221247 Golf - Ryder Cup

221248 Volleyball

02-20-2021, 01:38 AM
Finished my cards. I will mail them out tomorrow.


02-20-2021, 11:10 AM
Jo and AngelJoy, I love all of your wintery cards! I think in both of your sets my faves would be the cross-country skiers. (Did I spell that right? LOL)

02-20-2021, 11:17 AM
Donna, I finished my cards and I'll probably mail them Monday. I'll post officially when I get them in the mail. Our PO window is only open for one hour on Saturday mornings (9-10) which means I'd have to go out and warm up my car right now and I'm just too lazy on a Saturday morning! :laugh: I like to drive the three miles into town a little later in the day to make sure they will have the mail all sorted and in the boxes. ;)

02-20-2021, 05:58 PM
I decided to slap 3 Forever stamps on mine and put it in the mail. That should work! :twitcy::rolleyes:

02-21-2021, 12:43 PM
Sign me up, please!

02-25-2021, 07:09 AM
welcome to all the new players to join while I was away - the mailing dates you mentioned have all been noted.

plumhill2001 - I love that you included a sailing card as that is quite an acceptable sport (not one in which I could compete - nasty seasick!)
To answer your question on August's theme of Heads - yes, they do have to be human.

02-25-2021, 09:39 AM
I would love to join.

02-25-2021, 09:57 AM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

02-25-2021, 10:10 AM
Are you imagining just the floating heads, usually heads of state? Like the Queen Elizabeth or George Washington stamps that are your classic stamp or will half length portraits fit the theme? Or the stamps I used for the performing arts theme that were caricatures? I’m good either way, just looking for clarification.

02-25-2021, 10:14 AM
My cards have been mailed.

02-26-2021, 08:48 PM
welcome Seascape131 -your mailing date has been noted.

Heads swap - I am looking to use up my Queen Elizabeth looking to the left stamps (why do they RARELY look right?) I was hoping that there would be enough US stamps of various people's heads ONLY - if not, please tell me and I will relax this requirement.
They can be floating in limbo all on their own 221392, you can give them bodies of all sorts 221393221394 -mine are human but I see nothing wrong with animal bodies too. Any other suggestions as to how to use the stamps?

02-27-2021, 03:16 PM
I have tons of German, UK, Spanish, etc. stamps with heads on them. No problem! :)

02-27-2021, 05:42 PM
I'm pretty sure I have enough heads in my collection :)

02-27-2021, 05:55 PM
I have lots of "head" stamps, too!

02-28-2021, 08:01 AM
It's been ages ago, my first since 7 yrs I guess. But I'll love to play

02-28-2021, 08:13 AM

02-28-2021, 04:18 PM
These will go into the mail tomorrow.


Something has gone pear shaped in my scanner and these don't look like the right size and shape. The cards are though! It has been a hard week, my 18 year old kitty is very ill and everything I touched went wrong. Deep breath and carry on.

03-03-2021, 11:29 PM
Binka - welcome back to the site and to this swap. If you have any questions feel free to ask either in this thread or send me a PM. I have sent you my address - LOVE your cards but especially the ice skating one.
If you see some cards that you really like just mention it in the thread and I will try to make sure that at least one of them finds its way into your returns.

Betsyg - your cards are gorgeous! I really like the way that you have the aerial skier overlapping on his way down. I am sending you a virtual hug and hopes that your kitty is getting better.

03-03-2021, 11:32 PM
For those who have not yet mailed their cards - this weekend is my recommended mail date so please send them soon

03-04-2021, 04:03 AM
Mine are in the mail!

03-04-2021, 04:45 AM
I will tell you when they arrive.

03-04-2021, 03:25 PM
Here are the one's I've sent :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_Feb2021_1969SouthAfricanGames.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_Feb2021_1984Olympics.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_Feb2021_Tischtennis.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/45925/small/1_Mar2021_BasketballEuropameisterschaft.jpg

03-04-2021, 09:26 PM
Please sign me up.

03-07-2021, 12:17 PM
Sign me up please. My cards are finished.

03-10-2021, 06:32 PM
My cards should go out tomorrow, Thursday. Another fun postage stamp swap!

03-10-2021, 09:21 PM
My cards should go out tomorrow, Thursday. Another fun postage stamp swap!

Those are great! I especially love the horse racing one! :)

03-12-2021, 12:38 PM
My card are in the mail today from Maryland, USA

03-12-2021, 06:36 PM
Great extend the scene cards, luckycat479! I especially love the colors in #3!

03-13-2021, 12:11 PM
My card are in the mail today from Maryland, USA

I love the highjump on the beach

03-16-2021, 12:47 AM
welcome to our new players - Cleopatra and artbymee

so many gorgeous cards being shown in the thread - I love the different techniques people are using to give their cards backgrounds.

I have noted mailing dates for people who have mentioned it in the thread. For those who have not mailed yet - today is the suggested international mailing date so I recommend that you have your cards in the mail no later than Friday.

jo.on.the.go - your wonderful cards arrived on Friday

03-31-2021, 01:01 AM
So sorry for going MIA but my lovely husband decided to share his flu with me and I am just starting to feel human again.
Mail seems to be arriving in batches at the moment and I received a batch just before the flu hit from: Binka, seascape131, Karch, plumhill2001 and cynthiaSillitoe.
iTraders have now been given for all of these but we are still waiting on quite a few other envelopes to arrive - nothing in today's mail

03-31-2021, 11:57 AM
Glad you are feeling better!

03-31-2021, 06:50 PM
Mailed my dads late today.

04-01-2021, 08:26 AM
Another 3 sets of cards arrived today from: Reinikka, artbymee and Betsyg.

Fandanie - are your cards for this SPORT swap as I don't have you signed up for it?

04-02-2021, 02:18 AM
No cards will be delivered now until Tuesday with the extended Easter break - hopefully the last few will arrive then.

04-09-2021, 01:32 AM
Pithier - welcome to the swap as your cards were waiting for me when I returned from time away with the grandkids.
luckycat479 - your cards were sitting in my letterbox chatting with pithier's.

cleopatra - your cards arrived in today's mail

AngelJoy - I have no idea where your cards have been hiding but they only made it to Australian shores on April 1 and then took 8 days to get to me. They were chatting with cleopatra's cards in my letterbox today.

It is too late for me to get these cards sorted and mailed today so they will all be on their way tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone for mailing so early.

04-09-2021, 03:25 AM
pithier - would you like me to scan and show your cards in this thread or can you do it? They are gorgeous and different and I am sure that people would love to choose 1 for themselves.

04-29-2021, 12:05 PM
I received my cards yesterday, thank you for hosting and thank you Karch, Luckycat479 and Reinikka for the great cards :D

04-29-2021, 05:06 PM
I received my lovely returns. Thanks to Donna for hosting and to Seascape131, artbymee, and plumhill2001 for great cards! Off to leave points.

05-01-2021, 07:27 PM
Got my beautiful cards today from artbymee (Soccer), Cleopatra (The Sport of Kings) and Luckycat479 (Blue/Green 100)! Love them all! Thanks for hosting, Donnacr!

Surprisingly, my ART cards still seem to be wandering around the planet. Oh well. Sit back, relax. They will come. ;)

05-03-2021, 12:12 AM
So glad that the returns have started to make their way home.

plumhill2001 - I did receive a set of cards from you on Friday but they are for the Space swap :(

05-03-2021, 09:56 AM
So glad that the returns have started to make their way home.

plumhill2001 - I did receive a set of cards from you on Friday but they are for the Space swap :(

Glad to hear those got there okay! :)
My ART cards got to you okay. I just haven't gotten my returns, and it looks like most others have. You never know. I'm not going to stress over it. ;)

05-03-2021, 10:52 PM
Got mine today! Thanks to Donna and to Betsyg, AngelJoy, and Pithier!

05-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Thank you, donnacr for hosting and for the great returns from Betsyg, Karch, jo.on.the.go, Seascape131, pithier and CynthiaSillitoe.

05-23-2021, 10:59 AM
I received my cards. Thanks for hosting another fantastic swap Donnacr.

And thanks to everybody for such nice cards:
Binka - Canadian stamp, diver
Vicki Z - Arnold Palmer, Bouquet of Roses
Reinikka - Table tennis
Seascape131 - Sports 2, snowboarding, Australia
AngelJoy - Downhill skiing
luckycat479 - Basketball

05-26-2021, 12:32 AM
I have a few people who have not told me that they have received their cards yet but I need to archive this swap.

Please remove any attachments that you have shown in this thread as that will not be possible after archiving. You WILL be able to leave Rep points and iTrader after that, just not comments.

Thanks all for playing and making this another wonderful swap.