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Donnacr
04-12-2021, 09:48 AM
Due date: June 20
postage for non-Australians: May 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 showing something to do with SPACE on it (astronauts, planets, spaceships - real or fictional eg Star Trek, etc)


MAILED 13 JUNE

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:
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) September - Cartoon/fantasy characters October - Organisations (WHO, UNICEF, Scouts/Guides, etc) November - Children (real, cartoon, 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 hand by June 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.

Postage:
Australian players: please include a stamp equivalent to your postage.
International players: unfortunately Australian international postage has gone up to at least $3.40 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.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.

PLAYERS:
0. donnacr - received
1. VickiZ - received
2. Betsyg - received
3. CynthiaSillitoe - received
4. jo.on.the.go - received
5. plumhill2001 - received
6. AngelJoy - received
7. Seascape131 - received
8. CastleQueen5 - withdrawn
9. Cleopatra - received
10. mrubyjean - received
11. Haagmm - received
12. CraftyRaffe - received
13. Fandanie - received
14. luckycat479 - received

Betsyg
04-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Sign me up! My cards are nearly done.

CynthiaSillitoe
04-12-2021, 02:47 PM
Me! My cards are actually on the way.

jo.on.the.go
04-12-2021, 03:00 PM
Please add me. Cards are already flying your way.

222262 First Man on the Moon

222263 First Moon Landing

222264 In the Beginning...

jo.on.the.go
04-12-2021, 03:06 PM
And the rest:

222265 The Earth's Magnetic Field. The stamp is from Bulgaria, 1965

222266 Eclipse

222267 Sally Ride

222268 Viking Missions to Mars

Vicki Z
04-12-2021, 03:41 PM
Cynthia,
Your cards are FAB
LOVE your card with the Hubble Telescope stamp.
Those silver strips are a nice touch

jo.on.the.go
Awesome assortment
LOVE your "Eclipse"
Good use of that "Heat Sensitive" postage stamp

plumhill2001
04-12-2021, 06:04 PM
Please sign me up!
Just finished my cards!

222269

222270

The little pieces of kid art were clipped out of a Highlights for Kids type magazine. :)

Vicki Z
04-13-2021, 04:05 PM
Please sign me up!
Just finished my cards!

222269

222270

The little pieces of kid art were clipped out of a Highlights for Kids type magazine. :)
Great cards.
Particularly LOVE your second card.

Do you happen to know who the astronaut pictured on the stamp on your second card is?
The stamp says "Apollo" but there were numerous Apollo missions, and lots of astronauts........

Cool ATC!

plumhill2001
04-13-2021, 05:15 PM
Vicki, yours are fantastic! I love that little alien guy!
I would have to do some research on that Apollo question, lol. I don't recall a lot about it off hand. :)

plumhill2001
04-13-2021, 05:15 PM
Mailed my cards today! :)

Vicki Z
04-13-2021, 06:46 PM
Vicki, yours are fantastic! I love that little alien guy!
I would have to do some research on that Apollo question, lol. I don't recall a lot about it off hand. :)

I did some research, but was not able to find much information.
I hope you can do better. ;)

plumhill2001
04-13-2021, 07:23 PM
I did some research, but was not able to find much information.
I hope you can do better. ;)

I ordered one of those big envelopes of stamps a long time ago and got tons of those space stamps. I was thrilled to have an excuse to use them!

Here are some of the other Apollo stamps that came with that set and they're all different guys. I know I've also used some in other swaps. They each have a tiny number in the lower right corner which MAY be the number of the flight, but I didn't think there had been that many different Apollo flights. I'm not a space nerd at all, so I'm at a dead end. The guy in question seems to have a one digit number in the lower right of his picture. I can't read it. I'm sure if we looked up photos of the guys they wouldn't bear much resemblance to the paintings used on the stamp. Anyway, I can't figure out how to figure out who is who. Sorry! :twitcy:

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Donnacr
04-14-2021, 07:31 AM
There were 13 Apollo missions with 24 astronauts involved - there have been only 12 men to walk on the moon. (just did a little quick research myself ;))
I think that it might show Ed White - the first man to space walk, who was killed as part of the Apollo 1 crew.

Donnacr
04-14-2021, 07:35 AM
Now that I have filled in a wonderful 1/2 hour trying to answer that question I will welcome everyone to our latest part of this series. Congratulations on being first to sign in again VickiZ.

I didn't know that there were so many wonderful SPACE stamps - great cards have been shown already.

Please keep telling me when you like someone's card as I discovered that I really do find it much quicker to swap returns when people give me an idea of what they want. In the ART swap I had very little guidance and took much longer to sort out the returns. :wacko:

CastleQueen5
04-14-2021, 10:27 PM
I am lurking for now.

CastleQueen5
04-14-2021, 10:29 PM
Please sign me up!
Just finished my cards!

222269

222270

The little pieces of kid art were clipped out of a Highlights for Kids type magazine. :)


I was lurking because the theme doesnt inspire me, but your cards sure have. I like the kids are on them. I like the last one the most. I looked at them again to see why, I think it is the purples that coordinate so well on it.

CastleQueen5
04-14-2021, 10:34 PM
Me! My cards are actually on the way.

Wow these are super too. I like them all, but the use of the black and white eclipse, is just so great with the contrasting red and black.

I was a big fan of the 1st Original Star was from 1977 too. I remember leaving the movie studio and my brothers tell me, "and in the next movie we find out Darth Vader is Lukes Father." I am like NO WAY!!! you are making this up to just ruin things for me. Well now we all know the story line. But back then things were different. No VHS tapes yet.


Your best card, but not my favorite is the Padmé Amidala. I didnt like the movie very much. Gasp! sorry.

CastleQueen5
04-14-2021, 10:40 PM
Please add me. Cards are already flying your way.

222262 First Man on the Moon

222263 First Moon Landing

222264 In the Beginning...

I like the first man on the moon because it looks like he is walking on the moon. You have a way with the stamps and the extended scenes.

AngelJoy
04-15-2021, 01:56 PM
Please add me, thanks!

Seascape131
04-17-2021, 09:32 AM
I would love to join

Seascape131
04-17-2021, 10:06 AM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

jo.on.the.go
04-17-2021, 10:35 AM
Seascape131- I love all of your space cards. Such nice backgrounds!

Vicki Z
04-17-2021, 10:44 AM
Seascape131,
AWESOME space cards
Did you "spatter" the white spots last, or did the white just show up as you painted?
GORGEOUS, whatever technique you used!!!!!! :jiggy:

Seascape131
04-17-2021, 11:26 AM
Vicki...on the white spots.. I did them a different way this time, I spattered masking fluid, then painted, then rubbed off the masking, I need more practice on I do it that way. I call it doing it the hard way and I need more practice at it, I had trouble seeing how much of the mask I had on a white background that was so small. Someone said try it that way. I may try it again sometime.

Betsyg
04-17-2021, 02:49 PM
These will probably go out on Monday. I want to go to the postal substation to see if they have the coffee cup stamps.

222335 222337222336 222338

AngelJoy
04-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Finished mine. They will go out on Monday.

222340

plumhill2001
04-17-2021, 07:46 PM
Wow, Betsyg and AngelJoy! Nice cards!
Love the Carl Sagan quote for Betsyg's cards and the guys on the moon vehicle for AngelJoy's! :)

CastleQueen5
04-17-2021, 10:00 PM
Betsy, I thought the quote about the Saturn rings being lost luggage. Very funny


Seascape, Love the backgrounds. and the info on the technique.

Angeljoy I like the astronaut in the moon buggy.

Vicki Z
04-18-2021, 10:58 AM
angeljoy,
LOVE your second row, first card, with the stamp from Republique de Guinee.
The background looks like lit lanterns just set loose....so cool

Betsyg,
Cool Saturn Rings ATC.... with that FABULOUS quote from Michael Russell

jo.on.the.go
04-18-2021, 11:40 AM
All of the space cards are so good.

AngelJoy
04-18-2021, 01:03 PM
angeljoy,
LOVE your second row, first card, with the stamp from Republique de Guinee.
The background looks like lit lanterns just set loose....so cool

Betsyg,
Cool Saturn Rings ATC.... with that FABULOUS quote from Michael Russell

That's exactly what it is, Vicki Z, good eye!

Donnacr
04-19-2021, 04:55 AM
welcome to our new players - AngelJoy and Seascape131

CastleQueen5 - you know that with all these gorgeous cards being shown you are going to find your inspiration and join us. Meanwhile enjoy the comfy lurkers' couch and the hot chocolate as you watch the stars pass by.

for all those who have mailed - I will tell you when they arrive

Seascape131
04-19-2021, 10:20 AM
Hi Donna....my Atcs have been mailed

AngelJoy
04-19-2021, 12:03 PM
I just mailed mine.

Vicki Z
04-19-2021, 01:13 PM
I mailed mine also.

CastleQueen5
04-19-2021, 05:43 PM
Add me to the list, and I will get up off the lurkers couch, but I am expecting some cheesecake or chocolate over on the OTHER side.

Donnacr
04-19-2021, 08:31 PM
CastleQueen5 - welcome to the right side. I am afraid there is no cheesecake as I don't like it but a wide variety of chocolate as I have never met a chocolate I didn't like.

Thank you to all those people who have mailed already - nearly a MONTH before my suggested date. My hat goes off to all you organised people.

Cleopatra
04-19-2021, 11:35 PM
Please sign me up.

plumhill2001
04-20-2021, 11:05 AM
And the rest:

222265 The Earth's Magnetic Field. The stamp is from Bulgaria, 1965

222266 Eclipse

222267 Sally Ride

222268 Viking Missions to Mars

LOVE the Viking Missions to Mars card! They're all fantastic! (Second choice: First Man on the Moon!)

Donnacr
04-20-2021, 11:33 PM
welcome to the next instalment in this series Cleopatra

Donnacr
04-28-2021, 04:44 AM
CynthiaSillitoe - your gorgeous cards arrived today.

CraftyRaffe
04-28-2021, 07:04 AM
Lurking for now until my space stamps arrive. <3

Donnacr
04-28-2021, 08:32 PM
CraftyRaffe - you are very welcome to stay on my comfortable lurkers' couch. I am unsure what food to serve in a Space swap but there will be bubble tea if you so desire :D Hope your stamps don't take too long to arrive
If you have any questions, about this swap or about this site, feel free to ask either in the thread or send me a PM. There is no such thing as a silly question.

Cleopatra
05-02-2021, 07:54 PM
My cards should go out Tuesday. Another fun postage stamp swap!

mrubyjean
05-03-2021, 04:28 PM
Lovely cards, Cleopatra ~ I especially like the top two!

mrubyjean
05-03-2021, 04:29 PM
I'd like to join please!
My cards are done, too (Jupiter, Flying to Mars, In Honor of Space Dogs, Venus & Saturn).

AngelJoy
05-03-2021, 06:02 PM
I'd like to join please!
My cards are done, too (Jupiter, Flying to Mars, In Honor of Space Dogs, Venus & Saturn).

Great cards, especially the Flying to Mars -- so cute!

plumhill2001
05-03-2021, 08:30 PM
I'd like to join please!
My cards are done, too (Jupiter, Flying to Mars, In Honor of Space Dogs, Venus & Saturn).

Those are so cute! I love the alien and the dog! :)

Haagmm
05-09-2021, 12:03 AM
I would love to get back into these postage swaps! My space cards are drying and will be ready to go out on Monday.

CraftyRaffe
05-09-2021, 11:15 AM
Got my stamps in the mail. My cards will go out Monday :)

CraftyRaffe
05-10-2021, 12:03 PM
Cards in the mail :)

Donnacr
05-12-2021, 08:41 AM
welcome to: mrubyjean, Haagmm and CraftyRaffe. You are all so speedy with your cards - I will tell you when they arrive

Betsyg, fandanie and jo.on.the.go - your gorgeous cards have arrived.

For those who have not mailed yet - my suggested mail by date is this weekend, so hop to it ;)

CastleQueen5
05-12-2021, 10:48 AM
IF I can mail I will. I got things to do since my son got approved for a Live Kidney donor transplant, May 20th.

Haagmm
05-13-2021, 03:31 PM
Here are my Space postage stamp cards. They are going out today from the post office. I don't know why one decided to scan wrong :dull:

luckycat479
05-14-2021, 12:16 PM
3,2,1....Blastoff! I can't get these freaking pictures to stay rotated properly....I guess they're in zero gravity space....
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Vicki Z
05-14-2021, 12:51 PM
GREAT cards, luckycat79.
I like the middle one best, with the shot of Apollo.

Hey, when I click on them they come up individually, properly aligned......
Cool....

mrubyjean
05-14-2021, 12:56 PM
Love your cards, luckycat ~ I would be happy with any one of them!

plumhill2001
05-14-2021, 01:17 PM
3,2,1....Blastoff! I can't get these freaking pictures to stay rotated properly....I guess they're in zero gravity space....
223060223061223062

Beautiful! I'd love any one of them, too! :)

CastleQueen5
05-19-2021, 10:14 PM
I have enjoyed looking at the art, but I just dont have time to mail.

Donnacr
05-20-2021, 09:50 AM
welcome to the swap - luckycat479, I will tell you when your cards arrive

I have withdrawn you CastleQueen5 - look after yourself and your son

cards have arrived from: seascape131, AngelJoy and Fandanie

Donnacr
05-21-2021, 05:19 AM
vickiZ and cleopatra- your cards arrived in today's mail

Donnacr
05-21-2021, 06:53 AM
Everyone's cards should now be in the mail if they are to arrive in time - thanks to everyone who has already told me.

mrubyjean
05-21-2021, 10:26 AM
My cards were mailed at least ten days ago - maybe two weeks.
Didn't realize I hadn't let you know ~ sorry!

CastleQueen5
05-21-2021, 10:52 PM
Thanks for understanding.

The kidney is in, and it works. I am exhausted. and its too early to go to bed.

plumhill2001
05-22-2021, 10:26 AM
Hoping this makes a huge difference in his life. Nah, you can go to bed. Or take a nap. Permission granted. ;)

Donnacr
05-22-2021, 07:38 PM
I went for a little nana nap last night at 6pm and woke up at 9am this morning - if you are tired go to bed, permission granted and example given :D
Hope his recovery is everything he, and the doctors, want it to be with many years ahead of him.

CastleQueen5
05-22-2021, 07:59 PM
He is home today, In some pain, as expected, walking. eating, PEEING. He hasn't done that since 2019. Or much of that. He sure can do a urine test. BUT now he can. Who knew how excited a group of us, at the Mayo Clinic are about URINE. I wont be tied down to his care as much as I thought. When my hubby had stem cell transplant he could not be left at home alone for even an hour.

Donnacr
05-22-2021, 08:09 PM
That is fantastic news - on all fronts.

TrinaLD
05-26-2021, 01:59 PM
Oh how I wish I'd seen this swap earlier. I actually have stamps related to space! Next time for sure. I know the whole mail situation. It's even tough within the U.S. and taking 2 - 3 weeks in some cases just to travel from one end of the state to the other end.

Donnacr
05-27-2021, 06:26 AM
TrinaLD - have a quick look at the first post, it has all the future swaps listed till the end of the year. Easy to plan ahead as all swaps are due on the 20th of that month. I hope to see you in a future swap in this series

Donnacr
06-03-2021, 06:57 AM
So sorry but I lost the last week with a dose of flu - have been holed up in bed hugging the tissues and racked with a cough (negative COVID test).
During that time cards arrived from: mrubyjean and craftyraffe while haagmm's cards arrived today.

Betsyg
06-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Hope you are on the mend!

Donnacr
06-03-2021, 09:34 AM
thanks betsyg, starting to feel more like myself but still waking up at night coughing.

jo.on.the.go
06-10-2021, 08:34 PM
I just found out about the neatest FREE item you can get from the post office.

Every quarter the post office publishes a catalogue featuring all of the newest stamps, plus some older ones that are sold by the post office. You can subscribe by going to the web site: usps.com/philatelic. There are pictures of the stamps, and wonderful backgrounds, and it tells when the stamps are first being offered. When I filled out the form, I saw that it has a drop down box for country, which leads me to believe that even if you don't live in the US, they will send you the catalogue.

The site also sells some cute PO-related gifts: tee shirts, a mug featuring the newest Chinese New Year image of the rat, kids' toys of PO vehicles, tote bags (there is a fantastic T rex tote bag that isn't outrageously expensive), and Christmas ornaments.

I found out about the catalogue because it was on a reading table where I now live. I am not sure when the issue was published, but it appeared recent because some of the newer stamps identified are not yet available in post offices.

All of you stamp addicts might be interested in receiving this publication.

Donnacr
06-11-2021, 06:07 AM
Australia Post does the same thing - a quarterly magazine of all stamps to be issued that quarter, also includes all coinage releases for that quarter.
The best thing is that it also includes when the stamp issue will be withdrawn from sale.

luckycat479 - your cards arrived today

Vicki Z
06-11-2021, 08:29 AM
I just found out about the neatest FREE item you can get from the post office.

Every quarter the post office publishes a catalogue featuring all of the newest stamps, plus some older ones that are sold by the post office. You can subscribe by going to the web site: usps.com/philatelic. There are pictures of the stamps, and wonderful backgrounds, and it tells when the stamps are first being offered. When I filled out the form, I saw that it has a drop down box for country, which leads me to believe that even if you don't live in the US, they will send you the catalogue.

The site also sells some cute PO-related gifts: tee shirts, a mug featuring the newest Chinese New Year image of the rat, kids' toys of PO vehicles, tote bags (there is a fantastic T rex tote bag that isn't outrageously expensive), and Christmas ornaments.

I found out about the catalogue because it was on a reading table where I now live. I am not sure when the issue was published, but it appeared recent because some of the newer stamps identified are not yet available in post offices.

All of you stamp addicts might be interested in receiving this publication.



AWESOME find, jo.on.the.go.
Thanks so much for sharing the information.

Donnacr
06-12-2021, 12:15 AM
vickiZ - I do appreciate you signing up to many of my swap :D

I am swapping the cards today and mailing returns, I am also just writing up the thread for the HEADS swap so keep an eye out for when it becomes live.

Here are my cards for this swap - I have been a Trekkie since the original series, watching it in secret with my brother after my parents went to bed (it was shown THAT late in Australia). I used the original quote on my Enterprise card as it shows the original Enterprise NCC 1701 - Next Generation changed the 'no man' to the all-inclusive 'no-one'.

jo.on.the.go
06-12-2021, 06:12 AM
Love your cards Donnacr, especially the third one.

plumhill2001
06-12-2021, 08:05 PM
I love Spock! I didn't think of myself as a Trekkie, but I watched tons of the shows. :)

I put my August "Heads" cards in the mail today! Woo hoo!

Donnacr
06-13-2021, 03:29 AM
plumhill2001 - wow! you are organised, I will tell you when they arrive.

for anyone who receives a card from Fandanie - she has sent cards for this swap but has not signed up so you will be unable to leave Rep points. Don't let this worry you as she has also not answered numerous PMs I have sent her