[Chat] Pull up a stump and set a spell, pop by for a cuppa and natter

I was in postcard debt then, but even so, received 2 non-postcrossing WPD cards, one from the US, and one from England, from the mother of a postcrosser…

I just hit 500 sent postcards with GB-1448380 :partying_face:

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Amazing!

My life is now categorised by two days:

  • Days postcards arrive
  • Days no postcards arrive

:crazy_face:

Haven’t had postcards arrive in ages, but today three came at once. Hooray!

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And yesterday I got a new type of card ‘There’s a fee to pay before we can deliver your item’ :face_with_raised_eyebrow: I wonder what that could be, not really expecting anything. Especially at £4 that’s more than a letter I think? At least the whole process is online now.

Ah there was something similar on another thread: Postcard from Royal Mail - #9 by MostlyMess

£4 is a lot! Really annoys me when people underpay postage…

Thanks for the link - this one is definitely not a customs charge one though, so im guessing it must be originating from the UK. I’ll update when it gets here, I have no online orders outstanding either.

Mystery solved: it was two postcards from Scotland sent by my (foreign) parents, using the dreaded Universal Mail stamps! Not recognised for postage inside UK… I wonder when the cards they sent outside the UK will arrive.

Edited to add: and RM use really nasty stickers that are near-impossible to remove :angry: , even from the picture side of the card.

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Glad mystery solved. I remember once sending something to my mother, but hadn’t used enough postage and she had to pay! Possibly about 25 years ago…

How quick did the postcards, well the fee payable card, to arrive?

Do you remember the TNT UK labels affixed a few years back? Had lovely postage stamps on a few letters and postcards from Netherlands ruined by the TNT label.

As a rough guess I think they took about two weeks to get to Cambridge, then two days for me to be notified and pay, and another two for them to drop through our letterbox. My parents had no idea that the stamps sold to them (the gullible tourists) were unsuitable in this case, or were not ‘normal’ stamps.
Not encountered the TNT labels, and so far been lucky with the cards from one of the Baltic States (can’t remember which one!?) where their post seems to add huge barcode labels to cards when they enter the system.

I just saw on the German Forum that postcard ID DE-11111111 has been drawn and it’s travelling to Britain! What a super special ID to receive!

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Everyone here hoping it’s them :grin:

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I know it won’t be me as I’m in Postcrossing debt…

Ah yes so am I at the moment for some reason…

It is hard not to have more received than sent as a British postcrosser. As soon as you balance it out, your address is given out again multiple times. So we are all in the same boat!
Good news is that the mail service from Germany to the UK is so fast! We won’t have to wait long to get to know who the lucky recipient is.

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Hi everyone! I hope it’s not too off-topic to say here that in the British Isles RR we’ve opened some Christmas groups. :christmas_tree: So, if you haven’t checked in to the RR thread for a while, but you fancy sending and receiving some festive postcards next month, don’t forget to sign up.

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I’m trying to balance my numbers now!

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More than a week later, and this postcard still hasn’t been registered.

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It’s a special card, maybe it needs a while to prepare it for sending. Not everyone posts things the day they draw the number. I received DE-11103091 only yesterday

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I have just managed it!!

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