[CLOSED] Chrisbonham11's 10th Postcrossing Birthday British Isles Lottery #4

Hello British Isles Forum Folks!

21 September 2024 is my 10th Postcrossing birthday! On 21 September 2014, I signed up to Postcrossing. I don’t know now how I found out about the project, alas. What I do know is that I’ve had ten grand years as a Postcrosser, and I’m looking forward to the next ten years! The last three years, during which time I’ve interacted with so many of you British Isles folks in this lovely corner of the Internet, have been especially fun.

I have decided to mark my 10th Postcrossing birthday, and share the celebrations, by hosting a monthly Birthday British Isles Lottery each month this year. Each month I will pick out ten unused postcards on a particular theme from my stash. The draw will take place with the assistance of Postbot on the 21st of each month.

The theme for April’s Birthday British Isles Lottery is: 100 Years of UK Commemorative Stamps

I could not let this anniversary pass and not get involved in the celebrations, so this month’s lottery prize consists of 10 unused Royal Mail PHQ commemorative stamp postcards from my postcard stash, AND the matching 10 unused stamps from my stamp stash!

Photo of the postcards and stamps up for grabs:

A closeup photo of the stamps:

Participation Criteria / Instructions

  • This lottery is only open to Postcrossers living in the British Isles, i.e. the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands :uk: :ireland: :isle_of_man: :guernsey: :jersey:. This is to help me minimise postage and customs charges over the course of this year.
  • Post with your number in the thread below, sequentially from the previous Postcrosser to have posted. Participating Postcrossers and their numbers are as follows:
  1. @MartynHst43277
  2. @jobloggs
  3. @Mariannin
  4. @zveroboy
  5. @Yorkshire_Lad
  6. @wormole
  7. @BriJN
  8. @Steve_Francis
  • Entries for the lottery will close at 23:59 BST, Saturday 20 April 2024. Entries submitted after this time will be excluded.
  • The draw will take place with the aid of Postbot at 10:00 BST, Sunday 21 April 2024.
  • I will send a private message to the winner after the draw to request their postal address, unless I already have it from another Forum activity.
  • I will then post the prize stash of postcards to the winner via first class post for the UK / via relevant standard postage rate for the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, or Channel Islands.

Good luck! Thank you for celebrating my 10th Postcrossing birthday with me this year, and 100 Years of UK Commemorative Stamps this month! :postcrossing:


#1 @MartynHst43277

Thanks Chris for this fab lottery! I just love the Phq cards and stamps !

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#2 thanks so much @chrisbonham11 - with stamps as well you’re really spoiling us!! :hugs:

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#3 @Mariannin so many thanks Chris for this generous lottery!

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#4 @zveroboy
Thank you! Such a great idea to celebrate postcrossing birthday :balloon:
PS I live in Ireland

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#5 @Yorkshire_Lad

Many thanks for hosting such a great lottery and many congratulations on your decade of PostCrossing.

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#6 @wormole

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, and thank you for the great lottery. The matching stamps are real bonus :grin:

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#7 @BriJN

Ooh I will hop onto this one. Thanks Chris!

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#8 In it to (maybe) win it @Steve_Francis

What a great offer - thank you!

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@postbot roll 1d8

:game_die: 2

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Postbot has rolled 2, which means congratulations to @jobloggs for winning the April Birthday British Isles Lottery! :confetti_ball:

Your prize pack of postcards and stamps will be making its way to you shortly.

Thank you to all who entered the April lottery! Keep your eyes peeled for the May Birthday British Isles Lottery! :postcrossing:


Wowwww! :astonished: :astonished: :astonished:

Thank you SO much @chrisbonham11 :hugs:


Thank you @chrisbonham11 for the wonderful envelope that arrived very quickly today, with very well thought out stamps on the envelope!

I love all the cards and stamps, thank you so much for these generous lotteries, I’m chuffed! :grin: