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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Postal System Related History in 2020 - Contest

Later Edit (in 2022): Me and my son won the contest! With my son so happy for his prize: a brand new laptop! :D 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year 2021!

This contest in organized by If you are participating, you agree that your First name and country of origin will be published together with your story on postcardsmarket blog site.
What you have to do: tell others a fun, interesting, intriguishing, special, comic, out of ordinary and original (of course) story about something that happened to you in 2020 and is related (somehow) with the postal system, postcards, postcard collection, postcrossing, anything :) This year - 2020 - was entirely an "special" year, so let's make it fun!
Your text (minimum 2-3 phrases) - will be judged by an international jury :) and we will have a Ranking:
1st place - voucher code of 50 euro (free shipping granted) - to be spent in our shop
2st place - voucher code of 30 euro (free shipping granted) - to be spent in our shop
3st place - voucher code of 20 euro (free shipping granted) - to be spent in our shop
All participants - will receive a postcard written and stamped (their wish) sent from Romania - only for minimum text and also must be related with postal system somehow - the jury will decide as well here.

The jury is composed of 7 international Members:

Foysal Shahriar Ratul - Bangladesh
Holger Kaufhold - Germany
Vinay Gokula - India
Suvi Vähätalo - Finland
Laura Lavagna - Italy
Riek van der Mast - The Netherlands
Mihnea Raducu - Romania

Each jury member will give a rank from 1 to 100 to each story (100 highest) - we will look for a story to be interesting, to be original, to be a good story :) and you can participate with more than only one story - every story will be an "entry" for our contest.
We will announce the winners on Sunday, January 3nd, 2021 - via email and also on our Facebook page You have time for registering via this google form till 31st of December 2020, evening time in Europe - 21:00 Bucharest time (CET + 2:00)
Via this form we will collect also your email address - to have the possibility to communicate with you, data will not be given to a third party (we never give to a third party any of personal data that we handle - also in our shop)
The participation is not conditioned by any purchase made by you in our shop. If you'll enter in the contest with more stories - you can receive only one postcard sent for participation.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

0506 - Postcard from Sweden

Sent: 06.04.2020
Received: 30.04.2020
Travel time 24 days

Sent via postcrossing platform

0505 - Chinese Ceramic

Sent: 20.01.2020
Received: 12.05.2020
Travel time: a lot! (113 days)

Sent via postcrossing platofrm

0504 - Joelle Josselin paint

Sent: 16.10.2019 (Cluj Napoca)
Received: 25.10.2019 (Near Bucharest)
Travel time: 9 days

Private swap

0503 - Scratcheable Bear card from Switzerland

Sent: 19.03.2020
Received: 08.05.2020
Travel time: 49 days

Sent via postcrossing platform

0502 - Cover of old magazine postcard - with interesting postmark

Sent: 31.03.2020
Received 21.05.2020
Travel time 51 days

Sent via postcrossing

0501 - Beijing Card snail mail

Sent: 02.02.2020
Received: 21.05.2020
Travel time:  a lot! (108 days)
Sent via postcadunited platform

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