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[*] posted on 3-4-2006 at 10:15 PM


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I combined my postcard hobby with another hobby of mine: bookmaking. I made a spiral-bound book out of thick cardstock, with a pocket on each page. I put the postcard in the pocket, write a little information about where it came from and when it was received, and note if I sent a card back to the person.

I like this method of saving cards because it doesn't damage the cards, and I can easily look at them whenever I want. Also, the pockets fit a variety of sizes and shapes of card.


That's sounds very nifty. Do you have a picture of a page of you postcard storage book?
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[*] posted on 6-4-2006 at 05:15 PM


I keep ALL my three received cards on our kitchen table :)
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[*] posted on 7-4-2006 at 04:58 PM


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Mine are in a box at the moment, but I am trying to find a way of displaying them on a wall without having to put a pin in them. :D

there is an easy way to do that. I bought something called "blu tack the original re-usable adhesive".
I'm sure you'll find something like over Australia. it's a really useful thing.
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[*] posted on 8-4-2006 at 07:47 AM


I bought album inserts that are used for storing FDC covers. All my received postcards did fit into them. Here are some bigger postcards:


The bigger postcard measures 12,5 x 17,5 cm / 5 x 7 in

I also have a tin box for handmade postcards (cross stitched etc.).
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[*] posted on 9-4-2006 at 10:58 AM


Toilet door is a nice idea. Now my cards - or the card, 'cause I've received only one - are put on my wall. But I think I would try that toilet door, because my toilet is so boring... ^^
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[*] posted on 11-4-2006 at 01:07 PM


In my apartment I hung up my postcards with paper clip chains. I can't nail anything to the walls (I've tried and all that happens is that the plaster crumbles away underneath). And I didn't want to hurt my postcards with taping them up, so hence the paper clip chains.

This took me a very long time to do, and I still haven't even put up all of my postcards yet since for some reason all the ones I have left over are blue, and I want the display to look different with the colors.

Here is a photo:

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[*] posted on 18-4-2006 at 04:52 PM


I wanted to find a way of hanging them on the wall, but couldn't figure out a way to do that and still be able to read the backs, so I did what several of you have done:





I really love those Pottery Barn photo holders, maybe I'll get one of those for my extra-special cards.
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[*] posted on 19-4-2006 at 09:46 AM


I went to a shop looking for a postcards album or postcards pockets (like of what saraide showed in the picture above) but, unfortunately, I found only pockets for visiting cards and one open package on photo pockets. I decided to buy it. I put all of my postcards there, but the big ones. I think I'll put the big ones in a usual pocket and then all the pockets in a lovely classeur.
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[*] posted on 22-4-2006 at 01:15 AM


I have finally got a photo album as it seemed silly keeping my cards in a plastic bag. After I put them all into the pages I have 2 blanks pages left and will have to find some more pages to add to the album.
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[*] posted on 29-4-2006 at 04:57 AM


I found some cool coiled wire photo holders at a frame shop bent in shapes of animals - I got 2 a fish and a butterfly. Each can display about 10 at once and look like art on the mantle.
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[*] posted on 2-5-2006 at 11:27 AM


I have a little basket for recieved cards, and I have placed it on our kitchen - so that everyone can see them and enjoy beautiful cards with me!
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[*] posted on 4-5-2006 at 06:37 PM


Mine are currently leaning against the bottom of my monitor, wedged in behind the function keys on my keyboard. I am planning on getting some sort of album for them, though.
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[*] posted on 7-5-2006 at 09:29 PM


I keep my favorites in a photoalbum, the rest of them are in boxes.

The recently received are on the fridge door :)
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[*] posted on 8-5-2006 at 01:46 PM


On the wall(s): http://melydia.zoiks.org/postcards.html
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[*] posted on 8-5-2006 at 02:04 PM


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On the wall(s): http://melydia.zoiks.org/postcards.html

What do you use to afix the cards to the walls?
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[*] posted on 10-5-2006 at 10:35 AM


I have more than 84000 postcards. Crazy, I know!
I keep mine in boxes, alphabetically by place name and alphabetically in country order. Then I keep a kind of catalogue on cards where I write the place name and description or serial number of the card. That way I can find any card at short notice.
I keep a separate record of all the cards I send and receive within postcrossing, so I know who has sent or received which card.
This system works well when you have more than a few hundred cards. Has anyone else got a similar or better system?
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[*] posted on 10-5-2006 at 03:09 PM


Not yet, but if I keep doing postcrossing the way I do, I'll have to think of a better system soon :D
For now, I keep the cards in a box and write a list of who I'm sending to and receiving from (and what) and cross the names out when cards arrive either at my home or with the other person.
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[*] posted on 10-5-2006 at 03:10 PM


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I have more than 84000 postcards. Crazy, I know!
I keep mine in boxes, alphabetically by place name and alphabetically in country order. Then I keep a kind of catalogue on cards where I write the place name and description or serial number of the card. That way I can find any card at short notice.
I keep a separate record of all the cards I send and receive within postcrossing, so I know who has sent or received which card.
This system works well when you have more than a few hundred cards. Has anyone else got a similar or better system?
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wow ! and you really have a very particular system to store them :D
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[*] posted on 10-5-2006 at 06:07 PM


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What do you use to afix the cards to the walls?


Scotch brand masking tape. (Tried using off-brand but they kept falling down.)
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[*] posted on 17-5-2006 at 12:32 AM


in the drawer, later would put them on wall!
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[*] posted on 17-5-2006 at 01:45 PM


I inherited a huge box of postcards, that is what started me on postcrossing. Each is in an envelope marked from where they come from. I am trying to figure out a way to display them.
Now I am starting to get alot of newer cards and thought of putting them on the wall as a collage but afraid over time they will be ruined. So thoes are in an huge envelope on my desk at the moment.
I would like to put them in an album but some are large and won't fit properly.
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[*] posted on 19-5-2006 at 08:52 AM


In a small box.
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[*] posted on 19-5-2006 at 02:01 PM


dellingsdawn, I see one of my postcards there, and one that may have been sent by thatzghetto :cool:

That looks like a very nice system for keeping them.
Unfortunately, our postoffice doesn't have such sleeves. Something like that is available, though...
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[*] posted on 23-5-2006 at 06:57 PM


I have...I don't know....they are too many. But I always keep it in index boxes available in the bookstore. They just fit so well! For the larger cards, I also keep them in a larger box.
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[*] posted on 23-5-2006 at 07:07 PM


I have a big silver metal tin that has dark chocolate in it, sent to me by a friend, from the Hershey factory. When I finish eating them then I will keep my postcards in there. :)
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