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[*] posted on 6-8-2011 at 01:31 PM
POSTCROSSING MEET-UP IN INDIA - 11/11/11 and 12/11/11


Title: 2nd Postcrossing Meetup - INDIA
Concept: Postcrossing.com
Date: 11th & 12th Nov 2011
Location: MUMBAI GPO, Mumbai
Special Thanks: Mr. D. N. Mehta (President of Philatelic Society of India, and Editor of the Philatelic Journal of India)

Goals:
Bring Postcrosser closer and creating a Postcrossing Family in INDIA.


Attendance and Participation:
• PERFECT 11 Postcrossers attended the event (Matching with the special date)
Amit Surana, Sita Seshadri, Yuktie Jhangiani, Kanthi Srinivasan, Anuradha Shankar, Kevin Desai, Nisha Jha, Manoj Kamat, Kaushal Karkhanis, Aditi Madkar, Manasi Pundlik.
• Being a Unique date, 11.11.11, got the Special Cancellation from MUMBAI GPO.
• Members participated by bring their best collection and by signing the Meetup cards
• On 11th Nov, Each member were given random addresses to send signed postcards, thus making each one to participate in better way 
• Attending members bought many lovely “India Post” Postcards (Maxim Cards) from Mumbai Philately and used it too for sending abroad.
• Walk and talk. Visit to a book Store where one can buy Postcards.


Results:
• Each members had sent 4 signed postcards with special cancellation by INDIA POST, thus resulting into a special postcard for the receiver  and members also got cards to sign and send to personal postcrosser friends
• Well maybe we can’t compare this meet with other countries meet…but hoping that in future we will be able to compare it.


Reactions:
• All attending members were excited and happy for being part of it.
• Participants appreciated the discussion and valued the collection everyone shared.
• With all the excitement members didn’t realise how time flew by, some had to rush back home and the others decided to move on to a nearby restaurant for some coffee and snacks and more discussions
• Everyone is looking forward for another meetup in order to share more experience and views.
• Attending members were happy and felt like a family meetup.


Learning points:
• How to store the postcard is always a major issue… which was discussed during the meet and everyone looking forward for some better options.
• How to use Stamps on Postcards and Envelope so that it doesn’t spoils the value of philately 
• What one can thing and do with Special Numbers and Special Dates, Thanks to Mr. Jigar Desai for showing his awesome collection related to Philately and other field 


Future:
• Hoping for many such successful meetups 


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Hello Friends and Fellow Postcrossers.

11/11/11, a Unique date, Let us make it an eventful one with a Postcrossing meet-up in Mumbai, INDIA.

The 2nd meet-up of its kind and a meet of 2011...

On Request of few members the Meet will Extend on 12th Nov 2011 too... But the Meetup Postcards (Signed by members) will be sent on 11th Nov, so that it has the Cancellation of this Unique Date 11/11/11.

Hoping many members from India will attend and make this a Special and memorable meet-up.

For International members if you happen to be traveling to India during / around this date or coming only for this meet then we would be delighted by your presence.

Please confirm your attendance by posting here .......

MUMBAI - INDIA
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COUNTRY: INDIA
CITY/REGION: WESTERN REGION
DATE: 11/11/11 & 12/11/11
TIME: 11am
LOCATION: MUMBAI
VENUE : MUMBAI GPO. (may move to other place if needed)

CONTACT No. +91-9820999345

Thank You.

REQUEST FOR SIGNED POSTCARDS

Sr. No. - User Name (Country) {Address Recd / Sent}

1. leleka (Russia) {Address Recd}
2. dogma7911 (Germany) {Address Recd}
3. JC (UK)
4. Hexentrio (Germany)
5. Hotaru (Italy)
6. Lotty (Belgium) {Address Recd}
7. Mom2Hans (Usa)
8. zasa (Switzerland)
9. mingshu (Finland) {Address Recd}
10. nisnoopy3 (Malaysia) {Address Recd}
11. smile4u (Croatia) {Address Recd}
12. fanmail (Australia) {Address Recd}
13. Bushie (Australia)
14. Ludmila (Russia) {Address Recd}


CLOSED

ALL THE ABOVE MEMBERS WILL GET SIGNED POSTCARD OF MEETUP

Few members will be selected on First Cum First Serve basis and few via Lottery System.
(Total Number of Attending Members X 2 = First Cum First Serve basis
Total Number of Attending Members = Lottery Winners)

So you are request to post your # Sr No. - User Id (Country) here and then send your address via PM or U2U on and before 6pm (10/11/2011) Indian Time in order to receive this Postcard with Unique Cancellation dated 11/11/11.

Eligible Member sending address after the due date will get postcard with later date.

Thank You.

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[*] posted on 6-8-2011 at 02:08 PM


hey,count me in:) and hope we will have many people attending:))
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[*] posted on 29-8-2011 at 02:39 AM


I may not attend, as it is long way from my place and also a weekday.

Wishing grand success to the members and organizers of this meetup. :singing:

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[*] posted on 18-9-2011 at 01:54 PM


I just marked it on my calendar. I would enjoy meeting everyone. :)
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[*] posted on 11-10-2011 at 07:24 PM


hello!

if you want to offer some cards from your meet-up, feel free to join the Meet-up RR: https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=47379#pid3157048
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[*] posted on 15-10-2011 at 06:34 AM


Number of members attending this meet... as on 14/10/2011
Confirmed : 8
Maybe : 5
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[*] posted on 23-10-2011 at 07:04 AM


Number of members attending this meet... as on 22/10/2011
Confirmed : 13
Maybe : 5

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[*] posted on 28-10-2011 at 07:25 PM


Hello! May i receive a card from meetup?:)
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[*] posted on 2-11-2011 at 03:54 PM


Oh please excuse me, i thought i can just aaask like is often done)))
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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 12:22 PM


Yes we will send Signed Postcards of this meetup :)

So you can please send your address to me via PM....

Few postcards will be on First Come First Serve basis and Few via Lottery... :)

So if you miss the First Come First Serve basis then can try your luck for lottery
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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 12:33 PM


u2u sent.
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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 12:49 PM


u2u
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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 12:52 PM


u2u :D i would love a card from this meeting, with special postmark date too if it happens :cool:
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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 02:54 PM


U2U sent! :D
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[*] posted on 6-11-2011 at 02:14 PM


sending u2u :)

am I number 11 for this 11/11/11 meeting?! :D
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[*] posted on 7-11-2011 at 07:37 AM


Yes you are the # 11 :)
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[*] posted on 7-11-2011 at 07:40 AM


I would LOVE to receive a card from the meet!

u2u coming...
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[*] posted on 7-11-2011 at 08:34 AM


Count me in plz wooohoo i worked it out
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[*] posted on 7-11-2011 at 04:32 PM


Can I receive one postcard, please? :)
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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 04:47 PM


Hey I am definitely coming!
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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 06:09 PM


hello friends, I am not able to be there... but I would be very happy to receive a signed postcard of the meet up, If u ppl can send it... Thanks in advance...
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[*] posted on 11-11-2011 at 04:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by indianfriendszone  
CLOSED

ALL THE ABOVE MEMBERS WILL GET SIGNED POSTCARD OF MEETUP



thank you :singing:
and have fun there :)
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[*] posted on 15-11-2011 at 11:02 AM


Thanks to everyone for your support...

It was a good event and everyone loved it :)
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[*] posted on 15-11-2011 at 11:58 AM


Congrats! i am sure it was great:)
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[*] posted on 17-11-2011 at 05:58 AM
Extra postcards of 11.11.11 meet


I have a few cards signed by all the members who attended the 11.11.11 meet.
If anyone wants to swap, mail me your full address to contact@lemonicks.com

It'll be on first come first basis.
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