Manchester Greetings

@Inlemay (17163)
South Africa
March 17, 2016 5:39am CST
So I have been keeping watch over my postbox the last few weeks as the postcrossing inter-exchanging is getting rather interesting. Well it ARRIVED - via "Aasvoel" or Vulture in English so they say, to my very door!! Hooray @Asylum - snail mail down African lane was not that bad at all. Just love it that I have my first ever Manchester Postcard. I have had from the UK before, but not of MANCHESTER where my favorite football teams hails. Go Man United (even if they are loosing so far, they might have a good comeback strategy) Love the Queenie stamp as well! So Barry, even though we are never going to convert you to a Philaterer we will Philater you with the knowledge you are becoming an Export deltiologist !! Thank you for my sunny greeting
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@Jessicalynnt (48199)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Someday I want to visit there, looks cool.
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
18 Mar 16
me too - but the Rand/Pound is so sad at the moment, only as my last rights maybe
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt @Inlemay i'm sure we'd love to see you here
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
@arthurchappell someday, totally on the list
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@Asylum (45969)
• Manchester, England
17 Mar 16
I am glad that it finally arrived because I was beginning to wonder if it had gone astray, or maybe eaten by a hippo. The variety of postcards available was far less than I expected, with most of them being the four image types as above. There should be another following it shortly, which I picked up in my home town of Bolton while visiting a while ago. The reference to the stamp also confuses me because I used the electronic weigh and dispense system at the Post Office, so I assumed it would have a prepaid sticker instead.
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
17 Mar 16
It is a pre-paid sticker but it has the Queen on it which for me was also strange - But I love it - thank you
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@Asylum (45969)
• Manchester, England
17 Mar 16
@Inlemay Yes, I had a feeling that it would be. In Bolton I actually queued to pay at the counter, but they still dispensed a prepaid sticker. Now that I know the actual cost, I may try simply buying a stamp if I come across a postcard in another town, which seems to be the only way to acquire one.
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
17 Mar 16
@Asylum thats what i did - I found out the COST to post Internationally and they bought stamps to that worth and attached an AIR MAIL sticker - that way my postcard friends get a variety - We have just had some beautiful Aviation Stamps I could use for a few postcards
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@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 16
How nice to get another card - and from Barry. Looks like they chose a nice fine day for the photos.
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
nice that you got a postcard from my home city
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
18 Mar 16
There are a few of you from Manchester - do you know each other perhaps?
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
@Inlemay We haven't met up as yet - we really ought to though
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
18 Mar 16
@arthurchappell that would be great - wait for me to come visit then we have a party!
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@kevin1877uk (35480)
13 Apr 16
Great to see the postcard from Manchester, although there is no rain in the postcard, unlike what Barry is always telling me lol.
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
13 Apr 16
I know - they must have sat with the camera for at least a YEAR to get a clear day to photograph the pictures on the postcard - he he he
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@kevin1877uk (35480)
13 Apr 16
@Inlemay LOL totally
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@Tampa_girl7 (21027)
• United States
17 Mar 16
Your collection is really growing. Would you like one from Mississippi ?
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
17 Mar 16
Why Not! I would love one - I shall inbox you my address
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@Inlemay (17163)
• South Africa
18 Mar 16
It has been posted today!