Duplevista(or Andy) is a member from United Kingdom . He has been a member for over 6 years (2203 days).
My name is Andy, born in 1958, married to Teresa (Topsy62) for 29 years with 3 grown-up kids, 5 grand kids and 2 cats. I live in Southampton on the South Coast of England - the major cruise liner port in the UK), consider myself to be English (not British or European). OK thats all you get about me!
Please have a look at my flickr, I have an enormous amount of cards and it would be sad to double up if it can be avoided.
To make me really happy I love to receive -
cards with cut-outs
Panoramic size cards
way over-size cards
Multiview Tourist cards (no single view please unless Schoning or Postcard Factory that I need)
I also have certain publishers that I collect and record by "number". Those include the following -
Editions du Desastre
Graphique de France
from RUSSIA I love all cards by Postal Shop, NO Postmania please I have/am getting all also the Kotovasiya Cats.
from UKRAINE I love all cards by Photo Fabrique & Listonosha.
Cards I collect by theme (am in the process of thinning down the number of themes I collect)-
Cats & kittens
Pin-Ups & other scantily clad young ladies
Transportation (includes licence plates, transport system maps, Tickets & Route 60)
Vintage Poster Ad cards
I also collect pens that have a place name on, transport tickets, bookmarks and stamps. Stamps from the countries I don't collect & doubles generally go to the Leoprosy Foundation.
As my own Round Robin on the forum "Just Postcards" takes up most of my postcrossing time I don't send "officials".
I think everyone should be able to find something from the above list.
No-No's as far as I am concerned are Homemade, Gay or Religious cards (Just a personal thing not any kind of disrespect).
However after all is said and done Postcrossing is about enjoyment and having fun, so go have fun while I wait for the mail delivery :)
One final thing please:-
Can you send my cards in an envelope to protect them from the nasty Postal system machines!