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Américo is 58 y.o. and lives in Santiago do Cacém, Portugal. He joined short after Postcrossing was born and is now amongst the Top 50 with more than 1400 cards sent. He has favorite cards but above all, he distinguishes the people who send them.

How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?

I have read about Postcrossing in an online portuguese newspaper just a few days after the project begun and decided to visit it. Just for curiosity…!!! I got hooked by the possibility to receive cards from different people all over the world. From that moment on I became a compulsive postcard collector!

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

I love reading, listening to music, swimming, walking on the beach and surfing the net.

Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!

This is the mailbox where I post my cards. It’s the only one existing in the very small village of Vale de Água.

Valdagua mailbox

The stairs are used to help some people to reach the box because it’s too high (just kidding !!!)

Show & tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.

Obviously I have my favorites among all cards I have received. However I think I prefer to distinguish those Postcrossers who have tremendous difficulties to get a simple postcard (for a lot of reasons) and send it everytime they get an address.

11 comments so far

britgirl, United Kingdom
he's right - it's not easy for everyone to send a lot of postcards :)

what a nice guy!
andreaeiko, Brazil
Dear Americo !! Congrats for this interview!! :) Our Portuguese's speakers idol..:)
bjks !
toucans, United Kingdom
Hi Américo, thanks for sharing your passion for postcards with us! I still remember the beautiful postcard you sent me, of Santiago do Cacém, which I proudly keep in my collection!
Geminiscp, Portugal
When will I reach your card numbers??? :D
Keep the good work!
wunderland, Canada
I received a lovely view card from Américo last year - he's a great member :)
FernandoFerreira, Portugal
Congrats for this interview!!
One day I'll have 1400 postcards too :)

Keep the good work and send me a postcard :P
Blogger, United States of America
ha ha ha! I'd be the one using the ladder :D
moonlessnite, Canada
WEll done Americo! YOur humor shows through. I have exchanged mapcards with you and found you very respectful of other's preferences, and always, they mapcards you sent arrived in pristine condition. Happy 2KX
Cajo, Portugal
Congrats for this interview!
solarts66, United States of America
That is great that you have received so many postcards.
That is sure a lot of postcards! And one small but cute red mail box.
Happy New Year!

kazinhabueno, Brazil
Américo is a special friend and an adorable person :) Nice interview and I loved the picture ;)