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Meet egni (aka Inge) who lives near Lake Zurich, in Switzerland! Over the years, she has amassed a very impressive collection of cat-themed postcards – especially on the Puss in Boots theme, for which she has a special soft spot!

Here is what she had to say:

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

I really don’t know exactly. But I think I found a magazine while travelling by train and read about Postcrossing. It sounded interesting, so I took the paper home and left it on my desk. Later I drew up some courage and signed up.

I was curious if I could multiply my cat and Puss in Boots postcard collection (which I’ve had for many years) through Postcrossing… I always look at the recent postcards page and indeed – many cat cards are sent through Postcrossing!

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

I enjoy buying and selling on flea markets.

I collect all about Puss in Boots: Books, figures, stamps, drawings, ExLibris … and additionally, I have a collection of cat figures made of various materials from small to large. Unfortunately I had to stop buying new parts – there is no more place in our home!

Have you been surprised by any place that you have received a postcard from or sent a postcard to?

Yes! Guernsey and Alderney and Saint Pierre & Miquelon are places I heard about first when I got the addresses to write to the users. And when I received a postcard from the Fiji Islands I was very surprised, plus it was a cat card!

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

All these pretty cards arrived at the same day. My postwoman Anke has as much fun as I.

egni's postcard commode

I save my cards in an old commode from my father-in-law. My cat Beauty is controlling my work.

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

That’s very hard to do. There are lots of pretty, interesting or curious cards I received. To introduce them to more people, every week one this cards is choosen as 'card of the week’ and shown on the first site of my little homepage www.sammelchatz.ch. From this site, there are many links to my collections presented in different Picasa albums.

Have you inspired anyone else to join Postcrossing or start collections of their own?

Oh yes! At first my brother was infected and later a friend of mine, who collects hedgehogs and Santa Claus. After our Regional Daily, Zürichsee Zeitung, published a story about me and Postcrossing, some more people signed up.

What is it your favorite part of the Postcrossing process?

In short: Anything!

It’s fascinating asking for a new address and then study the profile. Great joy to find a suitable card, and then writing more or less in detail to a strange person. And the best part of this process is to read in the Hurray-Mail, that my card pleased the recipient or made his day. And if cards are favorited by other users, it’s a great satisfaction as well.

At last – the thrill of opening the mailbox every day and finding pretty cards from all around the world!

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31 comments so far

Bestgirl, Austria
great Interview . When I read the last question,I know, Egni thinks like me.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Liked Inge's page! Great fun! Congrats.
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franhunne, Germany
can only agree with egni and bestgirl - everything is the best part of Postcrossing!
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idus, Germany
Great interview and series!
I really liked to read this one.
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turtles, Germany
Nice to meet you here Inge :)
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sapic12, Portugal
I enjoy read this interview very much!
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HM, Netherlands
and suddenly I see more cats in boots then ever...
http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/UA-571153
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isagv, Germany
Nice interview Egni. :) Well done.
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kugusch, Germany
egni! How nice to see you in the spotlight! Nice to see the place the cats I've sent you "moved to", as well! See you in the forum!
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Linus58, Germany
Hi egni!
Great interview and nice pictures as well.
I thank you that you have infected me with the virus Postcrossing! (-:
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zasa, Switzerland
hi inge! how great to see you here! and see you in about 2 weeks on the meeting :P
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dollart, Finland
great to see you here.
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mingshu, Finland
great interview and pictures :) and what a beautiful cat you have >^.^
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Duesseljin, Germany
egni, I agree,too, every part of Postcrossing is the best!
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Ebbles, United States of America
Great interview!
I agree with Inge that a huge part of the fun of Postcrossing is in studying the profile and selecting just the right card for the the recipient.
Have found that the stamps can give the cards themselves some stiff competition for sheer beauty!
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bornokyo, Philippines
Another cat person! Awesome!
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geminiscp, Portugal
Nice interview! :) And the proof Postcrossing is great is, even pets are interested in our cards collection! :D
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Vre, Switzerland
Hello Egni
Nice to meet you here. I am looking forward to see you soon!
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ipuenktchen, Iran
hi, egni, you presented your ideas of postcrossing very well and even I'm so jalous for your commode!! it's a perfect place for the cards!!!! hi to everybody here!!! ipue....
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Sophie54, Netherlands
Hello Egni, great to 'meet' you again. Thank you again for making my card, card of the week. Like you I get a thrill out of the Hurrays with nice comments.
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LegoPostcard, United States of America
lovely!what an interesting feature and I love her postbox too!
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Egni, Switzerland
Thanks to all for the nice postings. It's a great honour to me, presenting my postcrosing acivities to you all.
@ sophie54: You remember that? Great.
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marica_t, United States of America
Another fine interview! Nice to "meet" you! :)

Greetings from Ohio USA!

~ Marica
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Arthur_ma, China
Cool~~~Cool
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wweening, Netherlands
Postcrossing is a new hobby of mine. I'm very enthousiastic and liked to read this interview
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mondkind, Germany
ooohhh...wow...congratulation inge.. nice to meet you here...great interview send a biiig hug to you
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Kamorin, Japan
I was excited so much about your interview. I enjoyed checking your wonderful collection. I'm imaging the smile of someone who receive my postcard ♪
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Sidolix, Germany
Gruizzi Egni ! Nice to read your interview. You´ve got time to do that ?! I know retired people have never enough time...;-) Look, have a Puss in Boots card for you... Happy Postcrossing !
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Lovely interview! Nice to see your cat getting involved ;-) I have a 'card of the week' on my bedroom door!
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swisscowgirl, Switzerland
Nice to see you here :-)
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ankehelene, Germany
Oh...today I'm going to send a Santa-Claus to your friend :-)
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