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Guy Atkins has been collecting postcards for years, especially from the Edwardian era. This was the golden period of postcards, which were then at the height of their popularity. With up to 6 daily mail deliveries (imagine that!), many people used them as we use Twitter or text messages these days — just to say “I’m thinking about you” or to convey some practical information (“I’ll arrive on the 10am train”).

It’s not so much the pictures on the postcards that capture Guy’s curiosity — instead he prefers the fascinating messages they hold. It all started when he was browsing an antiques market in London, where he found a perfectly boring postcard, sent on 21 December 1904 to Miss Emerson… which hid a very intriguing message. It said:

“Come home at once, all is forgiven. We have not had any news from father. There is heaps of m – – – y waiting for you to spend. Surely after that you could not stay away.”

One cannot help but wonder… what happened? What did Miss Emerson do that needed forgiving? And did she stay away or go back home?

I guess we’ll never know. And yet, the thrill of that mysterious message stays with us, and it stayed with Guy as well, who decided to collect other such intriguing postcards from that time. He has just launched a book with 100 of his best cards, appropriately titled Come Home at Once. Come Home at Once

We’ve had this book for a week or so, and I have to say, it is delightful. Perfectly sized, filled with mysterious messages that just draw you in and make you wonder. Some are funny, others shocking, some just confounding. Many don’t seem to say much at all… until you note the strategically positioning of the stamp, hiding a whole other layer of meaning. Some… well, we’re still trying to figure them out!

Come Home at Once

In order to promote his new book, Guy and his publisher have generously offered to give away 10 copies of the book to 10 lucky postcrossers! It’s like an early Christmas treat! :)

For a chance to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment below. And if you have any tips on how one could make the message on a postcard more intriguing, do share!

Good luck everyone! Check back on this post around this time next week for the winners (randomly picked by Paulo’s number generator, as usual).

And the lucky postcrossers, as chosen by Paulo’s random number generator are… ludovico, Marie_S, foxfires, Shelleh, Kami-chan, librarymail, Huari, EngelDD, BLehner and vilnius. Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for the comments! What an outpour! :)

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1038 comments so far

rosenbusch, Germany
Oh, a weekend giveaway. How nice!
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Monicalovesmail, Netherlands
That is nice, I will look how I can
buy it!
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F213, Germany
Christmas treat in November?
I like it ;-)
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Bosmuis, Netherlands
O I would love to receive this book. The grandmother of my husband left us a book with her old postcards from the time she was young. We love to go through it and see the cards she received from family and boyfriends.
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DorotheeB, Germany
It's amazing to see (and read!) the little stories on old cards. And great to be part in Postcrossing to continue this - in 100 years maybe our postcards are part of such a project as this lovely book.
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laalee, Germany
Great idea to collect all these postcards! I would love to read this book, it must be very interesting and fascinating!
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sassefrass, Netherlands
What a lovely book idea! Would sure love to read it.
I think every written card is a treasure
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ctr, Germany
What an interesting book! I would love to read it.
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EllenWalker, United States of America
What a fascinating story. I would love to read this book.
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
I think it is an amazing to have the book. Wish i could have it. Anyway, an early Merry Christmas to all!!! :)
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girlonthego1, United States of America
Interesting book! A message is more interesting when it's short and leave the reader wanting more words written. Like you said cryptic. I would love to have this book.
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VMIB, Belgium
What a wonderful book!
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KPost, United States of America
I sometimes get an intriguing one that tells me the sender is ABOUT to do something (about to tell someone he loves her, about to go on a long-awaited trip, about to have a baby), and those are always intriguing in the "I wonder what happened with that?" sense.
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beesknees, United States of America
Little snippets are so much more intriguing than the big picture.
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mogglits, Germany
Wow what a wonderful book. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
A love loooooong messages on postcards, I find it fascinating how people try to write with tiny letters to fit more words in the tiny space of a postcard.
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Sunneva12, Norway
I'm in!
Thank you for the giveaway, and I wish everyone good luck :-)
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Irina7654, Russia
I like this giveaway!
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unbb24, Philippines
Wow. It looks like a wonderful book to read. I really love when postcards arrived on my mailbox and then there are wonderful messages that you will read especially if it's about their culture. Guy is so kind to make this a giveaway. Good luck to all of us.
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MaraLou, Germany
That is an amzing idea and I love to participate.
Often I write the name and musician of my favourite song on the postcard, so people not only have a card but also a music to discover :-)
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Brigi, Hungary
What an awesome book! I'd certainly love to read it.
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felipem, Spain
Looks amazing!
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Sweetie_in_Japan, Japan
Awesome!! Would love to read it :)
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zeroday, United States of America
Looks great...
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salviachan, Germany
What a wonderful idea.
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PutriAmeliaQonita, Indonesia
what an awesome book! i would to receive this book. ihope i can read it
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WarboS, Netherlands
What a nice book. Just imagine..... in 50 years one of the cards I sent to a another postcrosser in a book. What a surprise that would be.
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annbublik, Ukraine
Wow, it's awesome! Good luck to everyone! :)
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LoloBert, United States of America
Can't wait to read it. Just think, some author 100 years from now might find our post cards and include them in a similar book. How cool would that be?
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Leo9Ely, United Kingdom
My father inherited more than 200 postcards from this era. They had been sent to his mother, in the years that she was being wooed by her husband to be, later my grandfather. Sadly I only own a few of them.
There were also many containing messages of the kind that we now send electronically. They were indeed the e-mails of the time. In the UK, there were as many as six collections and deliveries of post each day. A card could be sent and delivered the same day. The cost of the stamp was just an old halfpenny; which today is approximately a quarter of a Euro-cent.
I have never known how much the postcards cost. I hope this fascinating book might answer that question.
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aaronboardley, United Kingdom
Looks fantastic, I'd love to win a copy!
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Hawwa, Spain
Wow, me too, I want to participate!
One tip is sending a message divided in two, three, four... postcards. So you need to get all in order to read it properly. Of course, postal services good running is required! :)
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icensnow, Canada
This book looks fascinating! :)
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chatenoire, Taiwan
Great Christmas gift for all the fellow postcrossers!
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NaglasDrugys, Lithuania
That book looks really amazing!
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mothwriter, United States of America
Through time and space, messages change meaning depending on who reads them - this is such a treasure!!
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Jana1, United States of America
Excellent. Messages from the past are fascinating!
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Toni_Arashony, Belarus
The book looks really fantastic!=)
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pinch, Finland
Sounds (and looks) fascinating!
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AnniePost, United States of America
Wow! Thanks for letting us know about this book.
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Singalarius, Germany
My message: Dear book, come home next week to my library - a cozy corner in a shelf is waiting for you! But first you will be read!
Ralf
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Blogger, United States of America
I would Love to win one of these books! My favorite card because of the message is this one .....
http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.com/2007/05/john-f.html

The senders wrote about being there to watch the first rocket launch to the moon.
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IraFebdian, Indonesia
What a fascinating book, I would love to read it. I usually write an important event or history that happened on the same date I sent the postcard. Good luck to everyone :)
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lucky2002, Ireland
Those books look fantastic. I'd love one as an early Christmas present :-)
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Bubsrocks, United States of America
What a great postcard book! Please enter me to win one :D
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Axolotl_, Germany
I'm thinking about buying the book, it sounds like a pretty interesting thing!
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jojo8, Belgium
I find messages on old postcards intriguing, I'd love to read this book!
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andrealandman, Netherlands
What a verry nice book.
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Erwin, Netherlands
I know a special person i can make verry happy with this book.
And over 2 weeks my mother wil be 70 and loves postcards and postcrossing also.
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dianasilva, Portugal
Seems an interesting book. I would love to read it :)
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DVV_School, Netherlands
Would love to spend some time with that book and do some daydreaming...
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DwaWilki, Poland
Looks like a fascinating read :)
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UniChloe, Taiwan
What a nice way to reminisce about the good old times!
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Deprezke, Belgium
That man must have a huge postcard collection, I'd love to see it
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yemi143, Indonesia
Let me join this
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loops, Belgium
What a lovely book ! Instead of writing, you could draw on the back of the postcard... ;-)
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angiek3, United States of America
What an interesting book. I would love to read it.
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killewips, Germany
Oh, I'd love a copy of this book!
For me the writing on a postcard is that tiny bit which makes it really special. I always send fully written cards - sometimes doing some research about the motive and write it down for the receiver, sometimes a little story or funny dialogues I overheard in the tube.
I cross my fingers that I'm among the lucky ones! :)
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RainySun, Russia
What a nice gift this book could be..and will be)
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postmuse, United States of America
Lovely book! I like the messages that my grandkids usually have me write on their cards ... always with their name and "wants you to know that _____" and the blank is filled it with something that is important in their minds at that moment. Often it is what they are doing at that moment, like eating a snack or playing with legos or waiting for the skies to clear so they can go back outside and play :)
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heli89, Germany
That story about the book sounds really interesting. My great-grandfather left us a book full with stamps and notes with the story about every single stamp.
Sometimes the people who recieve my postcards ask for nice stamps and so I have a stock of commemorative stamps that are not so usual here in Germany.
And when I write cards I use different colors and color the background.
I'm curious to see who will receive the books... :-)
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lichri, Germany
great idea! would love to read this book and discover all those hidden stories
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Csaw712, United States of America
How fun! I always enjoy reading old cards. My grandmother left us a pile from WWII...where it seemed common to write to any servicemen to support them. I am always intrigued to wonder...who ended up meeting, marrying, or not surviving.
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
I hope I get to read more about this interesting book! Thank you! :D
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Tsadida, United States of America
"Come Home at Once." That's a message you don't hear every day.
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Mitrie, Russia
Wow, I do love giveaways! This book seems to be amazing! :)
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juli2012, Germany
What a wonderful book! That would be the perfect gift for my 40th birthday on the 26th this month ;)
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Pulmu, Finland
I hope to be among the 10 lucky ones.
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D1ana, United States of America
I've been reading messages on the back of antique postcards for some time. Would love to receive this book.
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Bugatelli, Switzerland
Would love to have a copy... Great post, thank you. I never thought of intriguing messages by stamps...
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SWD, United States of America
This sounds like a fascinating book. Who wouldn't want to be one of the ten lucky winners?
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tumbleweed, Germany
Postcards from the Edwardian era with confounding messages? Now that is a book I'd love to receive!
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atielandman, Netherlands
I like this book. Verry beautiful.
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YOIYUMTEWA, United States of America
Great little book! The postcards and messages could be used as a start for some really interesting stories. Hmmm.....maybe I should polish up my writing muscles.....
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Anmarelo, Netherlands
I would love to win that book. I like puzzles and mysterious messages!
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mware1961, United States of America
What a beautiful book!!
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hillfolk, United States of America
Sounds like a great book. I'm fascinated by the unique messages senders used to employ to make their postcards stand out from the norm. Spiral writing, cross-writing, and codes are just fascinating to read about.
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Arkanna, Portugal
The book looks wonderful! I would love to read it.. :)
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sundayinspain, United States of America
Great book! I like using different colors to make unique messages when I send postcards.
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caraid67, Switzerland
This book is a great idea and I'd love to win one of them. :-)
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dlipsey, United States of America
I travel almost every week - I think my family would like to send me these cards!
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hopeley, United States of America
I'm excited to read this amazing book!
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tanjahe, Finland
The book looks lovely!
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herchelle, Canada
What a great idea, a much better idea than squirrelling all my beautiful postcards in my pretty boxes. I would love a chance on one of these books, pretty please, with sugar on top!?
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sdelnegro514, United States of America
I'd love to read this book! I never would have thought collecting old, used postcards could be so interesting!
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Omaira, Spain
It´s so beautiful :D It would be amazing to win it!!
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ivakey, Bulgaria
Looks like a fascinating book!
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catherinah, Poland
Great idea!
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lele110, Germany
What a beautiful book!
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lynn_jkls, United States of America
What a fascinating book! I'd love to read this and pore over the cards!
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Eloh, France
This book is in my Christmas gift list. But I'm not against to win it. :)
I also collect old postcards and I have some interesting messages in my collection.
This is a great book, thanks, Guy Atkins! :)
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paklode, Lithuania
Amazing! Thank you ;]
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idus, Germany
What an interesting book! :)
I'd love to win one.
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inki1963, Germany
I would so much love to get one of these wonderful books ...
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alex_dakov, Russia
It would be an unforgettable present.
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Raindancer, Germany
Wow, that sounds absolutly misterious!
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wayness, United States of America
Thank you, this book will go on my TBR list
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Raynowp, South Africa
I would love this book.
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Romme, Denmark
That would be a perfect give for me
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miguelsotoorozco, Mexico
It's amazing that someone took all the time and effort to make a great book like this!
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korpannita, Thailand
Looks amazing! Would love to win it! :)
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debsbidi, Italy
This is my first postcrossing's giveaway :)
wow it's so beautiful this book
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georginia, Poland
That is why I always say that the message is more important than the front for me!
It can be written in a code, reffering to certain book... But I've not tried this yet ;)
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Grosia, Netherlands
I'd love to have this book! In my city there's also a shop with used postcards and some of the stories written on them seem even too private and intimate to be exposed so easily to our eyes :) It all feels like spying on these people and... I love it ;)
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nomisho, Germany
This is awesome!
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Byurakn, Denmark
Hoping to win one :)
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RyeCatcher, Canada
This is great. Win or lose, I think I'll get both books anyway!
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KarineauxUSA, United States of America
I'm intrigued and would love to read this book!
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kate101, Hungary
Looks fantastic! Yes please! :)
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stripecat, Finland
meow! ;)
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naomim, United Kingdom
This looks great, I love old postcards. I have some of the town my husband and I first lived in, with a sweet message on the back. I love to hear in the postcards I get about what the postcard is of. Like a card with a red squirrel on with a note on the back to say they can be seen in the park near the sender's house.
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babylon, Taiwan
This book is beautiful!!!
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martyna94, Poland
what an amazing book! I would looove to win it! :)
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Charissa1404, Netherlands
Great.would love to win. To make a message intriguing you dont give the detail, or the plot.
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Max3dOut, South Africa
Looks and sounds like an amazing adventurous read :o)
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conniechiwa, United States of America
Messages of love will always make any missive intriguing. What a delightful book!
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absolutmeliss, United States of America
Tell them about your day. it's a snapshot of what you did, and it will probably never be the exact same day again.
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x6scro2, Germany
This is the perfect gift for my mum's sister (my aunt apparently) who lost her husband - a passionate postcardwriter - last year aged 78. The idea of the book is just great :) I love it!
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hobbymail, United States of America
To make the message fun for now in the future I would include rebuses.
They always seem mystical to me when I see them in historical places. I absolutely love your book!
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Anabedoy, United Arab Emirates
I would love to win this!
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castledane, Ireland
Fantastic idea, hope it comes my way, sounds very interesting, would love to win it. Thanks.
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Alex071, Netherlands
Looks like a great book! Would love to go through all those old postcards! :)
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tuppana, Finland
Lovely!
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bookworm1512, Germany
Sounds like an amazing book. Would love to win it.
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Buddha02, Belgium
I'd love to read it!
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honeysha85, Malaysia
Fantastic =)
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Achillea, Germany
What a lovely book! Yes!
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Pagnol, Spain
What an interessting book.
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tikismeekis, Spain
Very interesting!
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Hugsonpaper, United Kingdom
I love looking at old postcards and reading the messages, so intriguing. I also still have all the postcards that were sent to me by family when I was a little girl and I treasure them.
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mirella, Finland
Very interesting! I would love to read that book :)
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Rona1108, Germany
It seems to be an interesting book. I would love to read this book.
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Grandy, Romania
Beautiful book , full of history !
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ramsteentje, Netherlands
What an amazing book! Would love to have it :-)
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Sailorcalypso, Canada
Amazing! I would really like to read this book.
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neongreen, United States of America
It would be a nice hanukkah gift :)
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ctynan18, United States of America
Messages that intrigue me when receiving a postcard are either about their local area, something written in their native language and hopefully translated, proverbs, or even a recipe is neat.
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tjane, Canada
Sounds very interesting!
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ViewEditors, United States of America
What a beautiful giveaway! I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance! :)
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Rita_K, United States of America
What a great idea for a book. I hope there will be more like this to follow. I'd definitely love a copy.
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Evonny, Netherlands
If only ...........
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shinylori, United States of America
What a great book! I will definitely be picking up a few copies for friends this holiday season, but would love to win one for myself! :)
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andrearau, United States of America
Winner!! Winner!!!
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2martt, Spain
I'm completly sure this book is fantastic! I'ld love to read all the stories on it!
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natuurliefhebber, Belgium
Schitterend!!! Op memorial day 11/11/2014 hebben we oude albums boven gehaald en hebben veel oude foto's op prentbriefkaart gevonden, zelfs 1 van mijn grootmoeder in 1915 in haar naaiatelier prachtig!
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ennstalerin, Austria
Very interesting book, I would love to read it :)
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marichie, Spain
This is so cool!!
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Scots_quine, United Kingdom
The book looks fascinating!
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Danelle, United States of America
I love it when the sender of a postcard remembers to add the date, the weather and and little bit about themselves and what the photo reflects... it just takes me there!
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Dorinco, United States of America
Very interesting, and it opens up many similar possibilities, based on circulated postcards. I would do something with maxicards/maximum cards.
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SneekMvM, Netherlands
I hope tot ein. Ona postcard I tell what I die that day. I little information of my life to a pe rfect stranger.
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BirgitHM, Austria
OMG .. I just posted about this book on my blog! Thanks for the great chance!! *keeping fingers (post)crossed*
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adagio-bn, Malaysia
Interesting!
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paraiha, Finland
What a wonderful story, and what a wonderful idea by Guy Atkins!
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LifeAsRiley, United States of America
What an interesting and intriguing book! It's fun reading old postcards and getting a glimpse into daily life back then. My grandmother passed away this summer and I received some of the postcards she kept over the years. I like reading mail from people & relatives I know and read their insights on places they visited or experiences they had. Also postcards and messages with historical events are interesting since it is a glimpse of a reaction & interpretation of the event at that moment instead of a look back at & analyzing it from the present.
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sadsunday, Lithuania
I would draw myself. They say eyes are the windows of the soul, but I think a postcard is a piece of your heart. And letting the other person see how you see yourself would be very nice and interesting.
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cbayha, United States of America
What a treat this book would be to hold in my hands and read these stories!
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Captainofgoods, Netherlands
As a sonnetwriter and Postcrossing lover I truly like vintage books. Also this book with lovely old cards. Greetings From The Netherlands
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foysalratul, Bangladesh
to make a postcard intriguing just write the Nicest things that roam around on your mind. -Ratul, Bangladesh. :)
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Nihonwosuki, Lithuania
Nice prize!
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Lucy156, United Kingdom
What a wonderful book! I bet the stories are interesting.
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mollbells, United States of America
Great looking book! Thank you for the hot tip!
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saintursula, United States of America
That book looks amazing! I like all kinds of messages, but the personal ones, about what's going on in someone's life or experiences they've had make postcrossing feel more chatty and like getting a card from an old friend.
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AnneMac, Ireland
A wonderful book. A great stocking filler.
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Queenofeverything, United States of America
I think it'd be an amazing gift for my adult daughter who got me hooked on Postcrossing! 8-)
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PatydelaG, United States of America
Thank you!!! Gracias!!!
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yoursatellite, Poland
This is very interesting album :)
How make our message more interesting? For example we can make a Rebus :)
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Guiri, United Kingdom
What a good idea for a book!
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arita123, Lithuania
OMG, I would love to receive such an amazing book!
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Madam, Lithuania
I think you can make it more interesting by using riddles or quoutes from favorite books :)
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Ceejayev, United States of America
Sure would love to have this book! My "tip" is to mail yourself a postcard for every day that you are on vacation. When you get home, you have a travel journal complete with pictures to enjoy for the rest of your life. I try to send postcards of places I have actually visited, then describe the day I visited, trying to let the recipient see and hear and smell and taste and touched what I've experienced.
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Bahbah, Germany
Ooh, I would love to get one of these, but no chance as there are so many interested. But you can buy it though... and I will if it's sold in Germany :-)
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ignitelight, Portugal
A book depicting postcards? What more could a bookworm and an avid postcrosser ask for? :))
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Werhag, Finland
Sounds like a lovely book! I've often pondered the messges on the postcards I collect. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes very sad.
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ed_firmo, Italy
Very nice book!
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CaliLady, United States of America
We enthusiasts need more books like this! Great job. I love it!
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miss_lily, Belgium
That would make a wonderful Christmas gift indeed! :)
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Flocke2010, Germany
Looks like the perfect gift for every postcard lover
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AngelaWoy, Germany
One more, who would be happy to receive this little book :D
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juttertje, Netherlands
Looks like a very interesting book. Coded messages to unknown people is not easy, you wouldn't be sure if the receiver understands your message.I recently saw the hidden meanings in the way ladies used to hold their fans and that would be nice to draw on a postcard.
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vakardiena, Latvia
my bookshelf and I misses book like this.
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carlafed, Italy
A great book, thank you for the gift, you always know what we postcrossers like best
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zomertje, Netherlands
Do not think I have a chance but would love the oppertubity to get one,looks like an amazing book . Love to learn something about that time!!!
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sblue, United States of America
It's like a real life Nick Bantock book.
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hulamunki, United States of America
what a lovely and delightful book! i would so very much
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alexisl, Canada
What a lovely little book! It would be my pleasure to peruse it.
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bookwormNL, Netherlands
I love these old postcards! My father had a nice collection and I inherited them, but they were not used. Each of the cards in the book have their own personal history. Fantastic!
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Anastasiia_Saniuk, Canada
This is amazing!
I usually doodle and hide a message between lines :)
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deich_kind, Germany
What a wonderful book and really interesting to read about "the language of stamps". Up to now I didn't realize that I send a message by putting stamps on a postcard (often it's been more like: how do all these stamps fit into that tiny upper corner of the postcard without covering address or Text ;) )
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Sooonia, Luxembourg
This is such a nice book :) I would be happy to pick up some ideas in it myself :D thanks in advance for the giveaway !
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ravioli22, Germany
That would be a great pre-christmas gift!!!
If I didn't get it, I know it will be end up in my wishlist.
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Kerstin-Jeanette, Germany
A book with old postcards, how beautiful.
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Cairnsbirdwing, Germany
Oh that is a perfect givaway and it will land on my christmas list. Great
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Ninjabi, South Africa
This book looks wonderful!
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Lilijan, Netherlands
What a nice book....i like old postcards. Id would make me very happy :-)
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pefawm, Norway
What a lovely book. Old cards are beautiful. Nice to see how things where in the old days.
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forestofice, United States of America
What a fantastic idea for a book!
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Peabea, United States of America
Thanks to the Author for his nice give away. I would love to win, but if not then congratulations to the winner(s). Happy Postcrossing
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librarymail, United States of America
Fantastic!
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Maxus, Poland
That's great! Come Home at Once must be seriously like a thrilling novel full of untold stories. :)
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Sparky4, United States of America
Very fun - thanks for posting about it - would love to win it!
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guvina, Italy
How lovely :) I think riddles could be an idea!
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ManitouWolf, United States of America
Very cool. :)
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patpen71, Netherlands
Love to read those old postcards with hidden messages!
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DakotaSkye93, Netherlands
I would love to have a copy!
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Liadon, Germany
Such a lovely book!
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kozmonot, Turkey
it looks great!
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mokomann, Canada
Looks amazing!
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tooschler, United Kingdom
Love the idea of writing a find a word puzzle on a card!
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dollart, Finland
I admire people who gets ideas for this kind of unique things. Well done.
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TiinaMii, Finland
I would love to have a copy! Thank you!
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Lumehelves, Serbia
Like it a lot!
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VanessaBV, Portugal
The best postcards are the ones you don't really understand. Those stick to the back of your mind ;)
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msgforjohn, United States of America
Cool, I'd love to win a copy!
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annpreseli, United Kingdom
I'd love to receive a copy of this book. I have a collection of around 100 Edwardian Christmas postcards, and I too love the messages more than the design on the front.
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ringwood, Canada
What an intriguing book! Wouldn't it be an interesting thought to sit down at your writing table, and pen something cryptic for future generations to find? Maybe one day far in the future, someone will find your postcard hidden away in a dusty, vintage bookshop and wonder over its meaning and it will inspire them to write a book...;)
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jess-cee, Netherlands
Wow, I've been collecting postcards old and new for many, many years, I would certainly love to win this book. Especially as it is my birthday tomorrow :-)
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CaptainMagic, France
this sounds like a book i'd love to add on my bookshelves !
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OOG, Netherlands
Biggest secret would be intriguing hehe! Thx!
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InTheDoghouse, United States of America
I collect old postcards and my favorites have intriguing messages written on the back (and sometimes the front!). This book looks wonderful.
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Enitnerolf, Netherlands
I would love to have this book! My great aunt collected postcards when she was young, I have a lovely album with a lot of her postcards in it.
How could one make the message on a postcard more interesting? I guess making a puzzle of it could be fun, or sending a series of card that can only be understood if you read them in the correct order :)
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xbeforethestorm, Russia
wow, it's really interesting ;)
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tediousandbrief, United States of America
This sounds like an awesome book! I have a few of my parent's/grandparents old postcards from trips (or cards that I bought for their picture with odd messages on the back) and I love the idea of this being in a book form!
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jillster, United States of America
Pick me! Pick me!
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Mara7, Latvia
As always all the cryptic massages leaves the most intrigues :)
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HicUpAppleNod, United Kingdom
Thank you so much for the giveaway guys!

When I was a child, my dad used to create little crosswords and puzzles for me, and write them down on the postcards he sent me when he was travelling for work.. his colleagues made fun of him, but I loved them and still have all the cards he sent me in my "postcard tin". I suppose that's how I started collecting postcards, and how I fell so much in love with snail mail.
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Linn1984, Netherlands
I still love to write people. Postcards, of course. But also letters. And I feel there is nothing more 'real' and authentic than a handwritten postcard or letter.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. You see so much of peoples lives nowadays, but what you see has nothing to do with being 'real' or 'authentic'.

Writing takes time, concentration (no backspace when you handwrite it!). Sending a card that arrives on that special day: you know the person that send you that thought about you days ahead! Sending a quick message on Facebook (after you got the notification: 'It's xxx birthday today!') just isn't that 'real'.

I would love to receive this book and read all those messages, 'real' messages, that someone wrote to someone else once.
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maschaoben, Germany
I would love to receive this book! This weekend I was in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and I bought my first vintage postcard from 1909, with also an very intriguing message on it! This book would make me sooo happy! I will definitely start to collect these kind of postcards!
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rosalinea, Poland
That's wonderful :) I'd love to read it ! :)
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Mannike, Estonia
Sounds like a nice read.
It's nothing special, but between two people there could be a language that only they could understand. Hidden meanings to words... that'll convey a lot of meaning.
If you just want an interesting writting, be creative and tell it as a story. Some effort into writting it.
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xochikoskatl, Finland
It would be a perfect Christmas gift :)
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Elisabeth_, Austria
This book sounds very interesting! I'd love to read it.
And wow... up to 6 daily mail deliveries - people were so lucky back then!
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vara81, Germany
I am very curious now and would love to see the rest of it :D
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LadyTomoyo, Ireland
I would love to get a copy of this book! Receiving and sending good mail is wonderful, and reading about it too!
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Teeerka, Czech Republic
That book looks amazing! :)
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KarenNfld, Canada
What a lovely book!
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Doroo, Germany
winning or not, I want one of these books. but it would be great to win one :)
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SuperBambi, Canada
Iiiiiii want oneeeeee :P
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lupsha, Romania
A perfect present to any postcrosser.
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IonelaPreda, Romania
It'a a lovely book! A magnificent fingerprint of the past!
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LiaDekker, Netherlands
An early postcrosser perhaps?
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akviinas, Latvia
I would love to get one so much!
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MrsJunimond, Germany
What a great giveaway! :)
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moonandstarscrush, United States of America
How can we buy the book if we don't win I would love to own a copy
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tetrismessiahs, Germany
Looks wunderbar! Reminds me a bit of the postsecret books. :)
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mlandman, Netherlands
It looks very nice, I like to see the rest of it!
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i8nutella, United States of America
Looks awesome. It would be a fun and mysterious read.
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ewr, United States of America
Looks like a fantastic conversation-starter for your home or to put on the coffee table for guests to see!
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veryInga, Germany
Das Buch muss wunderbar sein. Ich hätte es gerne. Viele Grüße!
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CelesteP, South Africa
This book sounds like a great addition to my ever expanding library!!!! What an interesting read it wil be!!
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Biepmiep, Netherlands
Let me try my luck at this.
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Depechechrissy, Germany
Here, this is mine :)
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jacquelinesg, United States of America
This book looks amazing! I might have to buy a few for holiday gifts.
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J0l1nd3, Netherlands
Looks like a great book! :)
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NightingalesAndLions, United Kingdom
THis looks like an amazing thing ^_^
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chrizine, Switzerland
great book !!
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Sisko1, Finland
What a wonderful book! Wouldn't mind winning one. :)
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TeenageCreep, Romania
old chap!
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Mary_La, Russia
What a lovely book! Good luck everyone :3
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Franziiii, Germany
So a beautiful book! However will win the copies, be happy about that!
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papagena1791, United States of America
This would be a great book to read! Kind of reminds me of the story behind the Franz Ferdinand song "Right Action." From Wiki: "The lyrics for "Right Action" were inspired by a postcard found by lead singer Alex Kapranos at a London flea market that contained the words "come home, practically all is nearly forgiven""
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DMBoom, Netherlands
Wow, I would love to win this. I collect postcards from the start of postcard sending up to the fifties, and letters too, for the romantic notion of sending postcards to convey all kinds of messages. This book would be a compliment to my collection and would find a very good home with me.
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missingfish, United Kingdom
What a great idea! Only thing better than an old postcard, is lots of them!
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NeriumBlack, Finland
Such a beautiful book!
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mejulia, United States of America
what a lovely book and a peek into history.
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Milyte89, Lithuania
Many thanks!
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ned44440, Ireland
Fascinating
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Alenkiy, Belarus
Great! Nice romantic book! I would like to have one)
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UnaHora, Germany
What a nice idea and beautiful giveaway! Thanks!
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guidopescatore, United States of America
I love Postcrossing, and it has been fun to see the different places the cards come from. My kids also love it when people include stickers on the cards! :)
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amylyn, United States of America
I have added a pocket to my postcard, for private messages. I also like to write Hello Postperson on my cards so they know i know they read them :)
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dheni, Hungary
That is very interesting! I like it! :)
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Roxanne, Germany
What a great idea, I would love to read those old time stories on the cards.
Many thanks for that generous giveaway :)
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Popeyzinha, Czech Republic
"Once on highschool I gotta get textbooks in the vintage store, too, and I discovered the box selling also bunch of old written postcards, I was going through them until they closed the shop - these are the genuine pieces of history!"
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Galamarova, North Macedonia
Looks awesome! :)
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Gnomey, United States of America
Oh, what a terrific book! Thank you for the chance for the give away! Good luck with the sales!
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vanyratte, Germany
Awesome idea and a great give-away. Next step would to investigate the end of the story! :D
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glazefamily, United States of America
This looks like such an intriguing book! I'd love to share it with my daughter!
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nugget, United States of America
Fascinating! I have found a few older cards in thrift stores and I always read them and wonder about that person in that moment in time....what's the story behind the card?
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Timdani, United States of America
Ooh! What a cool book. :)
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Irrra, Russia
I do love all that is related to old cards!
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ccaroline, Lithuania
The story is amazing. Now I know where did my passion for postcrossing come from. A wonderful man!
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faithst, United States of America
Beautiful book. Would love to win it. Good luck to me! And all entered. ;) Thanks for the opportunity.
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lambdaman78, Germany
Wow! What a treat!
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whodalalee, Canada
"He finally said it! I am so amazed that he finally said it...my life will be changed now forever..."
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RosaRosae, Spain
uffffff
too down ??? to be touch...
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Nina_April, Russia
Thank you for this new give away! I am in:-)
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Tarzy, Netherlands
A few year ago I bought a stack of Dutch postcards that were sent during WW1. Some of them have very special messages on them especially as a lot of them were sent to a person in the army in The Haque. Because this man was in the army he could send and receive postcards without stamps. I love these cards!
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pucky, Netherlands
I must be nr 303 with my reaction; wow, everybody wants to win such a fabulous book! Intriging for me is the mirroring writing, I guess Leonardo da Vinci did this, but not on postcards, I guess....
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LaLa123, United Kingdom
I would love to win this book, it looks amazing
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Conelmate, Argentina
It looks super interesting!
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JR87, Czech Republic
Such an amazing idea for the book! Lovely!
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TaxiCat, United States of America
I always try to make each postcard comment unique...different for each different person.
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vabaran, Lithuania
You must don't think what to write on postcard, just write all your thoughts for this moment! That'all :)
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Lynn123, New Zealand
What a wonderful early Christmas present that would be. Good luck everyone.
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elliefant, United States of America
I love reading old postcards! This sounds like a cool collection.
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MrsFuchur, Switzerland
Oh, I love reading old postcards!
I also sometimes think about the people who see my postcard during its delivery (postmen, people working in the mail sorting etc.) and sometimes I smile at the thought that they just cannot help reading a message on the back of the card and that they might have a great day having done that. :) I also like to draw on postcards -- mostly badly drawn, but funny, pictures.
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clau-clau, United Kingdom
As I am usually not very lucky with give-aways I guess I'll have to check where to get this book ;)
It looks very interesting - I found some postcards from my great-grandfather to my grandfather (neither of whom I met) a couple of years ago and found them fascinating (and even there I could not understand everything, with so many comments being out of context)
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khansen4, United States of America
What a great idea-I would love this book. I am a genealogist and Post Cards hold a lot of history and gives more insight of the families.
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jaeltentpeg11, Australia
How intriguing! :-)
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fountain, Netherlands
So nice to read the text on every postcard,old or new.
And wonderful to write down a message that somebody
will be interested in.
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jmieco, United States of America
What a wonderful and interesting idea for a book! Teaching my journalism students about responsible social media use in today's society, Come Home At Once would be a great lesson on what "social media" was like 100 years ago!
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JohnnyLightning, Belgium
Early Christmas ... curious to read others mail ;-) raffle me in :-)
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rockdg9, Australia
Such an interesting insight into societal changes. I would love to read this book!
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Frohnatur, Germany
I sometimes wish I kept copies of the cards I send. I tend to write about my everyday life and I'd like to have a place where all of that is stored. But then that is the beauty of handwritten notes, isn't it? You send them away.
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juytters, Belgium
Great book, thanks!
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steven_74, Belgium
I would love to read this book!
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ouissal, Germany
It's an amazing book!
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Kelsta, Australia
Wow what an amazing insight
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hmthompson, United States of America
We all know that maintaining a little mystery is way more appealing than revealing everything.
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shelly, Spain
Wow!!! Love it!!!
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jr11577, Ireland
Great competition and wonderful prizes :)
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katkero2, Belgium
I'm intrgued. I also never knew there was a secret language of stamps.
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PoetOfTheDark, United States of America
Hello early Christmas present! :)
What I like to do to make the message ifs postcard interesting is to write about how my day is going, or, I write short poems sometimes :)
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Snitsya, Netherlands
What a wonderful giveaway!
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whatshewas, Italy
Good luck to everybody, such a wonderful giveaway!
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Snailaday, United Kingdom
What a lovely book, its like a grown ups version of the Jolly Postman. Poems on postcards is fun, you can do a line each over postcard
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Alyssa_, United States of America
That's cool. =) Reminds me of love letters somebody was selling at the flea market one time. I would love to have the book.
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etherea, United States of America
What a lovely book! I'd love to win it!
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FelipeDuarte, Brazil
Very interesting collection. I'd like a copy too.
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Inkeltje, Netherlands
What a great little book! I'd like to win!
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Squirrel820, United States of America
Such an amazing collection of postcards!! Thank you for this generous giveaway!!
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trent6543, United States of America
This looks to be an amazing book! Whether I win this giveaway or not, I think I'm going to have to check this out!
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jkim81, United Kingdom
What a lovely and romantic idea for a book!
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Catamb, Portugal
It's a great idea. I would love to have a opportunity to have the book and, of course, read it.
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mblasjor, Spain
Seeing this book, comes to my mind images of old cards and old stamps, all them with brown and smooth colours. Also I can imagine how the places drawn in the postcards and the life of the people there could have been.
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FoxySanne, Netherlands
woop woop! nice nice!
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angelamermaid, Canada
I found some postcards in an antique shop. On the back of a birthday card, withing the recipient a happy birthday, the sender wrote "I trust that it will not be a wet one" with the word "wet" underlined twice. I wonder what that story is!
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olechompoonut, Thailand
I think I'm falling in love with this book. My home is always welcome to have this gorgeous book at once :)
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sinta, Indonesia
If only postcards could talk... Thank you for generous Christmas give away :v
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NynkeK, Netherlands
Wow! Fascinating :-) If I don't win one I'll buy it :-) awesome!!
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crashtestrider, United States of America
This looks like such a good book!
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viridianwings, United Kingdom
One of my favourite time periods! I'd love a copy of this :)
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moniquec, Belgium
Can't pass a secondhand or antique shop without looking for old postcards... they are very intriguing.. especially the messages written on them. Always very happy when I find some ....Who was the sender??? , who the receiver ??? What' s the story behind the text...??? almost a ' whodunit "
Love such cards!
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marupiter, United States of America
This book looks fantastic. *^*
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rawrbear, United States of America
That looks so neat! Good luck everyone!
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susandg, Philippines
Wow, great idea for a postcard book! A friend once sent me a postcard where he wrote a message in a spiral. Not so hidden, but it was a challenge to read!
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itstephieparkeryall, Australia
Postcards are the ultimate "Hello." This book looks like a cool piece of history.
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Lizzy1206, Netherlands
Wow, seems to be a great book. For me the best thing to read on an postcard are stories about what's on people's mind.
I like to read about how their life looks like, especially when they mention just one thing in detail. It makes me curious to know his/her life lookes beside these details.
I often lack space on a postcard. Great practice for me to write the story I want to tell in short.
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Alison_Machado, Brazil
What a nice book! Good luck everyone. :)
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MX1001, Malaysia
It looks like a great book! The title made me miss home :'(
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sneps, Netherlands
What a wonderful prize!
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STUFFellaneous, United States of America
Soooo want one!!!
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
I spotted this in a bookshop this weekend but did put it on my wishlist.
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Papercat, Australia
What an utterly divine little book! It's on my Christmas Wish List!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
This makes me think on my collection of postcards being found one or two centuries ahead! De the messages still make sense or values changed?
Postcards are always a treaure, specially for treasure hunters!
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cozygirl, United States of America
This is so neat!
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shui, Taiwan
What a fascinating book!!! This also reminds me an old postcard my father wrote to my mother during his trip in Japan. Though my father only wrote a sentence on the card and it is just a simple greeting, but it still makes me wonder what he was thinking when he was writing and what makes him pick up the card. :-D I also love visiting a second-hand bookstore nearby checking if there is any old postcards inside and there is always something surprising me, especially when the postcard is written and posted from long long time ago. And thank you very much for this wonderful giveaway! I hope we can find this amazing book in local bookstore as well. :-)
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lovpinka, Malaysia
I love the postcard booklet, i wan it!!! Thanks to give me chance to grab it as christmas gift.
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JMei, Malaysia
I wish to get it as I want to explore this book :P
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mere5oh, United States of America
I bought a bunch of written cards on ebay once from long ago. Such an interesting read into another person's life. I would love to see this book. :)
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elisake, Costa Rica
This books looks lovely. A little treasure I would be very happy to win :-)
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Charchar, United States of America
I enjoy going to the antique stores and browsing the postcards from years ago. I think giving a good description of the reason you chose the post card you are sending. Add the date the temperature and little notes to give the recipient a feel for the location or action expressed by the image.
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MisguidedRoses, United States of America
I would love to receive this fabulous little book!
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Duchessinoz, Australia
I would so love this book! I really enjoy receiving my postcards from all over, & trying to guess where they're from, before I actually look! I try and write things on my cards to make the receiver guess my hobbies, profession and favourites!
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tootle, Canada
I love the connections postcards can give me us, it's kind of like stringing webs of friendship throughout the globe :):):)
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IDonCarlos, United States of America
I want this book! Will look for it through a bookstore if I don't win!
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anyalu6, Russia
what a great thing for giveaway!
as about message on a card: sometimes it's just better to write whatever you feel or think at the moment, isn't it? :)
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HeyLiseAh, France
This book looks wonderful, I'd love read through it!
Good luck to everyone and Happy Postcrossing!
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Ramya, United States of America
Postcrossing has blessed my life in ways I never expected! I am making friends, yes, but I'm also doing some art swaps and learning so much about history - and culture in present day! How wonderful to have compiled a book such as this!
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physss, Hong Kong
this book looks lovely.a GREAT THING TO SHARE.
i THINK TO MAke a message more unique is to share your deepest/most heartfelt feeling.One postcrosser sent a card written all his bucket list to me, it's surprising and very personal,which encourage me to think about my own bucket list, the thing i want to do before i leave this world:)
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medvede, Russia
Великолепная книга, спасибо за рассказ!
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campbell9, United States of America
What fun! Count me in!
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Feetjieprinses, South Africa
What a great project!I sure hope to be one of the lucky 10!!
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bee1220, Malaysia
It'd be a lovely bday and xmas present for me next month. good luck! :)
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Putoet, Netherlands
Amazing. Hopefully one day (one of my) cards will end up in a book like this..
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jinasensei, United States of America
Very interesting concept. I like looking at antique cards reading their messages trying to figure out what the folks did next.
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emoffdayz, United States of America
very cool and interesting count me in and postcrossing is awesome :) and wish every postcrosser in the :) world good luck :)
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kpersona, Canada
Oh, so amazing! What a great gift.
Of course we all would love a copy.
Good luck to everyone!
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DaniFoulle, Brazil
Lovely book! I hope I can win one! :)
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KayF17, Australia
Definitely a book to put on my Christmas wish list.
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Restu_Amalia, Indonesia
The book really mesmerized me, and it would be perfect for Xmas & new year early gift
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sxoidmal, United States of America
I can't possibly win one, but I can't possibly walk away from this opportunity, either.
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XgenX, South Africa
Something so special to have thats less than fleeting in this day and age of fast pasted communication - email, whatsapp, ebooks etc.
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zachary, Canada
I have a bunch of old used postcards from the early 1900s. Maybe someday I can put them in a book for others to see.
Even better, maybe a postcard that I have sent someone will make it into a book in a hundred or so years. Now , that would be cool.
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MsHelper, United States of America
Ohh,how interesting! I would love to read this book.
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RachelMS, New Zealand
Fascinating. I also have some amazing postcards from my great grandmothers time which are incredible reading. This book sounds amazing.
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Gabriecho, Denmark
What a brilliant idea. I love looking at these cards in antique markets. I would be thrilled to win a copy!
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lordemsworth, Italy
I like it!
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willyly, Hong Kong
What a great book! Would love a copy ;)
As to an intriguing story, I believe that anything that happens in our daily lives can be intriguing, as long as the person telling it believes it to be. Even if it's a story about having a donut after resisting it for two weeks, that could still be a one-of-a-kind story to me!
Appreciate the smallest thing in life ;)
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Liverpool, Indonesia
amazing book and idea :) Love it
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XinJie97, Malaysia
It looks nice!
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StoneFlower, Germany
oh what a wonderful book ♡
I always find it fascinating to get an insight in earlier times and other cultures to get a clue how they live or lived. :)
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Meixi, Austria
What a wonderful book! Unforgettable Messages from the past!
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artlover, Finland
I love books related to postcards! This looks very attractive :) Thank you for sharing it!
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-Candice-, United States of America
Fantastic! I have always loved postcard imagery but over the years I have developed a fascination with the messages they contain. The information is sometimes very intimate and, occasionally, very damning. I am intrigued by the cryptic "come home at once" missive.
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Pstcrdldy, United States of America
Sounds like a very fun and interesting read! I too enjoy the messages on the back of the card and the stories they tell.
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Lafamilledu08, France
What an intriging book ! I would be curious to discover it :)
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BuroRawon, Philippines
a wonderful idea...good luck in advance for the winners.:)
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nm_rockhound, United States of America
I would LOVE to receive a copy of the book. Many blessings from Albuquerque!

Mike G.
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reson8s, United States of America
To stimulate curiosity, I wrap the Postcrossing postcard in paper taken from a beautiful discarded book or calendar, the image and stamps matched to the recipient somehow...but what are the links? ;-) I and the recipient will know :-)
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LotteMQ, Netherlands
It sounds like a wonderful book. I love that the messages are saved from oblivion. Those words must have meant so much to somebody someday...
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Jack1313, China
Who wouldn't like an early Christmas treat? Just try my luck. ;-D
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Aljena, Belarus
The book looks awesome!
The messages - that's what I also appreciate most of all in this project.
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zuzanabed, Slovakia
I am also one of those who would like to get this interesting book. :)
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saskia1973, Netherlands
In a world that seems to discard "old" I am glad somebody saved these treasures! I'd love to ponder about the stories behind the postcards...
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anemone1, Finland
Hi! I would love to get that book... I always tell something about me and my hobbies and maybe something about the card. If the stamp is special, I will tell that, too.
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JaneMH, United States of America
Looks like an interesting book.
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Mewquat, United States of America
Sounds like a great book. Good luck to all and happy postcrossing!
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Ortaine, Ukraine
Let's try. The book is really awesome.
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Flex, Netherlands
It has to be a great book. If you see that one page, you want to see more :)
A long story on a postcard, one that almost doesn't fit, is always intriging!
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p_perez, Australia
I'm putting in my entry! My intriguing message would be: "Having a wonderful meal full of protein and nutrients. Guess what food?" :P
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vitabella, Indonesia
Where can I buy this book?
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mariannehees, Netherlands
What an amazing book! I´d really like to read it!
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hubertina1961, Netherlands
Wat een interessant boek. Dat zou ik graag in mijn collectie hebben. :-)
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Bramblepath, Taiwan
That's interesting! On Postcrossing we are usually so much more concerned about the postcard itself that the message section is often overlooked.
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minny1975, Germany
Sounds like a great book.But i realy like to read the massage from all the people hier and how fast more than 500 massage are on this story in one day........nice to see people still love postcards and storys
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mapa, Belgium
Love the handwriting on those old postcards and the pale colours in the picture. Good luck to everyone!
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Burialsheer, Estonia
That's interesting. I'd love to win one. :)
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DocRoc, Germany
WOW, so many messages? Are they giving something away for free? Im in :)
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annsi, Germany
Sounds really great. ;) i'm in! *.*
I love to read typical sayings from other countries on my received postcard. :) Also I do write typical German sayings on the postcards - I think it's a funny affair. :)
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MarySue89, Belgium
This would be the perfect christmaspresent for me! Thanks for the story!
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turtles, Germany
What a wonderful book :) 6 daily mail deliveries! wow! Thank you for sharing with us.
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fripoustique, France
I would love to receive this book !
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Nikola1987, Germany
Wow. Looks great!
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fairymin, United Kingdom
What an amazing and beautiful book. Something to cherish for ever.
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Minnastiina, Finland
What a great book idea! It would be nice to read it.
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aJingggg, Taiwan
I want to dig deeper about the stories!
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Spyglen, Lithuania
I would love to get an opportunity to figure out what is said on the postcards!
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vajo, Belgium
A very interesting and nice book! A nice present...
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FataMorgana, Netherlands
Mysterious postcards from the past. Love it!
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fee90, Sweden
Ooooooh, this would make my mystery-loving-mind go crazy! :)
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Bowyum, Australia
I have an old card with a cryptic message. I like the sound of this book!
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corpse_bride, Croatia
In love with books, in love with postcards... This is perfect.. Thank you for this :)
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GoCindy, United States of America
Oh wow this is great! I think every postcard message should leave a little room for speculation.
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xonxa2, Spain
What a wonderful book!! I would like to have one!! ;)
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geoplop95, Romania
I would really like this book !
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JormaS, Finland
I surely would like to get one!
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susafoe, Germany
It seems to be the perfect book for a Postcrosser and booklover.
I would surely love to have one :-)
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lottemeis, Netherlands
This weekend St. Nicholas arrived in The Netherlands. It would be great if he would leave this book in my shoe as a present.
It would be like finding 200 postcards in my mailbox ;)
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Sabincia, Poland
It is amazing book :)
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Sutomi, Germany
..what a treasure, would love to have one of the books ;o)
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malinaguo, Turkey
this is just awesome!!! amazing )))
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Chibi_Massacre, Belarus
Amazing idea! :)
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Ann34, Belgium
Oh my god, how many reactions up till now, the book will sell itself, what a great idea!
Have a nice day, many greetings from Belgium, Ann
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Gerda-RD, Netherlands
Every Postcrossingfan would have such a book including me.
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FMScreations, Netherlands
Nice! Hmm.. writing backwards, writing in reflection. so you need a mirror for reading it ^_^
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Telenn, Netherlands
Oh that is a very iteresting booklet! Would love to flick through it!
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MissAtomicBomb, Philippines
This looks like a cool read. I follor Postcrosing's blog post on the content (draw the weather forecast, write about how my day was, etc.). I also draw on the Postcard to give the recipient a preview of who I am because the backspace never seems to be enough.
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teesa, Portugal
This messages are so delightful ! I have some card of Portugal from the beginning of 20 century with these kind of writing. Its wonderful so many time after the message steel "alive ".
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rabziz, Latvia
Thank you for sharing info about this book. Looks like a
'must have' for me. :) The photo of the card with the puzzle is a great idea. I feel I'd find many awesome ideas and inspiration for writing cards.
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kelliwoo, Taiwan
Wow that so lovely, so curious what message would be in there!!! >////
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MatildeS, Belgium
I would looooove to win this book! :)
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gracieb, United States of America
I would so love to receive this wonderful book. Postcards have become my passion. I go to flea markets all the time to buy new and used cards. I love to read the old ones to see where people have gone and what they had to say. I also love all the awesome stamps.
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Ksuschka, Russia
It's an amazing idea for a book! I think it's very interesting to read it, look it through and feel that you just touch the history!
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Barish, France
Even if I only have one chance out of 470 to win, I cross my fingers and I try. Thanks!
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Olga_Drako, Belarus
The idea is great. To make a message intrigued it can be hidden under the silver scratch cover. I mean like in a lottery ticket when you need to scratch with a coin.
The message can be in the form of rebus or pictorial puzzle or as a acronym.
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CuriousGeorge13, Canada
How can you not want this book?!? It sounds so intriguing!!! I would love it!!! And to try and figure out some of the meanings would be so much fun!!! Thanks for the opportunity to try an win one!! Good luck everyone, but I do hope I am one if the lucky ten!!!!!
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justinj, India
wow!!! great way of promotion... would be more than happy to get one...
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LindaLiao, Taiwan
It's such an amazing book that I wish I could win it and enjoy reading it on a Sunday afternoon. :)
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HaiHwei, Malaysia
It will be good if I can read it to my student at school =)
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ovidius, Romania
Nice idea. Postcards related items are always wellcomed.
I would like to get a copy. Thank you.
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lama1, Netherlands
Looks like a great book. How great to start colleting these cards. I have a book at home about groceryshopping lists. They also reveal alot about the writer.
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ihatecarnival, Portugal
even if i don't win a copy here, i'll try to purchase one later!
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Eli33, United Kingdom
Secretly coded postcards! Maybe we should try that :)
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Tatsiana_Akulskaya, Belarus
The message can be written with invisible ink. I remember that if you write with milk and then hit a paper with a candle , the message will appear.
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amit19, India
Looks like a perfect book!! Would love to get an early Christmas treat...Who wouldn't?
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famorca, Germany
Fridge Door Messages, or Postcards!!! I would take Postcards everytime, if only to save on Post costs!!!
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abbey_road, Germany
Man, I would love to receive one of these copies! They're really great!
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alinecotrim, Brazil
Oh! What an amazing book! So historical and beautiful! It would be awesome to get one XD
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j_nathalie, Latvia
Such an good idea to collect all those messages! I'm sure this book is gorgeous. Happy postcrossing,everyone. X N.
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s_mse, Hungary
What a wonderful idea! It's the perfect Christmas gift. :)
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bokonon1000, United States of America
Love the book: I hope I win!
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jinvidson, China
I like this type of book.Is there ebook version?
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Baronin, Germany
Ein wirklich wunderschönes Bch. Thanks a lot. ! Splendid.
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andshesfearless, United States of America
I'd write a flash fiction piece on the back!
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andreacrol, Netherlands
Verry nice.
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anactsousa, Portugal
I would love to receive this books. It looks amazing and it would be perfect for my collection :)

And to make the message on a postcard more intriguing we can write from right to left and the letters on the contrary, so that it can only be read clearly when the post to turn the mirror :)
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ATB, Germany
Please I will get one :)
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ZenCat, United States of America
A glimpse into the past! What a fun weekend giveaway! I hope to win one of the copies.
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Ejderha, Netherlands
What a fascinating and wonderful little book.
Recently I was able to purchase a wonderful collection of old used postcards because I loved the images so much.
I haven't actually taken a close look at the backs but now I certainly will!
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beryngela, Portugal
It's so delicate
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jokobo, Germany
Add a ton of smileys has always been my device... ;)
People love smileys, trust me... :D
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Huari, Germany
Oh, I still have some space left for one of these books. :-)
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Lynnae, United States of America
Looks like such a fun book! :)
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jaenelle, United States of America
A fascinating idea! Makes you wonder what happened to the people, how their stories continued.
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Mister1975, Germany
That sounds perfect. Enjoy postcrossing.
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Shanaa, Finland
That looks awesome!
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lamarto, Germany
That looks interesting!
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DariaFedorushkova, Netherlands
Wauw, I'd love to win this book! It looks so gorgeous :)
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nenya1985, Germany
Wow, sounds like a cool book.
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Gauke, Turkey
it sounds interesting!
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HaruTarra, Ukraine
What a great work! These 10 postcrossers will be very lucky :)
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chocolates, Belgium
Always like the handwriting on postcards. So personnel. Fantastic work!
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Ingjerd, United Kingdom
I actually just bought a postcard from the Edwardian era, dated 27.12.1904!
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marianaarts, Germany
Awesome! I guess as long as a message is personal and in a way creative it can be special to anyone…Thanks for the great giveaway-idea!!!
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Lorie15, United States of America
I love it! After the contest I hope you let us know how to purchase it!
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wishful, United States of America
Such a wonderful book, good luck to everyone...
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goldspatz, Germany
Hello there! I like to put quotations on postcard if someone has special interests (and mentions them in his profil).

Good Luck everyone :)
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Amatsubame, Netherlands
What a fascinating book! The Edwardian era is so interesting... Would love to read this :)
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callmeflurry, United States of America
Oh, this looks so fascinating to read :) I love reading old postcards and letters.
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woven, United States of America
Such a nice giveaway! Thank you!
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Doodleali, United Kingdom
I love to read old postcards - what a lovely little book.
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Magdolfi, United Kingdom
I' m allready in love with this book. It would be such a good combination with my received cards :)
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sugarwendy, Singapore
Very meaningful:)
Thank you postcrossing and Guy Atkins for this great chance!
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Mrs_V, United States of America
What fun! I would love to have a copy.
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suejam6, United States of America
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Early Xmas perhaps?
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darkdante82, Poland
Such a nice book. It's to early for Xmas, but St. Nick perhaps?:)
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MarySt, United States of America
I love a good mystery! How lovely to see such beautiful cards!
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Jess18877, Netherlands
That would be a great gift for my retering mailman Pieter
http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2014/10/13/meet-postman-pieter
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TwoBigOneLittle, Netherlands
Never heardof these oldfashioned tweets before. Would love to read them!
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moonlessnite, Canada
A clever idea to publish a book that would appeal to a specific group/theme. I also try to add a bit of intrigue from time such as a postage stamp related to the theme...a stamp upside down, with a little message under it, in case the stamp is removed. a sticker for the seasonal aura such as pumpkins at Halloween, clovers in March, and snow flakes in winter.
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Sjoukje99, Belgium
How grateful is the person who is able to know the secrets of this book? How happy will he be, while turning the pages and seeing the soul of this book?
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Daisy67, Bulgaria
I love to read old writings, they are like massages in bottles from the past.
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Lyudmila_, Russia
How fun! I would love to read this book.
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foxfires, United Kingdom
Would love to win a copy of this fab book!
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Egni, Switzerland
So lovely. I'm collecting old postcards with motives and I also saw curious messages. There was a young woman inviting her aunt to her wedding - only two days later.
Unthinkable today.
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Oxymore, United Kingdom
This book is a must-have for any PostCrosser!
It is fabulous!
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Papusz, United Kingdom
Aww, this looks wonderful! ^^
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magenta0810, Japan
Looks like a great book to read! I always enjoy everyone's handwriting. Thank you for the great giveaway!
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Tintenfisch, Germany
What an amazing book - for postcrossers as well as for bibliophiles!
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violin, Spain
I really love this book. It´s amazing!!! Perfect Christmas gift.
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USKestrel, United States of America
This little book looks like quite a treasure - to receive and to give to others who enjoy reading.
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ElizabethVF, United States of America
This book sounds like the perfect thing to browse through while watching Downton Abbey on DVD!
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jeortiz, Brazil
That's so adorable! Wish I could make a book with my postcards!!!
Really want to win this :D
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kiscsillag0310, Hungary
I love to read old times' messages. This book is amazing!
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oli_ohyeah, Singapore
Keeping the past memories in the bottom of our heart..
Hope to get this:)
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Zertz, Netherlands
I love vintage and old postcards, so this book sounds really great!
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apila, Finland
Interesting book :)
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NanaB, United States of America
Two of my favorite things- books and postcards!
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teamug, Germany
Oh this is wonderful.
I have a few cards from this time - I wish I had more. They are so unique.
Hope I win one too...
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dogfan, United States of America
Maybe someday my postcards will tell a story, too!
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Lizard, Germany
Even though I am young, I like old cards and old books too.
They look so special.
I hope we win one for the family.
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Ulvi, Germany
Wie süß - ich liebe diese alten Karten, die hatten unglaublich viel Stil
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Robin67, Austria
It would be too cool to have one of my cards in a book one day! :-)

I love old cards as much as new ones.
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nataliemeer, United Kingdom
What a beautiful and compelling book!
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betslets, United States of America
One thing that is always precious to me is the message on the back of a postcard. Many cards, old and new, have wonderful thoughts of friendship and love. When my husband traveled on business, he knew I wanted postcards. He often addressed them when others were around, so didn't want to appear mushy, especially in front of new business contacts. So I taught him how to write "I Love You" using Gregg Shorthand (only he and I, and the few who could read shorthand, knew what it said...to others, it was just a bunch of squiggles) To me, it was the world.
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lillydale1, Australia
It is fascinating to read postcards from the past, you can learn a lot from the era by reading the conversations made to one another. Hope there is one to spare for me to enjoy. All the best everyone for a good read.
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Neetstar, Australia
This looks like a very interesting book. A message that seems unclear to a stranger could make perfect sense to the intended recipient. Some of the old cards are very beautiful and all are fascinating as a snapshot of life at that time. =)
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boydbroncos, United States of America
This book seems so great! I would be interested in looking at the page highlighted in the picture above with a "Reed" as the recipient. That's also my last name!
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little-billie, Austria
This looks so interesting :) I love old postcards.
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ironseafish, Germany
I once sent a letter with a tiny tiny letter hidden beneath the stamp. Wasn't a great idea, though, as my penpal basically had to destroy the stamp to read the unimportant tiny letter ;) ... .

This book looks genuinely intriguing!!!
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Broe, Germany
I'd love to browse through this book! I'm sure it's a great past time :)
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Polyhymniaa, Belgium
I'd love to have a look!
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christine-JB, France
It looks great ! Let's cross finger :)
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alidam2, Canada
What a lovely book. I enjoy reading about and looking at postcards. Thank you.
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Tamara71, United States of America
The writing's of this era are always fascinating! The message is the best part and a good photo is a bonus. What makes a card really special to me is for someone to share something they love. Nothing shows the beauty of this World and it's people more than seeing it through another's eye's.
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anlola, Spain
Ilove it!! I bought some of that period.... And are my favorites.
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Juonsi, Latvia
That would be such a great gift for every postcard fan! And something you don't even think about at first. Postcards themselves - sure, but such a book is indeed quite a change in this postcard world.
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Savannah_Allen, United States of America
This book sounds amazing! i would love this book so much! reading is one of my favorite hobbies!! :)
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Tera_Ecau, Germany
wow..I´m curious what kind of messages the book might contain still :) I always find it interesting what is going through people´s minds when they´re writing the card.
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Kincaid, Netherlands
Looks like wonderful book, giving a lot of food for thought... I would love to have one!
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neelia, Sweden
It seems to be so lovely... I could offer a lovely home for one of them ;)
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gforp, Germany
Break at work in the middle of the night with loads of letters and cards around me. All of them will get home in the morning. Maybe someone will write a book about them one day ... who knows :)
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aelaina, United States of America
What a fun idea! I'll look forward to seeing the book!
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mummy9yummy, United States of America
Scince 2nd grade I fell in love to get mail and send mail!
I wish I can send couple of postcards a day to a person and also receive couple of postcards from the person!
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lisaclown, United States of America
To receive a card in code would have been so cool as a kid--like the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew Mysteries! A person could always send one card with the key to decipher the message and just hope the person receives both cards... Sometimes there is great art right on the spot the stamp is supposed to go...I rebel and place my stamp beside it.
Can't wait to read this book and look at all the beautiful cards and messages.
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guise1201, United States of America
What a lovely book, I would love to be the lucky one!
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stjohnsgirl, Australia
What a great book to have and to give away, help spread the love of postcards.
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superdhebz, Philippines
I would love to have this and spend my afternoons reading and re-reading these awesome postcards! This book is such a dream!
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JasonDavid, Canada
Six daily mail deliveries IS hard to imagine - I have just learned that in less than a year, we will love our household delivery altogether - I'll have to go to a community mailbox to retrieve my postcards. C'est dommage!
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kugusch, Germany
another book to add to my wishlist... still want "the Englishman who posted himself"...and now this one is a definite WANT!!!!!
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Maya799, Germany
I can't imagine the mail being brought so many times a day!
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Linabella, Germany
That book sounds like fun. I will look for it next time I get to spend time in a book store. A fun way to add excitement is to leave out one common letter while writing.
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k8hobbies, United States of America
awesome looking book.
I am fascinated with they myriad of messages one can leave by placing a stamp upside-down or sideways.
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Ken_dra, United States of America
Finding an old postcard with an obscure message make the imagination run wild with adventure and mystery. I hope I will find a treasure like that in my life time.
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die-Dusche, Canada
That's a fantastic looking book, I feel more willing to pay attention to what is written on the backs of older cards now.
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lemony52, United States of America
What an exciting concept! My father used to do a similar thing with letters he would send my mother. She would find messages hidden in drawings! I'm sure the postman found it curious as well!
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raeweed, United States of America
Lovely finding messages from the past. Imagining the writer and the recipient is delightful.
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SaxMan, Taiwan
It's an amazing book!
Good luck to everybody!
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kapelina, Russia
I'd love to read it!
Such a nice giveaway!
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petrini1, United States of America
I'd love a copy of this book. And what a great source of ideas for fun messages to write on cards!
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alaskanpoptart, United States of America
I would love a copy of this book. Also, I feel like the most intriguing messages are often the most "normal" or "mundane." It's amazing to think that somewhere on the other side of the world, someone about my age is waking up, going to school or work, or studying in a cafe somewhere. The simple snippets of everyday life. This is also why handmade cards intrigue me.
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amyam1220, Canada
Looks wonderful!
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Kasimir2007, Germany
It is really a nice idea. I would appreciate to get a copy of this book. It is a nice giveaway.
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Wei_Yi, Malaysia
Thanks for the giveaway!
The book seems wonderful,would be suited for me to read through after my exams. A perfect gift to celebrate Christmas and the happiness after finishing the exams :P
Good luck to everyone!!Cheers~
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cascadaschaf, Germany
I would be happy to get this book.
one girl asked me to draw funny mushrooms on the card, that was very funny and made the card intriguing :-)
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fitziane, Egypt
6 mail deliveries a day! That means that one could send a letter with the first delivery and have a conversation all day. Cool.
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BrendaGracia, Indonesia
This books seems interesting! Well, to make a card more intriguing, I always have fun decorating the postcards, that is why I have stocks of washi tapes and stickers. It makes me happy to decorate the postcards and I'd be happier to receive a compliment on the decoration when someone registers my card :)
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ManueleV, Netherlands
I love old cards and this book is totally awesome. To make my cards more attractive to the receiver I make my own stickers with a collage of Dutch things, so the receiver can see what is Holland about: windmills, liquorice, stroopwafels, Delfts blue, cheese, clogs, Dutch stamps, Dutch flag and Dutch postbox.
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calabacina, Spain
Me encanta la idea. Yo lo que hago es dibujar un loro que habla diciendo el mensaje de la postal.
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koritsa_tut, Belarus
I would like to participate too. This book looks amazing! To make a card more interesting I put a date, local weather, my account name (if there is something wrong with the ID for example). I am a fan of good stamps and always use stamps depending on preferences of person I'm sending a card to. If someone likes envelopes, then I will definitely put something in the envelope. I also think it's nice to learn new words with Postcrossing, so I usually write several words in Belarusian with translation (like greeting, postcard, friend, love, my name is... etc.). Good luck for everyone in this lottery. Happy pre-winter season! (=
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geminiscp, Portugal
Did I ever tell you I love books? What a perfect idea, a book of cards! ;) I hope more people pay more attention to postcards when they see this book on bookstores. :)
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Spreeuw, Netherlands
Wow, this book looks wonderful! Antique postcards can give an interesting peak into days long gone.
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Kie_keboe, Belgium
Looks very nice!
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ClaireT, Singapore
We have some postcards from my grandmother's travels and they tell such a story of her adventures. This book sounds amazing.
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KaFrie, Germany
Oh, how wonderful that would be to be one of the winners ;-)
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devimarietta, Korea (South)
Postcard not just about fascinating picture on it, but also message, stamp and also postmark. It's kind of history. Well, This book seems make me to decode the message such detective. Maybe you can consider random alphabet in one column could become one word or in one row as well. I would like to read detail and review it! Well, nevertheless by now, I think it could be wonderful idea to send message. The recipient of my card should be ready! :D
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yoteun, Netherlands
Seems like a really nice book!
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Pezziny, Singapore
Oh no I am late... I will come home at once... Hopefully the book will land on my mailbox :)
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EHW, Germany
Lot of competition here. But I like to win this book, too.
But if not, I think I should buy it as a gift for myself.

And to make a postcard more intriguing for the receiver, look for interesting stamps and stickers.
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wimdemol, Netherlands
Intriguing book !! :)
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therese123, Australia
Fantastic book. I wonder whether anyone will create a book about Postcrossing and some of the cards that are received?
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pikkupiipari, Finland
Would be nice to get such a interesting book! Count me in! :)
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Tim-David, Germany
this seems to be a great thing...unfortunatly everbody around me is sending eMail and SMS...the good old snail mail is worth to stay alive by sending postcards again. Idea for postcards? Tell something of your live, what you see and like, a short story...something more personal than "regards from..." and choose a nice stamp. That will make a postcard more special than stickers etc.
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Marijaxxx, North Macedonia
This is so awesome, it reminds me of a postcard i bought from Italy. Me and my friends tried to figure out the writing even tho we don't know a word from the language haha :D
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visionthing, Germany
reminds me on a postcard book my parents had, filled with treasures from around the world. I have to look for this!
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windymoorlady, United States of America
Lovely!
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curvy-ginger, Germany
Oh, it looks sooo nice! :)
Like to have it!
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ksmuz, Poland
Great idea for a book. Lucky the people who will win it :)
I've always hunted in second hand bookstores for cards with intriguing message.
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xj84, Germany
great book! :D
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nubivagant, Portugal
What a wonderful book !! I love mystery and hidden messages, I'd love to take a look at this book!! :)
Even if I do not win, It will definitely be in my to-buy list! :D
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zie, Malaysia
perfect book for history lover like me;')
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annuc1s, Ireland
Wow this book looks amazing... :) would love to get my hands on one of these..
Oh and I usually add colour to my cards to make them more interesting
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Jo-Marie, Belgium
I adore these postcards! I'm just thrilled!I would be so delighted to win this book.
Jo-Marie from Koksijde, Belgium.
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wiwiek, Indonesia
What a great book... so inspiring :)
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Naorviz, Spain
Oh this is a beautiful book. I would love to be included.
My personal secret/not so secret code is using Morse code in the postcards I send to a friend. It's fun to Figure out the message!
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missnorbik, Ukraine
awesome giveaway! ^_^
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kiucciola, Italy
What an awesome giveaway!!!
Postcrossing's really a great thing...you can travel the world just staying in your room!!!
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Debecca, France
That's a great idea for a giveaway! And a great idea for a book, too! I love the mystery side of it, and to be both the Victorian and Edwardian eras hold a sort of secret meaning in themselves. That those people have left such secrets behind, in ways that make our imagination go wild, is a real delight, especially in book form! I'd say to make a message more cryptic you could use a code, agreed in advance, or, as in postcrossing you often send cards to people with a different mother tongue: mix things up, one word out of two in a language, thus making it difficult to read for anyone who doesn't know both languages (bonus point for rare languages, or dead ones like Latin that are still learned a lot today). Also using the grammatical order of one language while writing in an other, that would at least make any reader quizzical!
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mimiei, Switzerland
wooow that's great!
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ESD, United States of America
How cool! I plan to create a similar book someday, showing all the postcards I have received since Day 1 on Postcrossing.com! :)
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Zimany, Switzerland
Thanks for letting us know about this book. There are some people around here who will receive it for Christmas!
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rubin1973, Germany
What a great idea, very inspiring. It would be nice to win one of the books!
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littlemissmonday, Tunisia
plz pick me , i would love to receive such a book , the idea is amazing *-*
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peedie, United States of America
What a fun idea. I'll look it up :)
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Joasnay, Netherlands
That's so cool! I would love to win it :)
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blacklisted, Germany
Wow, I'm having goose bumps right now! I love vintage postcards and reading what was written on them seems to be absolutely fantastic!
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Carleen, United States of America
Looks like a cool book!
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Honey1968, Germany
A lovely idea. I would like to win it, too :)
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13_february, Russia
Would like to get one of course! Vety interesting idea to make such a book!
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edo, Spain
Soo interesting cards!!!!
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mapcardcollector, United Kingdom
What a wonderful piece of social history. No-one will be reading our texts or e-mails in a hundred years' time.
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Lucinde, Netherlands
Om my!! What a great book :D Two of my interests combined!
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naturegirl, Estonia
Sounds really interesting :) My tip to make the message on the postcard more intriguing is to tell a secret. ;)
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Engela63, South Africa
Please enter me to win the book. I cross my fingers !!
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NatashaMay, Slovenia
Looks wonderful! Would love to win one. :)
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HeiWi, Germany
Thank you for all your ideas to keep the postcrossing community busy and curious for more!
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positivelypostal, United Kingdom
What a fantastic looking book, will probably buy one if I don't win it!
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Vriesje, Netherlands
Love the Book!
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claudianp, Spain
Woo! I would like to receive the book as a little present for Christmas :) looks really interesting ^^
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MelissaSt, United States of America
A beautiful book.
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_curt_, Canada
Looks like a beautiful book!
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tlemon4, United States of America
I would love to win this!!
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canadaposter, Canada
What a sweet read!
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jonigee, United States of America
Intriguing Message:
"Wait for the next message..."
signed
Me
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jonigee, United States of America
Writing and post cards, like a fish in bowl...
Would love to have this book to add to my collection of unique reading.
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schofam, United States of America
Looks like a very cool book, would love to win!
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JieChengJessie, Malaysia
Oh! What a lovely way to promote postcard collections to the world! ;)
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wwwera, Israel
interesting idea
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formosatw, United States of America
Looks like an amazing book!
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AnitaLouise, United States of America
I love mysteries, suspense and thrillers. This book would really make me salivate :))
I have a postcrossing friend who sends me interesting postcards. I find that the picture itself is a great story. I make up short stories for some of the cards he sends me. That's probably what I would do if I had just a cryptic or interesting message---make up a story for it.
I would love to win a copy and wish everyone good luck on winning a copy.
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kuba_pn, Australia
Looks like an interesting book
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Shar65, United States of America
Good luck to everyone!
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Deetu, India
I've always loved stories more than I love facts ~ and postcards combine mysterious tales from strangers with visuals, stamps and the handwriting that adds beauty to the unknown. I'd love to win this because I have no clue about cards from that era. Fingers, toes and eyelashes crossed now.
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tillfu, Hong Kong
Looks like a fascinating read, hope can win it and share with others... =)
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Sengana, Germany
Amazing. I collect old postcards from my family - but that others people's past can be also mysterious and entertaining never crossed my mind … Definitely a book for me!
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-Laila, Netherlands
A perfect gift for postcroslovers! You never know what a hystory a postcard can make...... even the cards we send today ....
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jolo, Germany
so greaaaaaat, this even beats the old erotic postcards book I had once won at an ebay auction- my mum refused to transport it in their car in case the police would control them at the border:O)
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FinisterF, Finland
I wish someone will give this book for me for Christmas! (Unless I will win it of course :)) I appreciate mostly on postcrossing the cards that have an interesting message on them, about perhaps some random thing that happened to them. The messages are, to me, so much more precious than the picture.
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zahahah, Malaysia
I would be absolutely delighted to win one of this!
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Irip, Russia
i'm unlucky in lotteries (: just hello guys, have a good day!
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paicontea, Germany
write numbers or symbols instead of letters (translation needed:) or write your letter in form of a snake or snail!!
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NettiL122, Germany
It must be interesting to read these postcards.
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Studart, Brazil
Amazing. I´d like to receive one. Greetings from Brazil
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montchitchka, France
what a great idea :) the book just looks awesome!
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danielc, United Kingdom
That looks like a very interesting book!
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moonandstarscrush, United States of America
Where can we buy one if we don't win one ?
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Jillspost, Norway
Perhaps in hundred years or so, they will publish a book with postcrossing cards from this century :-) It is great to get a glimpse of past times, sounds like a wonderful book :-)
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Kampenwandgucker, Germany
Oh, so nice! I like it!
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EngelDD, Germany
I would love to win this book and to have a look at the past... ;o)
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rhazlin, Malaysia
oh how i want to own this book! brilliant idea;')
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A_Christian, Germany
Such a fantastic idea! :-)
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zirafka105, Czech Republic
Hope I am not late for the giveaway :) I really enjoy looking at old postcards in museums. It is interesting to have a glimpse into the sender's story... This book is going to be on my Christmas wish-list this year :) Thanks for sharing!
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Leschu, Germany
Wow, I thinks it would be very interesting to see how these cards are written. Cool, that you give 10 of the books to us!!!

Happy Postcrossing
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virgie, Philippines
What a brilliant discovery. Glad it can be shared with the world not just for display in a museum.
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linku, Germany
HAPPY POSTCARDS, FOREVER!!!
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Scissorsmama, South Africa
Reminds me of my Grandmother's scrapbook of postcards. See kept every postcard my Grandfather ever sent her. Sending of postcards was very popular in early 1900's.
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Smalin, Germany
Oh, how beautiful is that!
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CikShikin1, Malaysia
i love to had this book..hopefully i can had it..
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vilnius, France
Today is my bday, so that would be a pleasant news to have such a cute and well-thought book in my hands, to read it before starring night sky and picturing my cards travelling the world...
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mantalma, Finland
What a wonderful book! I would love to have one!
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drob, Netherlands
What a nice book! Good that you made it! I love the mystery of postcards. Can't wait to see the book.
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Sandristica, Spain
I want it!
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PauliB, Germany
Really nice idea!
And for making cards more interesting I usually only write some information and music/art/.. suggestions. The receiver can than look it up or ask me about more info. :)
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Anna_Bennet, Germany
Just love it
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JadaSmith, United Kingdom
I want you
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douglasmonty, United Kingdom
Wow thats amazing!
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LauLau75, Netherlands
This seems like a lovely book, I would love to receive it. As an inspiration for my own postcards album (a work in progress..)
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Olga-N, Belarus
Lets see how lucky I am. Luck, come to me))
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RicksCasablanca, United States of America
Ideal Christmas gift for many ! Support yor local bookstore.
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merryrose22, Canada
I know some people who would be very good at leaving intriguing messages that the receiver would hopefully know how to 'decode'. :) The book looks like a great one! especially for my good friend Irene (one of the above people). Another friend of mine is good at drawing little pictures...that turn into a 'sentence' when read in a line.
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Lagmar, Ukraine
The book is amazing! :)
I think interesting quotes are always intriguing! :)
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marciaguedes, United Kingdom
Very interesting hobby. It's really intriguing some messages in the cards and surely I want to know what happened to that lady...At least is good to imagine. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Sunflowerrrf, United States of America
Yes please. I love the idea of cryptic, special messages. It seems though, the sender/ receiver must have a strong relationship to catch those meanings. Sometimes like the emails and texts of today.
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KaylaKrattiger, United States of America
I'm a New Mexico Postrosser and I hope to win this book.
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kdfc, United States of America
I love this! I need to see this to be more creative with my messages. I hope I win...
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milla1222, Sweden
What a lovely idea for a book! A piece of everyday history not usually shown in books.
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Loli-ts, Spain
I'm definitely intrigued!!! I have some cards written and sent to/by my grand-mothers around 1920, and sometimes I buy old cards from unknown people too, but never find such a mysterious one. Next time I'll look on the back side too! :-)
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sumares, Puerto Rico
Participating in Postcrossing is its own reward! Everything else is just a bonus :) I like the image included in the post of the wordsearch. How fun it must have been to solve puzzles in order to read your message!
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Dennlet, United Kingdom
ooh interesting! When I was a teenager me and my friends would send cryptic postcards to strangers. We found it hilarious to think of the puzzlement they would have when they received them.
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Torchwood, Germany
Awesome. I'd love to read that book.
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Itamar, Brazil
I'd like to get a copy of this one :)
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Seashelly, Netherlands
A postcardbook, a postcardbook, my kingdom for this postcardbook....
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Alexia_1987, United Kingdom
Ooh this looks very interesting :)
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ToucheTurtle, United Kingdom
What a lovely idea for a book. Something I`d be very pleased to have!
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celinora, Germany
Great idea. It immediately inspired my imagination to invent (or detect?) the story behind the story. Makes a grey and rainy November day shiny.
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Jarmo, Sweden
Very interesting to read this. Think the older cards give much more than those of today, even if cards of today is, and will be interesting reading in future. In some way much more fascination reading older ones.
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MichPen, United States of America
It would be a fun book to have. I would look through it over and over, just like I do with the postcards I have received so far.
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Con, Australia
What an amazing book to see the old look postcards
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mavro, Australia
Fantastic book to leave out on the coffee table for friends and family to browse through when visiting
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mavrocks, Australia
Love to see this on my bookshelf.To look through when sipping coffee to remember the old days
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chloeokuhn, United States of America
What a great idea! I'll be adding it to my Christmas list
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Nadz, Malaysia
Such an interesting book on postcards. Would love to analyze each of the pages :D
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JAKA, Slovenia
Interesting, I would love to have it :-)
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amycate, United States of America
My great grandfather sent my great grandmother a postcard of an early fire "apparatus" with a message saying "isn't this new American invention great?"....I can see her rolling her eyes the same way I do when my husband turns on a car repair show!!
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kolengel, Colombia
Maybe we can create another book like this... with our Postcrossing Postcards! I loved the idea..
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