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Some of the most observant postcrossers might have noticed we’re getting really close to the remarkable milestone of 50 million postcards received. With less than 250 thousand postcards to go, it’s time to start guessing when postcard number 50,000,000 will be registered.

50! MILLION! POSTCARDS!

Our guessing game is really simple:

Every member has a chance to submit a bet for the day and time on which they think the postcard number 50 million will be registered. The bets need to be submitted on the contest page.

Whether you’re proficient in maths or divination, your bet need to be accurate to the minute… so run the numbers on a spreadsheet or ask your lucky stars, but don’t forget to place your bet soon! Pro tip: December is a usually a slower month in Postcrossing, so you might want to check our postcard statistics page to make a more accurate prediction.

What’s in it for you, you may ask? Well… see all those postcards sets behind the Little Mail Carriers? One of them could be yours if your calculations are correct and you pick the right time slot! There’s lots of them and something for everyone’s taste, from botany to bicycles, photography to Star Wars and beyond!

The postcrosser whose bet is the closest to the exact minute when postcard number 50 million is registered will win a box set of 100 postcards, and the 14 next best hunches (before or after the registering time) will receive a pack of 20–30 postcards each. It’s a postcard extravaganza up for grabs! 🎉

Some rules: each time slot can only be chosen by one single person, so the first person to pick that slot gets to keep it. You can change it at a later stage if you’d like, but only from the available time slots left. We will close the bets when there are 1000 postcards left to postcard 50,000,000. Check the contest page for more details.

So, give it your best shot… but be quick about it as the good slots usually run out quickly. Keep sending postcards, and good luck everyone!

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111 comments so far

Luziaceleste, Brazil
Yuppie!!!! Congrats for this amazing project. What a figure!
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MerlinM, Germany
Wow. Just placed my bet. That is fun. I was already longing for the bet contest. :-)
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AmitxSahoo, India
I remember doing this for 40 M Postcards!! In no time it will be 50 M. Congrats!!
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pucky, Netherlands
What a big amount of cards making people all over the world glad! I made my bet!
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Volodya_VA, Russia
I don't know when, but my guess is that it'll be a card from Russia to Netherlands.
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deniputuje, Serbia
The mail will be a bit slower because of the holidays...it is hard to guess, but I think it will be 2019. ;) I am so excited haha
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lilacs-and-figs, United Kingdom
Okay I was feeling lucky so I made my guess. :-)
The Postcrossing project just keeps getting better!
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Jacque53, United States of America
I made my bet! I am with deniputuje......I think this will happen in 2019 :).
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Wendy-xiaowen, China
More and more people are joining this wonderful organization! Congratulations!🎉🎉
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RichardSu98, China
wow!
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vlada_123, Russia
Wow! This is great! Congratulations To You!
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mounten, Italy
Congratulation to all of you 50 Mil. wow great projekt. I made my bet!!
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Roserra, China
on 10 Dec, 2018
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Sandypandy, South Africa
I know! 25 DEC,2018! Christmas! Wont that be a amazing!
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giorgina80, Italy
Wow congratulations
Is amazing know that so many postcards will make many people in the world happy 💌
I tried to bet:)
Good luck for everyone 💕
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shihanyu, China
9 Dec, 2018?
i LOVE POSTCROSSING FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Macromarc, Netherlands
50 million smiles all over the world CONGRATS!!! a few tips from the post sortingmachine; if cards in envelopes glue close them properly, do not put anything thicker (and bendable!) then 4 mm in the envelope or on the card, anything ridgid will break, no coins, no jewelry, no cards too small, no round cards nor strange shaped (10×15 is best) no cards bigger than A4, no plastic and always put a stamp and the address on the card realy!!! Happy Postcrossing !
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Gagaie, France
It's amazing !!! Congrats !!! ☺
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Nigella, Netherlands
Wow! 50 million! Congratulations. I placed my bet. I bet it will be a card from Holland to somewhere, some place in the world!
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rockypyrite4893, United States of America
Wow! I can't wait for the 50 millionth postcard to be sent! I just registered right after 40 million, so this is my first time. I bet it will be from Canada to somewhere in western Europe.
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AnTry, Belarus
Wow! This is great! Congratulations!
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Joyce_Chou, China
Congratulations! It is soooooooo nice!
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Dolfik, Czech Republic
I congratulate and send happiness to all the world for all people on Earth ...
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heksje, Netherlands
50 million postcards send by happy people to more happy people. My best shot, i think somewhere in january. Congratulations to everyone who made this happen
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flowerdogs, United States of America
Woo hoo! I'm so glad I joined this wonderful project.
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ViktoriaRaccoon, Russia
Woooooow!!!! Good LUCK!
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Sandristica, Spain
Congratulations!
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pynart2, United States of America
WOW! what a milestone, congrats.January 6th my Great grandsons 2nd Birthday.
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ezredax, United States of America
HI,

My guess is March 15, 2019. I look forward to this milestone. Postcrossing has been fun for me for many years.
Enjoy the day!
Demaris
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Meliosu, Germany
50 milion! WOW! :o
What an amount of postcards. Thanks to all of you for being part in it and thanks to the organization team who founded this great project!
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yaspupe, Argentina
Wow! So proud of being part of this amazing project. A friend of mine told me about this page and I couldn't resist joining you all. Someday we will make it to 1.000.000.000. Meanwhile, let's keep on making each other smile with our postcards. Happy postcrossing, everyone!
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Edmonds, United States of America
Oh what fun it is to bet on a winning spot tonight! I remember being the recipient of the 12 millionth card! Good luck to everyone participating.!!!!!!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@ezredax unless the website collapses 😅 or people stop sending postcards, it should be much sooner than that! march isn't even on the options available on the contest page — you'll need to choose from those.
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EsterBig, Spain
Congratulations to all for this great celebration and happy to be among them. Thanks to my daughter for signing up and I am very happy that she did it since I have received postcards from places that I would love to meet. Thanks again for this great idea and health, love and peace for all with affection from Reus.
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Talal90Ahmed, Iraq
i am SO happy- 50 m. Mubarak from Iraq-
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CatharinaG3, Netherlands
I never win but I will place a bet anyway. :) Congrats on this marvellous amount of cards!
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KoPPaH__XoPH, Russia
Excuse me, but which time zone shall I use?..
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betslets, United States of America
My bet is that Postcrossing will reach 100 million in a short time, also...I have been a happy Postcrosser for 9 years and I think it was around 10 million then...Ya'll (we all) have come a long way! Thanks to Paulo and Anna for sending/receiving PT-1. Who woulda guessed the fun and smiles we've shared. Here's to many more!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@CatharinaG3 I've heard that sentence so many times before — usually in response to an email from us that starts "Congratulations! You've won..." 😊

@KoPPaH__XoPH All times are in UTC.
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Alexander9179, Russia
I think it will happen on the longest night of the year...(Я думаю, что это произойдет в самую длинную ночь в году ...)
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Mari-Pyon, Germany
That's awesome! Good luck to everyone participating! And congratulations :]
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TatMos, Russia
Super 🎉💫 24 Dec 2018
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Mevrouw, Netherlands
nice 21 dec 00 00 u
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Jiang-Yining, China
Maybe on 1 Jun 2019 o(* ̄︶ ̄*)o
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Jarmo, Sweden
Congratulations!
I will probably not win but I will guess anyway.
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sharifah, Brunei
wow..50m.....i just joined end of october and im amazed by the number of people and countries too...congratulations...btw..i am yet to receive my first postcard and patiently waiting with happy feelings hihihi
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goalgoalbob, China
Congratulations!
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ZahinZulNas, Malaysia
WOW... its amazing..
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ukhalanthar, United Arab Emirates
Thx for keeping hobby live in this internet world. Bringing smiles to many every day. Congrats on the achievement of the project.
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navi, Taiwan
Feel like that 40 million postcards just came yesterday...
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Flippie, Canada
What a nice contest so on the "end" of this year. I hope my guess is the right one or the closest, than I win maybe a nice Christmas or New Year postcard surprise. I cross my fingers, Yes!
-Happy Christmas everyone-
Anneke
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Sfander, Canada
How exciting for the creators of the wonderful project! I hope it happens soon, so we can get on with the next 50 million!
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Lokata, Poland
Great:-) Congratulations!!!
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ivvobright, China
a big thumb up!!!! so amazing to see this organization becoming more and more popular :)
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Rulada777, Russia
WOW!!!!💌💞🌼
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franciscojclima, Portugal
Prizes are pretty good, It is not bad to get some of them after big efforts every day sending and sending postcards (with love & care). The problem is for the moment to believe when. I think it is still too early to guess that special day. Let's wait with hope.!!
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HM, Netherlands
That is wonderfull!
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BeckyS, United States of America
Wow! 50 Million! Congratulations, Everyone!
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JemmaJ, United Kingdom
Ooh I think December 31st at 13.05 UTC
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Alexander9179, Russia
Hint. The Post of Russia will not work on December 30, 2018, as well as January 1, 2, 6 and 7, 2019. In connection with the New Year and Merry Christmas.
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Kilpis, Finland
Hei from small villages. Its coming 22.12.2018 15.12 afternoon .... KILPIS WISH TO EVERYBODY WONDERFULL CHRISTMAS TIME ....
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Yannesyan, Hong Kong
I think January 15 . Half month after new year !
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escorpiano0, Brazil
Wow, I'm so excited, I think it'll be send on New Years
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StealthyPolarBear, United Kingdom
.... :)
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Phibatola, Greece
January 3rd
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nadaozhongguoxin, United States of America
Wooohooo!! Congratulations Postcrossing! :D ♥ This is the only form of betting I approve of!
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luckycassie, China
congratulations!
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sharifah, Brunei
its adding up fast hehehe.. nice
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Heepy, United States of America
Hurray! :-)
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posthexe, Germany
I think the card will come 24 Dec. Holy evening !
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Karulek, Poland
Congrats everyone!!
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Hengyu, China
on 1Jan,2018
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ouo-, China
who can tell me what the activity?
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myriamala, Argentina
What a joy! I would like to know how many postcards arrive per day.
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Darcey1, South Africa
12January!
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lostresviajeros, Austria
This is unbelievable! What a number! - I guess we are a movement, aren't we?!
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Veronika_C, Latvia
If it will get up to 50 million the 31/12/2018 at 00:59, several things would happen: a) Postcrossing would finally have 50 million postcards received b) it would be sort of like a magic event, I mean the 50 millionth postcard arrives at the last minute of the year 2018 c) I would win my bet!
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mapcardcollector, United Kingdom
It would be a great present if the 50 millionth card arrives on Christmas Eve!
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seannieaiwo, Malaysia
50 million is an amazing number.
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JottDee, Germany
I really need more of these 50 millon postcards! Feel free...
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panda0125, China
Congratulations!!!!!!50 million is an amazing number!!!
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Gemini17, Netherlands
December 28 and it's received in Germany
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Crystalinne, United States of America
Congratulations to PostCrossing, and to everyone who has ever sent and received some happiness via this site! It would be amazing to be the recipient of this historic postcard!
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Nataria, Russia
it is an ambitious project uniting all the countries! thanks to all people!
спасибо за этот грандиозный проект, объединяющий людей всех стран!
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aria-ne, France
trop bien !
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AnMiSa, Germany
I`m curious what will happen the moment it is registered. Will there be fire works or something for sender and receiver?
I would love to be the ONE!
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BlueHydrangea, Poland
Congratulations! :-)
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Wendy-xiaowen, China
maybe on Christmas!😃
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Arabel-Inez, Netherlands
I am getting quite curious when this will happen. Numbers to go getting down, but slowly this time. Maybe on my birthday, the 29th. Nice of you to make a game out of this event. Good luck to all.
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Giovanni17, Italy
Hi everybody!
Happy Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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diabaobao, United States of America
maybe on Dec 27, 11pm PST (Dec 28 7am GMT)
Congrats on 50 millions cards!
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sharifah, Brunei
Its getting close 😸😸😸
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Lieve1981, Belgium
Today is the day...
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Petre, Netherlands
Less then 4000 left to go, so today is the day. I guess around 18:15 CET. (On the competition page all time slots for today are full).
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Howl, Taiwan
EVERY TOME SLOTS FOR TODAY ARE FULL:((
Congratulation for someone who win the prize!
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rockypyrite4893, United States of America
I will be very far off... ALL TIME SLOTS ARE FULL!!! I can't believe 50 million!!
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jm1122, United States of America
So exciting! Congratulations to the correct guessers!
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kallini2042, Canada
At 17:50 I'm off by 472 cards (which is approx.half an hour) - still I think I came very close. Congratulations to the winner(s) and Postcrossing project! Funny, that 50,000,000 cards should arrive so close to the New 2019 Year!
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Ma-Ri-A, Germany
Wow!!! 50 Million Postcards :)
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ollah4, Austria
Aaaah it happened!
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Chu1992, Taiwan
50,000,000 !!!!! Congratulations.
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Inta, Netherlands
Almost there!!
Congratulations on this amazing number of postcards around the world.
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MsFaith, Russia
CONGRATULATE)))
I think it is the best New Year present to this project and all postcrossers
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Alexander9179, Russia
Поздравляю, всех с 50 000 000!!!

Congratulations, everyone from 50 000 000 !!!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, alle von 50.000.000 !!!
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Namibia13, Germany
wow congrats to all of us!
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MailboxIngrid, Netherlands
Wow! 50 Million Postcards!!! Awesome 🙋🏻‍♀️ CONGRATULATIONS!
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waiyin, China
Congratulations
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ramivezs, Malaysia
Congratulations
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Sidolix, Germany
Congratulations to all of us !
The analog comunication is still alive !
1st November 2019 we´ll celebrate 150 y POSTCARD !
Maybe also 60 mil POSTCROSSING cards.. !
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wandellust, Hungary
They are sooo beautiful! I hope I'll be lucky enough to get one one day :D
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LACHINITA, Canada
SO, WHO WON THEN.
INTERESTING TO KNOW. LOL. AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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