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Hurray! The new Slovenian Postcrossing stamp is out and about, making its way across the world to many mailboxes!

The stamp was presented to the public on Thursday in Trbovlje, during the bi-yearly stamp exhibition FIMERA/FIRAMLA, where Iztok gave the attendants a short presentation about Postcrossing.

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Photos courtesy of Slovenia Post.

The stamp was officially launched on Friday, at a meetup that took place at the main post office in Maribor. Quite a few postcrossers came from all around the country to attend the meeting, and send postcards with the shiny new stamp and first day cancellation mark.

Slovenian meetup
Photo by MarjanOsvald.

We were able to join the event via Skype and say hi to everyone!

Postcrossing stamp launch

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Anita (aka anity) bought some sheets of them in her post office near Kranj, where she made everyone wait until the clerk at the counter found them… She says it was worth it though, because they’re gorgeous! :)

Anita's Postcrossing stamps!

Brilliant! Stay tuned for more exciting stamp news later this year…

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Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to introduce the latest Postcrossing-themed stamp, from our beloved Slovenia!

The country might be just shy of one thousand members, but they’re a fiercely active bunch, with over 100,000 sent postcards so far! It’s their passion for traditional mail (and persistent requests!) that drew Slovenia’s Post attention, and paved the way to their shiny new stamp:

sloveniastamp

Isn’t it perfect for a summer of postcard-writing? :)

The stamp will be launched on May 29th and we’d like to invite everyone in the area to attend a small celebratory Postcrossing meetup in Maribor’s main post office. It’ll be an informal gathering of postcrossers so that the community can come together, celebrate their hobby… and of course, send postcards with the lovely new stamp and first day cancellation mark! :) You can find more details about this event on the respective forum thread.

Being a special commemorative stamp, it will only be available for one year, but we hope to see it on many postcards in the coming months!

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Every now and then we receive stories from our members which makes us smile from ear to ear. Today we want to share with you one related with the current football World Cup. Here’s what Liesel from South Africa told us:

I would like to tell you how my daughter, Meghan, made a friend through Postcrossing and got to meet her thanks to the 2010 FIFA World Cup currently taking place in South Africa. Both my daughters and I are avid postcrossers and when we are not busy sending and registering postcards, we like to browse the website searching for favourites.
While browsing the South African postcards one day, we noticed that a lady called Linda, from Slovenia, really liked South African postcards and frequently commented on how beautiful they are. Meghan sent her a message asking if she can mail her one of her favourites and soon they had exchanged cards. Meghan loves horses and Linda sent her a lovely horse card. While corresponding Linda mentioned that she might be travelling to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup as part of a group of Slovenian soccer fans. We told her that we would love to meet her and kept in touch until she let us know that she is definitely coming. We were so excited! We had to wait until Linda’s tour group visited our home city of Pretoria (the executive capital of South Africa), which they did on Wednesday 16 June 2010.


Nicole, Ouma, Linda and Meghan

This day is a South African public holiday called Youth Day on which we commemorate the 1976 protests by 20 000 pupils against inferior education for black people.

Linda’s group visited several historical sites in Pretoria and we arranged to meet up with her at the Union Buildings. The Union Buildings is the residence of the South African Presidency and government. It was designed in 1910 by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913. It has been the venue of many important events in our history including the August 9, 1956 march by women chanting 'strike the women, strike the rock’ to protest the pass laws under the Apartheid government.


Union Building Gardens

It was here too that former President Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as our first democratically elected President on 10 May 1994, heralding a new era in our history. Unfortunately Linda’s group couldn’t stay long, but we had enough time for a brief chat and to exchange gifts. Linda gave Meghan a Slovenian supporter scarf and Meghan gave Linda soccer memorabilia and postcards of course!


Meghan with scarf Linda gave her

It was a privileged for Meghan to meet Linda, a friend from Slovenia, something that would not have happened if it wasn’t for Postcrossing and the Soccer World Cup!

Thank you Liesel for sharing this with us!

If you have similar stories, we would love to hear them!

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Klemen was the lucky user that registered the Postcrossing postcard no. 3.000.000. He is 22 y.o, lives in Vipava in lovely Slovenia and he collects stamps. Postcards help him learn about other countries and people of different cultures.

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

I collect stamps and my friends, who know that, told me about Postcrossing and so I become a big fan of it. I love receiving cards, learning about other countries and people of other cultures.

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

Lots of them: collecting stamps, mountaineering, cycling, …

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

On the picture is the mailbox in Vipava, where I mostly post my postcards for others.

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

This is my favourite postcard… there is a clear reason why: it’s the 3,000,000th postcard! :D

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