First, a request to the postcrossers from Russia.
These days it is hard for me to send postcards to Russia and not talk about Putin's terrible war in Ukraine.
Dialogue with you, even through this portal is difficult and I am sure that it is not possible for you to send postcards to the West freely and without any disadvantages.
Therefore, I would like to ask you to write me only the words: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", if you can not write freely, despise this war and want to stand up for peace, freedom, love and justice.
In this way you would show me the true face of Russia.
If you have a different opinion, please write me whatever you want.
My name is Thorsten. I´m 53 years old and I work as a civil servant in my hometown Essen. Essen is a big city in the Ruhr Valley. My favourite hobby is to travel around the world with my wife.
That´s also the reason why I like to get postcards from all over the world, espacially from people who come from countries we haven´t seen yet.
So pleeeeeaase send postcards with nice stamps of your country.
I'm happy about every card I get.
But if you want me to give pleasure, so send me postcards with pictures of:
- Die Schlümpfe (The Smurfs), or Tim und Struppi (Tintin)
- Spirou & Fantasio
- Lucky Luke
- The Adventures of Blake & Mortimer
- 3-D Postcards
- Police Cars, Police buildings, Cops and everything about police
(These cards will find a place on the wall in my office)
Lately, I am a collector of police shoulder badges.
And if you like to send me a shoulder badge of your uniform in an envelope, so I promise to send you one of my shoulder badges back to you.
- Music from the 80´s
- TV-Series from the 80´s
- Movie posters
- Space, Planets etc.
- Parrots and other colorful birds
- Cockatoos and lovebirds
- Postcards with pictures from UNESCO World Heritage (If you live in a region where there is a Unesco World Heritage Site, so please send me a photo thereof.
- Postcards with pictures of UNESCO Nature heritage
- pictures of royal families or royal weddings (for my wife ;-))
- Postcards with special stamps that smell, change color or something similar.
- Postcards with stamps where the stamp is embedded in the design
- dear pc´s from Australia. Please send me a Upside Down postcard.
- dear pc´s from Portugal/Lisboa. Please send me cards with these beautiful trams from Lisboa.
But all postcards are welcome.
I´m happy to get birthday postcards for me in November or for my wife Alexandra in February. Her birthday is on the 29th of February, a very special day that she can celebrate unfortunately only every four years.
The following, sent postcards are unfortunately missing:
2021: 12 cards
2020: 10 cards
2019: 8 cards
2018: 12 cards
2017: 13 cards
2016: 7 cards
2015: 6 cards
2014: 20 cards
2013: 13 cards