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toucans, United Kingdom


(or David) is a member in United Kingdom . He has been a member for over 11 years (4,354 days).
6,602 sent 6,603 received

  • Distance sent: 16,304,050 miles
  • Last seen: 5 days ago
  • Languages: english, français, deutsch, nederlands, español
  • Interested in direct swaps: No Click to learn more about direct swaps
  • David is a Postcrossing Ambassador What is a Postcrossing ambassador?
  • 5th on most postcards sent from United Kingdom
  • 4th on longest distance sent from United Kingdom
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About David...

I am 64 years old, divorced and live near the sea at Felixstowe, which is Europe's busiest container port and a holiday resort. The nearest large town is Ipswich.

I have a large postcard collection, 127000 postcards! I have been collecting postcards for 50 years to learn more about the people and places all around the world. I have travelled a lot - to 70 countries - and my other interests include music and quizzes.

Of course I will be very happy to receive a nice postcard from you. My preferences include places of interest, for example: castle, palace, ruin, abbey, monastery, church, cathedral, temple, mosque, monument, city, mountains, volcano, custom, tradition, nature, scenery, map, ancient or modern architecture - something I would like to see if I came to your area. I like single and multi-views.

Please DO NOT send hand-made, ad-cards, self-made photographs, greetings cards (e.g. Christmas, New Year, Easter), art cards, drawings, shaped cards, black-and-white/sepia cards, vintage, etc. I'm sorry but I don't like or collect these.

I have postcards from every country in the world except these countries: Ascension Island, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Nauru, South Sudan and Western Sahara. If you can help, please get in touch.


2008 X 9
2009 X 18
2010 X 31
2011 X 70
2012 X 10
2013 X 1
2014 X 2
2015 X 1
GB-715640 (Russia)
GB-811469 CZ Veronika083

I am often asked how I store my postcards. I keep them in order by country then in serial number order.

My favourites list are all cards which I have received, so you can see which cards I like best.

I suffer from Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This means I often find communicating with other people extremely difficult and distressing.

I have specialist collections of the following publishers or printers. Although I am not swapping I would love to exchange cards with anyone who would like to exchange postcards; I can offer postcards made by J Salmon, mostly from the east of England but I have cards from other parts of England available to swap:-

Belgium - Thill-Nels
Denmark - Trojaborg
Eire/Ireland - John Hinde
France - Valoire-Estel/Productions Leconte, Guy
Germany - Schöning Verlag, Hans Huber
Iceland - Sólarfilma
Israel - Palphot
Japan - NBC
Luxembourg - Thill-Nels
Netherlands - van der Meulen Sneek
New Zealand - Colourview/Fotocentre, New Zealand Souvenir Co/Pictorial Publications
Norway - Aune
Poland - DDK
Portugal - Guia Turístico do Norte/Forways, Michael Howard, Vistal
Scotland - Whiteholme
South Africa - Art Publishers
Spain - Escudo de Oro
Switzerland - Photoglob
Turkey - Keskin
Ukraine - Балтія-Друк (Baltia Druk)
United Arab Emirates - Awni
United Kingdom - Judges, J Salmon, John Hinde
United States of America - John Hinde Curteich, Smith-Southwestern

I do not have a Picasa so I can't show you what I've got, but I can supply lists of serial numbers of my cards.