View Full Version : So, who wants to do the instant print 'postcard' exchange again?
10-16-2007, 11:27 AM
Hmmm ... so far most of us have been slapping a stamp on the back of the Polaroid and most have been arriving to their recipients - except, it seems the ones heading to Nicole in Australia.
Seems to be hit and miss.
Now you could just throw the Polaroid in a envelope and send that, if you wish. No biggie.
So, you in? I hope so.
I sent mine "naked" as I thought we were doing postcards and not exchanging letters. Considering the quantity of postcards WE are sending out, WE will find out if this method of sending a postcard internationally is viable or not. The site "Polaroid Postcard" seems to give one the idea that it works fine. I for one, STILL have not gotton the two that I sent to MINN. and back to MD. using the naked method.
I personally would like to see all cards sent naked as postcards for this exchange, AS WAS SUGGESTED FROM THE START. We will know the numbers sent and the numbers received, and once and for all know if the instant post card is possible.
I think that if one pays full postage (letter rate not postcard rate) to cover extra handling, that it would almost be "tampering with the mail" for postal workers to throw away private mail. They may not like it, they may discourage it, but to throw it away, I don't know about that.
I vote to stamp them and send them, be done with it.
10-16-2007, 11:40 AM
Well I'm very pleased to announce that slowly but surely I've received polaroids with stamps slapped on from Winger, um not sure... no name but yellow sign on coast, the banana, wine bottles and Dianna. Enclosed in an envelope were from umm not sure, blurry illustrative face, and lavender by Alex Hawley. I love the stamp on polaroid, so please no need to change. I'm enjoying this very much. Thank you!
10-16-2007, 11:46 AM
um not sure... no name but yellow sign on coast, Yeah! That's me! It made it through. :D
OK, well this has decided my path then. Stamp on the back - throw it in the mail. Envelope be damend! :o
10-17-2007, 09:26 AM
Sent prints to Nicole & Andrew on monday.
10-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Have sent all mine out this evening at normal letter rate.
10-17-2007, 09:09 PM
I shot mine, but am elsewhere and will send them when I get back to PA.
10-18-2007, 06:44 AM
I got my first one today, from Mr. Hotton. Fuddruckers at night.
10-18-2007, 07:54 AM
Received my first this morning from Heather (Akki14). Thanks. Addressed on small white border on front and single stamp on back. I'm surprised (and glad) that it got here. Have confidence just to chuck my Instax prints in the post now. Will finish off "snaps" this weekend and send them on their way...
10-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Whoa cool! That's as fast as normal 1st Class post too! I hope the rest make it to their destinations - those higher denomination stamps for sending abroad are just lick-and-stick. They seemed to stick on the back alright, though.
Also, I love my 0.005mm tipped pen ;) My husband says I'm doing the old poor-eyesighted posties a disservice!
10-22-2007, 07:19 PM
Mine are finally done and will be in the mail tomorrow:)
10-22-2007, 08:26 PM
I attempted to do mine yesterday only to discover I have a light leak some where in my rig. Said light leak twasn't there two weeks ago! So unless ya'll want a rather cosmic-looking light saber slash going diametrically from corner to corner of the frame, I'll try again next weekend. After fixing the leak, of course.
10-23-2007, 01:11 AM
Mine are taken, scribbled on and stamped. All that's needed now is for me to take a walk to the nearest post box (taking the prints with me on the way).
So, they should be in the mail soon!
10-23-2007, 07:07 PM
i shot mine and need to mail them but my cats chewed on the corners of some.i am sending them anyways since polaroid is expensive.they are not to bad just letting you all know.
10-23-2007, 09:05 PM
I'm shooting mine now- they'll be going out by next weekend.
10-24-2007, 08:51 AM
I put mine in the mail today.
10-24-2007, 09:48 AM
I'm going to do a switch. I'm going to give you guys the 4x5 Type 59 or 79 prints and use the others one's I shot with 600 film for the BIG postcard exchange. ETA out this weekend.
10-26-2007, 07:42 AM
The first one made it across the big pond: I received a nice and colourful image from Sam Hotton today; thanks!
10-26-2007, 08:42 AM
I've been on hold with my shooting- I have about 2/3 done, and then it started raining on Tuesday night, and hasn't stopped yet. Don't want to take the polaroid out in the rain, as it will always use the flash even on shots I don't want it for.
10-26-2007, 08:54 AM
Received my first one today - a good abstract 5 from Jacco de Kraker. Thanks!
Mine should be going out on Monday.
10-26-2007, 09:44 AM
I got one from Sam H, thanks! That was quick!
I haven't shot mine yet, sorry..... will do it soon.