Monday, February 18, 2013

Direct Swap - Liechtenstein from Ruedi

About a month ago I read a post in the forum offering cards from Liechtenstein. Ruedi, is a very new Postcrosser who lives in Switzerland. He travels to Liechtenstein frequently and was offering to send cards from there as there are only 8 Postcrossers from that country. I was one of the lucky 64 people he sent cards to. I think it is a great way for a new person to quickly build their collection and with it being such a rare country to receive from it is not surprising he had so many takers. He stated upfront there probably wouldn't be a lot of dialogue on the card which was OK by me. His daughter helped to decorate the cards with stickers and smilies. In exchange I sent Ruedi a UNESCO card from Banff National Park with a Year of the Snake stamp. I sent his daughter a card with baby bear cubs as she too Postcrosses and likes animals.

This is the card I received from Ruedi. A fantastic view of Vaduz Castle. Ruedi also had a few Year of the Snake stamps and I was delighted to receive one. This is huge - measuring 1 3/4" square - and beautiful! Funny thing, it wasn't until I received the card that I realized my mistake. I thought I was agreeing to a card from Luxembourg. So many small countries starting with "L" how can I expect to know what I am doing! Love it nonetheless.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful castle with such a beautiful view. And P.S., it must have cost him a pretty penny to send 64 postcards out!

    1. Oh I hear you on that one! It is always a leap of faith too in any direct swap so hopefully everything works out well for him :)


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