Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Boots and Postcrossing

After one week of travel via UPS Ground, my boots have arrived at Columbia Sportswear Warranty Department. I've been following their progress using TrackThis, which sends me notifications via Twitter. If you're on Twitter, give it a try the next time you're sending or receiving a package.

Postcrossing update: I'm now up to 543 postcards sent, 512 received, over 4 million kms of sent distance, and 8th on the country leaderboard. It's still a lot of fun, although my postcard collection has now filled up two boxes and is starting on a third box! Yesterday, I got a postcard from a rather remote location. This card is from Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China, a sparsely-populated area in the middle of the Asian continent.

Another postcard I got was interesting more for its postage stamp than for the card itself. This hologram stamp was on a postcard from Finland. My scanner doesn't do the hologram justice. If you tilt the stamp, it looks like the skier is skiing down the slope.

And lastly, here are my current postcard stats by country:


Postcards Sent

Rank Country Postcards Percentage
1 Finland 107 19.71%
2 Germany 61 11.23%
3 Netherlands 38 7.00%
4 Japan 23 4.24%
5 Canada 22 4.05%
6 Portugal 19 3.50%
7 Brazil 19 3.50%
8 United Kingdom 18 3.31%
9 Estonia 14 2.58%
10 Belgium 14 2.58%
11 Austria 12 2.21%
12 New Zealand 12 2.21%
13 Taiwan 11 2.03%
14 Lithuania 11 2.03%
15 China 11 2.03%
16 Italy 11 2.03%
17 Spain 11 2.03%
18 Australia 10 1.84%
19 Switzerland 10 1.84%
20 Norway 9 1.66%
21 France 9 1.66%
22 Poland 9 1.66%
23 Singapore 7 1.29%
24 Russia 7 1.29%
25 Belarus 5 0.92%
26 Czech Republic 5 0.92%
27 Thailand 4 0.74%
28 Turkey 4 0.74%
29 Philippines 4 0.74%
30 Slovakia 4 0.74%
31 Slovenia 4 0.74%
32 Hungary 3 0.55%
33 Serbia 3 0.55%
34 Malaysia 3 0.55%
35 Denmark 3 0.55%
36 Sweden 2 0.37%
37 South Africa 2 0.37%
38 Indonesia 2 0.37%
39 Ukraine 2 0.37%
40 Ireland 2 0.37%
41 Greece 2 0.37%
42 India 2 0.37%
43 Hong Kong 1 0.18%
44 Macau 1 0.18%
45 Bulgaria 1 0.18%
46 Guatemala 1 0.18%
47 Romania 1 0.18%
48 Qatar 1 0.18%
49 Latvia 1 0.18%
50 Chile 1 0.18%
51 Bahamas 1 0.18%
52 Croatia 1 0.18%
53 U.S.A. 1 0.18%
54 Moldova 1 0.18%
  Total 543  


Postcards Received

Rank Country Postcards Percentage
1 Finland 116 22.66%
2 Germany 74 14.45%
3 Netherlands 43 8.40%
4 Brazil 24 4.69%
5 Australia 18 3.52%
6 Japan 18 3.52%
7 United Kingdom 16 3.13%
8 France 16 3.13%
9 Portugal 15 2.93%
10 China 14 2.73%
11 Spain 13 2.54%
12 Canada 12 2.34%
13 Estonia 12 2.34%
14 Taiwan 10 1.95%
15 Italy 10 1.95%
16 Lithuania 9 1.76%
17 Russia 9 1.76%
18 Hungary 7 1.37%
19 Norway 6 1.17%
20 Thailand 6 1.17%
21 New Zealand 6 1.17%
22 Belgium 5 0.98%
23 South Africa 4 0.78%
24 Greece 4 0.78%
25 Malaysia 4 0.78%
26 Sweden 3 0.59%
27 Belarus 3 0.59%
28 Ireland 3 0.59%
29 Philippines 3 0.59%
30 Turkey 3 0.59%
31 Switzerland 2 0.39%
32 Korea (South) 2 0.39%
33 Luxembourg 2 0.39%
34 Singapore 2 0.39%
35 Austria 2 0.39%
36 Latvia 2 0.39%
37 Poland 2 0.39%
38 Slovenia 2 0.39%
39 Egypt 1 0.20%
40 Pakistan 1 0.20%
41 United Arab Emirates 1 0.20%
42 Czech Republic 1 0.20%
43 Iceland 1 0.20%
44 Mexico 1 0.20%
45 Mauritius 1 0.20%
46 Israel 1 0.20%
47 India 1 0.20%
48 Moldova 1 0.20%
  Total 512  

Tags: boots, postcrossing, trackthis, twitter
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