Events

From exhibitions to meetings, all events celebrating the 150 years of postcards will be listed below. If you're organizing something, let us know!

Austria

Postal stationery

1 October 2019

Austrian Post is issuing a postal card to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first postcard.

On that day, a special cancellation mark featuring the portrait of Emanuel Herrmann will also be available at the Austrian Association of Philatelic Clubs, in Vienna.

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Austria Postal Card

Postcrossing meeting in Vienna

5 October 2019

Postrossers will meet in Vienna to visit the grave of Emanuel Herrmann, the inventor of the postcard. More adventures are still being planned!

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Belarus

Postcrossing meeting in Minsk

6 October 2019

Postcrossers in Minsk will get together on October 6th, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards!

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Belgium

Postcrossing meeting in Brussels

5 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting is being planned in Brussels! The local postcrossers will meet at the central station, shop for postcards and have a meal together at Le Roy d'Espagne, in a relaxed environment.

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Brazil

Postal Museum in Brasília

24 September 2019 — 5 October 2019

The Museu Nacional dos Correios is organizing a series of thematic events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards:

  • 24 September — 27 October 2019: A collection of architecture-themed postcards from the museum's archives will be exhibited.
  • 1 October 2019: From 2:30pm onwards, a seminar will be held at the museum's auditorium, with the theme "Postcards, from communication objects to history documents". It will feature several participants, including postcrosser Jorge Lara, historian and museologist Andrea Considera, librarian Camila Alves de Sena and historian and postal administrator Romulo Salvino.
  • 5 October 2019: Brasil Post's Philatelic Department will hold a workshop of philately and deltiology, starting at 2:30pm.
Seminar Exhibition Workshop
Museu Nacional dos Correios

Postcrossing meeting in São Paulo

6 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting will take place in São Paulo, at the Livraria Cultura. It will have the participation of Mr. José Carlos Daltozo, who wrote a reference book about the history of picture postcards in Brazil.

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Postcrossing meeting in Rio de Janeiro

5 October 2019

Rio de Janeiro postcrossers will meet at historical Confeitaria Colombo on Saturday afternoon, to chat, sign some postcards and share their Postcrossing experiences.

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China

Postcrossing meeting in Hefei

28th September 2019

Local postcrossers in Hefei (Anhui province) will meet to celebrate both their country's 70th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of postcards. More information on this forum thread.

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Postcrossing meeting in Tianjin

28th September 2019

In the city of Tianjin, postcrossers are planning to get together to chat, meet new friends and write some postcards in each other's company.

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Postcrossing meeting in Wuhan

28th September 2019

Postcrossers in Wuhan (Hubei province) will get together in a special celebratory meeting that combines the celebrations of China's 70th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of postcards. More information here.

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Postcrossing meeting in Taiyuan

1 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet in Taiyuan (Shanxi province) to celebrate the 150 years of the postcard and China's National Day.

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Postcrossing meeting and postcard exhibition in Wuxi

1 October 2019

A meeting and postcard exhibition is being jointly organized by the Wuxi Library and the Wuxi Philatelic Association (in Jiangsu province), to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, as well as the 150th anniversary of postcards. The postcard exhibition will take place in the lobby of the Wuxi Library during the month of October, while the meeting will take place on October 1st.

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Postcrossing meeting in Beijing

1 October 2019

Postcrossers in Beijing will meet at the Wudaokou Universe Center, to chat, write postcards and celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards, as well as China's National Day! More information on this thread.

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Postcrossing meeting in Shanghai

1 October 2019

Shanghai postcrossers will get together to chat and write some postcards in the early afternoon.

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Finland

Postal Museum of Finland

13 August 2019 – 12 January 2020

The Postal Museum is working on a series of events and exhibitions that will feature postcards prominently:

  • 13 August – 3 November 2019: Small exhibition telling stories about old buildings in Tampere from a private postcard collection consisting of 91 postcards.
  • 14 September 2019: The Finnish Postal Museum presents the history of postcards in the postcard festival “Stories of Postcards” organized by the Finnish Postcrossing Friends association. In this event the Postal Museum also collects significant memories about postcards and letters from the visitors.
  • 17 – 18 September 2019: Guided tours and workshops about the history of postcards for primary school children.
  • 5 November 2019 – 12 January 2020: Small exhibition about the Christmas postcard art of the Finnish artist Virpi Pekkala.
Workshop Exhibition Seminar
Postimuseo Finland

Postcrossing meeting in Seinäjoki, Finland

5 October 2019

Postcrossers in Seinäjoki will meet at the Café Herkkukontti to chat and celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards!

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France

Postcrossing meeting in Paris

5 October 2019

In Paris, postcrossers from different countries will get together to celebrate the 150 years of the postcard.

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Germany

Museum for Communications Berlin

21 August 2019 – 5 January 2020

An exhibition about the history of postcards will be held in the Museum of Communication Berlin. With over 600 postcards, it tells the story of the emergence, development and diversity of a medium. The focus is also on the practice of collecting, as well as very special pieces from the collection of the Post and Telecommunications Museum Foundation.

Special cancellation mark Additionally, a special postmark will be available on the exhibition opening day, and during a Postcrossing meeting to take place on October 1st.
Meetup attendants will enjoy a guided tour through the commemorative exhibition, and can then sit down and write postcards together.

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Die letzte Ansichtskarte

Postcard story reading at Hugendubel Bookstore, Leipzig

1 October 2019

Book publisher KochDialog e. K. is organizing a short reading of their books of postcard stories at Hugendubel Bookstore, in Peterstr. Leipzig. The event will take place at 5pm, when the writers of the stories will be present to read them.
Afterwards there will be a cozy get-together in the bookshop to write postcards, drink coffee, eat cake and celebrate the 150th birthday of postcards.

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KockDialog

Greece

Postcrossing meeting in Athens

6 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting is being organized in Athens, in the Monastiraki neighborhood. It will include postcard shopping in kiosks and tourist shops, and then sitting down in a café to write some postcards together.

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Hungary

Commemorative stamp sheet

May 2019

The Hungarian Post celebrated both the bicentenary of the birth of Mihály Gervay and the 150th anniversary of the first postcard in a commemorative stamp sheet. Gervay was the first postmaster of the independent Hungarian Post, and also postmaster general at the time the first postcard was issued. The sheet issued in May features a portrait painting by György Vastagh Senior, with the two stamps showing the two versions of the Correspondenz-Karte in Hungarian and German.

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Indonesia

Postcrossing meeting in Cirebon

5 October 2019

Postcrossers in Indonesia will meet at the Cirebon Post Office to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards, as well as the anniversary of their community.

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Kosovo

Free postage for postcards

1 October 2019

Post of Kosovo will offer free postage on all postcards sent on October 1st, from seven post offices around the country. Don't miss it!

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Moldova

Postcard exhibition at the Central Post Office

4 October 2019

An exhibition made with postcards from postcrossers is going to take place at the Chisinau Central Post Office on October 4th, along with an International Postcrossing meetup that weekend.

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Netherlands

Postcrossing meeting in Amsterdam

1 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting is is planned for Amsterdam, around the Central Station area.

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Norway

Postcrossing meeting in Lillestrøm

1 October 2019

Oslo region postcrossers will get together to visit Normann Aune, Norway's biggest publisher of postcards. They will tour the facilities, learn about the history of the company and be given the opportunity to ask all their postcard-related questions!

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Philippines

Postcard exhibition at the CVM/IAS Communal Library

1 – 4 October 2019

Postcrossing member Leila (aka Kewl) is preparing a postcard exhibition at her University's communal library for the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture & Food Science. Most of the postcards belong to her own collection and will feature animal and food themes, to match the subjects that this library focuses on.

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Postcard exhibition at the CVM-IAS Communal Library

Poland

Postcrossing meeting in Wrocław

5 October 2019

Postcrossers in Wrocław will get together at the Post and Telecommunications Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards! There will be a special designed postcard, and also a commemorative postmark.

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Portugal

Commemorative Cancellation Mark

1 October 2019

The Portuguese Post (CTT) will make available a special cancellation mark that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first postcard. It features a portrait of Emanuel Herrmann, the inventor of the postcard and will be accessible at the Museum of Communications, in Lisbon.

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CTT — Carimbo 150 anos do 1 postal

Postcrossing meeting in Mafra

6 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet in front of the Palace of Mafra (now a UNESCO heritage site) to celebrate the 150 years of the postcard and have a picnic. Many postcards will be written and sent.

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Russia

Postcrossing meeting in Chita

1 October 2019

Local postcrosers in Chita will get together in the afternoon to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards.

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Postcrossing meeting in Tambov

27 September 2019

A Postcrossing meetup will take place at the Museum and exhibition center of Tambov University. The organizer of the meeting is creating a "carpet of friendship" with pieces of fabric sent to her from all over the world, and which will be showcased at this event. More information here.

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Postcrossing meeting in Nizhny Novgorod

29 September 2019

Postcrossers in Nizhny Novgorod will meet at the Regional Public Children's Library to chat, eat birthday cake, show off their favourite postcards and do some postcard decorations together.

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Postcrossing meeting in Sarov

1 October 2019

Local postcrossers in Sarov will meet at Natasha's villa to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards. For more information, check this forum thread.

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Postcrossing meeting in St. Petersburg

5 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting is planned for St. Petersburg, near the Chkalovskaya metro station. Check this forum thread for more information.

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Serbia

Commemorative stamp

8 October 2019

In the context of the celebrations of Stamp Day and World Post Day, Post of Serbia is issuing a postage stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the postal card. The design of the stamp will be unveiled on October 8th, and there will also be a FDC and special cancellation mark available at Belgrade's Central Post Office.

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Singapore

Commemorative postcard

1 October 2019

Singapore Post will release a postcard to commemorate the 150th anniversary of postcards on October 1st. During that day, volunteers from the local Postcrossing community will be promoting Postcrossing activities at the General Post Office (GPO).

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Slovakia

Postcrossing meeting in Bratislava

5 October 2019

A Postcrossing meeting is planned for Bratislava, to celebrate not just the 150th anniversary of postcards, but also the 100th anniversary of the naming of Bratislava and the 100th anniversary of connecting Petržalka (on the left side of the Danube river) to Bratislava. The meeting includes a boat ride in the river, to visit the ruins of Devín Castle.

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Slovenia

Commemorative Cancellation Mark

1 October 2019

The Slovene Post will present a special cancellation mark that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first postcard! It will be available for everyone to use on October 1st, at Ljubljana's Main Post Office.

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Commemorative Cancellation Mark - Slovene Post

Museum of Post and Telecommunications

6 October 2019

The Slovenian Museum of Post and Telecommunications will hold a children's workshop of letter and postcard writing using quill pens at 2pm. Starting at 3pm, there will be a guided tour focusing on the exhibited philatelic material, where several postcards from the museum's collection will be on display.
2019 is also the year in which the 100th anniversary of the first Slovene stamp is celebrated!

Workshop Guided tour
Museum of Post and Telecommunications

Sweden

Children activity at the Postmuseum

28-29 September 2019

Children visiting the Postmuseum during the weekend will be gifted a stamp and blank postcard, which they can decorate and send at the Lilla Posten (“The Little Postoffice”).

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Turkey

Postcrossing meeting in Bursa

6 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet in Bursa, Mudanya, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards as well as the World Post Day. More information on this forum thread.

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Ukraine

Commemorative postcard

October 2019

Ukraine Post will issue a special commemorative postcard in October to mark the 150th anniversary of postcards, which will be sold in post offices throughout the country and also online.

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Ukraine Post commemorative postcard

United Kingdom

Royal Philatelic Society London

14 November 2019

Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London and postcard collector, John Scott, will inform and entertain on the topic of the evolution of the postcard. The event is free and refreshments are provided, but registration is required.

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Royal Philatelic Society London

USA

Postcrossing meeting in Washington, DC

28 September 2019

Postcrossers in Washington DC are getting together to visit the Newseum in the morning, and then heading over to the Postal Museum in the afternoon for some postcard writing!

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Postcrossing meeting in Edinburg, TX

1 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet at Starbucks in Edinburg on October 1st, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards. More information on this forum thread.

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Postcrossing meeting in Buffalo, NY

1 October 2019

Local postcrossers in Buffalo will get together at the Lake Shore Public Library on the afternoon of October 2nd, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards.

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Postcrossing meeting in Pleasant Prairie, WI

1 October 2019

In Pleasant Prairie, a Postcrossing meetup will be held at the local Starbucks. More information here.

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Postcrossing meeting in Plano, TX

5 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet in Plano on October 5th, to spend time getting to know each other, share Postcrossing experiences, swap postcards, and sign and mail many postcards as well. More information on this forum thread.

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Postcrossing meeting in Renton, WA

5 October 2019

The Puget Sound Postcrossing Group will meet at the Renton Library between 3 and 5pm. The library is built on a wide bridge over the Cedar River, so everyone will be able to admire the architecture as well as chat and write postcards in good company.

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Postcrossing meetings in San Francisco Bay Area, CA

5 – 6 October 2019

Two Postcrossing meetups will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend. The first will happen in El Cerrito on October 5th, and the following day postcrossers will meet in Burlingame. Some activities planned for the meetups include postcard signing, sharing personal favorite postcards and playing postcard related games.

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Postcrossing meeting in Montclair, CA

6 October 2019

Postcrossers in Montclair (Southern California) are planning to get together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards, with some surprises being planned!

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Postcarding History and Crafternoon in Monticello, WI

19 October 2019

The Monticello Public Library is hosting an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of postcards, which will include a brief history presentation, crafting stations and an introduction to Postcrossing. All supplies will be provided for participants to make their own postcards (including stamps).

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