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

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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Brazil

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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China

Postcrossing meeting in Taiyuan (Shanxi province)

1 October 2019

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

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Postcrossing meeting and postcard exhibition in Wuxi (Jiangsu province)

1 October 2019

A meeting and postcard exhibition is being jointly organized by the Wuxi Library and the Wuxi Philatelic Association, 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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Finland

Postal Museum of Finland

13 August 2019 - 12 January 2020

The Finnish 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.

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France

Postcrossing meeting in Paris

5 October 2019

Postcrossers will meet in Paris 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 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

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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Moldova

Postcard exhibition at the Central Post Office

4 October 2019

A 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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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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Portugal

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 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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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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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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Slovenia

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!

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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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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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USA

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 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 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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