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IrinaBG

IrinaBG
Date Joined: August 24, 2012
Last Online: February 27, 2024

Country: Bulgaria

About Me

I collect only NEW (not vintage) postcards with a REAL photograph on them! (for details see below)

In my opinion, the purpose of swap-bot is to make people happy or at least not upset them. That's what I'm aiming to do by reading thoroughly people's profiles and trying to choose the best card possible. So I hope you'll do the same for me and try to pick something that meets my preferences or at least don't send something from my DON'T SEND list...

I'll be happy if you write my card in SPANISH.

I'm not a flaker. Bear in mind that international mail may take its time. COVID didn't help in this aspect either. Don't worry, I'll resend if your postcard gets lost but you should give it enough time to arrive. Trust me, I've got experience. :)

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Likes

I collect only NEW (not vintage) postcards with a REAL photograph on them!

My favourite types of postcards are as follows. It makes me extremely happy when I find something from the first two points in the list as it's very difficult to me to encounter such. Apart from this, touristy or animals is always an option.

  • my fav actors: Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon), Ben Barnes, Christian Bale, Jason Momoa, Antony Starr, Richard Armitage (Hobbit), Sean Bean (LOTR, Troy, Sharpe...), Ray Stevenson, Ioan Gruffud, Chris Hemsworth, Harrison Ford (like Han Solo, Indiana Jones), Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Laurie as House MD; Michael Hall as Dexter, etc. (these could be self-printed but good quality - not blurry or pixelated etc).

  • Luis Royo & Anne Stokes art or other fantasy art - you know, dragons and heroes, warriors and warrior maidens (but NOT angels and fairies, please)

  • beautiful architecture - castles, cathedrals, temples, mosques, pagodas, palaces and other beautiful buildings;

  • historical sites - ruins, tombs, ancient and Mediaeval towns etc etc etc, the list is endless;

  • mammals / wildlife (but NO monkeys and apes or domestic / cattle / fish and insects). I love badger, wolverine, marten, weasel, mink, hedgehog, ferret, mongoose, black dachshund....

Dislikes

Please, DON'T SEND such postcards:

  • self-printed and self-made cards, (Zazzle and such are OK if the quality of the picture is good);

  • non-touristy;

  • people;

  • holiday cards;

  • reproduction art & drawings / cartoon;

  • ads / free (unless they cover my fav topics and wishlist);

  • book & movie characters (with the exception of my listed faves - I just don't care about the others)

  • flowers;

  • maps & flags;

  • Greetings from, FOTW, MOTW and all kinds of series;

  • folklore; costumes & crafts;

  • food;

  • vintage;

  • black & white

  • night views (I can't see a thing on them - only lights and shadows).

Not my cup of tea, really. Thank you!

Wishlist & private swaps

I'm also looking for such cards and I'm willing to do private swaps:

  • my fav actors - list above

  • special material cards: metal, silk, wood, with "windows" on them etc...

  • fantasy art - described above

  • New Zealand LOTR maxicard with Sean Bean and other Boromir cards.

  • UK stamps with Pratchett's characters Death and A'Tuin.

Tea

I discovered the tea swaps some time ago and I intend to join one every now and then. I'm eager to taste every kind of tea you're willing to send. Weird and unusual flavours are most welcome as I'm an adventurous one! ;) I have no food allergies so go ahead and try me!

More hints:

  • I hate mint, anise, liquorice and pear. I don't like black teas like English Breakfast.

  • I love cinnamon and clove and I'm curious about all spices. I love chai tea. I like fruit teas.

Fun fact: "chai" is the Bulgarian word for "tea". :)

Disclaimer

  • Bulgaria may not be able to offer the postcards you've requested in your profile, especially if non-touristy. I'm doing my best to find a proper one for you but the variety lately is very small.

  • International mail may take its time, up to 3 months, even more. COVID didn't help either. Don't consider it lost too quickly. :)

Sometimes the post offices take their sweet time in delivering my postcards. Confirmed: Mail from Bulgaria to the USA might take 2-3 months! Current anti-record (2022): 235 days! To Indonesia it's been up to 7 months! S. Africa: In 2022 I got something sent in 2021... Please be patient! :)

Favorite Music

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Ratings

mrsD rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #39 on Feb 27, 2024
5
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Comment: cant wait to try these! thank you :)
Response: Great! I hope you'll like them. Thanks for the heart! :)
veronicallama rated for WIYM: 3 teabags - int'l on Feb 24, 2024
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Comment: Thanks, Iriana- your swap arrived in California today. I look forward to trying them!
Response: Great! I hope you'll like them. Thanks for the heart! :)
Tr3n1ty rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #39 on Feb 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart! :)
Lisserz rated for Used-card-made-new #7 on Jan 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
Tuutis rated for Used-card-made-new #7 on Dec 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you, this is really lovely illustration!
Response: I'm glad you like it! :)
sojourner rated for USED postcards swap #25 on Nov 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you I do love the cards. I believe in serendipity and have always found these swaps bring something to me that has meaning. The Paris pc and the Scottish one were places I have been to many years ago and they evoked great memories. Thank you again for that :)
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
marclively rated for USED postcards swap #24 on Aug 1, 2023
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart! :)
Manonroberts rated for USED postcards swap #24 on Jul 29, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards! :)
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
JustSmurfie rated for Used-card-made-new #5 on Jul 14, 2023
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Comment: Love the postage stamps you used!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
Manonroberts rated for 3 used postcards on Jul 13, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards, it was interesting to read cards that were originally posted to another person :)
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
Jafferty rated for Used-card-made-new #5 on Jun 27, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Nice to hear from you!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
marclively rated for USED postcards swap #23 on Jun 8, 2023
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart! :)
CrafteaDragon rated for USED postcards swap #23 on Jun 6, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of cards!
Response: I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
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Comment: The envelope for this swap was shown on my informed delivery email from usps last Friday, but never came through my mail slot. Seems unfair for you to resend something in this case, so I'm leaving a rating. I'll update this rating if it does find its way to me. Thanks for sending. 7th June update: they arrived today! Fun to look at! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for being so generous and understanding! I hope the envelope will arrive to you at some point. Also, I'll be happy to send you something if nothing arrives. Just keep me updated. ;) Update: Yay, it's great that the envie arrived and you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
coolcamaro rated for USED postcards swap #22 on May 16, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome.
Jafferty rated for USED postcards swap #22 on Apr 24, 2023
5
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Comment: These are great postcards! Thanks so much for sending them to me. Most will go in my large postcard album. Thank you!
Response: I'm very glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! :)
shellbee8 rated for USED postcards swap #21 on Mar 26, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
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Comment: Beautiful postcard! I love seeing old churches. You made my day a great day. Thank you!
Response: I'm very glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
Lilyhax rated for USED postcards swap #21 on Feb 26, 2023
5
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Comment: Your stamps came today. I loved the moon stamp and artwork. It was a famously collection of postcards.

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Comments

mgallardo68 on Mar 3, 2017:

kacka on Jul 11, 2016:

thank you for the cards i got from you apart from swaps, it is so nice of you, were thoughtful. Thank you, i will think of you and send something:)

phillaine on May 25, 2016:


Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

libertylithium on Mar 28, 2014:

thanks for joining my favorite animal profile #2 :) hope these cuties brightened your day! :)

libertylithium on Mar 28, 2014:

libertylithium on Mar 28, 2014:

VivaLaDiane on Jan 2, 2014:

That flaking graphic is amazing!

nyanSan on Dec 26, 2013:

Merry Christmas to you :). I hope you are doing fine. Hope you've had a nice celebration if you celebrate and best wishes to you from Germany!!!

tanjch on Aug 30, 2013:

thank you so much for the castle postcard (again) :D i really don't understand how one time it travels so long and this time it came in a few days! Well, thank you - hope the one i sent reaches you soon :)

drgngirl on Aug 27, 2013:

My Favorite Animal Profile Decoration!

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