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Re: New to Postals, Looking to Join a Ring
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Reply to: #967312 by TravelBugD
Oct 24, 2018 5:14pm
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Just started one a few weeks ago. Will keep you in mind for the next one
Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967313 by IrishRef
Oct 24, 2018 7:02pm
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Any new Mystery Postals coming...?
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967317 by Phoenix Rizing
Oct 24, 2018 8:02pm
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What is a mystery postal?
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967318 by All 4 Bama
Oct 24, 2018 8:30pm
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What is a mystery postal?

It is a postal where you can't just join. A number of clues is given by the organizer, and the first N (whatever that number may ge) will be added to the list to receive the stamp.
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967317 by Phoenix Rizing
Oct 24, 2018 8:51pm
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I have been wanting to start them again since football season began. I've been swamped with work, but will try to start one next week.
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967321 by IrishRef
Oct 24, 2018 9:34pm
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I had a good run of successes this year solving your mysteries. A couple where I should have guessed but didn't think that my answer could possibly be right and I would have been! The Jeep one I got pretty quick.

Curious, do you plant the stamps after them being postals?
When is a Postal Letterbox not Postal Letterbox?
Board: Postals
Oct 25, 2018 4:44am
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When it’s a pipe bomb. I can’t help but notice the similarities in packaging of the recent despicable occurances of fear mongering terriorists using the USPS for their nefarious actions. I think there will be a crackdown at our local POs 1) to confirm return addresses, and 2) making sure postage is correct and properly cancelled. I can’t be the only one who noticed there was only $3 worth of postage on a minimum $3.50 package and that the stamps weren’t cancelled.
Re: When is a Postal Letterbox not Postal Letterbox?
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Reply to: #967332 by Jabber
Oct 25, 2018 4:49am
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Maybe insufficient postage is why they were found. They must have come postage due.

Maybe micropostals will be better for a while.
Re: When is a Postal Letterbox not Postal Letterbox?
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Reply to: #967334 by LROSEM
Oct 25, 2018 7:00am
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It is a really sad day when our fun hobby is affected by life threatening situations. What is wrong with people?? This world is going mad and all we are trying to do is create and spread the word on a fun filled family hobby... Just sad! :( Rant over!!
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967324 by Phoenix Rizing
Oct 25, 2018 7:23am
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Sometimes they are planted but many are just stored. If there are any someone would like to plant they are welcome to them.
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967321 by IrishRef
Oct 25, 2018 10:27am
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Yay! We love your Mystery Postals. We don't always get to solve them because some are harder for us than others ;)
Looking forward to seeing more!
Thanks IrishRef!
Re: When is a Postal Letterbox not Postal Letterbox?
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Reply to: #967332 by Jabber
Oct 26, 2018 6:32am
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I noticed. I have a postal to mail out right now and I feel weird about mailing it because of the bombs. :(
Re: When is a Postal Letterbox not Postal Letterbox?
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Reply to: #967382 by dancingpecan
Oct 26, 2018 7:42am
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Unless you're mailing it to a politician don't worry about it.
Come join the annual tradition!
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Oct 28, 2018 3:35pm
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Secret Stamp Santa is back for its 7th year! While this is not a traditional postal, you will be mailing a stamp and receiving one back in the mail, so that's why I'm posting it here. All info is on the tracker, but questions are welcome. We already have people from 24 states signed up!

Households are welcome to send more than one stamp - just let me know the trail names of all of the people who are participating when you send me you address. Kids are welcome to carve too, as long as a parent can help with the mailing process.

Stamps don't have to go out until the first week of December, so you have over a month to prepare.

TG
Re: Come join the annual tradition!
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Reply to: #967458 by Trekkie Gal
Oct 28, 2018 7:12pm
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The Cross'Family is Ready,and Participating!🤣
Still Time to Sign Up for My AQ Santa
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Nov 4, 2018 2:37am
Hey, everyone!

There is still time to sign up before the matchups are made on November 15. Please join us for holiday fun!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gTrackerId=9989
Re: Mystery Postals?
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Reply to: #967339 by IrishRef
Nov 29, 2018 5:39pm
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Would love to plant some. We relocated and there are a depressing lack of stamps out here.
Re: New to Postals, Looking to Join a Ring
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Reply to: #967312 by TravelBugD
Nov 29, 2018 5:40pm
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Would love to join you on any postal you pick up or if you want to co-found one
Dead Pool 2019
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Nov 30, 2018 6:06am
Dead Pool 2019 is gearing up & has openings! If interested please contact me on aq mail @ jwalkers.

Dead Pool 2019
New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Dec 2, 2018 2:25pm
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Here comes a long over due mystery postal. Hopefully this will keep you sane among all the Christmas music and movies. For those who are new to mystery postal world and for those who need a refresher the rules follow.

To get this postal you will have to guess the theme/name/subject of the stamp. Clues will be posted on the postal boards and on this tracker. I will try and post one per day. For each clue posted each person may make one guess prior to the next clue being posted.

Guesses should be sent to IrishRef via AQMail, not posted on the boards! Guesses will only be accepted from AQ members through AQMail.

Even if you have no clue take a guess anyway. Half the enjoyment is seeing the range of incorrect answers and how people connected clues for those guesses. You will only get a response from IR if you: A. Have the correct answer, B. Are very close or I need to clarify your guess, or C. Your guess peaks my fancy.

The first 10 members correctly guessing will be notified by AQMail. Tracker order will typically be determined by order correct answer receipt (Exception to this are international winners who will be at the end of the tracker). The correct answer with how each clue is related will be posted once the postal is full.

Clues:

1. Roswell

Check out the tracker at the following link:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10036
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:27pm
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I'm feeling lucky!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:28pm
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We are off to a running start with several nicely twisted guesses on clue one. A couple intrigue me and one hit my funny bone. I failed to mention that this is Mystery Postal #417. However, it is listed as such on the tracker.

As the newbies will learn the clues will all match somehow but are rarely straight forward. That being said the first clue has most focused on the obvious while I will more than likely veer off in another tangent tomorrow. Best advice is to always look at the clues as a collection toward one answer. The trap is trying to make all the clues fit down one rabbit hole. That being said there are not any red herrings but many clues can have multiple meanings. And as Grand Flyers would tell you there is more than one Roswell in the USA.

mwhahahahaha!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968996 by IrishRef
Dec 2, 2018 8:57pm
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mm..maybe not so lucky
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment CLUE 2
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 3, 2018 5:53am
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To allow those not interested to ignore the thread, I will keep all the clues related to the first post.

Clue 2 - Red Raider
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 3, 2018 7:29pm
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Glad to see you back! Was beginning to wonder....
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #969047 by Jiggs
Dec 4, 2018 9:42am
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Yeah work was rather hectic this fall.
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 4, 2018 9:44am
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Amazingly there has now been one correct answer!!!

Clue 3: NASA
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #969068 by IrishRef
Dec 4, 2018 11:06am
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Well, it obviously wasn't me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment clue 4
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 5, 2018 5:57am
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Two correct answers already.

Clue 4 = September 6, 1980
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
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Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 5, 2018 9:57pm
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Make that 3 correct and that was an obscure clue 8nless you were already on the correct track. Shifting gears slightly with clue 5. Remember ALL the clues must fit.

Clue 5 :The Golden Circle