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Re: Mystery Postal #OK2019A
Board: Postals
Reply to: #971584 by Oberon_Kenobi
Feb 16, 2019 1:38pm
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A very fine first effort at mystery postals! I look forward to more from both you and Irish Ref.
Do you ever send markers or ink?
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Feb 18, 2019 7:48pm
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I'm considering sending specific markers with a postal. It's a book postal, so it will already be a little on the heavy side, but I don't think the markers would add significant weight.

Does anyone ever do this? Any problems, did they go missing or get damaged?
Re: Do you ever send markers or ink?
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 19, 2019 3:56am
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I dont send markers.
Re: Do you ever send markers or ink?
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 19, 2019 4:51am
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I was in a swap once where they were worried ppl may not have silver and gold so they sent ink pads with it.
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 19, 2019 12:46pm
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I've personally received postals with ink pads in it.. I didn't have a problem with it.. but I'd check with the members and host of the tracker, just to make sure they didn't mind..
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 19, 2019 5:15pm
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I have on occasion sent markers or ink for postals that I wanted to ensure the right colors were used (with no issues). The ink/markers came back just as I sent them every time. If it doesn’t change the postage rate I don’t think it’s necessary to ask the group.
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 20, 2019 7:12am
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Send them in a baggie. :)

~Aurora
.... markerless
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Reply to: #971748 by BaliWho
Feb 20, 2019 5:55pm
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I'm intrigued that there are specific colors to use on your stamp. Luckily I'm in the ring and will get to see what you came up with. 🖍
Naked what now?
Board: Postals
Mar 3, 2019 4:53am
Its that time again for a little Naked Mail fun! We are set to begin in July - firm start date, no extensions.
Find all the info you need here:
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10167
Postal Mystery #419 is now open
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Mar 14, 2019 10:05pm
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Another mystery postal has been posted. Check out the tracker at:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10183

For those who are new to mystery postals 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.

This one may be a little more challenging and is dedicated to my son. Will explain that one with the results. I anticipate that this will either come quickly around clue four or could be rather frustrating. In this one you still need to use all the clues, but the answers will then be used to come up with the real theme/topic. I will re-evaluate based on the responses through clue 8. If this isn't clicking a second round of clarifying clues will be given.

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.

Good Luck!

Clues:
1. Primary colors
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 16, 2019 12:26pm
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Clue 2 = Hyrdogen
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Reply to: #972759 by IrishRef
Mar 16, 2019 1:56pm
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hydrogen??
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Reply to: #972762 by foxfriend
Mar 17, 2019 5:51am
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If you have a question or guess, please contact me via AQmail.
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 17, 2019 9:30am
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Clue 3 = canopic jars.

Clue 2 correction. Hydrogen was the real clue. It was unintentionally mispelled. This is important to clarify as misspelled words can be an additional layer of clues. Thanks to foxfriend and jampersandj.
New postal
Board: Postals
Mar 18, 2019 7:05am
New postal added today
Tracker #10186
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 18, 2019 10:48am
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Pleased to announce that one participant has successfully named the theme of the stamp.

Clue 4 = Loneliest
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 19, 2019 7:53am
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Clue 5 = Chanel
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 20, 2019 10:37am
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Clue 6 = Curse of Scotland
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 22, 2019 4:20am
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Sorry for the missed clue yesterday.

Clue 7 = Janus
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Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 23, 2019 11:18pm
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The next clue is incests.
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Reply to: #973187 by IrishRef
Mar 24, 2019 2:52am
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as in multiple "incest" occurrences?
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Reply to: #973195 by Grrly Girl
Mar 24, 2019 6:41am
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I think this should be "insects". 😳
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Reply to: #973187 by IrishRef
Mar 24, 2019 8:08am
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Yes it is supposed to be insects. Sorry for confusion
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Reply to: #973213 by IrishRef
Mar 24, 2019 9:13am
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More concerned than confused.
You don't want to know where my mind went.