Postcrossing – Philippine Eye Ball and Swapping Meet

Event: Postcrossing – Philippine Eyeball and Swap Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Time: 8:00 am to 5pm


8 AM: Philippine Postal Corporation Main Lobby

1 PM: Postal Museum and Library, 3/F Philpost Annex Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila

 Minimal fees: Php 200.00 per person (entrance fees)

Please bring snacks to share and post cards for the eye ball swap meeting.

Manila Central Post Office

Contact Person:
Mr. Jonathan Blaza: +632 621-7001 (land-line), +63918-939-5029 (Smart),+63917-5868-552 (Globe),
Mr. Lawrence Chan: +63919-3901671,Email:
Ms. Nena De Guzman (Museum Curator): +632 527-0096 between 8am to 5pm

8 AM

Manila Central Post Office (facilities and office tour to be led by Ms. Annadel Bangalisan and the author)   Postage and Philatelic Division

 1 PM
Philippine Postal  Museum and Library
Liwasang Bonifacio (aka Plaza Lawton)
Baluarte de San Gabriel
Puerta Isabel II Monument
Plaza Mexico (aka Plaza Aduana)
Aduana Ruins
Plaza Mayor (aka Plaza Mayor, Plaza McKinley)
Ayuntamiento Ruins
Palacio del Gobernador
Manila Cathedral Basilica
Plazuela de Sta. Isabel
San Agustin Church and Museum
San Ignacio Church Ruins
Fort Santiago

 Note: There will be lectures, freebies (for the first 25 people), raffle items (for those preregistered through the FB group) and a chance to meet new friends!

Visit our Facebook page for more details about the meet-up.

POSTCROSSING: The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.

Post-crossing statistics (as of 20 October 2011, 3:30pm, Philippine time):

8,853,266 postcards have been received because of this project
274,531 postcards are traveling at this exact moment
4,796,988 (54%) postcard images were uploaded to Post crossing
13 days is the median postcard travel time. 19 days is the average.
47,980,916,757 km traveled (or 1,197,278 laps around the earth or 62,409 return trips to the moon)
There are 256,425 registered users from 198 countries.

Philippine Postcrossing Members

The Philippines has 1,065 members, and ranks 38th in the postcrossing sending countries . A total of 24,546 postcards were sent through postcrossing from the Philippines, while 24,957 were received.

Deltiology (from Greek word δελτίον, deltion, diminutive of δέλτος, deltos, “writing tablet, letter”; and -λογία, -logia ) is the study, acquisition  and collection of postcards .Professor Randall Rhoades of Ashland, Ohio, coined a word in 1945 that became the accepted description of the study of picture postcards. It took about 20 years for the name to appear in the dictionary the first time.Compared to philately, the identification of a postcard’s place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.

Trivia: A person who collects postcard is called a deltiologist .



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