Private Swap - Puerto Rico

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As an unincorporated territory of the United States, Puerto Rico does not have any first order administrative divisions as defined by the U.S. Government, but there are 78 municipalities at the secondary level which function as counties. Each municipality has a mayor and a municipal legislature elected for four year terms.

The first municipality (previously called "town") of Puerto Rico, San Juan, was founded in 1521. (source)

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Thank you Emy!

Private Swap - San Marino

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San Marino, is a state situated on the Italian Peninsula on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It is an enclave surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over 61 km2 with an estimated population of over 30,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.

San Marino is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. It is considered to have a highly stable economy, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, no national debt and a budget surplus. (source)

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Thank you Filippo from Ufficio di Stato per il Turismo!

Private Swap - Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state. Its territory comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Only Turkey has recognized its independence, while the international community considers it occupied territory of the Republic of Cyprus. (source)

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Thank you Leslie!

Private Swap - Fiji

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Thank you http://www.fijime.com/!

Private Swap - Algeria

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Annaba is a small province in the north-eastern corner of Algeria. Its capital, Annaba is Algeria's main port for mineral exports. (source)

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Thank you Faiza!

Private Swap - Japan

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Goshiki-numa is a cluster of five volcanic lakes situated at the foot of Mount Bandai in the center of the lake district of Bandai-kōgen, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Goshiki-numa formed when Mount Bandai erupted on July 15, 1888, destroying dozens of villages and killing approximately 500 people while creating hundreds of lakes and tarns. (source)

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Thank you Clarissa!

Won a Postcrossing Stamp on a NY Card Lottery!

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New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international affairs and is widely deemed the cultural capital of the world. (source)scan0102

Thanks Kilian!

#264 Germany

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Thank you Beccy!

#263 Russia

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Kursky railway station, the biggest one in Moscow, dates back to 1860, when the first station building was constructed for the Kurskaya railway. P.P. Melnikov – minister of means of communication himself used to select the area for building up. His choice was unique: at that time it was the only Moscow station located beyond the city boundaries. (source)

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Thanks Dasha!

*CLOSED* 3D Christmas Cards for swap!

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Let me know if you are interested in a swap!

100 blog followers!

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My blog has reached 100 followers! What a great birthday present!

Won a Loto Sevilla!

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Seville is the artistic, historic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos. The population of the city of Seville was 704,198 as of 2010, ranking as the fourth largest city of Spain. (source)

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Gracias Belem!

#262 USA

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http://tite-roy-gatra-pc.blogspot.com/search/label/Oregon

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Thank you Jessica!

#261 Netherlands

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Rotterdam Zoo

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Thank you Silvia!

Private Swap - Philippines

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Thank you Toni Rose!

Private Swap - Malaysia

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The Royal House of Norway belongs to the House of Glücksburg. The members of the Norwegian Royal House are Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. (source)

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Thank you SLLiew!

#260 Finland

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http://tite-roy-gatra-pc.blogspot.com/2011/05/176-finland.html

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Thank you Eva!

Private Swap - Russia

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (1913)

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Tsesarevic Alexis on the yacht Standart (1906)

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Thank you Alena

Private Swap - Croatia

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Thank you Agata!

Stickers Giveaway Winners!

So, the giveaway is closed. As there were so many great comments and so many people taking part I decided to give out more prizes than just one.

The main prize is for:

SleepyT

Second prize (surprise) is for:

Octabis

Third prize (surprise) is for:

Saouri

The first person to leave a comment:

Lela

Will send out the mails/u2us soon!

Congratulations!

#259 Russia

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http://tite-roy-gatra-pc.blogspot.com/2010/06/june-jubilee-31.html

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Thank you Svetlana!

Private Swap - Great Britain

These next posts will be about great cards that Eileen (gran7) sent me!

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Thank you Eileen!