Round Robins are a fun and different way for traders exchange cards. They can be a great way for you to expand your collection quickly. It's nice to be able to pick and choose which cards you want, also to try to find cards that other traders will enjoy.
You can have general robins or specific topics such as lighthouses or transportation. First and foremost you will need a sponsor. This person will make a list of all the traders who are in the designated robin (sponsors name being last). The list, which will circulate with the cards, should consist of the names and addresses of each trader. Usually their preferences are included unless it is a specific topic robin. The sponsor will then mail a designated number of cards to the first person on the list. When this person receives the cards he/she should take however many cards they want and replace the exact number of cards back in the robin which he took out. These cards should be of the same quality of those he is taking out. Then send the robin flying to the next person on the list. This will continue until the robin is returned to the sponsor.
Another way to do a robin is by sending the sponsor of your RR 2-3 postcards, to start it off. Then is will continue as stated above.
A few tips about round robins.
My Postcard Collection ~ My Preferences
Postcard Traders Info ~ Useful Postcard Links
History of the Postcard ~ Postcard Storage Ideas
Postcard Sizes and Definitions ~ Round Robins
Tips For Trading ~ Where to find cards
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