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;):blink::D A rather heavy mailer dropped through our mailbox today - with mounting excitement I opened the package to be faced with a very beautiful "Celtic Peacock" geocoin all the way from Australia - Thank you so much "Cinnabear" for this large and very shinny geocoin. Will I be able to release it into the wild or will the "Gollum" effect take over?

 

That completes our mission, 2 x geocoins sent and received, thank you so much for organising it Butterfly Lady its been great taking part. Merry Christmas everyone.

 

These are the two coins I received:

 

1. DayHunter's Couples Series Geocoin from and anonymous Santa in the USA – Texas In think.

 

2. A Celtic Peacock geocoin from Cinnabear in Australia (the photo does not do this coin justice – its amazing).

 

(edited for poor spelling on my part - lol)

 

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:blink::D:D A rather heavy mailer dropped through our mailbox today - with mounting excitement I opened the package to be faced with a very beautiful "Celtic Peacock" geocoin all the way from Australia - Thank you so much "Chinnabear" for this large and very shinny geocoin. Will I be able to release it into the wild or will the "Gollum" effect take over?

 

That completes our mission, 2 x geocoins sent and received, thank you so much for organising it Butterfly Lady its been great taking part. Merry Christmas everyone.

 

These are the two coins I received:

 

1. DayHunter's Couples Series Geocoin from and anonymous Santa in the USA – Texas In think.

 

2. A Celtic Peacock geocoin from Chinnabear in Australia (the photo does not do this coin justice – its amazing).

 

 

Glad you got it in time for Christmas! I was worried. Just a quick correction though, Cinnabear not Chinnabear ;) She's 10 so sometimes she tries to get artsy with the writing and it becomes illegible.

No worries!

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:blink: Yesterday, to my susprize, a mangled empty yellow paper mailer that had been ripped in half and taped back togeather, landed in my mail box.,, luckly There was an address on the return label,but I did not reconize the name,nor was it a caching avatar name,, so I asked butterfly lady to ask the penguins, if this was a mission......and yes it was!!! ;):D she informed me it was from six little spookies,,,, bummer, nothing in it..no card ,no coin ,no nothing, and the weird thing is usually if the usps damages something they fix it and stick a note to it,,,but their was no damage report sticker,so theft comes to mind but could be alot of reasons.

 

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well thank you anyway six little spookies,its truely the thought that counts, and I am warmed at just the thought.

 

I've learned a few things from this and hope a few others can too.. (p.s. I could see this being misconstruded as blaming someone,,but thats totally not my intent.)< wanted to make that clear

 

I've learned that,,

 

Mail can and will get lost (1st time for me and Ive done e-bay and amazon and the whole bit)<<mabie Ive been lucky for that matter

 

Insurance helps with recovering lost value,, seems the postal service does'nt put much effort to looking into low value lost packages unless you insured it

 

tape ,,tape and more tape,, when sending coins, the more tape wrappin that package the better the chances are of whats inside--- staying inside, because who knows whats gonna happen during travel.

 

things happen,,and it is what it is,, no reason to get mad over something you had no controll over, yes it sucks, but ill live,, and there will be more mail down the road, and many more coins and cards

 

I want six little spookies to know Im not upset, nor do I want them to be upset

 

and if you are ,,think about this,,,

 

mabie a homeless guy will find the coin and card and mabie someone will give him dinner or a place to stay, or mabie it might make his christmas a lil better.. hey its possible...

 

but really thank you six little spookies for sending me a penguian mission, :D , it was a very nice thing when you even signed up,for the mission,and sent the card out!! I wish your family a Merry Christmas , and a great new year. DJ.J.ROCK- JAY

 

Hello DJ.J.ROCK Please send us a message and we like send you a little something for X-Mas and send you a little X-Mas Cheer your way. Hope You and Your Family have a safe and Hapy Holiday and a safe and Blessed New Years '09.

 

Barry and Valarie of sweetlife

Thank you!!!

 

this is very nice of you...but --email sent

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1. E-mail Sent: 19 Nov 2008

2. Names Received: 1 Dec 2008

3. Missions Sent: 10 Dec 2008

4. Missions Received: One of two 10 Dec 2008/ Two of two, got it 13 Dec 08

 

I want to thank sweetlife for the translucent, and again thanks to the German cacher for the Compass Rose.

 

I truly hope all who receive my coins enjoy them.

 

the brewmeister

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I came home from work and WooHoo! my first mission received but my heart sank right away when I saw the gapping hole ripped into the envelope :) I'm hoping everything made it I received two coins and a badge from kurdogso Thanks!

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Your very welcome! I think you got all the contents (I sure miss my memory) I do know you got the coins that were in the envelope. Glad I mailed early it took a while.

 

Alicia of Kurdogso!

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I came home from work and WooHoo! my first mission received but my heart sank right away when I saw the gapping hole ripped into the envelope :) I'm hoping everything made it I received two coins and a badge from kurdogso Thanks!

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Your very welcome! I think you got all the contents (I sure miss my memory) I do know you got the coins that were in the envelope. Glad I mailed early it took a while.

 

Alicia of Kurdogso!

That's good to hear it all arrived I was surprised to see anything in the package as the hole was twice the size of the coins Thanks for the coins!

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Today me second Penguin Mission arrived. It went through customs and was opened by them.

 

Probably didn't like the singing mechanismen of the card...

Well, I must say, I can't fault them, the card even states that it is anoying... :)

 

"You know those holiday songs that get stuck in your head and repeat over and over and over for weeks?"

Actually, I don't know this song it is playing very well, but I recognized it straight away....

 

Inside were beside the music a shiny Denver minted Colorado quarter, two compass rose tokens and a

What would Signal do? Coin.

 

Thank you very much, my secret Santa Oh, No! My secret penguin from Brighton, Colorado.

 

You are right, I don't have that coin and those tokens are very welcome! They will be given to my two children together with their new coins for christmas. So they will get something from my mission as well.

 

 

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Today me second Penguin Mission arrived. It went through customs and was opened by them.

 

Probably didn't like the singing mechanismen of the card...

Well, I must say, I can't fault them, the card even states that it is anoying... :)

 

"You know those holiday songs that get stuck in your head and repeat over and over and over for weeks?"

Actually, I don't know this song it is playing very well, but I recognized it straight away....

 

Inside were beside the music a shiny Denver minted Colorado quarter, two compass rose tokens and a

What would Signal do? Coin.

 

Thank you very much, my secret Santa Oh, No! My secret penguin from Brighton, Colorado.

 

You are right, I don't have that coin and those tokens are very welcome! They will be given to my two children together with their new coins for christmas. So they will get something from my mission as well.

 

 

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glad to see it finaly made it...I had a hard time figuring what coin to give you.. hope you like it! Merry Christmas Ellipirelli

 

p.s. a dj has to send music in his cards,,:),lol

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I got a nice card today from Brewmeister! With christmas greetings in German on it :lol:

Thanks a lot for the Fountains Abbey coin, I like it a lot! The way in which the abbey is drawn in metal and different shades of grey has a great effect!

And I will surely drink one or two mugs of Glühwein to your health, Brewmeister! ;):D:ph34r:

 

For the record: one of my missions has been received, and I received one so far. Thanks, Butterfly_Lady for organizing all this fun for us!

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Yahoo! Got my first-ever coin mission in the mail today from Kurdogso (small world as I was their secret Santa!) Received a very cute reindeer card and an absolutely lovely snowglobe coin. Thank you, thank you!! A nice addition to my small, but growing collection. I would post a photo, but I haven't quite figured out that process! I'll work on that

 

Waiting for second santa goodie to arrive any day now

 

Merry Christmas to all!

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Havent received ours yet that we know of, there is still time before Christmas, Would you be so kind in checking on ours please? Both of ours have been sent out. Merry Christmas and a Happy '09. Hope it is a Happy, Safe, and Merry and Bright and a Joyous Day for Everyone around the World.

 

One coming from close by - the other person on the receiving end of that sender has posted receipt, so yours should be soon.

 

#2 coming from across the oceans.... again - it should be there soon.

 

Fingers X'd that the mailman will bring it on their next delivery.

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Havent received ours yet that we know of, there is still time before Christmas, Would you be so kind in checking on ours please? Both of ours have been sent out. Merry Christmas and a Happy '09. Hope it is a Happy, Safe, and Merry and Bright and a Joyous Day for Everyone around the World.

 

One coming from close by - the other person on the receiving end of that sender has posted receipt, so yours should be soon.

 

#2 coming from across the oceans.... again - it should be there soon.

 

Fingers X'd that the mailman will bring it on their next delivery.

 

Sweetlife posted on post number 188 that they had received the mission from us, I think it must only be their local mission they are waiting for

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I'm happy to report I received an email from my second recipient (m0zez) that their penguin mission has arrived. So as I stand, all missions sent and received are complete!

 

 

THANK YOU Butterfly_Lady for organizing a great mission and THANK YOU to my recipients and senders for making this a Christmas of fun and surprises! I'm looking forward to doing this again.

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Received one of my missions a few days ago with a nice hand made card from geosmurfarna with a groden & fiabus frog inside.I wanted to post a picture but can't get the camera to work ;) Thanks for the nice card and the new coin that I don't have.

My second mission was mailed out a little late on the 17th had a tough time finding a coin for them.

 

Both missions mailed out and one mission was received to date.

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Havent received ours yet that we know of, there is still time before Christmas, Would you be so kind in checking on ours please? Both of ours have been sent out. Merry Christmas and a Happy '09. Hope it is a Happy, Safe, and Merry and Bright and a Joyous Day for Everyone around the World.

 

One coming from close by - the other person on the receiving end of that sender has posted receipt, so yours should be soon.

 

#2 coming from across the oceans.... again - it should be there soon.

 

Fingers X'd that the mailman will bring it on their next delivery.

 

Sweetlife posted on post number 188 that they had received the mission from us, I think it must only be their local mission they are waiting for

yes we received the liverpol geocoin from Skibumsuk, still waitting on one more tho. Thank You Skibumsuk, that coin will look lovely in our collection as this is a very cool coin we have never seen before.
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Yahoo! Got my first-ever coin mission in the mail today from Kurdogso (small world as I was their secret Santa!) Received a very cute reindeer card and an absolutely lovely snowglobe coin. Thank you, thank you!! A nice addition to my small, but growing collection. I would post a photo, but I haven't quite figured out that process! I'll work on that

 

Waiting for second santa goodie to arrive any day now

 

Merry Christmas to all!

 

super cool suz! guess i'll take that snowglobe out of your christmas box!

 

rsg

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Havent received ours yet that we know of, there is still time before Christmas, Would you be so kind in checking on ours please? Both of ours have been sent out. Merry Christmas and a Happy '09. Hope it is a Happy, Safe, and Merry and Bright and a Joyous Day for Everyone around the World.

 

One coming from close by - the other person on the receiving end of that sender has posted receipt, so yours should be soon.

 

#2 coming from across the oceans.... again - it should be there soon.

 

Fingers X'd that the mailman will bring it on their next delivery.

 

Sweetlife posted on post number 188 that they had received the mission from us, I think it must only be their local mission they are waiting for

 

Ah - that solves a mystery I had - that mission was marked off as received, but trolling back through the posts I could not find it...... so marked it back as unreceived.

I was not noting the posts # on this wee mission.

 

So #2 is coiming from across the ocean.....

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1. emails sent: Yes

2. names received: Yes

3. missions sent: Yes

4. missions received: 1. Yes

2. missions received: 2. Yes

 

Second mission received yesterday, with the biggest coin I have ever seen Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. I had to check the web to find out all about the park, so cool. Also a Cache Critters coin, thanks so much Brucieandweery. I will try to post a picture later.

 

All of my missions are complete both incoming and outgoing. Thanks for everything. ;)

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.......

 

Neither incoming mission here yet ;)

 

but there's still lots of time for them to arrive before Christmas. Looking forward to next week's mail!

 

:)

 

CanadaKate

 

Both are on their way...

one from nearby, that will make you laugh,

Another from much further away.

 

My second incoming mission arrived today ... and, yes, it did make me laugh as it was from one of the people to whom I sent a mission.

 

Johnmac56 ... thank you ... a great card that sings and has animated reindeer and a joke! Plus two lovely geocoins.

 

The 12 days of Christmas coin is one that I had thought about buying but decided not to as I was over-budget on geocoin purchases. It's a big and beautiful geocoin. My younger daughter has already sung the whole 12 days while looking at the coin.

 

And the other is a travelling geocoin that will definitely go travel although maybe not 'til spring as we currently have several inches of snow with much more promised before Christmas.

 

I'll try to post a picture tomorrow despite being buried in unwrapped Christmas presents.

 

Happy holidays to all!

 

CanadaKate

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Yes, I have received my second mission. I thought I had posted to the forums last week but apparently it did not go through before I closed the window. I'm sorry for the confusion I caused the Penguins - I know how busy they are.

The mission was from ElliPirelli and contained the Muir geocoin, a beach ball micro and a pathtag, in addition to the card! The Muir coin is beautiful and it is the first suncatcher coin I have seen. I'm excited about releasing them after Christmas. My outgoing missions left Virginia on Tuesday, the 16th.

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Yes, I have received my second mission. I thought I had posted to the forums last week but apparently it did not go through before I closed the window. I'm sorry for the confusion I caused the Penguins - I know how busy they are.

The mission was from ElliPirelli and contained the Muir geocoin, a beach ball micro and a pathtag, in addition to the card! The Muir coin is beautiful and it is the first suncatcher coin I have seen. I'm excited about releasing them after Christmas. My outgoing missions left Virginia on Tuesday, the 16th.

I'm glad, you liked your coin and card!

 

The coin is called Sunburst Nature Walk. Enjoy!

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1. Names Received: yes

2. Missions Sent: 3/12/2008

3. Missions Received:

1) 8/12 a lovely coin from Washburn, WI USA

2) 20/12 a very impressive (and heavy) "Help for Heroes" coin, a geocaching pin and a wooden ladybird from the Croft House Cachers, UK

 

Thank you very much! ;)

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Received our final mission today from Indiana and it was a mystery. Received an Indiana 2007 and a we belong geocoin. Thank you so very much. We hadn't seen either coins so we are thrilled to add it to our collection. Thank you!!

 

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Happy Holidays. Both missions have been received and both that we sent have been received. Thank you!

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Here's the photo of my mission received from JohnMac56:

 

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My thanks again for the thoughtful card and coins.

 

Merry Christmas to all!

Don't leave us in suspense, what do they get at Christmas???? :D

 

Yes, we would really like to know the answer ;)

 

"About 32 highway, 26 city" ... plus, when the card is opened, there's music and the reindeer move. Very cool card.

 

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Here's the photo of my mission received from JohnMac56:

 

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My thanks again for the thoughtful card and coins.

 

Merry Christmas to all!

Don't leave us in suspense, what do they get at Christmas???? :D

 

Yes, we would really like to know the answer ;)

 

"About 32 highway, 26 city" ... plus, when the card is opened, there's music and the reindeer move. Very cool card.

 

:( I love it; it was worth the wait :D

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Received our final mission today from Indiana and it was a mystery. Received an Indiana 2007 and a we belong geocoin. Thank you so very much. We hadn't seen either coins so we are thrilled to add it to our collection. Thank you!!

 

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Happy Holidays. Both missions have been received and both that we sent have been received. Thank you!

 

What a cool looking coin! Congrats!

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The Penguins have asked for a roll call......

 

The following are listed as not yet having received one (or both if their names are listed twice!) of their incoming Penguin missions.

 

If, by chance, they have missed your post and you are listed incorrectly, please post in this forum.

Thanks

 

Belfrypotters

Belfrypotters

cainrcc

Chur

DJ.J.ROCK

gardengorilla

Jan and the Percey Boy

kd&prettierhalf

Kernow Cachers

Kernow Cachers

Leaky Spoon

Leaky Spoon

M0zez

millieballon

Mollyjak

Mollyjak

PassingWind

Plumbrokeacres

rivercity

rodz

RuberyBlue

Sabri.Suh

Six Little Spookies

Striphe

Striphe

susiemerlin1

Suzyfishn

sweetlife

ThirstyMick

Wutzebear

Wutzebear

 

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We received a card in the mail over the weekend and just opened it up, it was a card from Cainrcc with a 2008 liverpool geocoin. We are guessing this is our penguin mission <_< this one is pretty as well as the other 2008 liverpool coin we received from Skimubsuck. Thank You Very Much Cainrcc. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Years '09, from our house to yours.

 

 

Update: we received both of our Penguin Missions

 

Thank You Butterfly Lady for a fun Joyous Season, Mission and all the hard work you done to keep this mission running smooth.

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