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by John
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Catalogue colours?
Replies: 4
Views: 4039

Catalogue colours?

Just had quick look through some of my old catalogues and noticed the veritable rainbow of colours they come in! It made me wonder who decides on the catalogue colour (100 club, printer, publisher)?

Sorry to say it but I'm not too keen on this years pink colour! :?
by John
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted Old Dartmoor Letterbox Catalogue's
Replies: 1
Views: 5906

I have Spring 2002 and Spring 2004 if you want them. Email me at 'jhorne at plymouth.ac.uk' with your postal address (I'm not really a fan of forums! and rarely check PMs sent to me here).


John.
by John
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dartmoors Atlas of Antiquies
Replies: 2
Views: 4555

Hi,

Questions:
Are these still on offer?
Are they hardback or paperback?
Where would I have to collect them from? (I live in Plymouth).



Thanks.
by John
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 38508

The LBT also clears geocaches when sweeping an area, but because of the notification system, the cache owner knows quicker than the letterbox owner (unless by chance not found by a friend or themself). Okay, but does the LBT remove more geocaches because they are listed online? (Alternatively, woul...
by John
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Turned to the dark side......got me thinking.....
Replies: 86
Views: 38508

So I find myself more and more just walking the dogs on my own out on the moor and having a bit of a scavenge without any gadgets and maps. It does mean the number of letterboxes found on a walk is only small - but they are almost always nice finds. Hear, hear! Good for you. I walk on my own, no pr...
by John
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Tamar Valley Hash House Harriers
Replies: 0
Views: 3087

Tamar Valley Hash House Harriers

Up near Hart Tor is a damaged letterbox which seems to belong to the above group. I assume this is a charity or WOM walk as I couldn't see anything in the current catalogue about this box. The box was half-full of water because it had no lid. The book was soaked, and the stamp had come away from its...
by John
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: How I started
Topic: It all started a long time ago...
Replies: 7
Views: 9755

You have made my day I started back in 1999 and I only have 410, over two hundred of them I have had in the last six months. Ah, for me I am afraid things are going the other way. I have collected about one stamp in the past year! Unfortunately my dog cannot walk anywhere near as far as we used to ...
by John
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: How I started
Topic: It all started a long time ago...
Replies: 7
Views: 9755

I remember Fentons Find, on the ridge behind Down tor, but do you remember the Navigators Nightmare box? No, was that nearby? I see that there is a Navigators Nightmare box in the current catalogue, but it is not near Down Tor. What was your personal ID stamp back then? Dave Moortrekkers. I didn't ...
by John
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: First & last in book
Replies: 15
Views: 8144

For me it's a sense of achievement just to find the box! I don't care whether I'm first or last in the book. I always date my (personal) stamp entry though. Who knows, it could be a few years before the next visitor, and they would only know that because I had dated it :)
by John
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A question of trees
Replies: 13
Views: 6609

Hi, I would suggest going to a book shop and picking up a copy of 'Trees'. It is a small book in the Collins Gem series. (It's about 3"x5") It easily fits in the pocket. It contains more trees than you will probably ever meet, certainly more than are on the moors. It has pictures of trees, leaves an...
by John
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 2912

Likewise I doubt you will find anything around crapstone.
by John
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: My Ten Penneth
Replies: 7
Views: 4860

I guess it's a mix of the two for us we have always enjoyed walking on the moor and now we have an added element to it. Same here. To that extent I plan my walk on the moor, and then see what letterboxes may be nearby (using the catalogue). However, even if I find no boxes I will have enjoyed the w...
by John
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Difficult boxes
Replies: 29
Views: 16078

Hi we are new to this, but how many times do your go back to letterboxes you haven't found on previous visits before you decide it is no longer there? I rarely return to the same place in a short space of time. However, in the odd instances I have done so, then I would say I have only visited it tw...
by John
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Vehicular access to the north moor
Replies: 11
Views: 5907

Likewise no problem here with just clicking on the web page URL. The youtube video I thought was 'interesting'! If you haven't been to the north moors or on the ring road, then it gives you an idea of what it's like! The 'usual' parking place by Rowtor is where all the cars were parked on the right....
by John
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Catalogue Update
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

So, for those of us who were going to get just the one (Spring) catalogue per year, do you think these new boxes will still be there by the time the catalogue comes out? (That's somewhat rhetorical, and being a pessimist I would not be surprised if several had already gone within the 6 months.) Pers...