Swap Guide

Swap Guide Index to Articles

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Angel Policies for Stamp Companies

Swap Lingo and Acronyms – basic vocabulary

Hostess Gift Ideas  – what are they and ideas on easy packable ones.

Hostess Advice  – how to set up and run a swap by a pro.

Laying Out a Swap  – sub article off Hostess Advice on how to swap out items if you are a hostess.

Mailing Tips – ideas on packing, sending, and receiving swaps.

Organizing Your Swap Data – how to get organized and participate without feeling overwhelmed.

Resloving Overcommitments – if you are addicted and becoming a flake/flaker, then this is a read for you.

Signing Your Work – don’t forget to do this!

Swap Types Explained

Altered Books Round Robin

All Plus One

Art Junk Draw — or Art Junk Bin, or Auntie’s Button Box



Directory or Biographical Swap

Image Swap

Image Challenge

MMM/Monday Monthly Mailers

Mentor or Buddy Swap


Mounted Stamps Swap

Mystery Art Swap

One on One Swap


Pattern or Template Swap

PIF – Play/Pass it Forward


Round Robin

Scavenger Swap

Secret Sister/Secret Stamper Swap

Shoebox Swap/Party

Techniques Swap

Techniques Swap II


Trash to Treasure Swap

Unmounted Stamps Swap