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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Squigglyx » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:25 am

the_apprentice wrote:........ The stamps are due for release tomorrow, Gods willing, and I really hope you like them!

Forget the Hogswatch stamps? Pigs might fly...



It's Tomorrow..... Have the Gods been upset by someone :(
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am

Squigglyx wrote:
the_apprentice wrote:........ The stamps are due for release tomorrow, Gods willing, and I really hope you like them!

Forget the Hogswatch stamps? Pigs might fly...



It's Tomorrow..... Have the Gods been upset by someone :(
I reckon Ian is torturing us deliberately! :twisted: He knows we're rubbish at the P-word and is doing it on purpose, the bugger! :wink:

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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 03:08 pm

This wait is wanton cruelty to Flatalists!!

I daren't look - are they there yet?
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby the_apprentice » Mon Dec 04, 2017 04:40 pm

...aaaaand they're off!
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 04:44 pm

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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby danjim » Mon Dec 04, 2017 05:01 pm

the_apprentice wrote:
danjim wrote:Sadly, the bare truth is that, clearly, the stamps are no longer a priority at the Emporium. if I am the first to state this then I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice it. At the same time, I do realise, in this increasingly tough trading environment, that they have to do what is necessary to survive and if this means sidelining the stamps then so be it.

Daniel


I can certainly understand why you might think this, and I don't want to turn around and dismiss your concerns out of hand, all I'd like to day is that we have been busier than any of us could have predicted. The release is about a week later than I would have liked but there are many reasons for this. One of them is that we've had a fairly major (60%) increase in visitors to our shop in the run up to Christmas due to the Hisworld exhibition in Salisbury. It's been wonderful to meet so many new folk and it's been a lot of fun, but it has put a lot of demand on our time. The Imaginarium was released during the two busiest retail weeks of the year, which took a good 5 days to process. We had a great time with the gathering of the loonies, which happened to coincide with 'black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' (as cringeworthy as those terms may be, they do have an impact). Good Omens has begun production, which has bought a lot more attention to Terry's work and the site has been very busy too. Our profile has grown a lot this year, which is wonderful and we've done our best to keep up our standards across the board. Oh, and we did have a couple of production issues on the Thieves Guild LBE, which saw our perforating pixie busy for 2 extra weeks... so we're a bit behind. It's not for the want of trying, I promise. Reb, Sarah, Bernard, Isobel and I haven't many days off in the past 4 weeks, we've been doing our very best to keep on top of things.
This is by way of explaination rather than excuse, I figure it's best to let you know what's going on from our end rather than let you think we're taking our long-standing collectors for granted. Even if it may seem that way. The stamps are due for release tomorrow, Gods willing, and I really hope you like them!

Forget the Hogswatch stamps? Pigs might fly...


Thank you for the explanation.

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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Mon Dec 04, 2017 08:10 pm

Oook!

Got mine ordered! :D

*claps hands gleefully at the thought of all the upcoming stampy goodness* :bounce:
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Squigglyx » Mon Dec 04, 2017 08:20 pm

They look fantastic (as we knew they would). thank you, can't wait to see them for real. :bounce:
Happy Hogswatch everyone !
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby phalarope » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 am

Piggies!!!!! Squeeeeeeee!!!!!! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, time for massive cruelty to the credit card, mwahahahahaha!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 02:21 pm

Mine have just arrived and in honour of a certain piggy sport . . . :D

All together now:

"Gouger the red-nose Reinhog,
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw him,
You would even say it glows.

All of the other Reinhogs
Used to fart and call him names,
They would never let poor Gouger,
Join in any Reinhog troughs.

Then one foggy Hogswatch eve,
Susan came to say,
"Gouger with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide Grandad's sleigh tonight?"

Then all the other Reinhogs,
Snorted down their hairy snouts,
"Gouger, the red-nosed Reinhog,
You'll go down in HIS storeeeeeee!"


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Re: Hogswatch?

Postby Kelshandra » Fri Dec 22, 2017 07:58 am

Dear Hogfather,
For Hogswatch, I would like Australia to be moved closer to the UK. Just off the coast would do (a bit south too, their weather isn't all that great at times). Then I might be able to get my stamps in time for Hogswatch *sniff*
'nk 'ou


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