Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Live - In Concert - The Blues Brothers

In Concert

The Blues Brothers

Special Guest
Jerry Garcia
July 11 - 1979
Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

This is an unused reproduction postcard that was bought in 2015.

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The Blues Brothers were founded by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.  There first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17, 1976.

Monday, January 1, 2018

All Good Wishes for the New Year

All Good Wishes for the New Year.

Raphael Tuck and Sons
New Year Post Cards Series No. 145
Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen

This embossed postcard features a young girl with a horse shoe for good luck in the new year and a clock showing midnight. It is postmarked in December of 1909.
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year - Sretna Nova Godina from Yugoslavia

 Sretna Nova Godina
(Translated from Croatian: Happy New Year)

This postcard is postmarked in 1976 from Yugoslavia.
Revolution Monuments
Architecture, 5,00 ptt

Thursday, December 28, 2017

President Woodrow Wilson and His Birthplace in Virginia

Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace
Staunton, Virginia
This house served as the Presbyterian Manse at the time of Wilson's birth and boyhood.  Now a national shrine and mecca for visitors from all over the world.

This postcard is unused.

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The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is referred to as The Manse, which is the name of a Presbyterian minister's home. The Manse was constructed in 1846 by the Staunton First Presbyterian Church. It has twelve rooms with twelve fireplaces. The Wilson family moved into the house in 1855 and Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in what is now called the "birth room" on December 28, 1856. The Wilsons left The Manse in early 1858.

After the Wilsons moved out of The Manse it remained a Presybterian minister's home well into the 1920s. It was only after Woodrow Wilson's death that his widow, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, returned to Staunton with plans of creating a memorial. The house was restored to its 1850s look over the next 80 years, which included removing bathrooms, changing light fixtures, and stripping paint. Recently The Manse was restored to its original red brick, having been painted white for almost a century.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Shown on the postcard is also the Woodrow Wilson presidential car, a Pierce Arrow limousine.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from the TV Show 'I Love Lucy'

What's Christmas  ... Without a few Flakes?
I Love Lucy

This postcard features Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and William Frawley dressed as santa claus .

This postcard is unused. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Ariane 5 Rocket in French Guiana

Guyane L'Espace

Decollage du lanceur Ariane 5 GS, vol 193, le 18 d├ęcembre 2009 depuis le Centre spatial guyanais.  Le lanceur a place en orbite la satellite militaire Helios 2B.

Loose Translation:

Guiana Space
Liftoff of the Ariane 5 GS launcher, vol 193, 18 December 2009 from the Guiana Space Center. The launcher placed in orbit military satellite Helios 2B.

CNES / ESA / Arianespace / Photo Service Optique Video CSG, 2009

This postcard is a gift card that was sent to me with three Italy stamps in 2015.    :D

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The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site:

-- it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched eastward, and
-- it has uninhabited territory (in this case, open sea) to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habitations.

The European Space Agency (ESA), the French space agency CNES (National Centre for Space Studies), and the commercial Arianespace company conduct launches from Kourou.  Also, this is the spaceport used by the ESA to send supplies to the International Space Station.

If you would like to see more amazing postcards about Space,  Check out my blog ...

Italy (Italia) stamp 2013
Flying Mail Envelope, 0,70
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and two of these stamps ... 
Italy (Italia) stamp 2014
Flying Mail Envelope, 0,80

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Rogue One
A Star Wars Story

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This was a flyer they were handing out at the movie theater on opening night.  I put a space related stamp of the planet Mercury on it and mailed it to myself to make it a postcard  :D

Below you can see the back of the flyer/postcard.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released on December 16, 2016, is an American epic space film. It was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original Star Wars film.

Rogue One follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

God Jul, Merry Christmas from Norway

God Jul (Merry Christmas)

Anne Forlag AS

This is a Hallmark postcard that was mailed from Norway in 2016.
It features a gnome petting a cat.
Norway (Norge) stamp 2016
Santa on a Sleigh
A Innland
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Norway (Norge) stamp 2001
Norge, Postfrim. 1 KR
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and two of these. . .
Norway (Norge) - stamp 2005
3 kr

Monday, November 27, 2017

Two Postcards of Jimi Hendrix Playing Guitar

 Jimi Hendrix

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from the Netherlands. 
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Jimi Hendrix, 1969
Photograph by Nona Hatay

This unused postcard was bought in 2012.

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history.  After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Cheer

On Thanksgiving Day

On this the best day of the year,
We're wishing you Thanksgiving Cheer.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, A WonderGround Disney Postcard

Mr. Toad's
Fine Motorcars

Take a wild ride...
to nowhere in Particular

Original Artwork of
"Take A Wild Ride"
by artist Dave Perillo

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Disney
Themes Parks

This unused postcard is from 2017. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pop Tarts - A&W Root Beer

New Flavor
Frosted A&W Root Beer
Naturally and Artificially Flavored
8 Toaster Pastries

The sender writes:
A little to weird for me - and I usually like weird.

This handmade postcard is postmarked in 2016 with an ice-cream stamp.

Here is a scan of the back...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

An Amazing Minion Quilted Postcard

wishing you a day filled with good things

This incredible handmade postcard features three Despicable Me movie minions made of LEGO bricks on fabric.

It was quilted by Donna Brockman and postmarked in 2017 with two matching Wonder Woman stamps.
USA stamp 2016 
The 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman
Modern Age
Forever a first class stamp

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Happy Birthday Poem Postcard from 1911

I wish you birthdays many and long,
Each one happy and filled with song
With clouds enough
As the years go by
For a beautiful glow in your sunset sky.

This is postmarked in 1911.
USA stamp 1908
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Women In Military Service Memorial in Arlington Cemetery

Women in Military Service Memorial

At the end of Memorial Drive in Arlington National Cemetery is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.  The Memorial features exhibits of Women in all branches of Military Service.

Photos by E. David Luria

The sender writes:
Today we saw this memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.  It is so neat to see a memorial specifically for women who served!

This postcard was designed in 2002 and postmarked in 2016.

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This structure was dedicated on October 18, 1997.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Red Knot
Postcard Rate

Friday, October 13, 2017

Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Formerly co-star of Simon and Garfunkel with top hits in mellow pop rock "Bookends", "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "Mrs. Robinson".  Now on his own with new album "Rimon Simon".

Colorphoto: Dennis Warren / 1978

This is postcard is unused.

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

London (Arch) Bridge in Australia for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 2-8, 2016

London Bridge Australia
Design is by Chris Carney

I have number 1 and 2 in a limited edition of 50 for this unused postcard.

The sender writes:
My husband Dick took the photo of London Bridge when we were on holiday in Australia.  Lots of people walked out to the far side.  Not for me - too much water and too high on the "bridge" and too narrow.  Shortly after we were there the 'bridge' part collapsed stranding people on the far side.  They had to be rescued by helicopter.  The noise when the rock gave way was horrendous, luckily no one was on the bridge when it went.