Thursday, July 20, 2017

Missile Row at Kennedy Space Center, Florida

John F. Kennedy Space Center
N.A.S.A.
Overall Aerial View of Missile Row Looking North
Launch site of American Astronauts.

This is postmarked in 1972 with an Eisenhower 6 cent stamp and a special NASA postmark featuring a rocket.  
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Here is one more view ..
Aerial View Cape Kennedy, Florida 
Showing Martin's Titan as it blasts off on a 6,000 mile trip down the Atlantic Missile Range. 

This is postmarked on March 6, 1969 with 5 cent Washington stamp. (The first moon landing was on July 20, 1969.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Multiview Postcard of Cuba, A Car, A Crocodile, Traditional Dress and More

Vistas de Cuba: Catedral de la Habana, Plaza de la Revolucion, "Chacon" (cuidador de cocodrilos in Guama), Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, Playa de Varadero y muchachas cubanas en vestidos tipicos de epoca colonial en la Habana. 

Translation:
Views of Cuba: Havana Cathedral, Plaza de la Revolucion, "Chacon '(caregiver crocodile in Guama), Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Varadero Beach and Cuban girls in dresses typical colonial era in Havana.

This is postmarked in 2015 with a stamp from Cuba.
FIFA Football World Cup - Brazil
Soccer, 75

Monday, July 3, 2017

Independence Day (Movie), 3D Postcard

 Independence Day

The success of
INDEPENDENCE DAY
has gone beyond anything we could have ever imagined.  we knew that we were creating a very special film and are pleased that it has struck a chord with such a vast audience.

Now, and in the years to come, we hope you and those close to you will have the opportunity to enjoy this film over and over again.

Dean Devlin (Producer and Co-Writer)
and
Ronald Emmerich (Director and Co-Writer)

This 3-D card was not meant to be a postcard.  However, someone stamped it and mailed it to me with a 'Planet Saturn' stamp in 2016.

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Independence Day, (the main release was on July 3, 1996) is an American science fiction action film. The film focuses on a group of people who unite in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by aliens. Along with the rest of the world, they launch a counterattack on July 4 – Independence Day in the United States.
USA stamp 2016
Views of Our Planets
Saturn 
Forever a first class stamp

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Five Fun Frogs Frolicking in a Bathtub

Both of these fun postcards are designed by E. Schlunegger.  They features five frogs playing in a bathtub and are from 2017.

Here is the second card.  It is exactly the same except for the background.  What a difference! 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tokaj, Hungary

 Tokaj

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 from Hungary.

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Tokaj is a historical town in Northern Hungary.  It is the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district where Tokaji wine is produced.

Thank you Kati for this sending this card while on your trip.
Hungary (Magyarorszag) stamp 2016
(The stamp was printed in 2015.)
Greetings, Poppy Flower

Friday, June 30, 2017

Rush Hour with Sheep in Scotland

Rush Hour in Scotland
Photo: Don Stevenson

This sheep postcard was postmarked in 2017.

Thank you Miguel for this funny card.
Great Britain stamp 1979
Uniform Postage 1840
The 100th Anniversary of the 
Death of Sir Rowland Hill
15 P
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Great Britain stamp 1980
Victorian Novelists
Emily Bronte, 15 P
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Great Britain stamp 2012
Orange, 87 P

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Doors of Tallinn, Estonia

Eesti. Tallinna uksed
Estonia. Doors of Tallinn

Photo: Toomas Volmer

This unused postcard is from 2017.

I bought this postcard in Tallinn with my Aussie friend Glennis.  I do have to admit, the doors and architecture in general in Tallinn is something beautiful to see!  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Two Ladybug Postcards

Foto: Andreas Doerig

The sender writes:
This postcard is so cute!  I love the colorful ladybug on the black and white background.

This card was postmarked from Finland in 2017.
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A ladybug on a leaf from Germany.

This is postmarked in 2008 with a machine printed stamp.
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Finland stamp 2016
Finnish Barns
1 LK KL

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hauhine Island in French Polynesia

Paysage de Huahine
Landscape of Huahine

This postcard is unused.

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Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands group.

The island has a population of about 6,300.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Map Postcard of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod
Cape Cod Bay
Nantucket Sound
Martha's Vineyard
Buzzards Bay

Cape Cod, Massachusetts 

This postcard was postmarked in 2017. 

Thank you Laura for this map postcard. 
USA stamp 2017
Seashells
Alphabet Cone
Postcard rate

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Sea Lion from New Zealand

Hooker's Sea Lion
Photo: Benjamin Albert Smith

pikitia (A postcard company in New Zealand.)

This postcard is postmarked from New Zealand in 2017. 

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The New Zealand sea lion, also known as Hooker's sea lion, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand's subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands. It numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world's rarest sea lion species. 

Thank you Susan for this postcard. 
World War I, 1917 The Darkest Hour
Social Change at Home...
Six O'Clock Closing
Is It Justified On Military Grounds?
Business Men's Resolution
Request to Defer Action
2.20

Friday, June 23, 2017

An Old Postcard from 1883

This is an old Postal Card from Kansas that is postmarked on June 23, 1883.
It features the Liberty 1 cent stamp.

The note on the back says:
 "Sir, I hold a receipt against that note. Please state what remains due. yours, Slaten, Yates Center, Kansas, Woodson County"

I was sent this message about this card...

This "postal card" was used in 1883, but postal cards of this issue were first sold in late September of 1875. The Scott catalog number for this item is UX5 (assuming it is unwatermarked, else it is UX4 and worth hundreds of dollars!)

A postal card is one sold by the post office with the postage amount pre-printed. The double circle date stamp is all that was required for it to be entered into the mail. "Cancelling" the Liberty / One Cent is not necessary for postal cards like it is for stamped mail, but this was often done anyway as in the present example.

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I have one more postal card that is postmarked in 1883...

This postal card from Maine is postmarked in 1883.  The sender is asking for  an account to date and a few blank checks.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Helsinki, Finland... A Place to Spend a LOT of Money!

I spent so much money in HELSINKI
I could only afford 1/2 a postcard

Helsinki, Finland

The sender writes:
hahaha!  The thing is though - I'm not sure how much I spent.  I was using Euros!

This funny postcard was mailed in 2017.
Finland stamp 2016
WWF, Endangered Species
Anser erythropus
Lesser white-fronted goose
1 LK KL 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Natural Arches in Bermuda

Bermuda
Natural Arches

The sender writes:
Greetings from Sunny Bermuda!  Today I took a 5 hour tour of the Islands, from Kings Warf to St. Georges.  It was amazing!  Tomorrow I'm going shipwreck scuba diving.

This postcard is postmarked in 2017. 
Bermuda stamp 2015
Flowers, Bermuda in Bloom
Nerium Oleander, 1.00

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What Do Bears Do in the Woods?

Only in Alaska!
Do Bears 'poop' in the woods?

Photo: Santora / Aglioto

The sender writes:
Just is case you were wondering what bears do in the woods.....

This funny postcard is postmarked in 2016.
USA stamp 2015
Summer Harvest
Cantaloupes
Forever a first class rate

Monday, June 19, 2017

Indian Bay & Villa Point, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Indian Bay & Villa Point - St. Vincent, West Indies

Photo by Lacy Witt

This is postmarked in 1976.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles island arc, at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea.
Grenadines of St. Vincent stamp 1976
Flame Auger 
Terebra taurinus (a species of sea snail)
20

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! Star Wars - Vader and Son

Luke: Dad! Hey, Dad! Guess What!
Darth Vader: Luke, May I have some privacy, please?

This Star Wars postcard is from Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, 2013.