Friday, January 18, 2019

Andes Mountains in Chile

Cordillera de los Andes (Andes Mountains)

Cordillera Sarmiento.
Ubicada en la Region de Aysen en el limite con la Ripublica Argentia.  llamada asi en honor a don D. Faustino Sarmiento quien fuera el creador de la Escuela de Preceptores y gran impulsor de la amistad entre ambas naciones.

I put this into an on-line translator....

Cordillera Sarmiento.
Located in the Region of Aysen on the border with the Ripublica Argentia. so called in honor of Don Faustino Sarmiento who was the creator of the School of Preceptors and great promoter of friendship between both nations.

This postcard was given to me in 2018.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Saturn's Moons, Enceladus and Tethys

Enceladus and Tethys
Two of Saturn's moons were lined up when Cassini captured this image with its narrow-angle camera, which was aimed at the unlit side of Saturn's rings. Enceladus, in the foreground, is roughly 313 miles (504 kilometers) across, while Tethys is 660 miles (1,062 kilometers) across.

This was postmarked in 2018 with two stamps.

The sender of this card has a goal of sending 1,000 postcards.  This is card number 322.  I am so happy he sent it to me!
USA stamp 2007
Tiffany Lamp, 1 cent 
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USA stamp 2014
Illustrator: Nancy Stahl
Issue Date: February 7, 2014
Postcard Rate 34 Cents

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Cow with an Unfriendly Cat

Photo: Iwago Mitsuaki

The sender writes:

I am a big cat lover and have a 17 year old male tabby cat named Tora.  I want him to live forever!

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 from Japan with a 'cat food' stamp, ummm, I mean, a bird stamp.

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As for me personally, I would rather have a cow as a pet.
(They taste better than cats.  (hahaha))

Japan (Nippon) stamp 2016
 Natural Monuments, Kamikochi
Bird, 82

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I have well over 100 postcards of domestic cats.  Click HERE if you want to see them. 
To be fair, I also have MANY Cow cards.... Click HERE to see those.  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Pai, Mae Hang Son, Thailand

Pai Maehongson

I like the rose on his hat.  ;-)

This postcard was postmarked in 2009.

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Pai is a small town in northern Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, near the Myanmar border.   As of 2006, it has a population of 2,284.
Thailand stamp 2007
Tourist Spots - Seaside
Khao Tapoo or James Bond Island

Friday, January 11, 2019

Old Key Lime House, Florida, Flower Seeds, plant me

Old Key Lime House

plant me

This handmade paper contains flower seeds.  Plant paper under a light layer of soil in a sunny place.  Water well and keep moist until sprouted.

This unique novelty postcard is postmarked in 2017.

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Old Key Lime House is Florida's oldest waterfront restaurant.  It is located in Lantana, Palm Beach County, Florida.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
King Eider 
Postcard Rate

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Quay House, Smallest House in Great Britain

The Smallest House in Great Britain

This vintage postcard is unused.

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The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales.

The tiny home was created in the 16th century and remained in use until 1900, when the tenant was a 6-foot-3-inch (1.91 m) fisherman named Robert Jones. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation. The house is still owned by his descendants.

The house has a floor area of 3.05 by 1.8 metres (10.0 by 5.9 ft). The ground floor is devoted to the living area with room for coal and an open fire, and a water tap tucked behind the stairs. The upstairs holds the cramped bedroom, which also comes with a small space for storage.

Monday, January 7, 2019

XL Motel in Sheridan, Wyoming

While here, we stopped at the X. L. Motel in Down-town Sheridan, Wyoming, and found the height of modern comfort in the heart of the Old West.  Located at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, it's within easy driving distance of the historic Custer Battlefield and Crow Indian reservation.  Recommend by Duncan Hines.

This vintage postcard is unused. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Toulouse, France

Cite des violates (City of Violets)

Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
Capitale de Midi-Pyrenees.

The sender writes that the building is City Hall, called, 'le Capitale')

This was postmarked in 2009 from France.

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The Capitole (French for "capitol") is the heart of the municipal administration of the French city of Toulouse.

The construction of the original building started in 1190.

Today the Capitole houses the city hall, as well as the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse opera company and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse.
France stamp 2008 
The 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic 
Connections with Israel 
Joint Issue with Israel

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A Hold-to-Light Happy New Year Postcard from 1934

Bonne Annee
(Happy New Year)

This is a 'hold to light' postcard that features a windmill in winter.  When you hold it to the light, the windows and sunset 'glow'.  Below is a better view of the effect.  

This is postmarked in 1934 from Belgium

New Daily Stamp
A Woman, 10 c

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Struga, Macedonia

Struga, Macedonia

Aerial photo of Struga and its costlina - Strega, Macedonia

The sender writes:
Greetings from Macedonia!
I live in a small but beautiful city, Sruga, with around 20,000 inhabitants.  It is located on one of the biggest deepest and oldest lakes in Europe.  (Lake Ohrid).  As you can see the Black Drin River passes through the city center.  
I work as a tour guide in my country.  

This postcard was postmarked in 2018. 
Macedonia stamp 1999
New Daily Stamps
Guzman Sapkarev
4 D 
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Macedonia stamp 2013
The 150th Anniversary of the Death of 
Gjurchin Kokaleski, 1775-1863
18 MKD
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Macedonia stamp 2017
Vegetables, Zucchini
18 MKD

Friday, December 28, 2018

Children from Uganda

 ... with a smile from Uganda
  ... a land of true African hospitality

Photos and design by: Byekwaso Blasio

The sender writes:
This mission will change both of our lives forever! All the glory be to God.

This postcard is postmarked in 2016.
Uganda stamp 2015
Pope Francis' visit to Uganda
November 2015, 1,900

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Wishing You a Merry, Cozy Christmas

Wishing You a Merry, Cozy Christmas and a Bright and Happy New Year!

This is a folding card, with lots of glitter, that someone cut the top off of and made it into a postcard.

It is postmarked in 2016.
USA stamp 2016
Christmas Nativity
Forever First Class

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Angels from 1910.

Christmas Greetings

The sender writes:
Let Christmas joys be ever bright for you, and a joyful New Year.

This embossed 'Raphael Tuck & Sons' postcard was postmarked in 1910.
USA stamp 1908
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent

Friday, December 21, 2018

Three Vintage Postcards of Apollo 8

John F. Kennedy Space Center

The prime crew for the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Apollo 8 Moon Orbital flight posed by the Apollo mission simulator are astronauts (Left to Right) James A. Lovell, Jr., Command Module (CM) Pilot, William A. Anders, Lunar Module (LM) Pilot, and Frank Borman, Commander.
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Apollo 8
Lunar Vehicle

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Launch of Apollo 8 Astronauts, Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders, in a successful orbit of the Moon. 
Color Photo by NASA
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Apollo 8 Moon View
This is a near vertical photograph of the lunar surface taken with a telephoto lens during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission.  The area covered by the photograph is approximately 20 miles on a side, and the photographed area is located at about 3 degrees south latitude and 160 degrees west longitude on the lunar farside.  The lunar surface probably has less pronounced color than indicated by this print. 

Color by NASA

All three postcards are unused. 

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Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and then the first to witness Earthrise. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Postcrossing Meet-up Postcard from Katowice, Poland

Postcrossing Meeting
15. 09. 2018

Tramwaj "Maja". fot. Alaksandra Stanosta

This meet-up postcard is signed by 18 members of the meeting.  It was postmarked in 2018 from Poland.

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Katowice is the capital and largest city of Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

This postcard feature the public tram system and in the back is 'Spodek'.

Spode (which means saucer, like flying saucer, in Polish),  is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice that opened in 1971. It hosts many cultural and business events and music concerts.  In the winter time Spodek is home to ice hockey clubs.
Poland (Polska) stamp 2018
Polish Regional Products
Liszki Sausage, 6

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Dallah Coffee Pot Monument & Tornado Tower in Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar

This unused postcard features The Dallah Coffee Pot Monument & Tornado Tower and was given to me in 2018.

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In the Arabic world a dallah is considered a welcoming gesture, so the Dallah Coffee Pot Monument is a symbol of hospitality.

The Tornado Tower stands at a height of 640 feet (195 m) tall with 52 floors.  Construction began in 2006 and it was completed in 2008.   Due to the hour glass shape of the building, the total rentable office space available on each floor varies from 13,560–25,800 square feet.