Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Funny Sign from the Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

Please keep hands out of water.
Animals poop in it.

Our Mission is to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environments.

Rich Howard Photography 2013.

This funny sign postcard is unused. 

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Here are two more postcards from the Aquarium...
The Florida Aquarium 
Photo: Rich Howard, 2013

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The Florida Aquarium.
Photo: Rich Howard, 2013. 

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This aquarium is located in Tampa, Florida and opened on March 31, 1995.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Missing a Tooth? No Problem!

Kukaan ei ole taydellinen!

Translation from Finnish:
Nobody's Perfect!

This funny unused postcard was bought in Finland and is from 2017. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Typical Farmhouse in Emmental, Switzerland

Bauernhof im Emmental bet Schangnau
Farmhouse near Schangnau, Emmental

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.

The sender writes:
You can see a typical farm house on the front.  The farmhouses in this region are the most beautiful in Switzerland.
Switzerland (Helvetia) stamp 2018
Greetings stamp, Ladybug, 100
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Switzerland (Helvetia) stamp 2018
Swiss Railway Stations, 
Fleurier, 50
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Switzerland (Helvetia) stamp 2018
Swiss Railway Stations, 
Alp Grum, 20

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A Dog Peeing on a Tobacco Plant, Cigarettes Taste Different?

Do Your Cigarettes Taste Different Lately?
Artist: N. Coletta

Is it just me or does this dog look like he knows what he's doing? haha

This funny postcard was postmarked around 1954.
USA stamp 1954
Liberty Issue 
In God We Trust
Statue of Liberty
3 cents

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Saksun, Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands
Saksun, Excellent sport fishing place.

This postcard was postmarked in 1991.

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Saksun lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour become an unaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide.
Faroe Islands stamp 1991
Faroese Birds
3.70 Kr

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Wooden Postcard of a Salmon from Finland

(Salmo salar)

(Atlantic Salmon)

Sakke Yrjölä (Name of the artist)

This is a postcard made of wood and was mailed from Finland to the USA in 2019.
The sender used one fish stamp and six water stamps to mail it.
Finland (Suomi Finland) stamp 2018
NORDIC Issue - Fish in Nordic Waters
Coregonus Albula
vendace or European cisco
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Suomi Finland stamp 2008
Cross shaped stamp 
Water & Archipelago - 0,05

Monday, March 2, 2020

A Raised Topography Map of Germany

Ge Relief
Die Welt new entdecken
(Rediscover the world)

This postcard has a raised topography map on it!   It was sent in 2019 with the signatures of 18 people from a Postcrossing meet-up.   
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2019
Astrophysics - Cosmos
ESA Mission Rosetta, 60
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2017
Flora - Flowers, Phlox, 5
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There are three of these stamps on the postcard.... 
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2017
Flora - Flowers
Eranthis hyemalis
Winterling, 10 
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Click HERE to see some of my flower stamps from around the world. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch in Wales

Greetings from North Wales

Church Mary a hollow white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool Church Saint's name cave red *

Swallow Falls, Nant Francon, Caernarvon Castle, Conway Castle and Bridge

Valentine and Sons Postcard
This is a real Photograph
Printed in Great Britain.

This vintage unused 'real photo' postcard is unused.

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Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales.

*Literally translated, the name means: [The] church of [St.] Mary (Llanfair) [of the] pool (pwll) of the white hazels (gwyn gyll) near "over against" (go ger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrn drobwll) [and] the church of [St.] Tysilio (Llantysilio) of the red cave (-ogo[f] goch). The latter element has also been translated as "the cave of St Tysilio the Red".

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Postcard Foods, Chicken Enchiladas, A Cut Box

Premium International Cuisine

Chicken Enchiladas
Tender white chicken meat in a soft tortilla with Suiza-style sour cream sauce topped with cheddar and mozzarella.
Product of Canada

This handmade postcard was mailed in 2020.

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I found this box of food at the store and bought it.  It wasn't that great  but it's "Postcard Food"!

So I cut the box apart and made a postcard with it. (Several years later - I was keeping the box then realized this was a better idea.)
USA stamp 2019
Healing PTSD
Forever a First-Class Stamp
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Proceeds from the “Healing PTSD” stamp are donated to the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Center for PTSD.

The stamp features a sprouting green plant surrounded by withered leaves, a design meant to elicit feelings of growth, healing, and hope.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Camel from Somalia

Geelu kuu baday - (written in Somali)
Beware of camels

This postcard was postmarked in 1986 from Somalia. 

The postcard is written in Swedish, I believe what they wrote is:

Congratulations on the birthday . .  hugs from sweaty Caiski. 
The tropical climate is ok and the people are beautiful and nice - you should be here with your nice camera.
Somalia stamp 1985
J.D. Soomaaliyeed 
The 40th Anniversary of 
International Civil Aviation Organization
11 SH.SO
Somalia stamp 1985
J.D. Soomaaliyeed 
The 40th Anniversary of 
International Civil Aviation Organization
12.50 SH.SO

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Lapland, Northern Finland, A Mosquito

Lappi Lapland

Foto: Markku Wilk

The sender writes:
A Mosquito!

This postcard was postmarked in 2017 from Finland.

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Lapland, also referred to as Lappi Province, is the largest and northernmost region of Finland.

The thickest snow cover ever was measured in Kilpisjärvi in 19 April 1997 and it was 190 cm (6.24 ft). That is over 6 feet of snow in one day!  DANG!
Finland stamp 2016
Everyman's Rights, 1 lk kl 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Howard Johnson's Advertising Postcard from the 80's

Howard Johnson's
distinctive hotels and motor lodges

This unused postcard has the date 1982 written on it.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Greetings from Wittlich, Germany

Grube aus Wittlich
(Greetings from Wittlich)

This postcard was postmarked from Germany in 2009.

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The town of Wittlich is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  It has a population of around 18,000 people.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2007
Hornum Leuchtturme (lighthouse) - 55
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2008
Amrum Leuchtturme (lighthouse) - 55