Thursday, September 20, 2018

Le Grand Marche (Market), Ganhi, in Dahomey (Benin)

Republique du Dahomey
Le Grand Marche Ganhi

This vintage postcard is unused.

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Cotonou is the largest city and economic centre of Benin.
The name "Cotonou" means "by the river of death" in the Fon language.

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The Republic of Dahomey was established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community.  On August 1, 1960, it attained full independence from France.  In 1975, the country was renamed Benin.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean - A WonderGround Postcard from Disney

Yo Ho Mates, Set sail to see the...
Pirates of the Caribbean

Original Artwork of
"Yo Ho, Set Sail"
by artist Dave Perillo

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Disney
Themes Parks

This unused postcard is from 2017. 

Friday, August 31, 2018

King Street, Jersey, Channel Islands

King Street, Jersey, C.I.

This is the Island's main shopping district with many attractive shops.
Le principal quartier commercant de I'ile avec beaucoup de magasins seduisants.

This vintage postcard is unused.

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The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, consisting of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

An Owl Celebrating International Postcard Week

Whoooo is celebrating International Postcard Week? Owl bet it is you!

International Postcard Week
October 1-7, 2017

This Eastern Screech Owl is hoping this special week is a hoot.
Happy IPW!

Take Care,

Limited Edition Postcard of 100
Postcard and Design by Brenda

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Doctor Who, Comic-Con Advertising Postcard

Doctor Who
BBC America

Comic-Con 2008
Thursday July 24

Doctor Who Panel, Ballroom 20
Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Julie Gardner discuss their creative process and experience on working on the BBC's Doctor Who - Britain's most successful sci-fi franchise - with exclusive clips and Q & A session.

Shown on the card is the 10th Doctor played by David Tennant and Donna Noble played by Catherine Tate.

This advertising postcard is unused.  Below is a scan of the back of the card.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Edwin Aldrin At Work on the Moon

At Work on the Moon

Edwin Aldrin inspects the footpad of the Lunar Module "Eagle" after it landed gently on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, at 4:17 p.m EDT.  The footpad sank into the soil only about two inches.  In the weak lunar gravity, the astronauts weighed only one-sixth of their weight on Earth.

Official NASA Photograph

This vintage postcard is unused. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Harley-Davidson Museum opened in July 2008 and displays a large collection of Motorcycles along with history about Harley-Davidson.  The Iron Horse Hotel, a boutique hotel catering to motorcycle enthusiasts, is located one block south of the museum.

Photos by William H. Jacobs

This unused postcard is from 2016.

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The Harley-Davidson Museum opened on July 12, 2008 and is a celebration of the more than 110-year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) three building complex on 20 acres (81,000 m2) contains more than 450 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and hundreds of thousands of artifacts from the Company's history.
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Here is one more similar postcard from Milwaukee . . .
Harley Davidson Motorcycle
With the corporate headquarters of Harley Davidson Motorcycles in Milwaukee, 
it is not surprising to see a number of these cycles cruising the streets.

Photo by Steve Gibson

This unused postcard is from 2016. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Flag of The Bahamas

Greetings from the Bahamas!
Photo: Werner J. Bertsch

(The white stripe and flower are not part of the flag design.)

This postcard is postmarked in 2017.

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The colors of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The gold alludes to the golden sand and the shining sun– as well as other key land-based natural resources – while the aquamarine stands for the Caribbean sea surrounding the country. The black symbolizes the "strength, vigor, and force" of the Bahamian people, while the directed triangle evokes their "enterprising and determined" nature to cultivate the abundant natural resources on the land and in the sea.

This flag was adopted on July 10, 1973.
USA stamp 2016
Pickup Trucks
1938 International Harvester D-2
Forever a first class stamp

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Maryhill Stonehenge, Washington

The Columbia River Series

The millionaire road builder, Sam Hill, built a complete town here and no one came to live in it.  He tore the town down and built the Stonehenge in its place as a memorial to soldiers who gave their lives in W.W.I. "What in Sam Hill did you do that for?"

This is an unused postcard.

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The Maryhill Stonehenge is a replica of Stonehenge located in Maryhill, Washington. It was commissioned in the early 20th century by businessman Samuel Hill and dedicated on July 4, 1918 as a memorial to those that died in World War I. The memorial was completed in 1929. It is constructed of concrete.  It was the first monument in the United States to honor the dead of World War I (specifically, soldiers from Klickitat County, Washington who had died in the still on-going war).

Friday, June 22, 2018

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Disney Gallery Images

This unused postcard features Jessica and Roger Rabbit.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit, stars Bob Hoskins as private detective Eddie Valiant, who investigates a murder involving Roger Rabbit, a second-banana cartoon character. The film co-stars Charles Fleischer as Roger Rabbit's voice; Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, the villain; Kathleen Turner as the voice of Jessica Rabbit, Roger's cartoon wife; and Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, the detective's girlfriend.

Disney released the film through its Touchstone Pictures division on June 22, 1988.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Harper Lodge in Denali National Park, Alaska

Harper Lodge
at Denali

The sender writes:
Snow is on all the mountains up here but we have lucked out on the weather so far.  We toured this park yesterday and saw caribou, grizzly bear, moose and sheep.  We also saw a new bird.  We will take the train ride of 8 hours next to Anchorage and then fly out on Tuesday.  The temp has been in the 20's and it doesn't warm up much.

This postcard is postmarked in 1989 from Alaska.

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I think this lodge is now the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.
However I did find out that when it was the Harper Lodge, it was named after Walter Harper. . . .

At the age of 21, Harper became the first climber to reach the 20,320-foot summit of Mt. McKinley, (Now called Mout Denali),   the highest peak in North America.

The history-making moment happened on June 7, 1913.
USA stamp 1988
Great Americans
Buffalo Bill Cody
15 cents

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Naminoue Shrine, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Namino - Ue Shrine
The shrine is only one government managed shrine and the annual festival is held on the 17 May.  Evening view is wonderful from its garden which is the best place for rambling.

This is postmarked from Ryukyu in 1971.

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Naminoue Shrine, literally "Above the Waves Shrine", is a Shinto shrine in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. It sits atop a high bluff, overlooking Naminoue Beach and the ocean.

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The Ryukyu Islands, more commonly known in Japanese as the Nansei Islands, are a chain of Japanese Islands.  The largest of the islands is Okinawa.
Japan, Ryukyus Islands stamp 1961
Flying Goddess, Airmail, 9 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bastei Rock Formations and Bridge in Germany

Elbsandsteingebirge Basteibrucke
Zauber einer Landschaft

Scones Elbsandsteingebirge

From a translator:
Elbe Sandstone Mountains Basteibr├╝cke
Magic of a landscape
Beautiful Elbe Sandstone Mountains

This is postmarked in 2009 from Germany with two stamps.

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The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Reaching a height of 305 metres above sea level, the jagged rocks of the Bastei were formed by water erosion.

The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. In 1824, a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors. This bridge was replaced in 1851 by the present Bastei Bridge made of sandstone.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2009 
500 Jahre Rathaus Frankenberg (Eder)
The 500th Anniversary of 
Frankenberg City Hall, 45
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2009
Astromomie (Astronomy)
400 Jahre Keplersche Gesetze
(400 years Kepler's laws) - 55

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pop Tarts - Crush Orange

Pop tarts
New Flavor
Frosted Crush Orange
8 Toaster Pastries 

This is a handmade postcard.  The front of the box was cut off, stamped and mailed in 2016. 

Here is a scan of the back ...

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Best of Tchaikovsky

The Best of Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
The Queen of Spades
The Seasons
Eugene Onegin

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 with three stamps from Russia.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States.

Astrakhan Kremlin 1.00
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Russia stamp 2013
Arts and Crafts of Russia - Shawls
15 p
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Russia stamp 2013
Arts and Crafts of Russia - Shawls
15 p

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Snail Art in Ohio for National Postcard Week

Slowly spreading the news: it's National Postcard Week!
May 7-13, 2017

I took this photo September 2016 at the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library during the art installation "Flock," by CrackingArt, a group from Milan Italy.  There were over 300 recyclable plastic animal figures all over downtown.  I loved the snails!

This unused postcard is number 42 in a limited of 100.  It is from Christina Getrost. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Maryland - State Hood on April 28, 1788


Area, 10,577 sq. mi.
Population, 4,781,468
Capital, Annapolis
Largest city, Baltimore
Statehood, April 28th, 1788
Nickname, Old Line State
Motto, Many Deeds Womanly Words
State bird, Baltimore Oriole
State flower, Black-eyed Susan
State tree, White Oak

Photos: Sidney Traub, Middleton Evans, Ron Haisfield

This unused postcard was giving to me in 2015.

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The Reason for the Nickname:
The Maryland 400 were members of the 1st Maryland Regiment who repeatedly charged a numerically superior British force during the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War, sustaining heavy casualties, but allowing General Washington to successfully evacuate the bulk of his troops to Manhattan. This action is commemorated in Maryland's nickname, the "Old Line State."