Monday, June 22, 2020

Lady and the Tramp

God Jul (Merry Christmas)

Ett julkort fran Kalle Ankas Bokklubb

Translation from Swedish:
A Christmas card from Kalle Ankas Book Club

This vintage unused postcard features characters from the Disney movie 'Lady and the Tramp', The Tramp, Lady, Trusty, and I have no idea who the little one is.

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Lady and the Tramp was the 15th Disney animated feature film and was released on June 22, 1955.

Lady and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family and a male stray mutt called the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures and fall in love. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Big Orange from Melbourne Florida (International Postcard Week)

Hello!  from the Big Orange!
Eau Gallie / Melbourne, Florida, USA

International Postcard Week
6-12 October 2019

This postcard highlights a tacky eyesore "Big Orange" built in 1966 by Adger Smith, a lifelong resident of Eau Gallie.  It was used as a welcome station by the chamber of commerce to dispense orange juice to tourists.  Big Orange has managed to escape all attempts to demolish the gaudy eyesore.  In fact it is so ugly it has become an icon to the sophisticated Melbourne (formerly the city of Eau Gallie) residents.

Love, Harmony

Monday, May 11, 2020

KOKO the Saint Bernard in the Snow / Whiskey Barrel

Le Saint-Bernard Des Neiges

(I believe the translation is: The Saint Bernard of snow.)

The sender writes:
We are having a great time.  The snow in Austria was out of this world - but here in Zermatt, there isn't any so we leave here tomorrow morning for Davos for the rest of the week.

(Zermatt and Davos are both in Switzerland.)

This dog postcard was postmarked from Switzerland in 1973.
Switzerland (Helvetia) stamp 1960
Zeitglockenturm, Bern, 60
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The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower and civic memorial.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Pretoria, South Africa, The Voortrekker Monument

Pretoria-Die Hoofstad
(Translation from Afrikaans, Pretoria-The Capital)

The imposing Voortrekker Monument with a glimpse of the well-known Union Buildings framed by lilac jacarandas.

Die imposante Voortrekkermonument met 'n kykie van die welbekende Uniegebou en ligpers jakarandas.

This vintage postcard is unused and from South Africa.

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Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government.

Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and within South Africa it is sometimes called the "Jacaranda City" due to the thousands of jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.

Monday, May 4, 2020

YourFather, Darth Vader from Star Wars as the Godfather


I love how Darth Vader is copying The Godfather movie!

This funny Star Wars postcard is unused.

Here is the image from The Godfather this postcard is having fun with....

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

My LEGO and Minion Wedding Cake for International Postcard Week

Happy International Postcard Week
October 7-13, 2018

To celebrate International Postcard Week this year I am sending a picture of my wedding cake!  I married Jack in April so my name is now Brenda Cole.  We had the funnest wedding anyone has ever had!  (We were married on April 28, 2018.)

Take care,
Mrs. Brenda Cole

The theme of our wedding was Star Wars, Minion, and LEGO!

limited edition of 100

This was postmarked in 2018.
USA stamp 2016
Legends of Hollywood
Shirley Temple 1928 - 2014
Forever first class

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Advertisement for the Auction of The Home of Shakespeare

Shakspeare's (Shakespeare's) House
Mr. Robins
feels highly flattered at having been selected 
by the representatives of the late Mr. Thomas Court, 
to submit to public competition
At the auction mart, London
On Thursday, 19th of September, 1847
at twelve O'clock
The Truly Heart-Stirring Relic
of a most glorious period, and of
The most honored monument of the greatest genus that ever lived.  

The sender writes:
Hi Brenda
We saw 5 plays in London and 5 plays in Stratford, loved most of them.  I could have stayed in Stratford longer.  

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This wood postcard was postmarked in 2019 from England.  It is of a paper advertisement to announce that the house in which Shakespeare was born and brought up in was going up for auction. After Shakespeare owned it, it remained in his family with his sister Joan Hart until is was sold to Thomas Court in 1806. 

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I know there are a lot of Shkespeare fans, however, to call him 'The Greatest Genus That Ever Lived', might be a bit of a stretch.  

Great Britain stamp 2019
Queen Elizabeth II, 1.35 P

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Peter Capaldi

National Portrait Gallery

Peter Capaldi
Photo by Paul Stuart, June 2014

The purchase of this postcard supports the National Portrait Gallery, London.

This postcard was postcard in 2017 from Finland.

The sender writes:

I saw the episode where Doctor Who lost his sight.  I'm not sure if I want to see the next episode!  I just LOVE Capaldi!

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Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010.

Finland stamp 2016
WWF, Endangered Species
Nehalennia speciosa
1 LK KL  
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Finland stamp 2017
Birds, Arktika
Clangula hyemalis
Long-tailed duck

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

"What happened to your hand?"

Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Artist: Lars Justinen

The sender writes:
Jesus is my Rock in times of trouble. 

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