Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Three Disney 3D and Magnetic Postcards

Pixie Spirit
Disney Fairies
Greetings from Tinker Bell
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Secret Princess

Disney Princess
A Moment of Magic
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Every Moment is a Magic
Disney Princess

This postcard features Belle from Beauty and the Beast.  On the back of the card the statement above is written correctly.... 'Every Moment is Magic'.

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All three of these unused 3D and Magnetic postcards were bought in 2017 for $1.99 each. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Tirta Empul Temple in Bali, Indonesia

Tirta Empul, temple of the source of sacred water

Photo by Liem Men Sang

This postcard is postmarked from Indonesia in 2016 with two matching stamps.

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Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple. The temple compound consists of a bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.
Postal Service, Express 5000

Monday, February 20, 2017

Astronaut John F. Glenn - Friendship 7

Lieutenant Colonel John F. Glenn in his space helmet prior to entering Friendship 7 for his historic orbit around the earth.

Color by NASA

This 'Plastichrome' postcard is unused.

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Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Two Postcards of Fish by Artist Nadine Lahti

"Feed Me" 
By Nadine Lahti
(This painting is of a tarpon fish.)

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Here is one more of hers...
"Mahi On The Prowl"
By Nadine Lahti
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Both of these unused postcard were bought in 2015 at a fun place called Robbie's in the Florida Keys. There are little shops to buy local artists work and you can walk out on the dock (for a small fee) and feed the tarpon fish!   They are wild tarpon, in the ocean.  There are no pens or nets keeping them there, I like that.  :D
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The art of Nadine Lahti features tropical, nautical, and colorful island style original oil and acrylic paintings and prints of seascapes, local island landscapes, tropical birds and fish, and landmarks of the Florida Keys. Her style is unique and it is featured in galleries throughout the Florida Keys.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tunnels of La Massana in Andorra

Valls D'Andorra Alt, 1250 m.
Tunels de la Massana
Tuneles de la Massana
Tunnels de la Massana
Massana Tunnels

This vintage postcard is unused. 

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The Dos Valires Tunnel is a major road tunnel in Andorra linking the two upper Andorran parishes of La Massana and Encamp. It is 2.922 kilometres (1.816 mi) long.

The construction of the tunnel was started in 2005 but was halted in 2009 after one of the viaducts at the La Massana entrance collapsed and killed 5 Portuguese construction workers.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Fisherman, His Wife and A Sinking Boat

Here, hold these!  I have to go back for my wife!

Tundra "Go Back For My Wife"
by Popular Northwestern Cartoonist, Chad Carpenter in 1999.

This postcard is unused. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Glaciers in Kyrgyzstan

Postcard Book
The Earth From the Air
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

A glacier near Mount It-Tish, Ysyk-Kol area, Kyrgystan (Kyrgyzstan)

Glaciers in Kyrgystan are so numerous (about 3,000 of them) and cover so much space (6,500 km2) that some of them remain nameless.  Their slow descent forms the valleys of the Tien-Shan mountain range, second only to the Himalayas for its numerous peaks.  The highest one, Pobedy Peak, is 7,439 m high.  At the heart of Central Asia, surrounded by Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Kasakhstan, the Kygys territory is thus perched at an average height of over 3,000 m.   High mountains cover close to 95% of the area, leaving very little space for sedentary agriculture.  In fact, the whole country remains attached to its nomadic tradition, which is still very much alive today.

This postcard is unused. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Different Types of Coffee from Starbucks

Coffee Press
Caffe Americano
Coffee of the Day

This postcard was printed in 2016 by the Starbucks Coffee Company in Taiwan.  It is postmarked in January of 2017 from Malaysia.

Tempal Beribadat (Places of Worship)
Antarabangsa (International)
RM 2

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentines Day, Little Girl and Mailman

From your Valentine

Handle with care this poor little heart
So cruelly pierced by Dan Cupids dart,
Tis bleeding and tender, but faithful and true,
And every faint throb is a message to you.

C. Licht, Postcard, circa 1912

This is a reproduction postcard and is postmarked in 2014 with a USA flag stamp.
USA stamp 2013
From the series: A Flag for All Seasons
Forever a first class stamp

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fishing Boats on the Mesurado River in Liberia

Fishing Boats on the Mesurado River, Monrovia, Liberia
Photo: E. Ludwig, John Hinde Studios

Monrovia: In front of the silhouette of Monrovia, Liberian fishermen are going to the Mesurado to fish.  In the background stands the True Whig Party building.

This postcard is unused. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Spinning Yarn in Otavalo, Ecuador

Otavalo - Hiladora

Foto: Bodo Wuth

This unused postcard is from 2015.

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Otavalo, capital of Otavalo Canton, is a largely indigenous town in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador. The town is surrounded by the peaks of Imbabura (4,630 metres (15,190 ft)), Cotacachi (4,995 metres (16,388 ft)), and Mojanda volcanoes.

 The Hiladora is also known as the spinning jenny.  It is a multi-spindle spinning frame invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves to produce yarn.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mahabalipuram, The Shore Temple in India


This postcard is unused.

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 In 1969, Madras State was renamed to Tamil Nadu, meaning "Tamil country".

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monument of the Discoveries in Portugal, A 'Dear Doctor' Postcard

Monument of the Discoveries in Belem, outside Lisbon, commemorates the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator pioneer of maritime discovery.

This is a medical advertising postmarked mailed in 1961 to a doctor in West Virginia, USA.

On the back of the card these words are printed:

Dear Doctor:
Here in Portugal, our special stamp commemorates the life, 5 centuries ago, of Prince Henry the Navigator.  Today PENTOTHAL too has charted new worlds of progress.  You'll like its dependable, easily controlled intravenous anesthesia.  Use it soon.
Infante Dom Henrique  
The 500th Anniversary of the 
Death of Heinrich the Sailor
Designed byJosé Pedro Roque, 1959
1 Esc. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Dancer at Night from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Haute Volta)

Lena, pres de BOBO-DIOULASSO,
Danse nocturne ou le masque,
dans sa dimension cosmique,
reactive les puissances de vie.

I put this in google translate and this is what it read:
Night dance or mask,
In its cosmic dimension,
Reactivates the powers of life.

Photo Diavolta

This postcard is postmarked in 1981.

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Bobo-Dioulasso is the second largest city in Burkina Faso.

The name means "home of the Bobo-Doula". It was likely coined by French colonists to reflect the languages of the two major groups in the population.
Haute-Volta (Upper Volta) stamp 1977
Definitive Issues
Statue of a man with a pot
65 F

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two Postcards of La Jolla, California

La Jolla, California

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 with a King Eider bird stamp.

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La Jolla is a hilly seaside community within the city of San Diego, California, occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean.
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La Jolla, California
View orf La Jolla, California with San Diego skyline in background.
Photo: James Blank

The typo of 'orf' above is on the postcard!

This postcard is postmarked in 2011.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
King Eider 
Postcard Rate
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USA stamp 2011
Herbs Series
Sage 29 Cents

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On the River in Surinam, A 'Dear Doctor' Postcard

VI - Paramaribo, Surinam
Natives on Surinam River

Arrived safely . . . . . . .
"Marazine' saved the day as the trip was rough.  Beautiful country!  In 1667 the Dutch traded what is now New York City to England for the sovereignty over Surinam.  Thanks to "Methedrine' I've traded obesity for normal weight.
'B.W. and CO.'

Unfortunately this ends our present trip.  If you enjoyed our cards we hope you will drop us a note.  'Methedrine' literature or samples are available on request. 

This is a "Dear Doctor" advertising postcard.  It was mailed in 1953 to a medical doctor in Elkhart, Indiana, USA with two matching stamps. 
Suriname stamp 1953
Local Motives, 5 c

Monday, February 6, 2017

Trinidad, Cuba - UNESCO World Heritage Site


This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from Cuba.

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Trinidad is a town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, central Cuba. Together with the nearby Valle de los Ingenios, it has been one of UNESCOs World Heritage sites since 1988.
Cubania en Mariposas III
Butterflies of Cuba
Holguinia holguin, 65