Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dragon Ball Super - Broly

The Movie
Dragon Ball Super
January 16

The sender writes:
I went  to go watch this movie and they gave me this as a promotional material so I thought it would be a great postcard.  This movie was awesome with a lot of yelling and hair color changing.

This postcard was mailed in January 2019.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a Japanese anime martial arts fantasy/adventure film.

A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core!

In Limited Theaters: Jan 16, 2019
USA stamp 2012
Disney/Pixar - Sulley, Mike Wazowski and Boo from Monsters, Inc.
Forever a first class rate

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Auld Lang Syne ?? We twa hae paddled i' the burn...

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld aquaintance be forgot
And never brought to min'?
Should auld aquaintance,
And the days of Lang Syne?

Chorus -
For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
For Auld Lng Syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou't the gowans fine,
And we've wandered mony a weary fit,
Sin' Auld Lang Syne.

We twa hae paddled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared,
Sin' Auld Lang Syne.

And here's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine,
And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
For Auld Lang Syne.

And surely you'll be your pint stoup,
As sure as I'll be mine;
And we'll tak' a right good willie-waught,
For Auld Lang Syne.

This postcard was postmarked in 1909.

One of the things I love about vintage postcards is the used of old words that are not used anymore and the old scrolling handwriting, however, I am not sure what a lot of this one means!
USA stamp 1902 
United States of America
From the series: Presidents & Other Famous People 
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
1 cent 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Two Very Similar Disney Fireworks Postcards...

Walt Disney World

For the millennium celebration, Epcot is introducing IllumiNations 2000: reflections of Earth, an all-new nighttime spectacular filled with the fiery glow of torches, a high-energy soundtrack, sky-piercing lasers and thunderous fireworks.

This unused postcard is from the year 2000.

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Here is a similar postcard..... I bought this card in 2012, it amazes me how similar the fireworks are!  I'm guessing they just added a few more via photoshop for this card.

Walt Disney World
9. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

This postcard is from a bonus book of 10 postcards.  I bought it in 2012. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Meet Me at Ma Fischer's Restaurant in Wisconsin (International Postcard Week)

Meet me at Ma Fischer's
Open 24 Hours

IPCW (International Postcard Week) - 6-12, 2019

Ma Fischer's is an iconic restaurant for late nite meals after going out on One East Side.  As you can see, UW-Milw (Wisconsin University - Milwaukee) students frequent this place, as I did when I was at UWM as a student in 1983.  Good times, lots of laughter and memories here.

See ya next year!

Kari - from Wisconsin 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Greetings From the North Pole - A Wood Postcard

Greetings from the NORTH POLE

This large letter postcard is made of wood and was postmarked in 2018 with two Santa stamps.

The sender writes a punny message:
I 'WOOD' like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
USA stamp 2018
Christmas, Sparkling Santas
Forever a first class stamp 
USA stamp 2018
Christmas, Sparkling Santas
Forever a first class stamp

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Christmas Rhyme with Holly Berry

Holly bough and holly berry
Take for me a message merry
Take remembrance and a rhyme
For the Merry Christmas time
Take good wishes and good cheer
That shall last the whole New Year.

Sandford Card Company, Dansville N.Y.

It took me a few tries to figure out how to read this postcard!  It was postmarked in 1913.
USA stamp 1913
Parcel Post
Post Office Clerk
Red, 1 Cent

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Town Center in Umag, Croatia


The sender writes:
This card is from the place we spent our summer holidays this year.  It is near to where we live (only 1 hour 30 minutes) in Croatia.  It was really nice and the sea was very warm.  

This postcard is from Croatia, however,  it was postmarked in 2019 from Slovenia, from a lady who lives in Italy.  I love it!

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Umag (Italian: Umago) is a coastal town in Istria, Croatia.  It was mentioned for the first time in the 7th century by someone from Ravenna, but it already existed in Roman times. Proof of this is found in the numerous remains of Roman villas uncovered all along the coast.
Slovenia (Slovenija) stamp 2017
Villa Creativa, 
Happy New Year 
Snowman, C

Monday, December 2, 2019

Muskox in Greenland

Kap Kobenhavn (Cape Copenhagen), North Greenland
Photo: Jens Bocher

This postcard features muskox and was postmarked from Greenland in 2017. 
Greenland (Gronland) stamp 2017
(Small European Postal Administration Cooperation)
Local Handicrafts, 15,00 Kr

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A 1912 Thanksgiving Day Greetings Postcard

Thanksgiving Greetings

This unused vintage postcard features an embossed turkey, corn, grapes and other food.

It was designed in 1912 by Heymann. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Map and Flowers from North Carolina

North Carolina Fun Facts

State Capital: Raleigh
State Tree: Long Leaf Pine
State Flower: Dogwood
State Bird: Cardinal
Highest Point: Mount Mitchel; 6,684 feet
Largest City: Charlotte
Area: 48,843 square miles
Statehood: Nov. 21, 1789 (12th admitted)
State Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
State Song: "The Old North State"

Photo by Jim Doane

This unused postcard was bought in 2009.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Namirembe Cathedral in Uganda

Namirembe Cathedral

This postcard was postmarked from Uganda in 2017.

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Saint Paul's Cathedral Namirembe is the oldest cathedral in Uganda. It serves as the provincial cathedral of the Church of Uganda, the first diocese to be founded in the Church of Uganda province, in 1890.
Uganda stamp 2017
Uganda Wildlife
Vervet Monkey, 1800

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Mosquito as the State Bird of Mississippi

Mississippi State Bird
The Mosquito

The sender writes: I saw this postcard at a gas station in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, it made me laugh, so I decided to mail you one.

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.

I actively look for postcards that feature funny mosquitoes.  You can see my collection HERE.
USA stamp 2017
Zebra Nerite
Postcard rate

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cornwall England, The Sender Writes about E and W Germany

The Delectable Duchy
Cornish men claim that theirs is the first, last and best County of England.

From Padstow Point to Hartland Light
Is a water grave by day or night.

By Tre, Pol, & Pen, ye shall know Cornish men.

"Pilchards are food, money and Light, all in one night. "
(I had to look up Pilchard, it is an oily sardine.)

As I was going to St. Ives.  I met a man with Seven Wives.
Seven Wives had Seven Sacks, Seven Sacks had Seven Cats, Seven Cats had Seven Kits.
Kits, Cats, Sacks, Wives, how many were going to St. Ives?

The sender writes:
I am having a fascinating trip.  If I get past the Russian guards at the E. German border - I should be in W. Berlin this PM.  If not, read about it its the Times.  See you all and tell ole Soca, I am safe.

This was postmarked from "(1) Berlin SW 11" with a German stamp  on October 5, 1959.

On a side note:
They started building the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 and it came down on November 9th, 1989.
Germany stamp 1959
Deutsche Bundespost
Professor Dr. Theodor Heuss, 20
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Theodor Heuss (31 January 1884 – 12 December 1963) was a West German politician who served as the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1959.