Sunday, September 27, 2020

Blood Moon Photo by Pawel Uchorczak

Blood Moon
September 27/28, 2015

Photo by Pawel Uchorczak

This postcard is unused.  Underneath the spot for the stamp are the words: Frame me or mail me.

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Pawel Uchorczak is a photographer from Opole, Poland. Landscapes are the main topic.  His photo's are stunning! 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses 100th Birthday Portrait

Painted from life by Dean Faust to celebrate her 100th birthday, September 7, 1960.

This painting is part of the Grandma Moses Schoolhouse Museum Collection of the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont

This vintage postcard is unused, however, there is a stamp of her artwork on the back of the card. 

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Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk artist. She began painting in earnest at the age of 78.
USA stamp 1969
Painting by "Grandma Moses" 
Anna Mary Robertson Moses, 1860-1960
6 cents, U.S. Postage 

This stamp shows her painting 'Fourth of July', which is owned by the White House. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A Mailbox from France, Postes - for International Postcard Week

Greetings From France
International Postcard Week
October 6-12, 2019

Limited Edition # 4 of 20

This mailbox postcard is from Anne.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

International Postcard Week -Trinidad and Tobago, 2019

International Postcard Week
October 6 -12, 2019

150 Years of Postcards

Did you Know?
* A postcard is a piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope.
* Deltiology is the study and collecting of postcards.
*The first country-issued postcard was in 1869 by the Austrian post.
* In 2002, an 1840 postcard bearing a penny black stamp, the writer Theodore Hook sent to himself, sold for a record £ 31,750.
 - Information courtesy of Wikipedia.

The front of this postcard features Trinidad and Tobago's national flower, birds and instrument.

This postcard is from Nalini in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago stamp 2005
Medicinal Plants
Local Herbal Medicine
Wonder of The World, 3.00
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Trinidad and Tobago stamp 2005
Medicinal Plants
Local Herbal Medicine
Worm Grass, 75 C

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Genbaku Dome in Japan

Genbaku-Dome - On 6th Aug. 1945 the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
a wold heritage site by UNESCO

This postcard was postmarked in 2009.

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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Genbaku Dome, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.  It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin of the hall serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.
Japan (Nippon)  stamp 2009
The 50th Anniversary of Japanese 
Weekly Comic Books for Kids

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Insignia / Emblem for Apollo 11

Apollo 11

John F. Kennedy Space Center
The official Apollo 11 Insignia

This postcard is unused.

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The Apollo 11 mission emblem was designed by Astronaut Michael Collins, who wanted a symbol for "peaceful lunar landing by the United States". At Lovell's suggestion, he chose the bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, as the symbol. Tom Wilson, a simulator instructor, suggested an olive branch in its beak to represent their peaceful mission. Collins added a lunar background with the Earth in the distance.

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins decided not to put their names on the patch, so it would "be representative of everyone who had worked toward a lunar landing".

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Full Moon and Skyline of Seattle, Washington for International Postcard Week 2019

International Postcard Week
October 6-12, 2019

Full Moon
Seattle, Washington USA
Photo by Tim Durkan

Warm greetings from the "Evergreen State" of Washington!  Our state is famous for apples, salmon, Starbucks coffee, and the beautiful skyline of our largest city, Seattle.

Wishing you peace and happiness,

Kimberly from Washington

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