Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Big Heart and a Teddy Bear for Our Friendship

Vår Vänskap ar ingen småsak

The sender translated this from Swedish:
Our friendship is no small thing.  

This is a pre-printed stamped postcard that was mailed from Finland in 2017.  It was signed by four people. 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Mickey Kissing Minnie on New Years Eve

Dong Dong


The sender writes:
I found this great vintage Disney card.  I've never seen such a New Year Card.

This postcard features Mickey Mouse kissing Minnie Mouse at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve.  It was postmarked from Finland in 2017.
Finland stamp 2011
Mailboxes, 2 LK KL

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Aplomado Falcon

Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis)  were once common in open grasslands and deserts from southern Texas to southern Arizona, the northernmost boundary of their range.  Today they are listed as endangered and vary rare in the U.S. and northern Mexico, but efforts are underway to reintroduce them to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. 

Photographer - Larry R. Ditto

This postcard was postmarked in 1995.  
USA stamp 1988
Great Americans
Mary Cassatt, 23 c
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Mary Stevenson Cassatt
(May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) 
was an American painter and printmaker.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Santa with a Fuzzy Beard - God Jul (Merry Christmas)

 God Jul (Merry Christmas)

This santa has a cotton type of material glued onto his hat and beard.  It looks like it make it through the mail safely though.  It was postmarked from Finland in 1964.
Finland (Suomi Finland) stamp 1963 -1975 
Coat of Arms - 
Thick White Circle Around Value
10 Mk
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There are two of these stamps on the postcard. 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Old Catholic Church in Inhambane, Mozambique

 Greetings from Inhambane

The old Catholic Church, Inhambane
A Igreja Catolica Velha, Inhambane

Photo by: Magma photography

The sender writes:
Oi (Hello) from Mozambique, the land of beaches.

This postcard was postmarked in 2018 with of the same stamps seen below.

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Inhambane, also known as Terra de Boa Gente (Land of Good People), is a city located in southern Mozambique, Africa.  It is known for being surrounded by a beautiful seaside and a combination of modern and rustic historic architecture, making it a popular place for tourists.
Mozambique (Mozambique) stamp 2015
Associacao Internacional das comunicacoes de 
expressao portuguesa - 25 anos 
This stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of 
the International Association of Portuguese Speakers
92.00 MT

Friday, October 23, 2020

Two Smurf Postcards from Finland

Iloista Juhlapaivaa
(Happy Celebration)

Smurfit  (Finnish for Surfs)

This postcard features (probably) Clumsy Smurf, Smurfette, and Papa Smurf.

Smurfit  (Finnish for Surfs)

This postcard features Gargamel and his cat Azrael.

Both of these unused postcards were bought in Finland in 2017.

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The Smurfs first full appearance was published on October 23, 1958. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Exposure (Pooping Man) in Lelystad, The Netherlands (International Postcard Week)

International Postcard Week
October 6 - 12, 2019
Exposure - Landart Antony Gormley
Lelystad, The Netherlands

In our province (Flevoland) at this moment there are 8 land arts.  I have visited 7 of them and this is my favorite one.  Locally it is called the pooping man.  There are wonderful sunsets by this sculpture.  There is a new one coming this month.

Brenda - From the Netherlands

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Happy International Postcard Week! Hamburg, Germany

October 6-12, 2019
International Postcard Week

The sender writes:
Hamburg is a beautiful place, especially for a water person like me.  This card creates a very different kind of reality.  I'm a wave.  But it has it's own kind of beauty to it.  I wish you all the best!

This postcard was made by Noa from Germany.

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 
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