Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year - Embroidered

A Happy New Year
The Bird of Happiness is on its way,
To wish you health and joy,
This New Years' Day.

This is postmarked in 1918 and features hand embroidered flowers. 

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Art by Miss Clara



Beste Wensen - Meilleurs Voeux -
Die besten Wunsche! - Best Wishes

This wonderful set of postcards is from Belgium and is unused.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Hindenburg's initial flight

This card was carried on the Hindenburg on its initial flight from Freidrichshafen to Lakehurst, N. J. It is mailed to you with the compliments of the Tide Water Oil Company, whose product was selected to lubricate the giant ship

World's largest Zeppelin selects Veedol
The four Diesel engines of the Hindenburg, capable of developing 4200 hp., are lubricated by Veedol. Proved by over a million air miles of service in the Graf Zeppelin, this finest of Pennsylvania oils now continues in the Hindenburg.
This selection is another tribute to Veedol's inherent quality. You as a Tide Water dealer may take a just pride in selling this oil to your customers.

This is postmarked from Hamburg with a Zeppelin stamp on April 25, 1936 and arrived in New York on May 9th, 1936.

This is one of my favorite postcards in my collection.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Three Christmas Angels

Christmas - Joy! Joy! Joy! to You, you, you! - Hallmark postcard - You can't tell by the scan, but the top of the postcard is cut out to match the hair and halo's of the three little angels!

 postmarked in 12-1995

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Costa Rica - Typical Costarrican Dance

Baile tipico costarricense.
Typical Costarrican dance.
Costarrizensischer Volkstanz.

This is postmarked in 1970 with a Costa Rica stamp.
Costa Rica stamp 1966
XX Anos de Servicio 1946-1966
Lineas Aereas 
Costariceses S.A. (Costa Rican Airlines) 0.45

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas, Col. Sherman Potter in Mash

Merry Christmas
Harry Morgan as Col. Sherman Potter

1982 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
1982 The American Postcard Company

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Musical Animals - Finland

Hauskaa Joulua!

back reads:

Hyvaa Joulua
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!

My guess is ;-)
Merry Chirstmas
Happy New Year

This Christmas postcard is from Elorju2006 in Finland!

postmarked in 2007 with Soumi Finland Christmas stamp

Friday, December 21, 2007

Hold-to-Light Christmas

Bright be your Christmas

Hold this card up to the light and the windows and moon light up and there is a moon beam shadow off the tower, plants, and the road has a light shadow from the child's lamp -

postmarked in 1912 with one cent stamp

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Reason for the Season (Merry Christmas :)

What Christmas is all about...

Jesus is the Reason for the Season - The back has, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

postmarked in 1991 with US 19 cent balloon stamp.

This card is listed on: the best hearts are crunchy :D

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Underwater Santa

Happy Holidays!
We look forward to serving you in 2008.
Happy New Year!
from Poolology, Inc.

I love this advertising postcard ;-)

postmarked in 2007 with a 26 cent 'wild cat' stamp

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Share reprint from DaimlerChrysler

A reprint of a share from DaimlerChrysler (Automobiles)

the fine print (I think, it's VERY small and hard to read):
fully paid and non-assessable no par value registered share(s) at DaimlerChrysler AG, Stutgartt, pursuant to the terms of its Articles of Association.
The numbers identifying the share(s) represented by this certificate is/are noted in the share register.
A transfer of the share(s) represented by this certificate will be registered in the share register upon application and presentation of this certificate, properly endorsed or accompanied by a duly executed form of assignment. The share(s) represented by this certificate is/are transferable at the Head Office of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main and in the United States of America at the office of the Bank of New York in New York, N.Y.

The back of the card reads...
"Original Historische Wertpapiere erhalten Sie unterwww. amp;quot
It translates as:
"Original historical shares you can obtain underwww.
Their site is in English, too. Thanks Raimer for the translation and for this information...
They are sellers of old shares. This is a collecting area that originated in Germany in the seventies, and I think Germany is still the biggest market. The US is quite strong, too. This hobby is also called "scripophily".

postmarked in 2007 with two Deutschland (Germany) stamps

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Alien Alphabet

Alien Decoder -
the Science of Aliens - Use the alphabet to decode the Alien message at a science museums web address.
I love this very unique card!
Mailed from England 11-2006

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Alaska - The Wild Frontier

The Wild Frontier in Alaska
Illustration by Arnold Elovarra

What a colorful, eye catching postcard. It has everything! Animals, Totem Poles, Beautiful Scenery and more ;-)

It was postmarked from Fairbanks Alaska in 1996.
USA stamp 1996
Blue Jay
20 cents

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Florida - Snow - vs - Beach

Things are tough here in Florida - I almost got sunburned yesterday! - photo by V. Rouse and Chris Lawson

I love this postcard!! I grew up in the snow and now live in Florida, about 30-40 minutes from the beach.

Postmarked in 2000 with 33 cent heart shaped stamp. 

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hilary Clinton by Esther Crotty

This postcard came in the mail, I think as an advertisement for Eshter Crotty. com The front has Hilary Clinton, speaking for her puppet Bill, as an angel, and as the Devil!

The back has another piece of work by Esther, it's a man running over a street light bent over a road in a large city. I went to her web site and it has some fantastic artwork!

This is postmarked from NY with a 41 cent CELEBRATE stamp in 2007.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Map of Old Hawaii

Map of Old Hawaii -
Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii

Original Engraving by Steve Strickland

Printed with Ecologically-Sound Inks on Chlorine-Free Recycled Paper

postmarked in 2007 with 26 cent 'wild cat' (Florida Panther) stamp

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

3-D Hypnotising Glasses

I have two of these '3-D Hypnotising Glasses' postcards!! When you tilt the card, the circles get larger and smaller, then you're hypnotised!! ;-)

Both are postmarked from Finland in 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Art - Badlands Camp

Badlands Camp -
One of America's Top Western Artists, Ted Long, has this to say about his painting, "Badlands Camp" tells the story of the intense bitter life that was endured by the plains Indians during the long winter months in their teepee camps. The daily chores of gathering food, fuel, and fodder were the most important things on their minds. Some went off in search of meat and a possible better campsite. Although the teeppees looked warm and cozy, then the evening fires burned down, there was much snuggling down deep into the buffalo robes. -

This painting hangs in Wall Drug's Western Art Gallery dining room in Wall, South Dakota. - postmarked in 1979 with 10 cent 'People's Right to Petition for Redress' stamp

Monday, November 26, 2007

Disney Villains

Disney Villains

postmarked in 2007 with 'Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi' stamp

Kaa - from the Jungle Book
Genghis Khan - Mulan
Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Horned King - The Black Cauldron
Lady Tremaine (Evil Step Mom) - Cinderella
Yzma - The Emperors New Groove
Scar - The Lion King
Evil Queen - Snow White
Hades - Hercules
Ursula - Little Mermaid
(in back) Chernabog - Night on Bald Mountain in Fantasia
Jafar - Aladdin
Maleficent- Sleeping Beauty
Hook - Peter Pan
Cruella Devil - 101 Dalmatians
Queen of Hearts - Alice in Wonderland
Percival C. McLeach - Rescuers Down Under
Professor Ratigan - The Great Mouse Detective
Pain and Panic - Hercules
Diablo the Raven - Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Utah - Slot Canyons

Slot Canyons in Utah...

Slot canyons are created over millions of years as stormy waters rush through narrow crevices beneath soft sedimentary rocks. The opening of a slot canyon is only a few feet wide at the top and can descend down 100 feet revealing smoothly carved walls. Utah contains the largest number of slot canyons in the world. Visitors must use caution when observing the canyons - a desert storm can turn the dry canyon into a raging river.

Photographer - Howie Garber

unused but has writing on it and is from 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hilltribe of Thailand

The Hilltribe people of Thailand.
back reads, G. 620 Maekhong River, Thailand

I love the photo on the third row, second one in, with the 'long neck' girl!

postmarked in 2007 with three Thailand stamps

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

For What We Receive this Thanksgiving Let us Be Thankful - (card is upside down from the back) - postmarked in 1912 with one cent stamp

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1957 Ferrari

A 1957 250 Ferrari Testa Rossa prototype, as seen in Smithsonian. -
Smithsonian Magazine's website highlights the best of each monthly issue, and features games, contests, and image galleries. -
this is a free HotStamp postcard - unused but form 1999

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hold-to-Light - 1776-1976

'Hold to Light' postcard

Independence Hall - 1776-1976 - Hold this card up to the light and the windows shine yellow, and the numbers and words shine white. -


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Turkey, Map and Rugs

Turkish Carpets with map of Turkiye (Turkey)

I love this postcard!!

postmarked with machine stamp from Turkiye in 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mastiff from Czech Republic

A Mastiff Postcard from the Czech Republic!
The back reads...

Mohutny (minimalne 76 cm vysoky) hrdy, statecny pes anglickeho puvodu, je zname stare plemeno z dob kolem roku 700 pred n. I. Prosve vlastnosti byle kdysi pouzivani pri kralovskych stvanicich k lovu lvu v rimskych dobach v arenach pri krvavych hrach. Dnes patri mezi pracovni plemena.

Foto zasl. um. E. Tylinek
Test Z. Samkova
Vytiskly VCT, provoz 19, Pardubice

translated by linda718 on flickr:
Muscular, at least 76 cm tall, proud and brave dog came from England way back from 700 b.c.In medieval times, they were used as lion hunting dogs and by the time of Ceasar,they were used as war dogs and gladiators. He is one of the working breeds today.
Photo sent by artist E Tylinek
Text by Z.Samkova
Published by VCT,unit 17,Pardubice(name of town)

unused but I think from around 1993

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Story of Winnie the Pooh - Winnipeg Canada

Winnipeg Canada

Located inside Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg is the statue of Harry Colebourn and his black Bear cub "Winnie". It was while on his way to Britain to serve in WWI, that Harry bought the young bear from a trapper in White River, Ontario and named him "Winnie" short for his hometown of Winnipeg. Winnie was donated to the London Zoo where he was often visited by a boy named Christopher Robin Milne. He liked Winnie so much that he named his own stuffed bear "Winnie the Pooh", inspiring A.A. Milne, the boy's father to write the famous "Winnie the Pooh" Children's stories.

This Postcard Factory postcard was mailed with 93 Canadian flower stamp in 2007.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Flower seed package Postcard

Postcard Series
Wild Flowers of the
Grand Canyon

This is an actual postcard you mail, however, it is also a seed package with 'Mexican Poppy' seeds packaged for 2008. There are directions for planting on the back and a place to write the address, a message and to put a first class stamp.

Mexican Poppy (from the back of the postcard)
As vibrant as the Grand Canyon itself, this flower's blossoms open with the morning sun and close when dusk falls. This stunning annuals saucer-shaped petals blanket the canyonland with deep orange and bright yellow hues, delighting the eye with both color and form, so impressive, so delicately beautiful. (18" tall).

Unused but has writing and is from 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Potters from Dahomey (Benin)

Republique du Dahomey
potters d'Abomey (Potters of Abomey)

This vintage postcard is unused.

- - -

Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. Abomey is also the former capital of the ancient Kingdom of Dahomey (c. 1600–1904), which would later become a French colony, then the Republic of Dahomey (1960–1975), and is the modern-day Republic of Benin.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Canada - Provincial Bird The Mosquito

Provincial bird, the mosquito (Eades Vexans)

Postmarked with Canada 93 'flower' stamp in 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

Tiffany Stained-Glass Window

The Morse Museum is pleased to announce the opening of 'Quest of Beauty - Louis Comfort Tiffany's Life and Art' on November 6. This special exhibition of more than 100 objects is a biographical presentation of Louis Comfort Tiffany's art, including paintings, leaded-glass windows, blown-glass vases, personal artifacts, archival photographs, and other works from the Morse Museum's comprehensive Tiffany collection.

Photo on front: Feeding the Flamingos window, c. 1892. Leaded glass, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

postmarked in 2007 with machine stamp 'non-profit org'

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
with Freddy, Jason and Leatherface.

Come back for the Final Weekend and Enjoy Exclusive Passholder Pricing!

Postmarked in 2007 with Presorted machine stamp

From their website:

Dare to experience the most FRIGHTENING haunted houses ever created for Halloween Horror Nights based on the popular films Friday The 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thing, Dead Silence and some of the most CHILLING houses from horror nights past.

Including the ever popular Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure - and hundreds of horrific "scare-actors."

Ringmaster Jack transforms the streets of Halloween Horror Nights into a spine-tingling, multi-sensory spectacle! See such sinister sideshows as the Rat Lady, the Chainsaw Drill Team, Motormaniacs, Killer Carnies, and the Troupe Macabre!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Brain Eaters - 1958 Movie

The Brain Eaters: 1958
Directed by Bruno VeSota
American International Pictures

Edwin Nelson
Joanna Lee
Alan Frost

Produced by :
Edwin Nelson

Story and Screenplay by:
Gordon Urquhart

postmarked in 2008 with a 29 cent 'Norman Rockwell' stamp

 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to Powers and a small group of free individuals. 

Monday, October 29, 2007

Vienna, Austria, Cathedral

Vienna, Austria - St. Stephen's Cathedral - Karl Kraus, Republik Osterreich stamp in 1974

The Architecture on this old church is amazing!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thomas Kinkade - Garden of Prayer

The Garden of Prayer

There is a place
Our God creates -
A wondrous Garden of Prayer.

And there He'll wait
Beside the gate
For those who'll meet Him there.

Perhaps in a garden we are closer to our creator. We certainly are more close to His creation. My prayer is that this painted garden will be a meeting place for many that would speak to their God in the silence of morning. Or the silence of evening. Or any time in between. In our imagination we might picture his presence at our side. Or is it just imagination? Do we see in the distance a gentle visitor approaching the gate?
- Thomas Kinkade

This postcard is unused, but from 1997

You can't realy see it too good, but you can see Jesus down the path!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks Coffee- one f-f-fr-free f-f-fr-frappuccino! just looking at this advertising postcard makes me drool! postmarked 1998