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

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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

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Virginia Map

Greetings From Virginia
Site of the first English settlement in the New World at Jamestown in 1607. Home of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Tyler, Harrison and Wilson. Capital of the Confederate States during the Civil War and site of more than half the battles of that war. From Atlantic beaches to Appalachian mountains, a wonderful state to visit
postmarked in 1994 with US 19 cent balloon stamp.

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I have a 1950's postcard from Myrtle Beach and the sender writes on it:
This is a nice beach, but don't change your plans, Virginia Beach is nicer.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Titanic Ocean Liner, Black and White Memorial Postcard

Ocean Liner Titanic - Largest Steamer in the World
Sunk by iceberg on maiden trip off Halifax, April 15, 1912; 1500 people drowned.  Length, 882 feet; breadth. 92 feet; number of steel decks, 11; watertight bulkheads. 15; passengers accommodated. 2,500; crew. 860; tonnage registered. 45,000; tonnage displacement. 66,000; cost $7,500.000.

This postcard is from 1912 and is unused.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Snail in the Rain

Snail under the Rain - (too funny) photograph by Louis Gailard
postmarked with Finland Journalism stamp -  12-2006

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Alaska Mosquito

The Alaska State Bird

Everyone knows Alaska has the largest (Mosquitoes) in the world. Feeding on Cheechako's and other visitors unaware of their prodigious size, they have been known to carry small bears and children off to their feeding areas. This record catch was shot attempting to carry a bus from the roadway. -

I love this "alaska joe" original postcard!! too funny!

postmarked with 41 cent 'Aurora Australis' stamp in 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Disney's Winnie the Pooh

Based on the "Winnie the Pooh" works, by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard - I love how bright and cheery most Disney postcards are.  Click on the Disney tag on the right to see more  :D

postmarked from Finland in 2007 with Finland flower stamp

Friday, October 12, 2007

Salt Lake City, Utah

This aerial view of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah shows many of the important buildings located in this area.  The magnificent 12,000 foot Wasatch Mountain range rises in the background.

This postcard is postmarked in 1992.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Red-eyed Tree-frog in Australia

The Red-eyed Tree-frog is one of Australia's most colourful frogs. It is rarely seen as it lives high in the canopy of eastern coastal wet forests, but after rain hundreds of males come to the ground and call to females to breed.
postmarked in 2007 with Australia 'common wombat' $1.25 stamp

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

3-D art by Charles Fazzino

The 3-D art of Charles Fazzino - 35 years of Holiday magic - Signed and Numbered in Limited Edition - Wentowrth Gallery cordially invited you to meet the world-renowned artist Charles Fazzino, known for his 3-Dimensional Works of Art. -
has the machine, presorted stamp, but not addressed. - 2006

His work is AMAZING! Lots of fun to look at ;-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Eruption of Volcano in Hawaii

This spectacular shot of a sightseeing helicopter hovering over an eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is a very rare photo. - Photo: Randy Hufford - the card reads: "Dear Mr. Cote, We received your inquiry regarding the postcard order for Mr. -----. The order was sent via air parcel post on 2/16/86." - machine stamped and dated from Honolulu, HI on March 21, 1986

Monday, October 8, 2007

Disney's Main Street U.S.A. in 1972

Disney - Main Street U.S.A. - Chugging horseless carriages, gas lamps, and "Seaboard Victorian" elegance are all part of Main Street, U.S.A., where turn-of-the-century America lives again. - postmarked in 1972 with 6 cent Eisenhower stamp

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Winchester Mystery House, Californian

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California -
Photo by Ken Glaser, Jr. -
postmarked in 2007 with 37 cent 'toy' stamp

From the Winchester Mystery House website....
Tour through 110 of the 160 rooms and look for the bizarre phenomena that gave the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, staircases leading to nowhere, a chimney that rises four floors, doors that open onto blank walls, and upside down posts! No one has been able to explain the mysteries that exist within the Winchester Mansion, or why Sarah Winchester kept the carpenters' hammers pounding 24 hours a day for 38 years. It is believed that after the untimely deaths of her baby daughter and husband, son of the Winchester Rifle manufacturer, Mrs. Winchester was convinced by a medium that continuous building would appease the evil spirits of those killed by the famous "Gun that Won the West" and help her attain eternal life. Certainly her $20,000,000 inheritance was sufficient to support her obsession until her death at 82!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

El Ávila Cable Car in Venezuela

Teleferico, estacion de llegada, emocion a 2.100 m.
(Cable car, train station arrival, emotion at 2,100 m.)

Funicular to the Avila's top 6,405 feet, very exciting
Caracas - Venezuela

This is postmarked in 1970 with a Venezuela stamp.
Venezuela stamp 1967
Libertador Y Padre de la Patria
Jose Gilde Castro 1825
Simon Bolivar - 0,35 Aereo (Airmail)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Barranquilla - Colombia

Barranquilla - Colombia
Balneario Prado Mar en Puerto Colombia
(I think the translation is something like, washing (or taking a spa) in Prado Sea at Port Colombia)

This is postmarked in 1964 with a machine stamp from Colombia.