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.

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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'