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