Monday, March 31, 2008

Co-President Hillary Rodham Clinton

Co-President Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to address the Congress
The American Postcard Co.

This postcard is unused. 

Sunday, March 30, 2008

dimensional Manatee Postcard

This is a very unique 3-D?) postcard! The manatee sticks out abut 1/4 of an inch from the back. It is a very flexible material that moves easily when you poke it.

Bought in Daytona Beach, Florida

postmarked in 2008 with 41 cent 'Disney's Dumbo' stamp

Saturday, March 29, 2008

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

postmarked in 2008 with United Arab Emirates stamps

the sender writes:

This is a view of some various desert/water sports that take place here in Dubai. Ski Dubai is an artificial snow/ski park since we are in the gulf and don't get much snow...ever.
The pictures with the cars in the desert is called sand bashing. We also sand board (like snow boarding minus the snow)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Leather 'shoe' postcard - Unique!

'Pon My Sole, I wish yo many happy returns of the day.

This is a greetings postcard (shaped like you see in the scan) and is made from leather. It is the sole (or bottom) of a shoe!

This is postmarked in 1905.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tenugui hand towel - Japan - ume blossoms

on the card:
Ume blossoms in the snow / Ume at Kitano Tenmangu shrine

At Kitano Tenmangu shrine, which is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, whose favorite tree was the ume, or Japanese plum, ume blossoms begin to appear in around January, and their distinctive sweet aroma pervades the grounds until March. Despite the fact that spring is just around the corner, February is a cold month, and here and there in Kyoto one comes across scenes where lightly falling snow has left a dusting of white on the light-crimson ume blossoms.

the sender writes:
This postcard is a card of the Tenugui. Tenugui is a Japanese hand towel. The material is cotton. The charm of the Tenugui is that it has abundant color and design! This is a traditional design, and it is likely that now, the season in Japan, the Ume blossom are beautiful! (the card was sent in March)

postmarked with Nippon (Japan) stamp in 2008

(the stamps on the front were added by the sender, they were not part of the postcard)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hold-to-light Easter Postcard - 1905

A Happy Easter to you and yours

This is a Hold to Light postcard. When you hold it up to a bright light, the eggs, pathway, windows and moon all light up!

postmarked in 1905 with two cent red, 'Washington' stamp

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush

The Bush Legacy

on January 20, 2001 George Walker Bush, son of 41 President George Bush, was sworn in as 43 President of the United States. This marks only the second time in U.S. history when the son of a former President became President. The only other instance was in 1825 when John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, 2nd President of the U.S., became the 6th President of the United States.

Postmarked in 2008 with 26 cent 'wild cat' (panther) stamp

Monday, March 17, 2008

Deer in 3-D, Super Dimension

Super Dimension
Living Natural Color
3-D Collector Series Postcard

Meadow Moment
This shy pair of white tail deer pause for a cooling drink by a tumbling forest spring. Many of America's National Parks feature these graceful creatures in their natural surroundings.

unused, but has 1980 written on the back.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Clay Model Tarantula from The Smithsonian

Tallulah Tarantula, a clay model, created for a video that demonstrates how tarantulas see, hear, taste and smell. A suitor, who has come to court her, has given her a box of chocolate flies.

Photo by Chip Clark
Clay animation by Olive jar, Inc.

National Museum of Natural History, Spider Exhibit

the sender wrote:

The Smithsonian was incredible!!
the spiders were gross.

postmarked in 2001 from Washington D.C. with 1st class 'flag' stamp

Friday, March 14, 2008

Space Shuttle Discovery, Kennedy Space Center

The Road to Space
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Space Shuttle Discovery heads down the road to Launch Pad 39B.
Photo by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

sender writes:

I thought of you when I visited Kennedy Space Center. We had the 'secret' back tour and I actually had an opportunity to see Discover 'up close (I touched it!) Wonderful Experience

postmarked in 2008 with 41 cent 'green flower' stamp

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Woman Power!! lol

(Woman energy!)

Photo by Dennis Kitchen

Postmarked in 2008 with a Finland comics stamp too! It has a lady sitting at a table writing a letter, (translated from Finnish...)'Dear husband of mine, how are you? Would you stop watching the TV and come down for dinner...'

I LOVE this postcard!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I was in Cinerama!

"The biggest new entertainment event of the year." - Life (maybe Life Magazine?)

I Was In Cinerama!

P.S. You, too, can be in Cinerama...mail your check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Boston Theatre, Washington & Essex Sts., Boston, Massachusetts.

Prices are on the back too, they range from $1.20 up to $2.80

postmarked in 1954 with machine 2 cent stamp

I love how large the roller coaster looks! I would have felt sick watching this for sure ;-)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Legend of the Sand Dollar

Legend of Florida's "Sand Dollar"

Written on this little sea shell
There is a beautiful story
About the birth and death of Jesus
In all its wondrous glory

His wounds were five
And if you look closely here
You'll see for from the nails
One from a Roman's Spear

There is also the Easter Lily
And in its center a star
One to remind us of His resurrection
The other of shepherds from afar

Also during that season
We speak of Good Will and Peace
So if you will break open the center
Five doves will you release

Now turn the dollar over
And here on the other side
A reminder of His nativity
The Poinsettia, sign of the Yuletide

God gave us this little symbol
To remind us of His Son
And to understand His Gospel
Until our earthly days are done

postmarked in 1962 with 3 cent 'In God We Trust - Liberty' stamp

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Canada - Expo 67

Le Pavillon Des Etats-Unis.
La sphere geodesique, transparente, dont le diametre spherique est de 250 pieds et la hauteur de 200 pieds, abritera la participation des Etats-Unis. Le thema sera: "L'Amerique Creatrice".

The Pavilion of the United States
is a transparent geodesic "skybreak bubble", 250 feet in spherical diameter and 200 feet high. It houses an exhibit called "Creative America".


Monday, March 3, 2008

The Rosalie Gingerbread House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The Rosalie was built in 1880 by a Mr. Hill.  The bricks were handmade, and the gingerbread woodwork trim was imported from New York.  At one time, the local telephone exchange was housed in the Rosalie.  Most of the interior is the original, and is furnished with beautiful antiques.  This house is open to the public 

Photo: John Elk III 

This is postmarked in 1996 with US 20 cent Blue Jay stamp.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Chinese Traditional Festival Parade in Singapore


Major performance in Chinese traditional festival parade.
Photo: Hidetaka Mori

(It has to be hard for the clowns to walk the entire route in stilts!)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Puffins in Courtship Ritual

Atlantic Puffins Genus: Fratercula arctica

Two banded Atlantic Puffins rub bills in courtship ritual at Eastern Egg Rock. Puffins were decimated 100 years ago, but an innovative plan by the national Audubon Society led to restoration of the colony in 1981.

Photo - Stephen W. Kress

postmarked in 1998 with 20 cent Blue Jay stamp