Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We Support our Troops!

We Support our Troops! -
The Students of Broward County, Florida, February 14, 1991 -
The children of Deerfield Beach Elementary School, Deerfield Beach, Florida organized this photograph in honor of our troops in the Persian Gulf. -
This patriotic postcard is possible thanks to the generous support of Atlantic Litho-Print, Inc. -
postmarked in 1993 with 29 cent 'Tulip' stamp

On a side note: if you would like to send a postcard to our troops, you can use this address:

Connecting With Our Soldiers
Mass Connections
13131 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mediterranean Disney Cruise

Mediterranean Disney Cruise 2007

The Magic of Disney
The Wonders of Europe
The Voyage of a Lifetime

Shows you going to:
Spain, France, and Italy


Monday, April 28, 2008

Czech Republic - Moravian Karst (Caves)

Maravsky Kras, Jeskyne
Moravian Karst, Caves
in the
Czech Republic

postmarked in 2008 with two Ceska Republika (Czech Republic) stamps

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The Moravian Karst is a karst landscape and protected nature reserve to the north of Brno in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. It encompasses a number of notable geological features, including roughly 1100 caverns and gorges.  Currently, four of the cave systems (Punkva Caves, Balcarka Cave, Kateřinská Cave, and Sloupsko-šošůvské Cave) are open for public tours and exploration.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Our English Mastiff, Buster!!

What the Lion is to the Cat,
the Mastiff is to the Dog.

postmarked in 2008 with a 41 cent
Wolverine, comics' stamp.

This English Mastiff postcards was made by me with Moo cards. ;-)

(This is our dog Buster)
Here is another postcard made from this picture - made at the United States Postal Service webstite - machine stamped in 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday with Surprise flap and Poem

A Happy Birthday

the photo on the bottom right opens up to reveal a poem:

He will keep what thus he sought,
Safely guarded the dearly bought,
Cherish that which He did choose,
Always love and never lose

(It took me a while to realise this was a Christian poem - the word He is capitalized, referring to God)

postmarked in 1919 with a 2 cent stamp

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Singing Tower (Bok Tower), Florida

The Singing Tower,
Mountain Lake Sanctuary,
Lake Wales, Florida

The Singing Tower is located on the highest spot in Florida and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. - The Sanctuary.
The Tower is built of Florida coquina stone and Georgia pink marble, weight 5,500 tons, and took over two years to complete. It contains one of the largest and finest Carillons in the world, consisting of 71 bells the smallest bell weighing 17 pounds, while the largest weighs 12 tons. This beautiful Sanctuary and wonderful Singing Tower were given to the people by Mr. Edward W. Bok as a symbol of beauty, and as an expression of his thanks to the American Flag. The place has been rightfully called "The Most Beautiful Spot in America."

postmarked in 1942 with a 1 cent 'For Defense' stamp

*this was one of the cards my wonderful husband bought me for our Anniversary -
21 years today. (Married 4-24-1987 - or 4-24-9teen87 ;-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Expedition Everest

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Circa 2006

Expedition Everest
Greetings from 29,000 feet!

Beware of the Yeti!

The bottom and side of this Disney postcard are shaped like you see here ;-)

Love it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Art, Finland, Summer, Bookmarks

There is no description on this postcard, however, in small letters down the side is:

Kuurojen Liitto *Finlands Dovas Forbund* Katriina Laine - 99

it is postmarked with Finland stamp in 2008

What makes this postcard very unique is the fact that there are three panels to it. The window panes running vertical are perforated so the bend. I think maybe you are supposed to break them apart and make bookmarks??
Also, the sender (Minna) knew the card wouldn't make it from Finland to the US without breaking, so she put a used stamp on the back and addressed it to me and then put it in an envelope (with another great see-through Disney postcard ;-) and sent it. She knew I collect stamped postcards!! How wonderful!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Map of Chile

Republica de Chile
Superficie: 2,006, 626 kms2.
Poblacion: 13,300,000 habitantes aprox.
Idioma oficial: Espanol
Ciudad Capital: Santiago

postmarked with two Chile stamps one for $390 and one for $10 in 2007

Friday, April 18, 2008

Patriotic Postcards for the Troops

Thinking of You -
from Massconnections .com

I found this at a store I was buying postcards at - they told me they don't sell them, just take it home.

The back is addressed already to:

Connecting With Our Soldiers
Mass Connections
13131 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703

I tried to find some info and everything dates to 2005. (They gave these patriotic postcards out for free, collected them and sent them to the troops). However, I'm not sure if they still are collecting these or not. I'm sending one of my cards to this address, just in case ;-)

God Bless America!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso (the name of a city) - Chile
Luna llena en la bahia de Valparaiso. 
Moon light at the main port of the country.

Foto - Post Produccion Digital
Alex Huber E.R.P.

This is postmarked in 2008 with two stamps from Chile. 

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I am wondering if this is an error postcard.  It translates as:  Full moon on the Bay of Valparaiso. - But this is a postcard of a bus in front of a building during the day. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Titanic - Most Appalling Disaster in Maritime History

The Most Appalling Disaster in Maritime History.
The White Star Liner "Titanic", sunk on her maiden voyage off Cape Race, 15th April, 1912

The Titanic, The largest and most complete passenger vessel ever built, had a tonnage of 46,382.

Principal dimensions as follows ...
Length over all - - 882 ft. 6 in.
Breadth over all - - 92 ft. 6 in.
Breadth over boat deck - - 94 ft. 0 in.
Height from bottom of keel to boat deck - -97 ft. 4 in.
Height from bottom of keep to top of Captain's house - - 105 ft. 7 in.
Height of funnels above casing - - 72 ft. 0 in.
Height of funnels above boat deck - - 81 ft. 6 in.
Distance from top of funnel to keel - - 175 ft. 0 in.
Number of steel decks - -11
Number of watertight bulkheads - - 15

This postcard is unused and from 1912.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Florida from Space - NASA

Florida. It's a vacation wonderland, even from Space!

Photo courtesy of NASA

Postmarked with 'Star Wars - Princess Leia and R2-D2' 41 cent stamp

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bears - Alaska - Danger!


All area beyond the Sign is Closed Because of Bear Danger

too funny! I love this postcard ;-)

the back reads:
Brown/Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos
Alaska has a healthy brown/grizzly bear population of about 31,000. Bears typically live for 22 years in the wild. Bears are omnivorous, meaning they eat meat as well as vegetation.

Photo: John Warden / Alaska Stock

postmarked in 2008 with 41 cent 'Aurora Australis' stamp

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Clara Barton

Clara Barton 1821-1912

During the Civil War she distributed medical supplies for the wounded and in 1881 she became the first president of the American Red Cross.

This postcard is postmarked in 2003 with 23 cent stamp.

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Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross. In addition to being a hospital nurse, she worked as a teacher, patent clerk, and humanitarian.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Girls with Superheroes in 3-D

This is a 3-D Frame postcard. You add your photo then on the back there is a 'pop-out' for the easel.

I bought this at Six Flags in Georgia.
The photo insert is of my daughters and if you tilt the postcard, the Justice League superheroes show up instead of the photo!

Postmarked in 2008 with two 33 cent 'baby celebrating the year 2000' stamps

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Postcard with T-Shirt inside from Stone Mountain, Georgia

This postcard has a T-Shirt inside it! This shows the front and the back.

I bought it at Stone Mountain ( a National Park) in Georgia.

This unused postcard was bought in 2008.

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Stone Mountain is a granite dome monadnock located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. At its summit, the elevation is 1,683 feet (513 m) and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding plateau.
Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.
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Here is another postcard from Stone Mountain..
Stone Mountain Lake is a magnificent sight as it rambles through 363-acres at Stone Mountain Park.  A variety of activities are available to enjoy on the lake, some favorites are pedal-boats, fishing, the white sand beach and water slides.
This is postmarked in 2007.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Bridge Crossing Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela

Puente General (General Bridge)  Rafael Urdaneta
Bridge crossing Maracaibo Lake

Maracaibo, (name of the city)  Esdo Zulia (name of the state in Venezuela)

This is postmarked in 1971 with a Venezuela art stamp.
Venezuela stamp 1969
Cristobal Rojas -  (one of the most important 
Venezuelan painters of the 19th century)
El Faisan - (The Pheasant) 
0.35 Correos

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Island of Vieques in Puerto Rico

 Vieques, Puerto Rico lies 7 miles off the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico.  This lovely island has more than 40 beaches.

The back of the postcard also has a recipe for:
Banana Daiquiri

1 jigger dark rum
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 jigger light rum
splash of triple sec
1 ounce Coco Lopez
1 large ripe banana

Pour into blender with one cup crushed ice.  Blend for 60 seconds.  Garnish with grated bittersweet chocolate.

postmarked from Puerto Rico with a 27 cent Guava stamp

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lighthouses along the Dutch coast

vuurtorens langs de Nederlandse kust
(Lighthouses along the Dutch coast)

1. Schiermonnikoog: bj. 1853, hoogte 44 m, lichtst. 2,5 milj. cd
2. Ameland: bj. 1880, hoogte 58 m, lichtst. 4,4 milj cd
3. Terschelling: bj 1593, hoogte 55 m lichtst. 3,5 milj cd
4. Vlieland: bj. 1876, hoogte 54 m, lichtst. 0,1 milj. cd
5. Texel: bj. 1863, hoogte 53 m, lichtst. 2,85 milj. cd
6. Den Helder: bj. 1877 hoogte 57 m, lichtst. 5,2 milj. cd
7. Egmond a.Z: by. 1834, hoogte 37 m, lichtst. 0,045 milj. cd
8. IJmuiden: bj. 1878 , hoogte 53 m, lichtst. 3,5 milj. cd
9. IJmuiden: bj. 1878, hoogte 31m, lichtst. 23.000 cd
10. Noordwijk aaan Zee: by 1921, hoogte 33 m, lichtst. 38.000cd
11. Scheveningen: by 1875 , hoogte 49 m, lichtst. 3,8 milj. cd
12. Maasvlakte: by 1974, hoogte 65 m, lichtst. 2,5 milj. cd
13. Ouddorp: bj. 1947, hoogte 56 m, lichtst. 5,2 milj. cd
14. Haamstede: bj 1837, hoogte 58 m, lichtst. 5,2 milj. cd
15. Westkapelle: bj. 1470, hoogte 49,6 m, lichtst. 2,6 milj. cd
16. Westkapelle: bj. 1875, hoogte 20 m, lichtst. 6 x 1000. cd

bj = building yer
hoogte = height
lientsterkte = how strong the light is.

besides translating, the sender also wrote that #3 (built in 1593) and #15 (built in 1470!) used to be a fire instead of a lamp.

postmarked in 2008 with 3 Nederland (Netherlands) stamps

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dutch Girl in the Netherlands


dutch girl with tulips and windmill in the background

postmarked from Netherlands in 1988

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

President Al Gore?

Albert (Al) Arnold Gore, Jr. 43rd President of the United States and Joseph (Joe) I. Lieberman
Vice President of the United States

Only problem for them is... Bush won!  NOT Gore!

This postcard is postmarked on November 27th, 2000 - which is the date that president elect, George W. Bush and vice president-elect, Dick Cheney were announced that they would be the next president and vice president of the United States

I have two of these error cards, this one is postmarked and the other one is not.