Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

What a fun colorful postcard!!

postmarked with the Sommargylling, (yellow bird) stamp in 2008

the sender of the postcard sent me this message with the translations with websites for more information!

Ballonsfard = Hot Air Balloon Flights
Stadshuset = Town Hall
Stocholm i mitt hjarta= Stocholm in my heart
Katarinahissen = Katherines elevator (sightseeing and high rise restaurant)
Globen = Entertainment Arena
Vasa = Vasa ship - a museum and the ship herself
Malardrotiningen = a Ship hotel and restaurant
Gamla Stan = Old City
Skansen = Skansen Zoo
Tunnelbanan = Subway
Kungen = King
Drottningen = Queen
Slottet = Castle
Vaktparaden = Changing of the guards

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A few Mosquito as State Bird Postcards...


Florida State Bird
The Mosquito (Aedes Vexans)
Greetings from the Sunshine State 
Postmarked in 1994
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Maine State Bird 
The Mosquito 
(Culex Pipiens) *the rest are different*
postmarked in 1982
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Massachusetts State Bird 
This "Bird" has been known to steal hamburgers right off the picnic table!
postmarked in 1988
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Michigan State Bird - The Mosquito
Gogebic Lodge - Lake Gogebic, MI 
postmarked in 1997
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Wisconsin State Bird, the Mosquito - 
postmarked in 1984

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stormy Weather - Virgin Islands


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Stormy weather viewed from Paradise Point of Charlotte Amalie and cruise ship dock. Hassel Island and Water Island in harbor.

Photo: Buddy Moffet

unused, but from 2008

On a side note, I love this postcard!! But I'm not a fan of storms right now...we live north of Orlando, Florida and are being hit hard, for many days now, by Tropical Storm Fay.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Irish Blessing, May the Road Rise to Meet You...


May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and, until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

An Irish Blessing from Lucky Prints
Photo: Ruth Molloy

This is postmarked in 1997 with a Thick-billed parrot 32 cent stamp.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jaguar Yawning - from Brazil


Jaguar - Panthera onca
(Great shot of his teeth!)

Foto feita em Setembro de 2000
Rodolpho Machado Fotografia

Postmarked in 2008 with 7 Brasil (Brazil) stamps - - 6 'Hector Consani' stamps and 1 'snake' stamp

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina, August 29th, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina was the costliest (over $80 billion in damage) and one of the deadliest hurricanes in United States history. 25-30 foot waves pounded the Mississippi Gulf Coast resulting in major destruction from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula, MS.

This postcard was postmarked with a machine stamps.com 39 cents in Feb. 2007

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Night Views - Dubai

I love the clock tower in the upper right!

postmarked with United Arab Emirates stamp in 2008

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Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country.
United Arab Emirates stamp 2007
Falcom Dhs. 3

I read on-line that the hawk is actually the word "EMIRATES" in Arabic calligraphy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cuba - 5 pesos from 1896


Cuba - Colectarjetas A 30 - Cuba - 5 Pesos - 1896

I believe this unused postcard came from Spain. It is what a Cuban 5 Pesos bill looked like in 1896.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Texan's map of the United States

A Texan's Map
of the
United States

Greetings from "The Lone Star State"

I laughed so hard the first time I saw this postcard! And now I have one!

I love that the Great Lakes are called, 'Few Puddles' - too funny

postmarked in 2008 with a 27 cent 'Guava' stamp

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

National Postcard Week (NPCW)

I found an amazing postcard site telling all about NPCW (National Postcard Week) It is Demaris' Site. You can find the history of NPCW and examples of postcards from every year.

Here are a few of my cards, if you would like to see them all, click here.


Zeppelin Diner with Alice and Wonderland and Lady and the Tramp in the windows - made for NPCW (National Post Card Week) 2007 - postmarked in 2007 with 39 cent sunflower stamp


Don't be a poor fish out of water - Have a Hobby

Join a Post Card Club

National Post Card Week
May 5-11, 1985

Design by Al Stinson, Norfolk Va.
#82

unused



National Postcard Week (NPCW) May 6-12, 2007

Might I suggest your majesty, staying over for the 30th Wichita International - October 20-12!

back reads:
If I am successful in convincing Her Majesty and Prince Philip to stay over (that will depend on their schedule). you too, will be able to meet them - and see your friends - at the 30th Wichita International Postcard Show on October 20 and 21, 2007. I look forward to seeing you too!

Published by Hal Ottaway and designed by Rick Geary

Limited Edition 316 / 500

unused - love this card!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bill and Hillary Clinton get a 'Budget Cut'


Here's the story I was told:
The Budget Cut card came out right after Mr. and Mrs. Clinton chose to hold up Air Force One, therefore holding up an entire airport, while they got their hair cut at a very expensive local salon. - this story may not be true, but it's a funny postcard!

This unused postcard is from The American Postcard Co.

Friday, August 8, 2008

C-3PO and RD-D2 from Star Wars

Star Wars Postcard with
C-3PO and RD-D2

postmarked in 2008 with this 41 cent 'C-3PO' stamp!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Germany

Blick von Osten (View of the East)
Alte Brucke und Schloss (Carl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg Castle)
Luftaufnahme (Aerial Photo)
Partie am Neckar
Schlosshof (friedrichsbau Castle or Palace)
Das Grosse Fass (1st Great Wine Barrel in the Castle of Heidelberg)
Alte Brucke (Holiday Resort)
Rathaus (City Hall)

This unused postcard is from 2008.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Disney's Animal Kingdom


Disney's Animal Kingdom

(Click on the postcard and look at this in a larger size - how many of the characters can you recognize??? - or even harder, when was the first time that character was seen in a Disney movie?)

all this information is on the back of the postcard...

1. Dale - Chip an' Dale - 1947
2. Chip - Chip an' Dale - 1947
3. Sheriff of Nottingham - Robin Hood - 1973
4. Fisherman Bear - Bedknobs and Broomsticks - 1971
5. Shere Khan - The Jungle Book - 1967
6. Baloo - The Jungle Book - 1967
7. Simba - The Lion King - 1994
8. Little John - Robin Hood - 1973
9. King Leonidas - Bedknobs and Broomsticks - 1971
10. Bernard - The Rescuers - 1977
11. Bianca - The Rescuers - 1977
12. Tantor - Tarzan - 1999
13. Rafiki - The Lion King - 1994
14. Lady Kluck - Robin Hood - 1973
15. Maid Marian - Robin Hood - 1973
16. Brer Fox - Song of the South - 1946
17. Zazu - The Lion King - 1994
18. Pluto - The Chain Gang - 1930
19. Minnie - Steamboat Willie - 1928
20. Goofy - Mickey's Revue - 1932
21. Mickey - Steamboat Willie - 1928
22. Donald - The Wise Little Hen - 1934
23. Brer Bear - Song of the South - 1946
24. Kaa - The Jungle Book - 1967
25. Madam Mim - The Sword in the Stone - 1963
26. Big Bad Wolf - The Three Little Pigs - 1933
27. Dumbo - Dumbo - 1941
28. Sebastian - The Little Mermaid - 1989
29. Brer Frog - Song of the South - 1946
30. Lambert - Lambert, the Sheepish Lion - 1952
31. Reluctant Dragon - The Reluctant Dragon - 1941
32. Stork - Dumbo - 1941
33. Brer Rabbit - Song of the South - 1946
34. Fifer Pig - The Three Little Pigs - 1933
35. Fiddler Pig - The Three Little Pigs - 1933
36. Practical Pig - The Three Little Pigs - 1933
37. King Louie - The Jungle Book - 1967
38. Humphrey the Bear - Rugged Bear - 1953
39. Jose Carioca - The Three Caballeros - 1944
40. Panchito - The Three Caballeros - 1944
41. Elliot - Pete's Dragon - 1977
42. Elmer Elephant - Elmer Elephant - 1936

this panoramic postcard is unused, bought in 2008