Monday, September 29, 2008

Carolina Fossils


Carolina Fossils
From the Pleistocene period are these fossils of land and sea animals found along the coast of the Carolinas.

Specimen are from the collection of Doris S. Holt.

Photo by Ernest Felgusch

Capybara Molar
Porpoise Inner Earbone
Bison Tooth
Equus Horse Tooth
Mastodon Tooth Fragment
Stingray Barbs
Tapir Molar
Elephant Ivory
Armadillo Scute
Parrot Fish Mouth Plate
Alligator Scute
Mammoth Tooth Fragment

postmarked in 2008 with this 27 cent 'Star Fruit' stamp

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Holy Spirit Festival in Portugal

Domingos Rebelo
"Folia do Espirito Santo"
(Festival of the Holy Spirit)
Desenhoc/ aguarela s/ cartolina; 0,334m x 0,500m
1938

the sender writes:

This is a very old tradition in Azores Islands.  Domingos Rebelo was a painter from Azros.  The Azorean people are very religious  and this festival still happens now.

This is postmarked in 2008 from Portugal

Monday, September 22, 2008

30 years of Star Wars Exhibition in Brazil




Darth Vader and Yoda postcards - these are the two cards made for this exhibition

Star Wars
Exposição
Brasil

Não E Ficção E Realidade
Mostra de 30 anos de Star Wars.
Prepare-Se Para Viver uma nova aventura.
(It´s not Fiction. It´s Reality
30 years exhibition Star Wars.
Prepare yourself for live a new adventure.)


both are postmarked in 2008 with Brasil (Brazil) stamps

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Walrus in Alaska

Alaska
Walrus
An adult measures 10 to 12 feet and weights more than a ton.  Tusks are 14 to 27 inches long and weigh from 7 to 9 pounds.

Photo: Mac's Foto, Anchorage

This is a "Mike Roberts" postcard and is unused.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Iguana - Just another pretty face


Just another pretty face...
Virgin Islands

You'll find iguanas all over the Virgin Islands. A reptile, full grown iguanas range between 4 and 6 feet in length. Their skin is rough, colored anywhere between bright green and brown, and they have scales on their back, a long, shiplash like tail as well as long fingers and claws to help them climb trees. The Virgin Islands are located in the Eastern Caribbean, 1500 miles from Miami and 40 miles from Puerto Rico.

postmarked in 2008 with a 42 cent 'Frank Sinatra' stamp

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dumpster Diving Grandmas


Originaali: Ing Look

I love the items these 'dumpster diving' grandmas are finding!

what a fun postcard ;-)

postmarked in 2008 with a Finland flower stamp

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New York - Ground Zero of the Twin Towers


New York City
Ground Zero

Ground Zero is the site of the former World Trade Center destroyed on 9-11-2001 - New York City.

unused, from 2006

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Palawan, Philippines


Palawan, Philippines

Coco-Loco Island, Roxas -
Big Lagoon of Miniloc Island, El Nido -
Coron Bay -
Calauit, the African animals island -
Hot spring, Busuanga -
Jeepney, means of transportation in Palawan -
Cadlao beach, El Nido -
Underground River, Sabang -
Batak Tribe

postmarked in 2008 with four Pilipinas (Philippines) bird stamps
three for p1 and one for p10

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bull Dog puppy and Baby Duck


what a great photo of a puppy and baby duck!

I think this puppy might be a bull dog

postmarked in 2008 with two Deutschland (Germany) 55 'Carl Gotthard Langhans 1732-1808' stamps
                                                           

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hurricane Tracking Chart postcard


Hurricane Tracking Chart

Hurricane Season - June 1st to November 30

Storm Terms:

Tropical Storm Watch:
Winds 39 to 73 mph, may hit coastal area within 36 hrs.

Tropical Storm Warning:
Winds 39 to 73 mph, may hit a specific coastal area withing 24 hrs.

Hurricane Watch:
Winds 74 mph or higher, may hit coastal area within 36 hrs.


Hurricane Warning:
Winds 74 mph or higher, hit specific area within 24 hrs., storm either direct hit, or passing blow.

Category 1 - winds 74-95 mph, Storm surge 3-5 ft.
Category 2 - Winds 96-110 mph, Storm surge 6-8 ft.
Category 3 - winds 111-130 mph, Storm surge 9-12 ft.
Category 4 - winds 131-155 mph, Storm surge 13-18 ft.
Category 5 - winds 156 or higher, Storm surge 19 ft. plus


postmarked in 2008 with this 'Take me out to the ball game' 2008 42 cent stamp

Monday, September 1, 2008

The National Museum of History of Moldova

The National Museum of History of Moldova

This is postmarked in 2008.

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The National Museum of History of Moldova was established in 1983 and is in Central Chişinău, Moldova. It has over 263,000 exhibits with around 15 exhibitions held each year.