Monday, March 30, 2009

The Gnomes of Wroclow Poland

Wroclawskie Krasnale
Wroclaw's Gnomes

(with map of where to locate them)

This is postmarked in 2009 with two Polska (Poland) stamps.

1. Golebiarz
2. Wiezien
3. Spioch
4. Syzyfki
5. Kowal
6. Esencjusz
7. Bulbulek
8. Rzeznik
9. Grajek i Meloman
10. Pracz
11. Slupnik
12. Papa krasnal
13. Straznik
14. Slupnik

Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Historical Arch in Leptis Manga, Libya

A Historical Arch
Leptismagna - Libya

This is postmarked in 2009 with a Libya stamp.

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Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Khoms, Libya, 130 km (81 mi) east of Tripoli. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.

This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Libya stamp
The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fenway Park - Two postcards

Fenway Park, Boston

Boston's intimate Fenway Park has the Green Monster, a 37-foot-high left field wall. Red Sox fielders who mastered its unpredictable caroms became legends. The home run that ended game six of the 1975 World Series made history there.

This postcard is from the set:
'Baseball's Legendary Playing Fields, The U.S. Postal Service Ready-to-Mail Postal Stamped Cards'
From 'Cooperstown Collection'

It has the matching 21 cent stamp imprinted on the back. - unused but from 2001

Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts

There are only 34,182 seats in the old (1912) American League Baseball park and they are usually filled! Over the renown left field wall are the Mass 'Pike, the landmark Citgo sign and the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over the Charles River.

Photo by Jonathan J. Klein

postmarked in 2009 with a 27 cent Guava stamp

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Islands of Guernsey

 The island of Guernsey

1. Dixcart Bay, Sark
2. Belvoir Bay, Herm
3. South Coast Cliffs, Guernsey

This is postmarked in 2009 with a 51 Guernsey stamp.

Monday, March 23, 2009

World Globe with Passport Stamps

what a fun postcard!

I love the passport stamps from around the world.

This is postmarked from England with a queen stamp in 2009.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Johnny Depp

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Prepare for a taste of adventure

Johnny Depp ... Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore ... Charlie Bucket
Julia Winter ... Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry ... Mike Teavee
AnnaSophia Robb ... Violet Beauregarde
Philip Wiegratz ... Augustus Gloop

This card is unused, but the movie is from 2005.

Here is another postcard from the movie of Johnny Depp as Willie Wonka.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Restaurant

The Addis Ababa Restaurant
Le Restaurant D'Addis Abeba
Printed in Ethiopia
Photo: E. Djerrahian (He is a photographer in Ethiopia - so although this name is used as the name of many Ethiopian restaurants around the world, this postcard is of a restaurant that is actually in Ethiopia.)

This card is unused. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Limpkin 'rare' bird in Wakulla Springs

Wakulla Springs State Park & Lodge

The limpkin is a rare and beautiful wading bird that dines on apple snails. The limpkin can be seen on the guided river boat tours along the exquisite Wakulla River. Nearly 200 species of birds have been documented in Wakulla Springs State Park.

postmarked in 2009 with a 42 cent 'car' stamp

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wearing of the Green on Saint Patrick's Day

The Wearing of the Green
St. Patrick Series 1

The flag says Erin go Brag, that I understand, but why is her parrot smoking a pipe?
I like the fact that they gave her an oversized caricature head.

This postcard is postmarked in 1908 with a one cent stamp.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saint Patrick's Day, Erin Go Bragh and Harp

Tune up the Harp!
And play a tune.
One with an Irish strain
That memories recall
My childhood days again.

Erin Go Bragh
Dear Irish memories

This St. Patrick's Day postcard is postmarked 100 years ago in 1909.
USA stamp 1902 
United States of America
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
1 cent 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gene Stratton Porter

Limberlost State Memorial
Geneva, Indiana

Gene Stratton Porter State Memorial
Rome City, Indiana

Gene Stratton Porter 1863-1924

Last photograph of Mrs. Porter taken in California, November 1924. Reproduced courtesy of Mrs. Porter's daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Stratton-Porter Meehan of Los Angeles, California.

postmarked in 1980 with a 10 cent 'People's Right to Petition for Redress' stamp


Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bahamas - Holiday Inn Pool

Holiday Inn Pool and Cabana
Freeport, Grand Bahama

postmarked in 1968 with a Bahamas Hospital - Queen 11 c stamp

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mosotho Man in Lesotho

Mosotho Man, Lesotho
Photograph Dirk Schwagger

This postcard is unused. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Iraq, The Lion of Babylon

Greetings from Iraq

The Lion of Babylon
Hillah and Malweyah

postmarked in 1976 with a Republic of Iraq stamp

Monday, March 9, 2009

Open-air Museum, Eestimma, in Estonia

Eestimaa, Estonia

1. Bargamae Open-Air museum, Jarva County
2. Koguva open-air museum in Muhumaa
3. Rocca al Mare Open-air museum, Harju County

Photos: Toomas Tuul

This is postmarked in 2009 with a Eesti (Estonia) stamp.

Estonia (EESTI) stamp 2009
Astronomy - Space
Cell structure of the universe was 
discovered by Jaan Einasto
0.58 - 9.00

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Monkey on a skateboard in Russia


"When Gosha received a new skateboard he thought it was the best present in the world. However, within half an hour he realized that the best present would be new frontal teeth."

ha ha ha! great postcard!

postmarked in 2009 with 15 Russian stamps

Friday, March 6, 2009

Auerhahn - Wood Grouse

Auerhahn (Tetrao urogallus)-

This is postmarked in 2009 with two German stamps

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Also known as the Wood Grouse or more specifically Western Capercaillie, it is the largest member of the grouse family, reaching over 100 cm in length and 4 kg in weight.  They are found across northern Europe and Asia.  It is renowned for its mating display.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Orchid Island - Yeyin / Tao

Orchid Island - Yeyin / Tao

This gift postcard was sent to me anonymously with 5 great 'Taiwan, Republic of China' stamps!!

What a wonderful day for me ;-)


Orchid Island is a 45-km volcanic island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait. It is governed as Lanyu Township of Taitung County, Republic of China (Taiwan). The island is home to the Tao, an ethnic minority group who migrated to the island from the Batan Archipelago 800 years ago. The island is known to them as Ponso no Tao or Pongso no Tawo (island of the people) or Irala. The island is also known as Botel Tobago.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Guinea Pigs Band

'The Guinea Pigs Band' by Walter Potter, 1870's (Potter's Museum, Jamaica Inn, Cornwall / UK)
Photo: Stefan Richter 1995)

What a fun postcard!!

postmarked with Suomi Finland Christmas stamp in 2008