Monday, August 31, 2009

Princess Diana, Certificate

Diana, Princess of Wales
England's Rose

This looks like a birth certificate, but at the bottom, it is dated September 15th, 1997-

She died in August of 1997 - so this isn't a death certificate either.

Love the card no matter what it is!!!

Postmarked in 2009 with a USA 28 cent polar bear stamp

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ruins Lagoon, Atlantis, Bahamas

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Ruins Lagoon
Located in Royal Towers, and viewable from within The Dig, the Ruins Lagoon is home to over 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish. This Manta Ray, can grow to an impressive width of 22 ft.

Photo by Barbara Kraft.

unused - from 2008

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Country Road in Curacao

Country Road, Curacao, N.W.I.
(Camino Campestre)

This is postmarked in 1942 with a Curacao Stamp.

There are two hand stamps on the back, one is 'Examined by' (6425 is handwritten after that) the other is that it passed the Curacao Censor (this card was sent during World War II) 
Curacao Stamp
Queen Wilhelmina 
10 Cent
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Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria; 31 August 1880 - 28 November 1962) was Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948. She ruled the Netherlands for fifty-eight years, longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw World War I and World War II, the economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial empire. Outside the Netherlands she is primarily remembered for her role in World War II, in which she proved to be a great inspiration to the Dutch resistance.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo: Zurich/Vevey

postmarked in 2009 with two Helvetia (Switzerland) stamps

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The sender writes that Luasanne is on Lake Geneva and the Alps are in the background, so there is always beautiful landscapes to look at. - This makes me want to go there and see it!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Watercolor Painted House from Malaysia

House completed in 1650
Artist: Kerk Won Hoo

This is postmarked in 2009 with two Malaysia Stamps.

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To the person who sent this as a gift postcard - I'd love to send you a card in return, but your address is smeared from the post office. Could you send me an e-mail with your address?? - And thank you for the card!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Two Cowboys from Mesa Verde Texas


The culture represented at Mesa Verde reflects more than 700 years of history. From approximately 600 A.D. through 1300 A.D. people lived and flourished in communities throughout the area, eventually building elaborate stone villages in the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls.

Photo: Connie Thompson

postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent polar bear stamp

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For about 30 minutes my family sat around the dinner table debating if the horses were riding into the sunset, or towards the camera! One foot looks like it is facing one way, and the other foot the other direction. Also, is the tail in front, or in back. ??

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

skating rink, 3-D Postcard from Finland

This is an AMAZING postcard!

Tampere, Finland

Lapsia Ankkalammella 1952 ya 2006

Children by the Ankkalampi 1952 and 2006

1952: Veikko Kanninen
2006: Petri Piirainen

postmarked in 2009 with three Finland stamps

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The black and white photo is 1952, then when you tilt the card, you see the same place in 2006. It becomes in color, there is a new fence in the front, the large tree on the front left, the bench and the sign all disappear.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Squeaker Postcard of a Moose

Souvenir Post Card
Printed in Japan.

This vintage postcard is unused.

A 'Squeaker' postcard is a card that has two pieced that have been sealed together at the edges.  Inside there is a squeaker, just like then ones you find in small dog toys. There is also a small hole in the back of the postcard to let air in and out of the squeaker.   When you pinch the postcard, it makes a squeaking noise!

 I uploaded a short video of a few squeaker postcards here ...

Sunday, August 23, 2009


 Typical picturesque view of South Shore beaches, Bermuda, framed by flowering Spanish Bayonets.

This is postmarked in 1989. 

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Le Petit Nicolas - French Movie

Le Petit Nicolas (Little Nicolas)
Un film de Laurent Tirard (A film by Laurent Tirard)

D'apres l'oeuvre de Rene Goscinny et Jean-Cacques Sempe
(created on the book by Rene Goscinny and Jean-Casques Semp)

Valerie Lemercier
Kad Merad
Sandrine Kiberlain
Francois-Xavier Demaison

au cinema le 30 septembre
(In Theaters September 30th)

Postmarked in 2009 with a France stamp of a cow mailing a bottle of milk.
(I don't speak French - but I think I got the translations correct)

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Le petit Nicolas (Little Nicholas) was created by René Goscinny and illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé and it was published for the first time in 1959. Nicholas is an illustration of an ideal childhood and a nostalgic memory of the 1950s.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Greetings from Chile

Saludos desde Chile
(Greetings From Chile)

Chile un pais de contrastes.

postmarked in 2009 with a 'preserve the polar regions and Glaciers' stamp from Chile

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The sender writes, that the images are of Easter Island, a residence with a volcano in the background (typical view in the south of Chile) and an old church, probably in the north part of Chile.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wall-e Pixar Movie postcard from Portugal

Dos humanos Que Criaram
"Procurando Nemo"

(I think the translation is: From the people who created "Finding Nemo")

Disney - Pixar

27 de Junho nos cinemas

postmarked in 2009 with a Portugal stamp

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Northern Lights in Finland

Aurora Borealis

Revontulet Ioimottavat pakkasyona pohjoisella taivaalla.

The Northern lights are flaming in the frost nights on the northern hemisphere.

This is postmarked in 2009 with two Aurora borealis stamps from Finland, one on the front that you see on the postcard and the one shown below.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tacky Advertising Postcard - Life Insurance

This has to be the tackiest postcard I've ever seen. What kind of people are they looking to hire?!? Men who would look at her and say, yea baby, I want to work there!

postmarked in 2009 with a USA First-Class Presorted card stamp

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hall of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Postmarked in 2009 with a China 4.50 stamp

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The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall within the Forbidden City. It is located at its central axis, behind the Gate of Supreme Harmony. Built above three levels of marble stone base, and surrounded by bronze incense burners, the Hall of Supreme Harmony is one of the largest wooden structures within China. It was the location where Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty Emperors hosted their enthronement and wedding ceremonies.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Volkswagen Fusca Postcard

Fusca Volkswagen from Brazil

this is an ad card with a website for people to go and vote for the car they like. The back reads:

Se você pegou este postal, é porque a Volkswagen faz parte de você.
Vote na marca do carro que ensinou os brasileiros a dirigir.

If you took this postcard, it's because Volkswagen is part of you.
Vote in the brand of car that taught Brazilian people how to drive.

Vote Volkswagen no Cobore.
www . cobore . com . br

unused, set to me in 2009 in an envelope

Saturday, August 15, 2009

House Boats in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam / Holland

Woonboten in de Herengracht
House-boats in the canal called Herengracht
In the foreground the house-boat of the American Bible Society

This is postmarked in 1973 with a Netherlands Juliana stamp.
Netherlands (Nederland) stamp  1972
Juliana Regina - 35 c
(Queen Juliana of the Netherlands)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Exaggeration - big baby car mechanic

Keskin Color postcard from Istanbul, Turkey

I love how big the baby is compared to the car.

postmarked in 2009 with a stamp from Turkey

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spider-Man postcard from the USPS


Imbued with incredible powers by the bite of an irradiated spider, student Peter Parker vowed to protect law-abiding citizens when a burglar killed his beloved uncle. Peter had learned an invaluable lesson: With great power, there must also come great responsibility.

Art by John Romita

Marvel Super Heroes
20 Stamped Postcard Cards
20 Unique Designs
USPS (United States Postal Service)

unused, from 2007 with the matching 26 cent stamp on the back

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Changwon Main Stadium in Korea

Changwon Main Stadium, South Korea

Korea Changwon, The charming City

postmarked in 2009 with two Korea stamps

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Changwon Civic Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Changwon, South Korea. It is currently used mostly for football (soccer) matches. The stadium was built in 1993 and holds 30,000 (27,085 seats) people.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Zamek Cervena Lhota Castle

Czech Republic

Zamek Cervena Lhota (Water Castle Cervena)

Panska loznice (Mans bedroom)
Phhled na zamek od zapadu (View from the west)
Pracovina (Cabinet)
Pohled na zamek od jihu (View from the south)
Jidelna (dining room)

postmarked in 2008 with a Ceska Republika (Czech Republic) stamp of a petrol motor from 1889

translations were writing on the back of the card by the sender :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Old Route 66 drawn postcard

Greetings from Illinois
Old Route 66

Route 66 was certified in 1926 when the nation adopted a numbered system of cross-country, inter-state roads. Fully paved by 1936, Route 66 became an important & legendary highway, "Immortalized' in literature, music and on television. Gradually 'replaced' by huge, homogeneous interstates, 66 was decertified in 1985, ceasing to exist 'officially'. But well over 80% of the old road is still driveable - so, travel back in time, and leave the stress behind - on the interstates .. and then, you too will say: "I still get my kicks on old Route 66!"

the back also has a hand drawn map like the one on the front of the entire Route 66, Ilinois. to California.

postmarked in 2009 with four stamps - 2 for 10cents, 1 for 4 cents and 1 for 3 cents

Fantastic postcard!! made by R. Wildmire in 1993

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Sun Gate and Llamas, Bolivia

La Paz


La Puerta del Sol
The Sun Gate

postmarked in 1979 with a Correos de Bolivia stamp

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios

Islands of Adventure Theme Park

Take an amazing journey through five awe-inspiring islands, each one featuring new and exciting adventures that bring your favorite stories to life.  Explore Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon and Marvel Super Hero Island, where the world's most technologically advanced rides and attractions challenge you to Live the Adventure!

This postcard was bought in 2009.

1. Storm
2. Spiderman
3. Captain America
4. The Incredible Hulk
5. Rogue
6. Wolverine 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Orlando Attractions - with Epcot Center

Orlando Attractions

A view of the future world combined with traditional views from 11 nations of our world

Designed and Printed by The Postcard Factory

postmarked in 2009 with a 42 cent Abraham Lincoln stamp

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These pictures are from Disney's Epcot Center. The first one is Japan or China, the second is Mexico and the third is Great Britain. I wonder why they didn't write it on the card? Maybe they would have to pay a royalty fee if they used the word Disney???

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fiesta San Antonio 1996 Postcard

Fiesta San Antonio 1996
April 19-28

Official 1996 Commemorative Fiesta Poster

600 offset litho 23.625 X 31.5 prints, signed and numbered by artist
Winifred Barnum-Newman, 5,000 offset litho posters 23.625 X 31.5

postmarked in 2009 with a 27 cent pomegranate stamp

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Opatija, Croatia

Opatija, Croatia

This is postmarked in 2009 with a Croatia stamp.

The sender writes that Opatija is an old touristic town and fashionable destination for the Austrian Imperial family and Austrian Nobility until 1918.

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Opatija is a popular summer and winter resort that is surrounded by the beautiful woods of bay laurel with the north being the whole sea-coast.

Opatija is known for the Maiden with the seagull, a statue by Zvonko Car (1956). (The back of the statue is shown in the postcard.)
Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) stamp 2009
Petar Segedin 1909 - 1998  (Croatian novelist)
Svi smo odgovorni? -  5.00
(We are all responsible?)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Grant's Zebras


Zoo Atlanta's zebras are a subspecies called Grant's Zebras. Grant's Zebras are native to East Africa, north of the Zambezi River. Each zebra's stripes are as individual as fingerprints, and serve to camouflage them from predators.

Photo by Joe Sebo

postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent polar bear stamp