Monday, November 5, 2012

See-Through Postcards from the Bahamas

Bahamas
Nassau / Paradise Island


The magnificent Pink Flamingo is the official bird of the Bahamas.  An endangered species, the birds were saved from extinction by the Bahamas National Trust.

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Bahamas
Nassau / Paradise Island


The Green Turtle Bahamas
Green Turtles are gentle and graceful creatures that thrive in our endless summer and clear warm waters.  They can grow to 350 lbs. and live for up to 100 years.

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Bahamas
Nassau / Paradise Island

The New World
When you visit the Bahamas a rich magic fills the air.  There's a sense of discovery with secret hideaways and coves; sunken Spanish galleons, pirate ships and buried treasure chests filled with gold dubloons.  No wonder Columbus named his discovery the "New World" when he first made landfall in the Bahamas - in 1492.

This card is postmarked in 2012 with two Bahamas stamps.

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All three cards are from 2010 but bought in 2012 for $4.99 each. The are called, 'The Unforgettable Postcard'

They are  plastic postcards that when held up to the light, you can see through. They are made by a company called Cardwin.  According to their site the cards are produced on 'glass-clear' polycarbonate that is incredibly robust and waterproof.  

 

3 comments:

O'Neal said...

Oh my gosh! These cards are so cool and beautiful! (I get it that they are a unique type of postcard, but still an awfully steep price for each.)

9teen87 said...

I totally agree about the price, but when I see a postcard that is unique like this, that part of my brain that says it is too much is over-rided by my need to have it in my collection. :D

O'Neal said...

Ha! Great minds think alike.... I should have added that, yes, even though I feel that the price is way too high, I would still grab them and take straight to the cash register. :)