Sunday, March 31, 2013

Christ is Risen

Christ is Risen

unused postcard

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John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bald Eagles Stealing a Fish

Bald Eagles
Found across the U.S. and Canada, the bald eagle is most home in water habitats - wherever the fishing is good.  Bald eagles often steal each other's catch.

Photo: John Fowler

postmarked in 2013 with two bird stamps, one that has an eagle on it

Friday, March 29, 2013

Christ's Crucifixion and Ascension into Heaven 3D Postcard

If you tilt the card up or down you see either Jesus on the cross, alone, or up in heaven with angels and many people looking up.


"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God."  Mark 16:19

This is a 'Magic Motion Great Art' postcard
2 - Vue Collector Series from Visual Panographics, Inc.

unused, but has writing on it  and is from 1983

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oklahoma City Cotton Compress

Cotton Compress, Oklahoma City, Oklah.

Oklahoma city is the capital of the recently created state of Oklahoma.  It is the principal city in that state.  During the cotton season thousands of bales of cotton are brought to the compress to be compressed in bales so they may be shipped over the entire world.  A bale of cotton weighs about 500 pounds.

postmarked in 1918 with a 1 cent George Washington stamp

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Oklahoma entered the union on November 16, 1907.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Land of Oz, Emerald City in North Carolina

Joyful Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion reach the end of the Yellow Brick Road and arrive safely in Emerald City at Land Of Oz, atop Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Photographed in natural Color by Jack Bowers


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The Land of Oz is a mostly now-defunct theme park (only opened for the first weekend of October each year) located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. It was opened in 1970 by Grover Robbins, and was fully operational until 1980.

Visitors could take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road, "experience" the cyclone which struck Dorothy's house, and visit with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. The Yellow Brick Road led (inevitably) to a show at the Emerald City where the characters met with the Wizard. Finally, an artificial balloon ride (a specially modified ski lift) allowed visitors to get a bird's-eye view of the park and breathtaking mountain scenery before leaving Oz.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, Ukraine at Sunset

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle. Ukraine

Photo: Oleg Zharii

postmarked in 2013 with four Ukraine stamps

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Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle is a former Ruthenian-Lithuanian castle and a later three-part Polish fortress located in the historic city of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine. Its name is attributed to the root word kamin', from the Slavic word for stone.

Historical accounts date the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle to the early 14th century, although recent archaeological evidence has proved human existence in the area back to the 12th-13th centuries. Initially it was built to protect the bridge connecting the city with the mainland.

From the beginning of the 18th century, it had lost its defensive role, and was used more as a military prison than a military fortification. Numerous people were executed or held captive in the prison, including Cossack starshynas (officers), haidamakas, and even the three-year-old pretender to the Polish throne, Stanisław August Poniatowski.

During the late 1930s, plans were made to turn the castle into a museum, and reconstruction work on the buildings was started in 1937. Visitor numbers for the castle during the 1930s reached 300,000 a year.

Along with the Old Town neighborhood, the complex is a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site, nominated in 1989 by the Ukrainian representatives, and is also one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

and two of these....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dead Before Dawn 3D Postcard Autographed by Ellen Dubin

Dead Before Dawn 3D
Autographed by Ellen Dubin!

She was at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida 2013.

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Movie Plot:
Casper Galloway’s future is one giant question mark. With only two weeks until college graduation, he still lives with his mother (played by Ellen Dubin), is indecisive to a fault, and is one credit away from failing. But just when Casper thinks things couldn’t get any worse, he and his friends accidentally unleash a curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka Zemons.
Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the team races through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time, frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse. But as the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes. Will Casper be able to reverse the curse and save the world, or will he and all his friends be “Dead Before Dawn?”

Devon Bostick – Casper Galloway
Christopher Lloyd – Horus Galloway
Martha MacIsaac – Charlotte Baker
Brandon Jay McLaren – Dazzle Darlington
Brittany Allen – Lucy Winthrop
April Mullen – Becky Fords
Tim Doiron – Seth Munday
Kevin McDonald – Professor Reginald Duffy
Ellen Dubin – Beverly Galloway
Kyle Schmid – Patrick Bishop
Rossif Sutherland – Burt Rumsfeld
Dru Viergever – Zemon Josh
Benjamin Ayres – Griffith Galloway
Jacob Ewaniuk – Young Casper
Max Topplin – Hillbilly Dave

More Info here:

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Ellen Dubin is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her part in the television mini-series Lexx, playing the role of Giggerota.
Here are a few of the projects she has done:
Starred in the TV series The Collector as Jeri Slate
Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict
the TV movie The Wives He Forgot with Molly Ringwald and Mark Humphrey
Napoleon Dynamite

Also, she is the spokesperson for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Toronto and Central Ontario. (I love that!)

For more on Ellen:

Also - be sure to like her on facebook!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Few Hillbilly Postcard for Y'all to Be Enjoyin'

Hillbilly Livin'
Wash Day

We're not afraid of work around here.  In fact the whole family can sit and watch Ma work all day, but when supper is on the table we all get busy.

Photo by Doug DePew
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Hillbilly Livin'
Independent Businessmen

Pa's own business is corn products - he measures his own crop by the gallons per acre instead of bushels. Distributors Wanted.
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Hillbilly Livin'
Shoppin' Spree

Back to their home in holler goes these happy hillbillies after a shopping trip to the general store.  Pa and the boys can't carry much; they're saving themselves to open gates and chase varmints out of the road.
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Spring Plantin' Time
Ozark Livin' - Hillbilly Style

It's spring planting time in the Ozarks and Maw has the new ground about ready for the tomato plants.  Paw is busy keeping track of the time so Maw won't forget to go get dinner ready for him and the kids.

Photo by DePew

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bassett Hound Dog and Littlest Pet Shop Puppy

Littlest Pet Shop Postcard

Postmarked in 2010 with a USA 28 cent polar bear stamp

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The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. They are scent hounds that were originally bred for the purpose of hunting rabbits and hare.

The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning "low", with the attenuating suffix -et, together meaning "rather low".

Friday, March 22, 2013

James Bond Islands, Phang-nga, Thailand

James Bond Islands

This was postmarked in 2012 with a matching stamp.

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Khao Phing Kan is a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand, in the Phang Nga Bay, Andaman Sea. About 40 metres (130 ft) from its shores lies a 20 metres (66 ft) tall islet Ko Tapu (the rock you see in the above postcard). The island is a part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park. Since 1974, when it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, it is popularly called James Bond Island.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gomel, Belarus: Theatre, Palace, and Belposhta (Post Office)

1. Building of Homel
regional Drama Theatre.
2. Palace of Rumyantsaus-Paskeviches
3. Building of Homel
branch of RUEP "Belposhta" (Post Office)

This postcard was postmarked in 2013 from Gomel Centre, Belarus

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Gomel (also called Homel) is the second-largest city in Belarus. It has a population of 482,652 (2009 census).

The Rumyantsev-Paskevich Residence (Picture number 2) is the main place of historical importance in the city of Gomel. The grounds of the residence stretch for 800 meters along the steep right bank of the Sozh River. An image of the residence is featured on the Belarusian 20,000-ruble bill.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Battlestar Galactica

Evolution of the Cylon

Battlestar Galactica

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Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series. It first aired as a three-hour miniseries (comprising four broadcast hours) in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel, and ran for four seasons thereafter, ending its run on March 20, 2009. 

The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons, (see above postcard). With the unwitting help of a human named Gaius Baltar (James Callis), the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William "Bill" Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.

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Tauron Aerospace Corporation
Colonial Defense Force Viper MKII

Battlestar Galactica BSG 75
Fighter Squadron 3 Vigilantes

both postcards are unused and bought in 2012

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The Colonial Viper is the primary fighter spacecraft type used by the humans in the Battlestar Galactica fictional universe. Appearing in both the 1978 and the 2003  series, the single-pilot spacecraft are carried aboard Battlestar Galactica and are the humans' main tools of defense against the fictional universe's cybernetic Cylon race.

The popularity of the original Battlestar Galactica series resulted in United States Air Force pilots nicknaming F-16 Fighting Falcons "Vipers".  When the 2003 series was created, the Viper was one of the elements that the designers wanted to carry through with minimal alteration.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pope Paul VI from the 1964 New York World's Fair and Vatican City

His Holiness, Pope Paul VI, 262nd successor to Peter, The First Bishop of Rome.

This post card when surrendered for such purpose in the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, will be flown to the Post Office in Vatican City and from there airmailed to the indicated destination.

postmarked from Vatican City to Massachusetts, USA with a Pope Paul VI stamp

the sender writes:
Hi.  Been through the Vatican Pavilion.  Wish you were here.  Love Jean

Monday, March 18, 2013

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
Order In the Court

Album in Stores June 16

unused 'Go Card' from 1998

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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, rapper, and actress.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Good Luck Penny for St. Patricks Day ....

Good Luck

This is an unused postcard featuring a metallic Watering Can with embossed flowers, a real Indian Head penny is attached and Good Luck is written in glitter.

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The Indian Head one-cent coin, also known as an Indian Penny, was produced by the United States Mint from 1859 to 1909 at the Philadelphia Mint and in 1908 and 1909 at the San Francisco Mint.

I paid $4.00 for this card, the value of the penny is about $3.00  :D

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Singapore, Vintage Aerial View

Air View

This postcard is unused.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a southeast Asian island city-state, made up of 63 islands, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst

Mona Lisa Smile

Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal

unused postcard

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Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film about a  free-thinking art professor who teaches conservative 50's Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles.

 The title is a reference to the Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and the song of the same name, originally performed by Nat King Cole, which was covered by Seal for the movie.

Julia Roberts received a record $25 million for her performance—the highest ever earned by an actress at that time.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!

Make today Ridiculously Amazing!

postmarked in 2012 from South Africa with a leopard stamp

This is a plain card with a Postick sticker on the back to turn it into a postcard.   

(I hope you have an amazing day today!!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Postcard, If Kisses Were Colors

If Kisses Were Colors
by Janet Lawler
Illustrated by Alison Jay

This is a 30 page book that you close and mail as a postcard!  There were several of these for sale at our local book store.  At $4.99 each, I only bought one then mailed it to myself :D

There is also a small page with stickers that say things like: 'Handle with Care', 'To my VIP', Special Delivery', and more.  

postmarked in 2013 with three Rosa Parks stamps

Here is a scan of the back of the postcard - the post office wouldn't take it unless I put my return address on it as well.  They see me there all the time, I was at the post office where my box was too!  I asked if they could just put it in my box instead of making it go through the machines because I didn't want it to get scratched and dented.  She replied that it had to go through processing because if not it would be same day delivery.  Again.... they see me all the time and it was going into my box at that location.  Now I kind of see why the Postal Service is in trouble.  But oh-well, as you can see it made it in good condition, and it is quite the unique postcard!!!!! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hiram Bingham Highway in Peru

Carretera Hiram Bingham a Machupicchu.

The 13 Hairpin curved road leading to Machupicchu from the Railroad terminal, built in 1948.
Cuzco, Peru.

Julio Corbacho, Photography


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Hiram Bingham Highway is extremely narrow and made up entirely of switchbacks. At some points, when 2 buses meet, they have to stop and reverse partway up the hill to get to a spot wide enough for the two buses to pass one another.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sloths - Two and Three Toed

Two-Toed Sloth
Rainforest Inhabitant

Native to Guyana's Tropical Rainforest

unused, from Guyana in 2011

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As the name implies, they have only two toes on their forefeet, although, like other sloths, they have three toes on the hindfeet. They are also larger than three-toed sloths, having a body length of between 58 and 70 centimetres, and weighing 4-8 kilograms. Other distinguishing features include a more prominent snout, longer fur, and the absence of a tail. 
Two-toed sloths spend most of their life hanging from trees, and are generally nocturnal animals. They are somewhat more active than three-toed sloths.
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Here is a postcard of a Three-Toed Sloth....

Peresoso (Spanish for sloth)

Foto Jacques Robin

unused, bought in 2009

We saw two sloths in Costa Rica! One was climbing, slowly, from tree to tree.
They are very remarkable animals.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Disney Advertising Postcard, Say It With Cookies

Disney Characters
Say It With Cookies

Cookies by Design
We've all grown up with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto.  These fun cookies can now be enjoyed as delicious gifts, appreciated by people of all ages - children, teens and adults.

We offer a variety of Disney character arrangements for many gift-giving occasions.  Please contact your nearest shoppe for other message, design and size ideas to fit your special gift-giving need.

unused postcard from 1999

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I checked and this company is still open and selling these cookies! For a price of $66.99 you get seven cookies. If you want only four cookies, they are more than $10.00 a cookie at $45.99.   I'm thinking they must be REALY GOOD cookies.  To their credit, they are hand decorated and that has to be a Lot of work.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Today's Weather - Cold

"Today's Weather: Looks like it's gonna be cold.
Now for the news..."

postmarked from Northern Wisconsin in1995 with a 20 cent Blue Jay stamp

Friday, March 8, 2013

Kansas Hi-Ways by Rick Geary

Kansas Hi-Ways

(that is one High - highway)

This is a Rick Geary Postcard (he autographed it for me too ;-)

You can see more of his amazing work here...

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Kansas is known for many things - wheat, sunflowers and tornadoes!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz tells the story of Dorothy getting caught in a Kansas tornado and landing in the Land of Oz.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Streamliner Train going through a Florida Orange Grove

By "Streamliner" Thru Tropical Florida

postmarked in 1948 with a Martha Washington 1 1/2 cents Stamp

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A streamliner is a form of Super car streamlining in a shape providing less resistance to air. The term is applied to high-speed railway train sets of the 1930s to 1950s, and to their successor "bullet trains".  Less commonly, the term is applied to fully faired recumbent bicycles. The term was applied to cars, but now car streamlining is so prevalent that it is not an outstanding characteristic.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Harbor of St. George's, Grenada, from Pan Am Airline

The Caribbean
The Harbor of St. George's, Grenada

This postcard is made by:
Pan Am
World's Most Experienced Airline

This postcard is unused.

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St. George's is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mining in Butte, Montana

 Mining in Butte, Montana
Loading ore trucks in Butte's "new pit", located to the east of the water filled Berkley Pit, carries on the tradition of open-pit mining which began in the 1960's after shaft mining for copper no longer proved cost efficient.  The new pit is within sight of the old, visible from Montana I-15 as it climbs the Continental Divide.

postmarked in 2013 with four vintage stamps, three of which are from the 'America's Mineral Heritage' series and also a Fort Moultrie Flag stamp

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The sender (Postcards and Road Trips) writes:
After making deliveries to various mines in the country, one thing I learned is to always drive on the LEFT SIDE when on a 'Haul Road'.  It looks like that's what they are doing in the photos also.

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administrations Hand Book, some reasons for driving on the left include:

1. Reduces the problems that drivers have with the blind spot on the right hand side of the truck.

2. Loaded trucks can have the inside lane and stay away from the outside edge.

3.  If two trucks do collide, the crash would not occur on the drivers side of the truck.

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America’s Mineral Heritage Stamps:
The 1974 “Mineral Heritage” was issued to commemorate the importance and abundance of mineral resources to the country.  

 USA stamp 1974
Mineral Heritage
Tourmaline, 10 cents

Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. It is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors.
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Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.  Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.
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Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown.
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USA stamp 1968
Fort Moultrie Flag 1776, 6 cents

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Fort Moultrie is the name of a series of citadels on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The first fort, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, "The Palmetto State". It is named for the commander in the Battle of Sullivan's Island, General William Moultrie.

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The Moultrie Flag, also known as the Liberty Flag, was a key flag flown in the United States Revolutionary War.  It was designed by commission, in 1775 by Colonel William Moultrie, to prepare for war with Britain and was flown by his troops in the successful defense of Sullivan's Island against the British fleet in June, 1776.