Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bride and Bridegroom at a Wedding in Korea

The bride and bridegroom 

This is postmarked in 1971 from Korea. 

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In ancient times, weddings (Honrye) were held in the bride's yard or house. The groom traveled by horse to the bride's house and after the wedding ceremony took his wife in a palanquin (sedan chair - as seen in the postcard above) to his parents' house to live. The bride and groom wore formal court costumes for the wedding ceremony. Ordinary people were permitted to wear the luxurious clothes only on their wedding day. 
Korea stamp 1969
From the Series: National Symbols
A Vase, 40

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Little Graduation Humor ...

Wee, what do you know? The dog ate your diploma, too.

Original Art by Dan Reynolds

unused postcard bought in 2012

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Go ahead - Make My Day

Go ahead
Make My Day!

This postcard is unused, but has 1987 written on the back.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hold-To-Light Postcard, Tivoli Beer Garden in Hannover, Germany, 1899

GruB aus Hannover. (Greetings from Hanover)

This hold-to-light postcard is postmarked in 1899 with a German Reichspost stamp.
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I read on-line that this was the Tivoli Beer Garden, a place for wine, coffee, cakes and concerts. The sender wrote that this is where her and her friend had coffee. She wrote that it is a beautiful place all lit  with those fairy lights. ?? It's hard to read, but that's what it looks like.
Germany Stamp 1899
Reichspost 10 PF.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Recipe Postcard - Cowboy Cookies from Texas

 Cowboy Cookies

2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 large package chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 c. oats
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cans coconut

Cream butter and sugars together.  Add eggs, flour, salt and soda.  Add vanilla, oats, coconut and chocolate chips.  Mix well.  Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Makes 6 dozen cookies.

A Favorite Cookie Recipe from JoAnne Bottoms, Eureka, Texas.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014.
USA stamp 2013
Christmas Gingerbread House
Forever a first class rate 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Decoration Day (Memorial Day) Souvenir

Souvenir of Decoration Day (now Memorial  Day)
"Let them be quite here
Where birds and blossoms be,
And hail to you who bring the tear
And the rose of memory."

Rest in Peace

postmarked in 1909 with a 1 cent stamp

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Star Wars: Yoda on Planet Dagobah

Star Wars
(with Luke and R2-D2 on Planet Dagobah)


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In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is visited on the ice planet Hoth by the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who tells him to seek Yoda on Dagobah to be trained as a Jedi. Skywalker flies to Dagobah with R2-D2 in his X-wing after Darth Vader and his stormtroopers overrun the Rebel Alliance base on Hoth. After training for a short while with Yoda, Skywalker leaves Dagobah early to attempt to rescue his friends, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca, whom he senses are in danger on the planet Bespin. Skywalker also briefly returns to Dagobah in Return of the Jedi, in which he has a final conversation with Yoda before Yoda's death.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Hrazdan Stadium in Armenia

The World in Colours

Yervan: The Hrazdan Stadium
Photo: D-Man

This postcard is unused.

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Hrazdan Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Yerevan, Armenia that opened in 1970. Being the largest sports venue in Armenia, Hrazdan is mostly used for football (soccer) matches. It is the home stadium of the Armenian national team.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dating in Cuba

2012 (card number, not year) A Cuban Courtship. 
Published by Harris Bros. Col, Havana, Cuba

This postcard is postmarked in 1917 with a map of Cuba stamp. 

The sender writes:
We are still at the hotel but in a day or two expect to move into our new houses.  We are woking every day so if you don't hear from us for 3 or 4 days once in a while don't be worried for it only takes an hour to send a cablegram from here to Cleveland, and if there was anything to worry about you would know it. 
Cuba stamp 1914
Map of Cuba with Panama in Green, 1

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany

Signal Iduna Park

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Germany.

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Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion) is an association football stadium in Dortmund, Germany. It is the home stadium of the Borussia Dortmund football (soccer) team.

The stadium is officially named Signal Iduna Park under a sponsorship arrangement lasting from December 2005 until 2021, giving naming rights to the Signal Iduna Group, an insurance company.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2012
The 125th Anniversary of the 
Narrow Gauge Railways in Harz
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2013
Kaiserkrone, 60
(Imperial Crown from the Lily Family)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iguana Farm in Roatan, Honduras

Welcome to my island

Iguana Farm.  There are over 4000 iguanas living in their natural habitat.  Roatan, Bay Island.

Parque de las iguanas.  Existen mas de 4000 iguanas viviendo en su habitat natural.  Roatan, Islas de la Bahia.

Photo by: Eliab Perez

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a Honduras stamp.

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On approximately 12 acres, over 4,000 iguanas roam freely in a protected haven.  You can get up close and personal with a numerous species included Green Iguanas and Hammo Negro Iguanas as well as Monkey Lalas, Jesus and Blue Head lizards. 

Visitors can pet and feed the friendly reptiles and feeding time (early afternoon) is one of the best times to to handle the iguanas. Each year, iguanas are released into the wild, helping to maintain the native reptile's population on the island.

Other creatures lving onsite include monkeys, rescued sea turtles, and tarpon fish.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Great Fire of Saginaw, Michigan

1893 - 2013
The Great Fire of Saginaw, Michigan
May 20, 1893
St. Mary's Hospital  - Only Surviving Structure

National Postcard Week
May 5-11, 2013

A blaze that began at 3:46 p.m. destroyed 249 homes by dinner time on the city's East side.  Faned by 50 mph winds, it is believed a spark form a lumber mill ignited a nearby abandoned mill.  Surprisingly, only one man died.

Limited edition 29 of 125
signed on the back by Lois Powell

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In 1873, the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in East Saginaw requested that the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul open a hospital in Saginaw. They opened St. Mary's Hospital in 1875. In February 1892, a new five story building was finished. In 1928, a new building was dedicated, adding an emergency room, 4 operating rooms, a medical library, and bringing the total of beds to 156. A new facility was opened in 1961, following the demolition of the 1892 building.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Minute Maid Park, Baseball Stadium, in Houston Texas

 Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas

Home of the 2005 National League Champions, The Houston Astros.

Minute Maid Park is the jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline.  Having become the home to the Houston Astros, it has ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city.

Photo: Russ Andorka

This postcard is postmarked from Houston in 2014.
USA stamp 2013
Christmas Gingerbread House
Forever a first class rate 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

O The Troubles

O! der troubles we haf vat don't happen yet!

The back reads:
Sepia Wooden Shoe Dutch

This wise little dutch boy is postmarked in 1913 with a one cent Washington stamp.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Young Girl and Cow in Bangladesh

Caressing a calf, Bangladesh

This is postmarked in 2014 with two Bangladesh stamps featuring birds. 
Treron bicincta (Orange-breasted Green Pigeon) 10
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Leptoptilos javanicus (Lesser Adjutant Stork), 10

Bangladesh stamps 2011
From the series: Birds of the Sundarbans World Heritage

Friday, May 16, 2014

Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia

Uluwatu Temple, Bali
One of the most spectacular temples with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two Indonesia ‘peace keeping’ stamps. 

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Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a Balinese sea temple. Built in the 11th century, it is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits.

Indonesia stamp 2013
Pasukan (Troops) Garuda, 25.00

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The Garuda Contingent is a group of peacekeepers drawn from the Indonesian military that serve with the United Nations. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moray Eel and Diver at Anthony's Key Resort in Honduras

Anthony's Key Resort
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

At AKR, every day is a new adventure.

This is postmarked in 2014 with a Honduras soccer stamp. 

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From their website:
Tucked away on the island of Roatan just off Honduras’ coast, “AKR” is a legendary tropical wonderland where lush greenery rustles in breezy sea air. Pristine beaches rim turquoise waters. And wooden bungalows perched above a tranquil lagoon offer guests incredibly scenic views and a sense of perfect disconnection from everyday life back at home.
Honduras stamp 2009
Football (Soccer) World Cup South Africa L. 25.00

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Mt. Kilimanjaro

The sender writes:
This trip is really great.  We have a congenial small group and a charming leader.  We saw a chetah chase, but miss, an impala! 

This postcard is postmarked from Kenya in 1970.  

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Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.
Kenya stamp 1966
From the series: Mammals
Elephant 1.30

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mr. Kaatskill from the Catskills

Greetings from the Catskills, Mr. Kaatskill.

This postcard has an address on the back, but was never mailed.  The date written on the front is 1906. I hope "Frisky" liked it when he was shown the postcard.  :D

The Hugh C. Leighton Co. is the manufacturer.  It was printed in Germany, No 2336.

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The Catskill Mountains are a large area in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.  The Catskills occupy much or all of five NY counties (Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster). 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Town Hall in Bamberg, Germany, UNESCO

World Cultural Heritage

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Germany.

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Shown is Altes Rathaus (The old town hall).

Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany whose historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2014
Stolzenfels Castle 75
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Finished in 1259, Stolzenfels was used to protect the toll station at the Rhine, where the ships, back then were the main transport for goods, had to stop and pay toll. Over the years it was extended several times, occupied by French and Swedish troops in the Thirty Years' War and finally, in 1689, destroyed by the French during the Nine Years' War. For 150 years the ruins decayed, until in 1815 they were given as a present to Frederick William IV of Prussia by the city of Koblenz. Following the romantic traditions, the prince started to completely rebuild the castle after 1826 as a summer residence. Supported by famous neoclassic architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the castle was completely remodeled in the then fashionable neo-Gothic style, aiming to create a romantic place representing the idea of medieval knighthood - the architects even created a tournament site.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

National Postcard Week - A Postcard Poem

National Postcard Week
May 5-11, 2013
Support the USPS (United States Postal Service)

Dear postcard, go upon your way,
O'er Mountain, plain or sea;
God bless all who speed your
flight to where I wish you'd be.

And bless all those beneath the
roof where I would bid you rest;
But bless even more the one to
whom this postcard is addressed.

Sent from Janie E. Monroe
limited edition 44 of 100

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bigfoot with a Can of Spam from the Spam Museum in Minnesota

 Hunters claim to have spoken to Bigfoot "over 40 times." And that he stole their SPAM.
Amazing but True!

Get ready for this and more SPAMTASTIC exhibits at the amazing SPAM Museum.

This fantastic postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a USA 34 cent hummingbird stamp.

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From their website:

Few experiences in life are as meaningful and meaty-filled as those you'll have at the magnificent SPAM Museum. Referred to by some meat historians as The Guggenham, Porkopolis or M.O.M.A. (Museum Of Meat-Themed Awesomeness), the SPAM Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of spiced pork artifacts.

The family-fun packed museum features 16,500 square feet of tastefully presented SPAM-filled history. You won't have to fight for tickets because admission is free. Visit and you'll be tickled pink by the SPAM trivia and vintage SPAM brand advertising. Plus numerous SPAM displays including the World War II exhibit, SPAM Game Show quiz, Monty Python tribute and more. There's even a SPAM store so you can stock up on priceless SPAM collectibles on your way out.

But you can't truly ever know how great the SPAM Museum is just by reading about how great it is. You have to come here to experience this life-altering pure pork bliss for yourself. So pack the family car for a meat-packed day of fun at the Eighth Wonder Of The World: The SPAM Museum.

1101 N Main St
Austin, Minnesota 55912

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Victory - Let's Go Forward Together (World War 2 Postcard)

V (also written in morse code at the top)
Let’s Go Forward  Together

No. 306 Victory Series

This World War II postcard is unused and I’m thinking it features a soldier from the Army and Navy and someone who is working on the home-front in the center.

This postcard is unused and from 1941. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

National Postcard Week - 2013, Pittsburg Baseball Stadiums

Celebrating the 30th Annual
N.P.C.W. (National Postcard Week)
May 5-11, 2013
With the 1st Edition of Pittsburgh "Firsts"!

Photos on Front
Exposition Park (top left)
Forbes Field (top right)
Three Rivers Stadium (bottom left)
PNC Park (bottom right)

Exposition Park
1903 - 1st World Series

Forbes Field
1909 1st (real) Baseball Stadium

3 Rivers Stadium
1971 - 1st World Series Night Game

Postcard by Jane Hepner 2013

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

George Clooney

George Clooney - Portrait
Photographic Credit - Armando Gallo

This postcard is unused.

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George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. For his work as an actor, he has received three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Clooney is also noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008.

Though he made his acting debut on television in 1978, Clooney gained fame and recognition by portraying Dr. Douglas "Doug" Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. While working on ER, he started attracting a variety of leading roles in films including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998).  In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of a profitable film trilogy, a remake of the film from 1960 with the members of The Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean.

"Max" (1987 – December 1, 2006) was Clooney's pet Vietnamese black bristled potbellied pig, often referred to as "Max the star" by Clooney. The pig shared Clooney's Hollywood Hills home, and frequently made cameos in interviews, mostly because of his enormous size. He is often credited with saving Clooney's life by waking him up before the Northridge earthquake on January 16, 1994.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo (advertising postcard from Headquarter Honda)

Headquarter Honda

Happy Cinco de Mayo

from your friend in the car business

postmarked in 2013 with a USA flag stamp

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla.

It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War,  and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

 In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy National Postcard Week! - Denver Postcard Club, Chamberlin Observatory

National Postcard Week
May 6-12, 2013

Chamberlin Observatory

Look to the Stars with the Denver Postcard Club
Denver Colorado

The Historic Chamberlin Observatory began night viewings in 1894 and remains a popular subject for postcard collectors.
See the Denver Postcard Club's Facebook page for club meeting and event details.

Art by Rick Geary

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Chamberlin Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by University of Denver. It is located in Denver, Colorado (USA) in Observatory Park.

It is named for Humphrey B. Chamberlin, a Denver real estate magnate who pledged $50,000 in 1888 to build and equip the facility.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paws and Jaws


Paws Poster 
by Gemzi-ox

This postcard is fantastic!  It is postmarked in 2014.
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Here is a movie postcard for Jaws from Universal Studios
Universal Studios

Universal Studios Theme Park
With an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions, Uiversal Studios is the No. 1 Movie Studio and Theme Park in The World.  Universal Studios is the only place on earth where you can Ride the Movies!

This is unused and from 2009.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Alton, Illinois Flood of 1943

20. Ties Rowboat to Park Meter, May, 1943

Photo by Alton Evening Telegraph
Grogan Photo of Danville, Illinois


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This is from the flood of 1943 with over million acres underwater and approximately 80,000 reported homeless.

Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census.  It is famous for being the hometown of Robert Wadlow (the tallest man in the world at a height of 8 foot 11.1 inches (2.72 m)).

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea (DPRK)
East Asia

MAMM 2011

This postcard is unused.

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DPRK = Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea and the largest city in the country. It is located on the Taedong River and, according to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, has a population of 3,255,388.