Sunday, November 30, 2014

An Airmail Dinosaur Postman

An Airmail Card, Just for you!
This is a golden Picture postcard by Mercer mayer
Copyright 1977

This unused card was given to me by a boy I used to babysit in 1980. He knew I collected postcards. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market) in Nuremberg, Germany


Traditionsreiche Stadt an der Pegnitz
(Traditional city on the Pegnitz)

This night view postcard is postmarked in 2013.
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Christkindlesmarkt is a Christmas market that is held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. It takes place in the Hauptmarkt, the central square in Nuremberg’s old town, and in adjoining squares and streets.

With about two million visitors a year the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world. Every year the Christmas market begins on the Friday preceding the first Sunday in Advent.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2011 
Altstadt Regensburg (Old Town of Regensburg)
Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO (World Heritage Site by UNESCO) - 75

Friday, November 28, 2014

Paul Shaffer on a Piano with a Chocolate Milk Moustache

What’s a hip drink? Let me lay some lyrics on you, man.
Hey, chocolate milk, It’s nutty, its too neat. Get your nutrients with a koo-koo beat. Get it lowfat, get it fat free.  It’s a swingin’ chocolata treat.
Chocolate milk, Oh yea!

Where’s your mustache?

Paul Shaffer 1997 National Fluid Mild Processor Promotion Board

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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and composer who is best known for being David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Thanksgiving Day Postcard - Eat Hearty

Eat Hearty
Let the daye be Your Excuse

This postcard is made by H.I.R. Boston in 1910 and postmarked in 1910 with a USA 1 cent stamp.

The sender writes that they are having Pigeon Pie for Thanksgiving.   

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Frankfurt am Main in Germany

Frankfurt am Main

Schone Grube aus (Greetings from) Frankfurt am Main

Foto: J. Keute

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with one Germany stamp.

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Frankfurt am Main, commonly known as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth-largest city in Germany.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2013
50 Jahre (Years) Fehmarnsundbrucke (Fehmarn Sound Bridge) 75
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The Fehmarn Sound Bridge connects the German island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea with the German mainland near Großenbrode.  Construction began in 1958 and the bridge was opened on April 30, 1963. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Disney Movie Aladdin

"Les Couleurs magiques Disney"  (Disneys Magical Colors)

This is postmarked in 2013 from Austria.

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Aladdin was the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and was released on November 25, 1992 to positive reviews.  In 1992 it earned over $217 million in revenue in the United States, and over $504 million worldwide. The film also won many awards, most of them for its soundtrack.

Austria stamp 2011
Mak Center Schindler Chase House, Los Angeles 170
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The Schindler House, also known as the Kings Road House or Schindler Chace house, is a house in West Hollywood, California, designed by architect Rudolf Schindler. The Schindler House is considered to be the first house built in the Modern style.

The Schindler House was such a departure from existing residential architecture because of what it did not have; there is no conventional living room, dining room or bedrooms in the house. The residence was meant to be a cooperative live/work space for two young families. The concrete walls and sliding glass panels made novel use of industrial materials, while the open floor plan integrated the external environment into the residence, setting a precedent for California architecture in particular.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Traveling Peasants in Potosi, Bolivia

Campesinos Viajando (Traveling peasants)
Norte (North) Potosi - Torakari
Foto: Federico Arispe R.

This postcard is unused and from 2013.

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Potosí is a city and the capital of the department of Potosí in Bolivia.
It is one of the highest cities in the world by elevation at a nominal 4,090 metres (13,420 ft).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mary Had a Little Lamb - Come to Sunday School Postcard

Mary had a little lamb...She loved it very much.  Jesus loves you more than Mary loved her lamb!
Come to Sunday School and learn about Jesus' love
We'll expect you
"Ye are of God, little children." - 1 John 4:4

This postcard is unused.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mendoza, Argentina

Ciudad de Mendoza, junto a la Cordillera de los Andes.
(City of Mendoza, near the Andes.)

Plaza Independencia y Peatonal Sarmiento
(Independencia Plaza and Sarmiento Pedestrian Street)

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a machine stamp from Argentina.

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Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Hunger Games

I Survived The Reaping
Hunger Games
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Hunger Games
May the odds be ever in your favor.

These postcards are unused and were purchased in 2012. 

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The Hunger Games is a multimedia franchise created by Suzanne Collins. 

The novels in the trilogy are titled The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

The Hunger Games universe is set in "Panem", a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and twelve districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children are chosen (from The Reaping) to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Church of the Ascension, UNESCO Site in Moscow, Russia

Unesco World Heritage Site

Moscow. The Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with three Russian stamps.

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The Church of the Ascension was built in 1532 on the imperial estate of Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible').  It is one of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure.
Russia stamp 2012
Traditional Costumes
15 p. 
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Russia stamp 2012
The 1150th Anniversary of the Russian Statehood
10 p. 
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Russia stamp 2004
The 125th Birth Anniversary of P.P.Bazhov

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two Skunks from Elk Neck, Maryland

Hello from Elk Neck, Maryland, Land of Pleasant living 
The Anchorage

This postcard features one skunk saying to another skunk, "I suppose you think yours smells like perfume!"

It is a vintage card with a vintage snoopy stamp, however it is postmarked in 2014.  

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The only thing I could find on "THE ANCHORAGE" is this...

A brick and frame farmhouse on Augustine Herman Highway [Rt. 213] one and one-half miles north of Cecilton. The original part was built in 1735 by the Lusby family. The house was the home of Commodore Jacob Jones (1768-1850), who married Miss Ruth Lusby.

(Elk, Neck and Cecilton are very close to each other in Maryland). 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California

Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay

Western Shore, US Penitentiary Alcatraz, ca. 1950
During the island's years as a federal prison (1934 - 1963), many escapees headed for its rocky western shoreline, from which they would launch themselves toward the glittering lights of San Francisco, and freedom.  

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 and has an ink stamp on the back from Alcatraz featuring a pelican with the words, 'Alcatraz is Spanish for "pelican".  (see the photo below)
Here are a few more postcards....
San Francisco, California
Alcatraz Island showing San Francisco in the background 
Photo: Steve August

This one is postmarked in 1999.
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Alcatraz Island San Francisco Bay

Once a federal prison for notorious criminals, the island is now part of the National Park System, and can be visited on tours leaving from Fisherman's Wharf. 
Photos by Ken Glaser, Jr. in 1988 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bab Al Bahrain Gate and A Minaret of Al Khamis Mosque in Bahrain

Bab Al Bahrain Gate and A Minaret of one of the oldest mosques in Bahrain, Al Khamis Mosque.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from a soldier in the USA Navy, so there is no stamp.

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Bab Al Bahrain (literally: Gateway of Bahrain) is a historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama. It marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq, (the old bazaar). It was designed by Sir Charles Belgrave, adviser to the Emir and completed in 1945.

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A Minaret is a tall slender tower, typically part of a mosque, with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lion Head Door Knocker Pun

The person who invented the door knocker
won the No-Bell Prize.
Photo: Brenda Perez

This postcard is unused and from 2014.

It was purchased here...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

50 Years of Minnesota Twins Baseball

50 Years of Minnesota Baseball
With the arrival of the Minnesota Twins in 1961, the area achieved Major League status.  The club played at Metropolitan Stadium through 1981.  They moved inside the confines of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982 and stayed through 2009.  Target Field represents a move back to the outdoor elements.

Met: NMN
Dome: R.A. Young
Target Field: D.J. Nordgren

This postcard is unused. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sugar Cakes Recipe

Sugar Cakes

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup thick milk

Mix eggs and butter well.  Then add milk and baking soda.  Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough, just so you can roll it.  Cut into any shapes you wish.  Sprinkle with granulated sugar.  Bake in a moderately heated oven.

This postcard is unused and from 2009.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Old Libyan Central Bank in Libya

The Old Libyan Central Bank
Tripoli - Libya

This is postmarked in 2010 with a 200 stamp from Libya.

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The Libyan economy depends primarily upon revenues from the oil sector. Apart from petroleum, the other natural resources are natural gas and gypsum.

The World Bank defines Libya as an 'Upper Middle Income Economy', along with only seven other African countries.
(Only the stamp on the left)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Cowboy's Prayer

O Lord, I’ve never lived where churches grow;
I’ve loved creation better as it stood
That day you finished it, so long ago,
And looked upon your work and called it good.

Just let me live my life as I’ve begun!
And give me work that’s open to the sky;
Make me a partner of the wind and sun,
And I won’t ask a life that’s soft and high.

Make me as big and open as the plains;
As honest as the horse between my knees;
Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains;
Free as the hawk that circles down the breeze.

Just keep an eye on all that’s done and said;
Just right me sometime when I turn aside;
And guide me on the long, dim trail ahead
That stretches upward towards the Great Divide.

Author Unknown  (although I found a website that said it was written by Badger Clark)

the back of the second card reads:
This little verse expresses the inarticulate feelings of the out-doors-man toward life and nature better than any other words could

both are unused

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Postcard Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans
Continuing to Serve

Tribute to Patriots!
One of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the world, the U.S. flag also symbolizes the patriotic service to the nation - in peach and war - of all U.S. veterans.

This postcard is from the United States Postal Service and is of the 34 cent stamp featuring a flag in 2001.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Novelty Pop-up Postcard of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Building

Legislative Assembly of Ontario
A Pop-Up Souvenir Card

Completed in 1893, the Legislative Building was praised for its modern design and mechanical innovation.  The architect, Richard A. Waite, was influenced by the Romanesque style of Northern Italy.  Characterized by walls of Credit Valley sandstone, semi-circular arches and ornate carvings and sculptures decorating the facade, the Legislative Building dominates the south-end of Queen's Park in the heart of downtown Toronto. 

This postcard is postmarked in 2014.  It has a USA Global stamp on it, however the *sender said she mailed it from Canada.  

Here is a video of how what this postcard looks like...
This is a picture of the postcard when it is opened.
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Here is the back of the card.  
*It was sent to me by my good friend and author Yvonne Rieckhoff.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

President Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, A Real Photo Postcard

Ex President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge
Big Tree
Between Lake Mary - Longwood, Florida

This is an unused NOKO (1907 - 1929) Real Photo postcard.

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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thor - The Dark World

The Dark World

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins

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Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Plot: Thor must team up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by Malekith, who is out for revenge and intends to plunge the universe into darkness.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
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Tom Hiddleston as Loki
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Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
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Anthony Hopkins as Odin
The names of his ravens are Huginn and Muninn.  
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Jamie Alexander as Sif
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 Idris Elbas as Heimdall
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Christopher Eccleston as Malekith

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cap Formentor, Mallorca Island in Spain

Cap Formentor

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two stamps from Spain.

The sender writes: Yesterday we visited the place you see on the card; it was a spectacular ride next to dangerous cliffs.  The reward was truly amazing!

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Cap de Formentor forms the eastern end of Majorca's Formentor peninsula. The Majorcans also call the cape the Meeting point of the winds.

Majorca, or Mallorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain.
Spain (Espana) stamp 2014 
Turismo, Tourism 0,76
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Spain (Espana) stamp 2013
I Need Spain 0,75

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kim II-Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim II-sung Stadium
WorldWide Stadiums

MAMM 2011

This postcard is unused.

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Kim Il-sung Stadium is the name of a large association football stadium located in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

It was built in 1926 and today the stadium is used as the home ground for the North Korea national football (soccer)l team, the North Korea women's national football (soccer) team and the Pyongyang City Sports Group.