Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tallangatta, Australia - The Town that Moved 5 Miles

Greetings from Tallangatta
A Tallangatta Heritage Postcard

The township of Tallangatta was relocated 9ks west to allow the espnasion of the Hume Reservoir thus giving greater storage of water for the irrigators downstream. This was carried out in the early 1950's and made Tallangatta a unique town, being the only town in Australia to be moved in its entirity.

This postcard has a few spelling errors on it and is from 2015. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Covered Bridges in Pennsylvania

"All Seasons"
Covered bridges are scattered all throughout Pennsylvania.  Often they are referred to as the kissing bridge.

Photo by Steve Witmer

This postcard is unused.

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Pennsylvania has around 200 covered bridges. Many of them are over 150 years old.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Postcard with a T-Shirt Inside from Universal Studios

Ride the Movies
Universal Studios Florida

Wash it and Wear it
Postcard T-Shirt

Greetings from Universal Studios,
I thought you would like a T-shirt!

This package contains a 100% cotton T-shirt.  It will be wrinkled upon opening.  Normal washing will remove the wrinkles. 

Recommended $2.00 postage here.  - Patent Pending

I bought this postcard in 2009 for $14.95. 

Here are a few side views...

I have another T-shirt postcard on my blog from Stone Mountain Georgia. It is posted HERE

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

Hyatt on Hilton Head Island
South Carolina
Entrance to the oceanfront resort within Palmetto Dunes.

This postcard is postmarked in 1986.

The sender writes:
Amy and I spent the Christmas holiday here in Hilton Head.  Weather was clear but real chilly and the Island was missing people which made it nice to get around and do things.  Sure a pretty place also full of golf courses.
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Here is one more ...
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Scenic views of popular locations.
Photo 1993 by Werner J. Bertsch and William Cornelia

Friday, June 26, 2015

An Astronaut Space Suite, Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit

Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit - EMU

Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment
Hard Upper Torso
Arm Assembly
Helmet / Extravehicular Visor Assembly
Communications Carrier Assembly
Display and Control Module
Airlock Adapter Plate
Primary Life Support Subsystem
Secondary Oxygen Pack
Contaminant Control Cartridge
Service and Cooling Umbilical
Insuit Drink Bag
Urine Collection Device
Lower Torso Assembly
EMU Electrical Harness

Photo by NASA
This postcard is unused.

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The Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) is an independent  spacesuit that provides environmental protection, mobility, life support, and communications for astronauts performing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) in Earth's orbit. It is currently one of two EVA spacesuits used by crew members on the International Space Station, the other being the Russian Orlan space suit. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lutsk, Ukraine: Lubart's Castle

Overhead castle in spring florescence. 

This is postmarked in 2013 with a Ukraine stamp.

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Lutsk is a city on the Styr River in northwestern Ukraine with a population around 206,000. 

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History of Lutsk High Castle, (also known as Lubart's Castle) 

The Kievan town of Luchesk had a wooden wall as early as 1075, when Boleslaw the Brave laid siege to it for six months. 

Yury Dolgoruky failed to take Lutsk after a six-weeks siege in 1149. In 1255, the walls of Lutsk were stormed by Jochi's grandson Kuremsa.

The current castle, towering over the Styr River, was built mostly in the 1340s, although some parts of the earlier walls were used. 
Definitive Issue
A quill and ink well bottle

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

This is postmarked in 2015 with a United Arab Emirates stamp. 

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.  

The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007.

It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. 

The carpet in the main prayer hall (shown in the bottom picture of this postcard) is considered to be the world's largest carpet. It measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft), and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters. The weight of this carpet is 35 tons. There are 2,268,000,000 knots within the carpet and it took approximately two years to complete.
Expo 2020 Dubai, 3 AED

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Solar Cell on a See-Through Postcard

Solar Energy 
Technical University of Denmark


Order your own solar cell for free at plasticphotovoltaics (dot) org

This is a see-through postcard that is a solar cell.  If you contact the energy company listed above they will send you a fee postcard with your own cell.  This one is postmarked in 2015 from Denmark.  

Below is the side of the postcard where they attached the address and postage.  

To learn more about PhotoVoltaics Solar Cells, click this link.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Suur Munamagi in Haanja, Estonia

Suur Munamagi

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two Estonia stamps.

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Suur Munamägi (translation: "Big Egg Mountain") is the highest peak in Estonia, reaching 318 metres (1,043 ft) above sea level. It is located near the village of Haanja, in Estonia, close to the borders of both Latvia and Russia. 

The observation tower, built in 1939, is also a museum with a glass elevator and cafe.
Christmas Bulb and Pinecone, 1.20
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Estonia (Eesti) stamp 2014
Posthorn, Green Horn, 0,10

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Summer! Watch out for Sunburns :D

 Careful, last time you got sunburned you couldn't sit down for a week!

This funny ostrich postcard is postmarked in 1960 with a 3 cent 'Liberty' stamp.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weirs Beach in New Hampshire

 Weirs Beach, NH
Greetings from Weirs Beach, New Hampshire.
Photos - William Roy

This is postmarked in 2014 with a USA 34 cent Porky Pig stamp.

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Weirs Beach is an unincorporated community within the city of Laconia in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.

It is a popular destination of bikers during Motorcycle Week every June.
Porky Pig
That's All Folks! 34 cents

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Hedgehog from Denmark


Foto: Robert Trojaborg

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with four Denmark stamps.

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A defense that all species of hedgehogs possess is the ability to roll into a tight ball, causing all of the spines to point outwards.
The 100th Anniversary of the Birth 
of Halfdan Rasmussen, 1915-2002
Benny’s Trousers Burned, 7.00

Bennys bukser braendte.
Borge rabte, ah!
Borge havde nemlig
Bennys bukser pa. 

Loose translation:

Benny's pants are on fire.
Børge cried, oh!
Børge had on Benny's pants.
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Denmark (Danmark) stamp 2015
The 100th Anniversary of the Birth 
of Halfdan Rasmussen, 1915-2002
 Cannon King Knold, 7.00

Kanonkongen Knold
der var gal som en trold
kobte kugler og krudt
for en krone,
kom en maegtig portion
i sin store kanon
og skod hoved og hat
ar sin kone.  

Loose translation:

Kanonkongen Tuber
who was mad as a troll
bought bullets and gunpowder
for a penny,
came a mighty portion
in his big gun
and shot head and hat
Scars his wife.
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and two of these...
Denmark (Danmark) stamp 2010
Wavy Lines and Crown
Brown, 50 Ore

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Waterloo with Napoleon Bonaparte


This postcard is postmarked in 2013 from Belgium and features a scene from the war with soldiers on horses.

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The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition.

Upon Napoleon's return to power in March 1815, many states that had opposed him formed the Seventh Coalition and began to mobilise armies. Two large forces assembled close to the north-eastern border of France. Napoleon chose to attack in the hope of destroying them before they could join in a coordinated invasion of France with other members of the coalition. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. 

The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French.
150th Anniversary of the International Red Cross 1863 - 2013 
(Joint issue with Spain)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil Panini

Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil Panini

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
1 pound mushrooms
8 ounces goat cheese
2 tablespoons truffle oil
8 slices ciabatta bread
olive oil for brushing

In a large skillet, salute the mushrooms, garlic and thyme until all liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.  Add the crumbled goat cheese and truffle oil, mix to combine.  Spread the mushroom mixture evenly over 4 slices of bread.  Cover with the remaining 4 slices.  Place the sandwiches on a preheated panini press and grill until the bread is toasted, about 5 minutes.  Serve hot.

This postcard is postmarked with a hummingbird stamp in 2015.
USA stamp 2014
Postcard Rate 34 Cents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma

World Famous National Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum, Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center is the world's largest museum of Western heritage and art, surrounded by sparkling fountains, flag esplanade, and beautiful gardens commanding a magnificent view from atop Persimmon Hill.  Welcoming you like a pioneer camp on the Western plains, the extensive art collections and West of Yesterday settings enable visitors to relive the bold excitement of the Old West through paintings, sculpture, historical, and rodeo exhibits.  Sponsored by the people of the 17 Western states, the Center has been toured by millions of visitors since opening on June 16, 1965 and was proclaimed a National Memorial by an Act of Congress.

Photo by Storer Cards in 1982

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The name is now: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany

The sender writes:
I live in Berlin and I love this city.  On this card you see "Bellevue", the place where our president lives.

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with one stamp from Germany.

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Bellevue Palace (Schloss Bellevue), located in Berlin's Tiergarten district, has been the official residence of the President of Germany since 1994.  It was designed by architect Michael Philipp Boumann and was built in 1786.
Schloss Ludwigslust, 80

Sunday, June 14, 2015

An American Flag Made with the Names of the 50 States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Deleware, (Delaware), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

This fantastic USA Flag features the name of all 50 states, with almost all of them spelled correctly. It is postmarked in 2014 with a hummingbird stamp.

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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Eiffel Tower in Paris - (and a note on sending postcards)...

Paris et ses merveilles ... (Paris and its wonders)
La tour Eiffel (1887-1889). (The Eiffel Tower)
Photo: Peet Simard.

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from France.

The sender writes:
I am sending this postcard because I know how much you love them  :D  Paris is just as beautiful as I imagined it would be - and even more. 

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I have to write a personal note here.  Please, when you are on vacation, send a postcard to someone. Even if they do not collect them.  I send cards to people all the time and they say how nice it is to get something in their mailbox that is not a bill. This was sent to me by the daughter of some friends of ours and it brought me great joy when I read it.  Make someone smile during your next trip and send a postcard! 
Service du Deminage 1945 - 2015
The 70th Anniversary of the 
Mine Clearing Service, 1,20

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mutarazi Falls in Zimbabwe (M'tarazi Falls)

M'tarazi Falls, second highest in Africa 672m, (error, it is 762m) Nyanga, Zimbabwe.

Photography: David Trickett

The sender writes:
Saw this yesterday.  The road there was not brilliant, but the results were worth it.

This is postmarked in 1989 with a Zimbabwe stamp.

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Mutarazi Falls (often spelt Mtarazi Falls) is a 762 m (2,499 ft) free-leaping waterfall of two delicate tiers, in the Honde Valley in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. 

The waterfall is the 17th highest in the world and the second highest in Africa. 
Traditional Dancing 35 c

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ancient Theatre
II c AD,
Emperor Traianus

Greetings from Plovdid

This postcard is postmarked from Bulgaria in 2015 with two stamps.

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The ancient theatre of Philippopolis is a historical building in the city center of Plovdiv (ancient Philippopolis), Bulgaria. Although this structure is commonly referred to as an amphitheatre, it is actually a traditional Greek theatre.  The construction of the theatre dates back to the time of Emperor Trajan (Latin name: Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Divi Nervae filius Augustus) who reigned 98–117 AD.
Bulgaria stamp 2014
Boletus pinophilus 
(pine bolete) 0,10
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Bulgaria stamp 2013
Tourist Logo, 1

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Terry Fator in Las Vegas

The Voice of Entertainment
Terry Fator

Mirage Las Vegas

Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of America with Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment.  The "America's Got Talent" winner brings to life a cast of characters with comedy, singing and unparalleled celebrity impressions.  Through comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars spanning generations and genres, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind experience, only at The Mirage.

This unused postcard is in the room when you stay at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is from 2014.

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Terry Wayne Fator (born June 10, 1965) is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Fator is capable of doing over 100 ventriloquial impersonations, and uses 16 different puppets in his act. He was the winner of season two of America's Got Talent, and received the million dollar prize.

My husband and I saw his show twice now.  We laughed till it hurt both times.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Vanishing Trades in Kudowa Zdroj, Poland

Szlak Ginacych Zawodow (Trail of Vanishing Trades)
Kudowa Zdroj (see below)

garncarstwo (pottery)
zwierzyniec (zoo)
Kuznia (blacksmith)
dom chleba (baking bread)

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with a very pretty bird stamp.

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Kudowa-Zdrój is a town located below Stołowe Mountains in Poland, about 400 m (1,312 ft) above sea level.  It is a historic spa town where heart and circulatory system diseases were cured.
Poland (Polska) stamp 2014
Polish Birds
Merops apiaster, 
European bee-eater, 5.50

Monday, June 8, 2015

Astronaut Bruce McCandless in Outer Space

Astronaut Bruce Mccandleuss flying free in Outer Space.

Official NASA Photograph

This postcard is unused.

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Bruce McCandless II (born June 8, 1937) is a former naval aviator with the United States Navy and former NASA astronaut. During the first of his two Space Shuttle missions he made the first ever untethered free flight using the Manned Maneuvering Unit in 1984.


This famous image shows McCandless using the MMU during STS-41-B in 1984.
Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on February 3, 1984. The flight deployed two communications satellites, and flight-tested rendezvous sensors and computer programs for the first time.

This mission marked the first checkout of the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) and Manipulator Foot Restraint (MFR). McCandless made the first untethered free flight on each of the two MMUs carried on board, thereby becoming the first person ever to make an untethered spacewalk.

After eight days in orbit, Challenger made the first landing on the runway at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984.
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If you would like to see more postcards like this, check out my Space Postcard Blog.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Doors of Tunisia

Portes de Tunisie 
(Doors of Tunisia) 

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Tunisia. 

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Most doors in Tunisia are large and made of solid wood. They are mainly blue or yellow, however other colors, are used.
Tunisia (Tunisie) stamp 2013
Handicrafts, Wood Items
Pilon en Bois (Wooden Pestle) 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Scuba Diver in Belize

Land of Adventure...
The impressive array of reef types and marine life along the 185 mile long barrier reef is unparalleled in the northern hemisphere.

Photo: Tony Rath

This unused postcard is from 2014 and features an underwater scene with coral and a scuba diver. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Colombia - Visited by Braniff International Airways

Another colorful destination served by the colorful jets of
Braniff International
United States, Mexico and South America

This metallic postcard is unused.

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Braniff International Airways was an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. In the late 1970s it expanded to Asia and Europe.