Friday, July 31, 2015

The Town of Twente in Overijssel, The Netherlands

 Twente, Netherlands

The top of the postcard is shaped like you see in the scan ;-)

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Twente (Twenthe) is the most urbanised and easternmost part of the province of Overijssel.  It is most likely named after the Tuihanti or Tvihanti, a Germanic tribe that settled in the area.

This postcard is postmarked in  2008 from the Netherlands.
Environmental Protection
Heart Shaped Globe - 92

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jungle Babies from The Rainforest Cafe

Jungle Babies
Rainforest Cafe
Pop Art

This postcard features an alligator, gorilla, sloth, tiger, black panther, monkey, orangutan and a bird.  It is postmarked in 2015 with a Johnny Cash stamp.

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Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain. The first location opened in the Mall of America in Minnesota, USA on February 3, 1994.

Each Rainforest Cafe restaurant is designed to depict some features of a tropical rainforest, including plant growth, mist, waterfalls and figures of rainforest animals. Some of the animals are animatronic and start making animals noises and move.  My favorite part of these restaurants is when there is a 'rain storm' inside.  All the lights dim and there is 'lightning' and then it starts to rain inside the restaurant.  Not on the customers, only in parts by the walls. But it is very fun.  Our family loved to eat here every time we visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
USA stamp, 2013 
Johnny Cash
Forever a first class rate

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author. Although he is primarily remembered as a country icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Seaplanes at Baltimore, Maryland's Transatlantic Air Base

Seaplanes at Baltimore's Transatlantic Air Base, Municipal Airport, Dundalk. Near Baltimore, Maryland

This postcard is unused.

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Baltimore Municipal Airport ("Harbor Field") is a former airport and United States Air Force airfield about 6 miles southeast of Baltimore, Maryland. (The western half of the airport was within the city of Baltimore, whereas the eastern half was in Dundalk, in Baltimore County.)

Construction began in 1929 and was completed in 1941. It closed on 30 December 1960.

Today the former airfield is the site of the Dundalk Marine Terminal, a multi-use shipping facility of the Port of Baltimore.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Viseu Cathedral in Portugal

Viseu - Se Catedral
(Viseu Cathedral)

This postcard is of Portugal, but was mailed from Brazil in 2015.

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Viseu Cathedral is in the city of Viseu, Portugal. The building of the church started in the 12th century with many building campaigns taking place in the 16th century.
Obra Desaparecida
Marcel Gontrau
Paintings by Candido Portinari
(Piano player and singer)
R$ 1,50 
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Brazil (Brasil) stamp 2005 
Costureira (seamstress)
Hector Consani R$ 0,05

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Red Squirrel from Belarus, Sciurus Vulgaris

Fauna of Belarus
(Sciurus vulgaris)

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

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The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel population has decreased drastically in recent years because of the introduction of the eastern grey squirrel. The eastern grey squirrel carries a disease, the squirrel parapoxvirus, that does not appear to affect their health but will often kill the red squirrel.
Architectural Monuments
Church Fortress in Murovanka - P

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fort Meade, Officer's Quarters in Maryland, 1942

Officer's Quarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

This is postmarked in 1942 with a 'For Defense' one cent stamp.

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Fort George G. Meade is a United States Army installation that includes the Defense Information School, the United States Army Field Band, the headquarters of United States Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Courier Service.
Industry - Agriculture
For Defense
one cent

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Camel and Rider from Algeria

Algerie pittoresque (French: picturesque Algeria)

This camel and his rider postcard is postmarked in 1973 with two Algeria stamps. 
Algeria (Algerie) stamp 1970
Grande Mosquee de Tlemcen

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jarash, Jerash, The city of 1000 columns in Jordan


This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with three stamps from Jordan.

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Jerash is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate which is situated in the north of Jordan

A strong earthquake in 749 AD destroyed large parts of Jerash, while subsequent earthquakes along with the wars and turmoil contributed to additional destruction. Its destruction and ruins remained buried in the soil for hundreds of years until they were discovered by German Orientalist Ulrich Jasper Seetzen in 1806.  Now there is a population of around 42,000 people in the city. 

Jarash has two nicknames: 'Pompeii of the East' and 'The city of 1000 columns'.
Jordan stamp 2013
2012 Horses, 30 Pt
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And two of these...
Arc de Triomphe, 100 Fils

Thursday, July 23, 2015

(Dogs) Dawgs Life Without a Letter From You

If you'd only know what a dawg's life it is without one little letter from you!

This is postmarked in 1915 with a one cent stamp.

The sender writes:
Dear Friend,

I wonder what its the matter with you again that you don't write.  Does that girl of yours keep you that busy.  Am fine and dandy, hope you are the same.

Lovingly, Eda
(Write some time) 
USA stamp 1912
George Washington (green) 1 cent

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Tower of London, in England, The Regalia, Crown Jewels

Tower of London.
The Regalia.

The Regalia is situated in the Wakefield Tower and contains the crown jewels preserved in a glass case protected by a strong iron cage.  Here are some most interesting relics of former English Kings and Queens.  The total value of the Regalia is estimated at three million pounds. (You can be sure that figure is a lot higher now!)

This postcard is from the C.F. Castle's "Lesco Series".  Although this is a vintage postcard is from England, it was postmarked in 2015 from the Netherlands.

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The Crown Jewels have been kept at the Tower of London since 1303 after they were stolen from Westminster Abbey. It is thought that most, if not all, were recovered shortly afterwards. After the coronation of Charles II, they were locked away and shown for a viewing fee paid to a custodian. However, this arrangement ended when someone attempted to steal the Crown Jewels after having bound and gagged the custodian. Thereafter, the Crown Jewels were kept in a part of the Tower known as Jewel House, where armed guards defend them.
Dutch Icons, Cow, 1

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jablonne v Podjestedi in the Czech Republic

Jablonne v Podjestedi

Bazilika sv. Zdislavy a sv. Vavrince
Relikviar s lebkau sv. Zdislavy
Zdislavina studanka
Morovy sloup na nam. Miru
Zamek Lemberk

When I put this into an on-line  translator, this came out:
St. Mark's Basilica. And St. Zdislava. Lawrence
Reliquary of St. skulls. Zdislavy
Zdislava's well
The Plague Column on us. Miru
chateau Lemberk

From what I can find the pictures are:
1. Saint Lawrence Basilica
2. A Convent
3. Zdislava's well. Below the castle Lemberk
4. Peace Square
5. Lemberk Castle
A skyline view of Jablonné v Podještědí. (population around 3,800)

Foto Milan Drahonovsky

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from the Czech Republic.
Vynalezce (Inventor) Kruhove Znamky, Z, 30 KC

Monday, July 20, 2015

Apollo 11 Liftoff, Moon Landing, July 20, 1969

Apollo 11 Moon Landing - July 20, 1969

Apollo 11 Liftoff. The huge 363-foot tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module 5/Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Kennedy Space Center, at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969.  Aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot.  Apollo 11 is the United States' first lunar landing mission.

Color by Mike Roberts from official NASA film

This postcard is unused. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Bell Tower of Xi'an in Xi'an City, China

Bell Tower of Xi'an
Xi'an City, China

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with three stamps from China.

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The Bell Tower of Xi'an, built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty (ad 618–690 & 705–907).
Ceramics from the Jun Kiln, Henan, 100 
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China stamp 2013
Baby Tadpoles Look For Their Mother
Shrimp, 80
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“Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mom” is a 1960 classic animation which was based on Chinese traditional water-color paintings. 
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China stamp 2014
Chinese Dream 
Revitalization of a Nation, 1.20

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Homo Reptilia - Aliens from Doctor Who

"Homo Reptilia, warrior class ... A new type of Silurian, different tribe.
BBC - Doctor Who

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with two space (:) stamps from 1981, but I think these Silurians are from the 2010 two-part episodes: "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood".

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The first Silurians introduced are depicted as prehistoric and scientifically advanced sentient humanoids who predate the dawn of man; in their backstory, the Silurians went into self-induced hibernation to survive what they predicted to be a large geological upheaval caused by the Earth capturing the Moon.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka

Kansas State Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

The sender writes (types):
June 18, 1953
Greetings from this fine city, the Capital of Kansas, where we have spent several very interesting days.  Tomorrow we expect to start on our return trip, via # 40, and hope to see you'ns in a few days.

This is postmarked in 1953 with a 2 cent stamp.
John Adams 1797-1801
2 cents

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Leptis Magna in Libya

Leptis Magna

This postcard is postmarked in 2010 with two reptile stamps that feature a snake and a turtle.

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Leptis Magna, also called Lpqy or Neapolis, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.
Libya stamps featuring Reptiles - 1996
The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.
Genesis 1:1

This unused postcard was bought HERE in 2015.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and The Ghostbuster Video

I just want to say thank you to Cari and Brenda for voting me themes surprising cameo singer on the Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbuster Music Video!!

The sender writes:
Tuesday April 14, 2015
Here is your prize for co-winning the "Most surprising cameo singer on the Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbuster Music Video" debate...
A personal thank you from Melissa Gilbert Herself! (The person voted most surprising cameo singer on the Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbuster Music Video)


This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with two great stamps, one that is about old tv shows.

Here is a link to the post I was commenting on to win this great postcard.  You can also watch the Ghostbuster Video.....
Celebrate the Century, 1940s -
World War II Transforms America
TV Entertains America, 33 cents 
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Thomas Jefferson (Coil) 1 c

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia

Wagga Wagga - N.S.W.

Left: St Michael's Cathedral
Middle: Chisholm Fountain, Victoria Memorial Gardens
Right: Civic Centre

Photography by Graham Whitehead

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with a stamp from Australia.

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The Aboriginal inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people and the term "Wagga" in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language is thought to mean crow. To create the plural, the Wiradjuri repeat a word, thus 'Wagga Wagga' translates to 'the place of many crows'.
Wilderness Australia 
Alpine NP, Vic
$ 2.72

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Markets in Senegal

Afrique en Couleurs
Marche Africain

Africa in Pictures
African Market

This postcard is postmarked in 1990 with an Olympic stamp from Senegal.  

the sender writes:
Greetings from Senegal
Wonderful sea, sun and peace 
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Vendeuses de mangues (Woman Selling Mangos)

This is postmarked in 2006 with a Senegal stamp. 
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Sengalese Star-Wishers Day
Demba & Dupont 450 F
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Senegal stamp 1979
Olympics 50 F

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pori Jazz Festival in Finland

Pori Jazz
49th International Pori Jazz festiva
12th - 20th July 2014

This is postmarked in 2014 from Finland.

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Pori Jazz is a large international jazz festival, held annually during the month of July in the coastal city of Pori, Finland. It is one of the oldest and best known jazz festivals in Europe, having been arranged every year since 1966.
From the Series: Garden Berries
Gooseberry, 1LK KL

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Pointer Dog as a GPS from Ohio

Ohio GPS
Affordable, Wireless, Speaking Optional
The Ultimate in Green Technology

Point me to Ohio

This unused postcard features a dog pointing and was bought in 2015.

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The US began the GPS (Global Positioning System) project in 1973. It became fully operational in 1995.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shaft Starring Richard Roundtree

Hotter than Bond, Cooler than Bullitt.


Shaft's his name.
Shaft's his game.

This postcard is unused and was printed in 2000.

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Shaft is a 1971 American movie directed by Gordon Parks. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob neighborhoods in order to find the missing daughter of a mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) as Shaft.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

An Original Piece of Art Mailed as a Postcard from Cuba

The sender writes:

April, 2015
This is an original piece of art Rick bought me on the Paseo del Prado in Havana, Cuba and said I should make a postcard of it.  I have a wonderful husband who thinks of me and my postcard collection  :D

This is painted on thick card stock paper and is the size of a standard postcard.  It is postmarked in 2015 with a soccer stamp from Cuba.
FIFA Football World Cup - Brazil
Soccer, 75