This postcard was used in a Chain Round Robin and was mailed from The United States, Russia, Taiwan, China, Germany and Japan. It started its journey in September 2015 and I received it back in January 2016. Below is a scan of the back of the postcard.
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The humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is also known as the Māori wrasse, Napoleon wrasse, Napoleon fish and Napoleonfish. They are known for their long life spans. The females are known to live for around 50 years, whereas males live for around 45 years.
Colo. (Colorado) is the place we grow large cabbage.
Photograph 1908 by W. H. Martin C.
This is a real photo, exaggeration postcard.
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William H. Martin was a photographer and successful postcard manufacturer in the early 1900s. In 1894, Martin took over a studio in Ottawa, Kansas. He used photocomposited trick photography and, in 1908, produced wildly exaggerated postcards for commercial trade. His range of cards were so popular that he went into the postcard business exclusively. Within a few years, his trick photos made him wealthy.
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Here are two more of his postcards....
Island of Big Corn
Copyright 1909 by Martin Post Card Co. (WIlliam H. Martin)
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So easy. Put salt on their tails.
Photograph 1909 by WIlliam H. Martin
This rabbit postcard was published by The North American Post Card Co., Kansas city, U.S.A.
Here is one more postcard from the same meet-up....
6th International Postcrossing
Meeting in Bielefeld 2015
This postcard features stacks of postcards that have been signed on the back (like the border you see on this card) from members of Postcrossing. The card also has so many signatures on the back it is hard to count them. I will guess around 43 or 44 autographs. It is postmarked in 2015 from Germany.
Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946).
Ava appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s to 1970s, including The Hucksters (1947), Show Boat (1951), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), Mogambo (1953), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), Seven Days in May (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo.
This postcard is postmarked in 2010 with a set of two Libyan architecture stamps.
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The Arch of Marcus Aurelius is a Roman triumphal arch in the city of Oea, modern Tripoli, where it is found near the northeastern entrance to the Medina (old town).
The Arch was erected (entirely in marble) by Gaius Calpurnius Celsus, to commemorate the victories of Lucius Verus (junior colleague and adoptive brother of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius) over the Parthians in the Roman–Parthian War of 161–66.
The monument was erected in 165 AD, and cannot be dated later, because the Emperor is referred to with the title Armenicus, but not with the titles of Medicus and Parthicus, which were conferred on him in 166 AD.
The North Carolina Outer Banks are not only a source of price and beauty, but also a part of American history. These historical lighthouses continue to play a major role in the history of the Outer Banks.
This unused postcard is from 2009.
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The sky is covered in glitter!
The names are not on the card, but I'm pretty sure these are:
The sender writes:
We rented bikes today and rode all over the island! My favorite part... I found a tree on the bike path that has a red door for a mouse built into the bottom. It even "opens". I love all the small details Disney has.
1. Toomkiriku varemed / Ruins of the Dome Cathedral / Tuomiokirkon rauniot
2. Tartu Observatoorium / Tartu Observatory / Tarton observatorio
3. Kuradisild / Devil's Bridge / Paholaisen silta
Photos 1 - 2 Meelis Lokk
This postcard is postmarked in 2015.
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The observatory building was completed in 1810. The instruments were installed in 1814 by von Struve who subsequently started observations. In 1824, a 9" Fraunhofer refractor arrived, the largest achromatic telescope in the world at the time. When von Struve began assembling his Geodetic Arc (used to establish the exact size and shape of the earth) in 1816, the doorstep of the observatory became its first point.
La construccion se inicio en 1907 para el Centro Gallego de La Habana abarcando al antiguo Teatro Tacon y los terrenos anexos que completaban la manzana. Se inauguro en 1914 y el Teatro Natcional al ano siguiente. Su estilo tomo como modelo las construcciones-barrocas europeas. Los grupos escultoricos de la fachada son obra del escultor italiano Giuseppe Moretti. Es la actual sede del Gran Teatro de La Habana y el Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
The construction began in 1907 for the Galacian Center of Havana, including the ancient Tacon Theatre and the annexed lands that complete the block. It was inaugurated in 1914 and the National Theatre the following year. Its style took as model European Baroque constructions. The sculptural groups of the facade were made by the Italian sculptor Guiseppe Moretti. It is the current site of the Havana Great Theatre and the National ballet of Cuba
(There are no typing errors, this is the way it is written.)
This is a 'raised image' postcard. It is unused and was bought in Cuba in 2015.
I just loved this tiny post office and they actually had some stamps too. :D
This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from The Galapagos, Ecuador with two stamps.
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Puerto Villamil is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands. The harbor is frequently full with sailboats, as Villamil is a popular stop for private yachts making their way to the Marquesas Islands because Villamil is the westernmost town in the Galapagos Islands.