Sunday, July 31, 2016

Inge Look's Grannies are Popping Open Some Champagne

Design: Inge Look / 42

Here is another great postcard from Ingle Look.  This time the grannies are popping open a bottle of champagne in the greenhouse garden. 

This is postmarked from Finland in 2016. 
Bridges and Waters, 1 lk kl
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Finland stamp 2008 
Water & Archipelago, 0,10

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jars-NATO Archipelago in Aland

 Photo: Niklas Bidarkiv

The sender writes that this is Nato, Alandia and that there are beautiful spring flowers all around but very little butterflies.  

This is postmarked in 2016. 

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Järsö-NATO is an archipelago area in Åland. Jarso has a population of 201, and Nato has 87 people (as of 2015). 
Sailing Ships
Varlden, 1.20

Friday, July 29, 2016

If Only I could Find Bacon Seeds...

If only I could find bacon speed.
Then I could grow my own food.

This postcard can not make everyone happy.  It is after all, not bacon.

This funny postcard  was bought HERE and is postmarked in 2016.
USA stamp 2016
Botanical Art, Flowers
Forever a first class stamp

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hup - Mobile Car, Hupmobile, Detroit - Roadster

Hup - Mobile
typ Detroit - Roadster
rok vyroby 1930
obsah 3 500 ccm - 6 valec radovy

A translation from Slovakian:
HUP - Mobile
Type Detroit - Roadster
Vintage 1930
contents 3500 cc - 6 cylinder Inline

This unused postcard was given to me in 2013.

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Hupmobile was an automobile built from 1909 through 1940 by the Hupp Motor Car Company, which was located in Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Very Confusing Postcard About The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

The Leaning Tower
The construction was begun in 1174 from the architect Bonanno Pisano and finished in 1350 from Tommaso Pisano.  The height is m. 58.36 (100 braccia pisane)  The weight is t. 14.453.  The vertical yielding is of approximately m. 2.36.  The maximum slope from the top to the center or the base is m 5.22.  The increment of slope until 1993 was off mm. 1.2 every year.  After consolidation jobs during 11 years the Tower reopens the 15/12/2001 whit (should read with?) an inclination reduced of cm. 38.

It is constituted from 8 shelves comprised the bell cell where there are 7 bells that reproduce 7 musical notes (Assunta Crofefisso san Ranieri, Pasquareccia, Dal Pozzo, Terza, Vespruccio).

The top of the Tower is caught up with a helicoidal scale of 293 steps.

From the top of the leaning Tower Galileo Galilei carried out its experiments around the gravity laws.

This is postmarked in 2009 from Italy.

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This is the most confusing postcard I've ever read!
Women in Art, 0,85

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wilhelmina "Mimmi" Widbom, Professional Seafarer

Foto: Alands Sjofarts Museum (Maritime Museum) - Peter Ostberg

This is postmarked in 2016 with two stamps from Aland.  Check out the matching stamp!

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Serafina Wilhelmina “Mimmi” Widbom was a professional seafarer. She worked as cook and chief steward on several of Åland shipowner Gustaf Erikson’s ships in the early 1900s. She rounded Cape Horn eight times and made her last voyage as an active sailor in 1943.
Mimmi Widbon, 1,20 
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Aland stamp 2011
Aland Scenery
Rocks by the Ocean
Inrikes (domestic rate)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Washington D.C. - A Lantern Press Postcard

Washington D.C.
Night Scene
Lantern Press Original Poster
Image # 43875

The sender writes:
I spent the past four days in DC and came across a bunch of Lantern Press Postcards.  The poster designs are my new obsession.

(I agree with her - lantern press cards are usually stunning :D )

This is postmarked in 2016.
Kwanzaa, 37

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Funny Astronaut Postcard, Out Of the World Deal

You don't have to go this far . . .
- - - see us for an out of the world deal.

This is the oddest advertising postcard ever!  There is no company listed.  There is no store, no nothing.  So if I want an 'out of the world deal' who do I go see?

In very very small letters on the bottom it reads C 1965 Pramar Adv. Spec. Co. Yonkers N.Y.  But this is who had the copyright on the postcard.

This is postmarked in 1973.  Below is a scan of the back of the card.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

This is postmarked in 2013 from the Bahamas.

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Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the location of the nation's capital, George Town. It is approximately 22 miles (35 km) long with its widest point being 8 miles (13 km) wide.

Royal Bahamas Police Force Band 
120th Anniversary 50 c

Friday, July 22, 2016

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

This postcard is postmarked in 2016.

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The two children of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are:

Prince George of Cambridge (George Alexander Louis)
(born 22 July 2013)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana) (born 2 May 2015)
Great Britain stamp (Universal Mail) 
Royal Yacht Britannia, XT 500

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Library in San Augustine, Texas

413 East Columbia
San Augustine, TX  75972

San Augustine Public Library
Membership in the Texas State Library system assures large selection of books for county wide distribution.  Specializes in Texas history and provides  a quality collection of genealogical records.  Daily schedule includes literacy and reading programs for children and adults and guidance in the use of films,  VCR's and furnishing information by computer.

This postcard is postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent polar bear stamp.
Polar Bear, 28 cents

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Apollo 11 Astronauts, Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin

John F. Kennedy Space Center

The prime crew for Apollo 11, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, watch as the space vehicle scheduled  to carry them to the moon was positioned on the launch pad.

This postcard is postmarked in 1970 from Florida.

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Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Prominent Americans
George Washington
5 cents

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ciechanowiec, Poland


Na zdj. Zalew na Nurcu, Swieto Chleba,
Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Folkloru 
Zawody w Powozeniu Zaprzegami Konnymi 

In the picture. Lagoon on Nurcu, Feast of Bread,
International Folklore Festival
Competition in driving a horse-drawn carriage

This is postmarked in 2016 from Poland.  
Roza, Rose Flower, 5

Monday, July 18, 2016

Camperland and Stardust, 1979, Las Vegas, Nevada

Stardust Hotel and Camperland
"On the Strip"
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo by Carlo Marino 

This postcard is postmarked in 1979, although it says '76 in the sign. 

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The Stardust Resort and Casino opened in 1958 and was demolished on March 13, 2007.
From: The Americana Series
People's Right to Petition for Redress
Head of statue of Justice
Issued in New York NY,  on November 17, 1977

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Walt Disney and a Disney Employee Baseball Team, Disneyland's 60th Anniversary

Opening Day Special Edition

Walt Disney awards a winning employee softball team at his studio in Burbank, California, in the late 1950s.  Competitive softball games have been a part of Disney employee life since the 1930s and continue to this day with teams at almost every Disney outpost around the world.

During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration come and relive your fondest memories of Walt Disney's original park while experiencing, in amazing and unforgettable ways, an exciting new era of Disney magic that could only happen at "The Happiest Place on Earth!"

Disneyland Resort 60
Diamond Celebration

This postcard is postmarked in 2015.

The sender writes:
We are staying at the Disney Paradise Pier.  Love it!!
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Here is one more postcard from Disneyland's 60th Anniversary... 

Disneyland Resort
Diamond Celebration
60 years

This postcard is postmarked in 2015.

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Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Mother and Child in North Korea

This postcard features a mother and her child with a lot of groceries.  If anyone can translate the text please let me know what it says.

This is postmarked in 2016 from North Korea. 
North Korea stamp 2009
State Symbols, Flag, 10
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North Korea stamp 2002
Symbols of State
Rose Flower, 30
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North Korea stamp 2002
Symbols of State
Soldier Statue, 30

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tellus Scince Museum in Cartersville, Georgia

National Postcard Week
May 3 - 9, 2015

Tellus Science Museum
A world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia just off I-75 at exit 293.  The museum's exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features 4 main galleries: Weinman Mineral Gallery, Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard.  A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus. Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Apatosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages.  Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more.  Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.

Happy National Postcard Week!

This unused postcard was made by Sherry G. and is number 3 in a limited edition of 80.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Santuario do Sameiro (Sameiro Sanctuary) Church in Braga, Portugal

Santuario do Sameiro
Sameiro Sanctuary
Sanctuaire de Sameiro

This is postmarked in 2013 with a Portugal Christmas stamp featuring the Magi worshiping Jesus as a baby.

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Construction begun on 14 July 1863.

The founder of the shrine was the Vicar of Braga, Padre Antonio Martinho Pereira da Silva.

Pope John Paul II visited this Marian shrine on May 15, 1982.
Adoracao dos Reis Magos 
(Adoration of the Magi Kings) 0,80 

Adoracao dos Reis magos
E, tendo nascido, Jesus, em Belem da Judeia, (...) eis que uns magos vieram do oriente a Jerusalem, (...) E, entrando na casa, acharam o menino com Maria, sua mae e, prostando-se, o adoraram.  Mt. 2: 1-11

Adoration of the Magi Kings
And, having been born, Jesus, in Bethlehem of Judea, (...) behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (...) And entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and prostrating they worshiped him. Matthew 2: 1-11

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You Rock and You Rule!

You rule!
You rock!

The sender writes:
Congratulations on your new job!  I know you truly will rock at it!

This punny postcard is postmarked in 2016.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Postcard Rate

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Historical Locks of Lockport, New York

Historical Locks
Lockport, New York

Remaining 1800's "Flight of Five" locks are seen alongside Locks 34 and 35, the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal, where boats are raised and lowered 50 feet.  

Photo by John Penrod

This postcard is postmarked in 2016. 

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Lockport is a city in Niagara County, New York and part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area.
USA stamp 2016
Botanical Art, Flower Stamps
Forever a first class stamp 

Monday, July 11, 2016

A Quilt of Eggs Dressed in Cloths

A friend of mine sent me this postcard for Easter.

In small letters where you usually find the name of a publisher is:
Talkootanssit, Nina Kivirinta
Äänekoski, Tilkkutanssit kilpailu (the last word is competition)

I have no idea why the artist of this quilt dressed up eggs in cloths, but I think it is wonderful.

This egg-cellent postcard is postmarked in 2016 from Finland.
Easter Rooster
with an egg and flowers, 1 LK KL

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Medan, Indonesia

Colours of Medan

Colours of Indonesia Postcard
Medan City is the capital of North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.  Interested Place are Maimoon Palace, Lumbini Park, Mesjid Raya,  (I think this is Masjid Raya (Grand Mosque)), Yelangkani Church, (and this one I think is Velangkanni Church), and Majestic's Clock. 

This is postmarked in 2016. 
Petrified Wood
International Stamp Exhibition
"Indonesia 2000" Bandung
Minerals, 2500
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Indonesia stamp 1999
Fungi, Mushrooms
Mycena sp. - 500
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Indonesia stamp 2012
World Stamp Championship
Bad Jawa, (Rhinoceros) and
Ujung Kulon National Park
Map, 2500

Saturday, July 9, 2016

New York is Book Country

New York is Book Country
The Festival for Book Lovers!
23rd Year

Art Spiegelman
New York is Book Country, 2001
Gouache, Poster for New York is Book Country 2002

 I love that the pigeons are reading books that the old lady sitting on the bench is throwing to them instead of bird seed.  What's with the squirrel playing the video game boy??  :-)

This unused postcard was bought as a gift for me from the New York Public Library in 2016.

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New York is Book Country is an annual festival full of books, authors, publishers, and shoppers looking for the perfect book to read.