Monday, October 31, 2016

A Handmade Halloween Postcard

Get outta here.

Happy Halloween

This postcard features a witch cooking up a spell (or soup :) and many cats.  The card is handmade by Lynne Appel, then printed.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Chernabog from Disney's Fantasia

Amidst his midnight revelry of evil, Chernabog, the Slavic god of the night commands a swell of supernatural flames.

From Fantasia
Hand-Inked, Xerographically Enhanced
Hand-Painted Limited Edition Cel
Edition: 275
Image Size: Approximately 11 " x 15 1/2"
Framed Size: Approximately 20 1/4" x 24 3/4"

This advertising Postcard for Walt Disney Studios is unused .

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hurricane Sandy and The Roller Coaster of Seaside Heights, New Jersey

National Post Card Week 
May 3 - 9, 2015

Bob Concur, Piscataway, New Jersey

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12 
Roller Coaster, Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Largest Atlantic Hurricane on Record
68 Billion in Damage - 293 Dead
1100 Mile Diameter

This postcard is postmarked in 2015. 

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To give you and idea of how big 'Superstorm Sandy' was, in the United States it affected 24 states of the 50 states. This includes the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York
USA stamp 2014
Illustrator Nancy Stahl. 
Issue Date: February 7, 2014
Postcard Rate 34 Cents

Friday, October 28, 2016

Woman Divers in Cheju Island, South Korea

Diving Women in Cheju Island
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Woman Divers

Both of these postcards are unused.

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Haenyeo (sea women) are female divers in the  South Korean province of Jeju. They are known for their independent spirit, iron will and determination.

Traditionally, girls started to train to become haenyeo when they were 11 years old.  Beginning in shallow water, trainees worked their way up to more challenging depths. After about seven years of training, a girl was considered a "full-fledged" haenyeo.

All together, the tools of a haenyeo consist of a wetsuit, goggles, gloves, chest weights (to assist diving) an L-shaped weeding hoe, and a net attached to a floatation device.  The haenyeo stash their catch in these nets until they are done for the day.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Legend of the Amah Rock in Hong Kong

The Amah Rock Mentioned in Local Folklore.

This postcard is unused.

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Amah Rock is a naturally shaped rock located on a hilltop in southwest Sha Tin District, Hong Kong.

According to a legend, the faithful wife of a fisherman climbed the hills every day, carrying her son, to watch for the return of her husband, not knowing he had been drowned at sea. In reward for her faithfulness she was turned into a rock by the Goddess of the Sea so that her spirit could unite with that of her husband. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Two Postcards from Friesland in the Netherlands


This unused postcard features horses, sailboats, a windmill, sheep and some birds - the top right are rough-legged hawks.
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Mooi (Dutch for Beautiful)

This unused postcard features a windmill, a godwit bird, horses, sailboats, some white-fronted geese and an owl.

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Friesland or Frisia is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands.  In 2010 it had a population of 646,000.  The official languages of Friesland are West Lauwers Frisian and Dutch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Montserrat in Spain

Vista partial del la Montana
Vue partielle de la Montagne
Partial view of the Mountain
Teilansicht des Berges
Vista partial del la Montana
Vue partielle de la Montagne
Partial view of the Mountain
Teilansicht des Berges

Both of these postcards are unused.  Someone wrote '1931' on the back of each of them.

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Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), Montgrós (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).

It is well known as the site of the abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Irish Farmer

Irish Farmer.
"From Galway came his dad,
His mother hailed from Clare,

He was the shrewd old lad,
When selling at the fair."

This unused vintage postcard is No. 7299 from the Lawrence Publisher in Dublin, Ireland

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Benburb Castle in Ireland

Service Priory, Benburb, Co. Tyrone

This vintage postcard is unused.

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Benburb Castle is a castle situated in Benburb, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1611 by Sir Richard Winfield.

The castle is in excellent condition having been recently restored and now used by the Servite Priory, a religious order based in the village.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shoo-fly Pie Recipe

Shoo-fly Pie

Crumb Part:
1/4 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar

Liquid Part:
3/4 tblsp. baking soda
1/8 teasp. nutmeg
1/4 teasp. salt
3/4 cup molasses
ginger, cinnamon & cloves
3/4 cup hot water

Pastry for 1 crust pie

Work the ingredients for the crumb part together and sit aside.

Mix the ingredients for the liquid part together, adding the hot water last.  Into an unbaked pie shell, combine the crumbs and liquid in alternate layers with crumbs on the bottom and top.  Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees, then 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

This is postmarked in 2008 with a machine printed stamp

Friday, October 21, 2016

El Haouaria, Kerkouane in Tunisia

El Haouaria


This unused postcard is from 2011.

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UNESCO declared the Punic Town of Kerkouane and its Necropolis a World Heritage Site in 1985, citing among other things that the remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived.  (The Punics were a people from Ancient Carthage.)

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El Haouaria is a coastal town and commune in Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 9,273.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dragon's Lair Postcard, Autographed by Bluth and Goldman

Dragon's Lair

"Dear Adventurer,
We cannot thank you enough for your support and contribution to help make a dream come true.  Soon we will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the premier of the Dragon's Lair arcade game originally released in the summer of 1983.  The game has stayed alive for all these years having been sorted to over 70 platforms availing it for personal use in the home and the latest hand-held devices.  However, our dream has always been to bring Dragon's Lair: The Movie to the big screen.  The time is now, and your action to support this effort has been overwhelming.  Thank you ..
Sincerely Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
(The back of the postcard is autographed by both of them.)

This postcard features 'Castle Pan' and is postmarked in 2015.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Postcard Rate

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thanjavur, Sri Birhadeeswarar Temple in India

Sri Birhadeeswarar Temple
Tamilnadu, S. India

Photo: K.V. Brahan

This is postmarked in 2016 from India.

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Brihadeshwara Temple (locally known as Tanjai Periya Kovil) is a Hindu temple and one of the largest temples in India. Built by Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 CE, the temple turned 1000 years old in 2010.  The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".
Zoological Survey of India
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India stamp 2016
National Archives of India
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and two of these ... 
India stamp 2009 (might be a 2008 issue)
Mahatma Gandhi, 1.00

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Birthday Tortoise, With Age Comes Wisdom

With age comes wisdom
Happy Birthday to a very wise person!

Aldabra Tortoise
photo by Brenda Perez

This unused postcard was bought HERE in 2013.

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The Aldabra giant tortoise, from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Large tortoises are among the longest-lived animals on the planet. Some individual Aldabra giant tortoises are thought to be over 200 years of age, but this is difficult to verify because they tend to outlive their human observers.

A male named Adwaita was reputedly one of four tortoises brought by British seamen from the Seychelles Islands as gifts to Robert Clive of the British East India Company in the 18th century, and came to the Calcutta Zoo in 1875. At his death in March 2006, Adwaita is reputed to have reached the longest ever measured life span of 255 years (birth year 1750). His date of birth was determined by carbon dating his shell.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Four Vintage Real Photo Postcards (Set A)

This is an unused vintage 'real photo' postcard.  It features a young man and his Pope bicycle.  The stamp box is NOKO which  is dated from 1907 to the 1920's. 
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This one features a a man in a bowler hat.  The back reads:  Radium Studio, Muskegon, Michigan. 
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This one features three ladies.  The stamp box is SOLIO which  is dated from 1903 to the 1920's.

There are so many options for this..
-- three sisters
-- mom - wearing black, recently widowed? and two daughters
-- older sister wearing black, recently widowed and two younger sisters.  Maybe this was made to send to a man because they were all available to wed.
-- ?? who knows?? 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Four Vintage Real Photo Postcards (Set B)

This is an unused vintage 'real photo' postcard.  It features a mother and her three children.  The stamp box is CYKO which  is dated from 1904 to the 1920's. 
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This one features two older men and a young girl.  The stamp box is CYKO which  is dated from 1904 to the 1920's. 
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This one features a young girl holding pictures.  The stamp box is ARTURA which  is dated from 1910 to the 1924.  The photographer was Mendenhall from Canton, Illinois.  
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This card features a young girl with a bow in her hair.  The stamp box is AZO  with four triangles facing up which  is dated from 1904 to the 1918. The photographer was Carlson's Studio.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sochi, Russia

Greetings from Sochi - Russia

The sender writes that Sochi is filled with the sea, sun and beaches and that tomorrow they are going on the worst longest suspension bridge called Skybridge.  

This postcard is postmarked with four stamps from Russia in 2016. 
Russia stamp 2009
Kazan Kremlin
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Russia Stamp 2008
Bear 25 P
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and two of these...
Russia stamp 2008
Moose 4.00

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Canterbury Cross

The Canterbury Cross

The original, probably 9th Century, was found in St George's Street, Canterbury.  It is now in the Royal Museum there.

It is a bronze cruciform broach with triangular panels of silver, incised with a triquetra and inlaid with niello.

A replica of it is mounted on the wall just inside the South West porch entrance of the Cathedral.  Similar replicas mounted on fragments of stone from Canterbury Cathedral are placed in Anglican Cathedrals in all parts of the world, linking them with the Mother Church of Canterbury.

This postcard is unused.

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This cross features a small square in the centre, from which extend four arms, wider on the outside, so that the arms look like triangles, symbolising the Trinity.  The Trinity holds that God is three consubstantial persons - the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons".

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Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies in the district of Kent, England.
Here is a postcard from there......
Canterbury England

This postcard is unused.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Aerial View of San Marino

Repubblica di San Marino
(Republic of San Marnino)

Panorama aereo (Panoramic aerial view)

This postcard is unused.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars

Star Wars

This wonderful R2-D2 and C-3PO postcard is postmarked in 2016 from Passau, Germany with many signatures of people from a Postcrossing meet-up.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2016
The 200th Anniversary of the 
Birth of Ernst Litfaß, 1816-1874
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Ernst Amandus Theodor Litfaß (or Litfas), 
(11 February 1816 – 27 December 1874) 
was a German printer and publisher. 
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2005
'Tagetes' (African Marigold flower) 20

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany

Messestadt Leipzig

Monument in memory of the great battle of Leipzig

Farbfoto: Kuhn, Leipzig

This vintage postcard is unused.

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The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, (in Germany), also known as the Battle of the Nations. It was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle.

Monday, October 10, 2016

I Love to Walk by the Seashore

I Love To Walk By The Seashore

I love to walk by the seashore,
On the clean white sand so bare,
I love to walk by the rippling waves
For I find refuge there.

I love to walk by the seashore
When a white fog's in the air:
When a pallid mist o'shadows the beach
And no breeze is stirring there.

I love to walk by the seashore
And watch the waves in motion,
I love the sea in all its moods
For God made the mighty ocean.

By Theodore R. Rowley

This unused Curteich postcard is number FK.152 in the 'Florida State Series'. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

St. Alexander Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine

St. Oleksandr kostel (Roman Catholic Church), architect is unknown,  construction finished headed by F. Miekhovych, 1817-1842 yr.

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 from Finland.

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The St. Alexander Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Church in Kiev, Ukraine.
Finland stamp 2012
Altocumulus lenticularis
Clouds in the Sky 1 LK KL

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Longnose Hawkfish in the Galapagos Islands for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
4 - 10. 10. 2015

Picture taken in the Galapagos islands 6.9.2015

This postcard is of a Longnose Hawkfish in Fan Coral.  it is a limited edition postcard of 20.  I have number 20 mailed from Finland and number 1, unused.
The Finnish Flag, 1 klass
The bottom left corner of the flag is 'shaped'.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Split, Croatia

Foto: inventa

This postcard is unused.

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Split is the second-largest city of Croatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea.

The city draws its name from the spiny broom (calicotome spinosa; brnistra in modern Croatian), a common shrub in the area.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pululahua Volcano in Ecuador


Foto: Isabel de Wuth

This unused postcard is from 2015.

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Pululagua (alternate spelling: Pululahua) is a dormant volcano that is located in Ecuador's national park known as Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I Hope Your International Postcard Week is Arrrrrrr-some!

International Postcard Week
October 2 - 8, 2016
I hope your International Postcard Week Celebration is arrrrrrrr-some!

May your mailbox be filled with many amazing and awesome postcards this week!

All my best to you,
9teen87s Postcards

Limited Edition of 100

This funny pirate postcard is unused. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kluane Lake in Yukon, Canada

Kluane Lake
Largest lake in the Yukon.  Famous for Lunker Trout.

This is postmarked from Whitehourse, Yukon, Canada in 1962. 

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Kluane Lake is fed by the A'ay Chu (Slims River), which is composed of meltwater from the Kaskawulsh Glacier. The lake has a high density of large-bodied lake trout and whitefish and is known for its fishing.
Queen Elizabeth 4c