Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Singing 'Looney Tunes' Frog... One Froggy Evening

My Baby!
Hello, My
Honey ...

This singing frog is from Looney Tunes and was printed in 1999.

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One Froggy Evening is an approximately seven-minute long Technicolor animated short film written by Michael Maltese and directed by Chuck Jones, with musical direction by Milt Franklyn. The short marks the debut of Michigan J. Frog. This popular short contained a wide variety of musical entertainment, with songs ranging from "Hello! Ma Baby" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry", two Tin Pan Alley classics, to "Largo al Factotum", Figaro's aria from the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The short was released on December 31, 1955 as part of Warner Brothers' Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Steven Spielberg, in the PBS Chuck Jones biography Extremes & Inbetweens: A Life In Animation, called One Froggy Evening "the Citizen Kane of animated film." (Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 5, Disc 2) In 1994 it was voted # 5 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. In 2003 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

You can watch the cartoon HERE.   It is just over six minutes long. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Madeline Island Ice Angel in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Madeline Island Ice Angel
Madeline Island - Bayfield

The windsled transports passengers from the mainland Bayfield to Madeline Island when the ice moves in making the lake impassable by ferry boat and before the ice is think enough to drive on.

Photo by Burke Henry
Lake Superior Collection

This unused postcard was bought in Wisconsin and is from 2014.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Large Letter Postcard - Clara


I searched many photos on the computer to find who this is, I believe it might be Clara Lipman, actress and writer.

The postcard is postmarked in 1906 to Miss Clara Luiehon (Spelling?) in N.Y.
USA stamp 1902 
United States of America
From the series: Presidents & Other Famous People 
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
1 cent 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Rolling Stones 'Lips' Logo

The Rolling Stones

This postcard  is postmarked in 2015 with two matching Great Britain queen stamps.

The sender writes:

The Rolling Stones' logo was designed by John Pasche in 1971.  Pasche said, "face to face with him (Mick Jagger) the first thing you were aware of was the size of his lips and mouth."
Great Britain stamp 2013
Queen Elizabeth II, Red, 1st

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wooden Orthodox Church in Rownia, Poland

Dawna cerkiew (church) gr.-kat. z pocz. XVIII w.
(The eighteenth century.)
Obecnie kosciol (currently the church) t rzym.-kat.
fot. (photo) N. Szczerbicka

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with two Poland stamps.

The sender writes:

Rowena is a village in south-eastern Poland.  This is the former Greek Catholic church and since 1969 it is the Roman Catholic church.

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Because of three domes, this is a rare style of architecture for a  wooden church in Poland.
Polish Cities
Sieradz 20GR
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Poland (Polska) stamp 1996
Signs of the Zodiac 
Koziorozec (Capricorn) 
5 ZL

Monday, December 26, 2016

History of the Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania

History of the Liberty Bell

Originally ordered to commemorate the 50th year of Pennsylvania under Penn's Charter of 1701, the bell was cast by Thomas Lister of London.  Arriving here in 1752 with an inscription from the Old Testament.

"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof"

The bell was to hang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House, later known as Independence Hall.  Cracked during testing, it was melted and recast by two Philadelphia foundry-men, Pass and Stow.

On July 4, 1776, the Newly written Declaration of Independence was read to the Continental Congress in the State House.   Four days later the bell was rung to alert the people to the public reading of the Declaration.

The Liberty Bell's traditional association with the events of the American Revolution and its prophetic "Proclaim Liberty" inscription, have made it the most cherished and revered symbol of American Freedom.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Birthplace of Liberty

The Liberty Bell in the Liberty Bell Pavilion on Independence Mall.

This unused postcard is from 2011.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

She will Give Birth to a Son and Give Him the Name Jesus

She will give birth to a Son,
and you are to give Him the name
because He will save His people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21

This is a Christmas card that the top was cut off of and made into a postcard.  (I love it!)  It is postmarked in 2015 with four vintage stamps. 
USA stamp 1974
Christmas Precanceled
Peace on Earth, 10 c
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USA stamp 1974
Currier and Ives
Horse and Sleigh, 10
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USA stamp 1973
Christmas Tree in Needlepoint 8 c
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USA stamp 1972
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 8 c

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Patriotic Christmas Postcard

God bless your home
this Christmas night
and warm each heart
with holy Light.

Artwork 2002 Janie Dawson

This patriotic Christmas postcard is postmarked in 2013 with a 33 cent apple stamp.
Northern Spy - 33 cents

Friday, December 23, 2016

Girls from Altai In National Clothes Playing Komus, (Jew's Harp)

Faces of Asia / Altai / Mongolia / Tuva 

Girls in national clothes playing komus (Jew's harp).
Altai. Russia

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Altai Republic is a federal subject of Russia. It is is the Siberian Federal District. The Populations in the 2010 Census was 206,168.

Here is a video and at the end, Snoopy plays the Jew's Harp...
Russia stamp 2009
The 400th Anniversary of Entering 
Kalmykia in Russian State, 7.00
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Russia stamp 2016
FIFA Football World Cup 2018
Nikolai Gavrilovich Latyshev (1913–1999)
 29 P

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Disney's Tiana from Princess and the Frog

This unused postcard was bought in 2014 and features Tiana from the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog.

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The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical film from Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 49th Disney animated feature film.

Set in 1920s New Orleans, Louisiana, the movie tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch doctor, Tiana becomes a frog herself and must find a way to turn back into a human before it is too late.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Postcrossing's 7th International Meeting in Bielefeld, Germany

7th International meeting in Bielefeld, Germany
27-30, October 2016

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 with the signatures of around 38 Postcrossing members. (The postcard that was posted one day earlier on this blog is from the same meet-up.) 
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2015
Schloss Ludwigslust, 80
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2005
Flowers - Tulpe (tulip) - 10

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Postcrossing Therapeutic Care, Use Signature Stamps

Information sheet issued by
Postcrossing Therapeutic Care

Avoid the

One of the most common injuries at Postcrossing meetings is the injury to the signature hand.  Consider therefore: At meetings the signature hand is submitted to highest levels of strain!

Timely training is indispensable for risk-free signing!  Those in the know have already started.

In addition, the correct choice of auxiliary means contributes to the avoidance of early malfunction of the signature hand.

Professionals have been relying on a personalized signature stamp for a long time now.  It spares the signature hand and provides for an appealing and consistent image.

In order that the signing of thousands of postcards is no longer a risk to life and limb:
Use Signature Stamps!

This hilarious postcard is mailed in 2016 from the 7th International Postcrossing Meeting in Bielefeld, Germany.  The signatures of around 35 members is on the back of the card.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2014
The 300th Anniversary of the Birth of 
Christoph Willibald Gluck, 1714-1787

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cabo de Gata Natural Park in Spain

Cabo De Gata
El Playazo de Rodalquilar

Parque Natural Cabo De Gata-Nijar

Foto: Laia Moreno

This postcard is postmarked from Spain in 2016.

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Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is in the south-eastern corner of Spain.

Offshore are there are numerous tiny rocky islands and underwater you will find extensive coral reefs teeming with marine life.

In 1997 it was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Tourism 1,15

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Kylo Ren (born Ben) is portrayed by Adam Driver. Kylo Ren is the son of  Han Solo and Leia Organa. Though trained by his uncle Luke Skywalker as a Jedi, he has been seduced to the dark side of the Force, and aspires to be as powerful as his grandfather, Darth Vader.
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Captain Phasma is portrayed by Gwendoline Christie.  
Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers. 
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The Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighters
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The Force Awakens

I bought this set of 'postcards' on-line.  They came with the backs like you see below.  So I added some stamps to them and mailed them to myself to make them postcards. 

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The Force Awakens, released on December 18, 2015, is the seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series. It is set about 30 years after Return of the Jedi.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Yurt Tents and Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!

Designer: A. Pariniuc

This postcard features Yurts and is postmarked in 2016. 

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A traditional yurt is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. 
Kyrgyzstan stamp 2015
International Year of Soils

Friday, December 16, 2016

ICE! at Gaylord Palms Hotel and Resort

at Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida, features a winter wonderland of ice creations hand carved from two million pounds of ice.

This postcard features a nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus all made with ice and is postmarked in 2016. 
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at Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida, features a winter wonderland of ice creations hand carved from two million pounds of ice.

This postcard features Santa and his reindeer with Rudolph in the lead. It is all made with clear and colored ice and is postmarked in 2014. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A 'Chain Round Robin' Postcard from Six Countries . . .

seems to be the only available way to live a longer life:
D.F.E. Auber

This 'Chain Round-Robin' postcard was mailed from the USA to Japan, China, Russia, France, Taiwan and then back to the USA. It started in September 2011 and ended in May 2012.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Quai aux Herbes (Graslei) in Gent, Belgium

Gent, Belgium
Quai aux Herbes

This postcard is postmarked in 2016.

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Graslei (English: Grass Quay) is a quay (area for walking by the water) in the historic city center of Ghent, Belgium, located on the right bank of the Leie river. The quay opposite of the Graslei is called Korenlei. Both quays were part of the medieval port and are now a cultural and tourist hotspot of the city, with a high concentration of cafés. 
Shrimp Fishermen on Horseback
Design: Stephan Vanfleteren 
1 World

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Emu and Nest in Australia

Emu and Nest

The sender writes:
Dear Darrell:
I lost my list of addresses and found it only yesterday. Sorry not to have sent this from Australia
We had a fine trip but glad to be home.

This 'real photo' postcard is postmarked in 1938 within the USA.

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Emu breeding takes place in May and June, and fighting among females for a mate is common. The male does the incubation; during this process he hardly eats or drinks and loses a significant amount of weight. The eggs hatch after around eight weeks, and the young are nurtured by their fathers.
USA stamp 1938
George Washington 1789-1797
1 cent

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Postal Card from Bangladesh / Sheikh Mujibur Rahman


The sender wrote on the back that this is a rare postal card.  It was sent in an envelope in 2016, but the card is from 1972 and the postal mark is from December 12, 2012 --- 12-12-12. The man on the printed stamp is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975) was the founding leader of Bangladesh. He served twice as the country's President.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Disney's Frozen in Florida

Letting things go in Florida
It's Magical in Florida

These postcards feature Elsa, Anna and Olaf the snowman and are postmarked in 2016. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Italy - Atrani

Atrani, Italy
Photo: Andrea De Luca Edizioni

This unused postcard was bought in 2009.

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Atrani is a city and comune on the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno in Italy. It has a surface area 0.12 km2 making it the smallest community in all of Italy.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Great Gatsby (In French) with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow

Paramount prevente
une production David Merrick
un film de Jack Clayton

Robert Redford et Mia Farrow
Gatsby le Magnifique

This postcard is unused.

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The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film.

The film won two Academy Awards, for Best Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge) and Best Music (Nelson Riddle).

It also won three BAFTA Awards for Best Art Direction (John Box), Best Cinematography (Douglas Slocombe), and Best Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge). (The male costumes were executed by Ralph Lauren, the female costumes by Barbara Matera.)

It won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black) and received three further nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Bruce Dern and Sam Waterston) and Most Promising Newcomer (Sam Waterston).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Paramaribo, Suriname - Dear Doctor, Pentothal Advertisement

Surinam - Governments Plein, Paramaribo
Photo Courtesy Alcoa Steamship Co.

Dear Doctor:
Here, in tropical Surinam, doctors want and need an intravenous anesthetic that will assure an uncomplicated, swift recovery.  They find it in PENTOTHAL - - - agent of choice the world over,

This is an advertising postcard that is postmarked from Surinam, but I can not make out a date.  The stamp is from 1953.

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Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of Suriname, located on the banks of the Suriname River in the Paramaribo District. The historic inner city of Paramaribo has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.
Suriname stamp 1953
Local Motives
Raft on a River, 6 c