Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year - Sretna Nova Godina from Yugoslavia

 Sretna Nova Godina
(Translated from Croatian: Happy New Year)

This postcard is postmarked in 1976 from Yugoslavia.
Revolution Monuments
Architecture, 5,00 ptt

Thursday, December 28, 2017

President Woodrow Wilson and His Birthplace in Virginia

Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace
Staunton, Virginia
This house served as the Presbyterian Manse at the time of Wilson's birth and boyhood.  Now a national shrine and mecca for visitors from all over the world.

This postcard is unused.

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The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is referred to as The Manse, which is the name of a Presbyterian minister's home. The Manse was constructed in 1846 by the Staunton First Presbyterian Church. It has twelve rooms with twelve fireplaces. The Wilson family moved into the house in 1855 and Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in what is now called the "birth room" on December 28, 1856. The Wilsons left The Manse in early 1858.

After the Wilsons moved out of The Manse it remained a Presybterian minister's home well into the 1920s. It was only after Woodrow Wilson's death that his widow, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, returned to Staunton with plans of creating a memorial. The house was restored to its 1850s look over the next 80 years, which included removing bathrooms, changing light fixtures, and stripping paint. Recently The Manse was restored to its original red brick, having been painted white for almost a century.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Shown on the postcard is also the Woodrow Wilson presidential car, a Pierce Arrow limousine.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from the TV Show 'I Love Lucy'

What's Christmas  ... Without a few Flakes?
I Love Lucy

This postcard features Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and William Frawley dressed as santa claus .

This postcard is unused. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Ariane 5 Rocket in French Guiana

Guyane L'Espace

Decollage du lanceur Ariane 5 GS, vol 193, le 18 décembre 2009 depuis le Centre spatial guyanais.  Le lanceur a place en orbite la satellite militaire Helios 2B.

Loose Translation:

Guiana Space
Liftoff of the Ariane 5 GS launcher, vol 193, 18 December 2009 from the Guiana Space Center. The launcher placed in orbit military satellite Helios 2B.

CNES / ESA / Arianespace / Photo Service Optique Video CSG, 2009

This postcard is a gift card that was sent to me with three Italy stamps in 2015.    :D

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The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) is a French and European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport as it fulfills the two major geographical requirements of such a site:

-- it is quite close to the equator, so that the spinning earth can impart some extra velocity to the rockets for free when launched eastward, and
-- it has uninhabited territory (in this case, open sea) to the east, so that lower stages of rockets and debris from launch failures cannot fall on human habitations.

The European Space Agency (ESA), the French space agency CNES (National Centre for Space Studies), and the commercial Arianespace company conduct launches from Kourou.  Also, this is the spaceport used by the ESA to send supplies to the International Space Station.

If you would like to see more amazing postcards about Space,  Check out my blog ...

Italy (Italia) stamp 2013
Flying Mail Envelope, 0,70
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and two of these stamps ... 
Italy (Italia) stamp 2014
Flying Mail Envelope, 0,80

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Rogue One
A Star Wars Story

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This was a flyer they were handing out at the movie theater on opening night.  I put a space related stamp of the planet Mercury on it and mailed it to myself to make it a postcard  :D

Below you can see the back of the flyer/postcard.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released on December 16, 2016, is an American epic space film. It was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original Star Wars film.

Rogue One follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

God Jul, Merry Christmas from Norway

God Jul (Merry Christmas)

Anne Forlag AS

This is a Hallmark postcard that was mailed from Norway in 2016.
It features a gnome petting a cat.
Norway (Norge) stamp 2016
Santa on a Sleigh
A Innland
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Norway (Norge) stamp 2001
Norge, Postfrim. 1 KR
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and two of these. . .
Norway (Norge) - stamp 2005
3 kr

Monday, November 27, 2017

Two Postcards of Jimi Hendrix Playing Guitar

 Jimi Hendrix

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from the Netherlands. 
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Jimi Hendrix, 1969
Photograph by Nona Hatay

This unused postcard was bought in 2012.

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history.  After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Cheer

On Thanksgiving Day

On this the best day of the year,
We're wishing you Thanksgiving Cheer.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, A WonderGround Disney Postcard

Mr. Toad's
Fine Motorcars

Take a wild ride...
to nowhere in Particular

Original Artwork of
"Take A Wild Ride"
by artist Dave Perillo

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Disney
Themes Parks

This unused postcard is from 2017. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pop Tarts - A&W Root Beer

New Flavor
Frosted A&W Root Beer
Naturally and Artificially Flavored
8 Toaster Pastries

The sender writes:
A little to weird for me - and I usually like weird.

This handmade postcard is postmarked in 2016 with an ice-cream stamp.

Here is a scan of the back...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

An Amazing Minion Quilted Postcard

wishing you a day filled with good things

This incredible handmade postcard features three Despicable Me movie minions made of LEGO bricks on fabric.

It was quilted by Donna Brockman and postmarked in 2017 with two matching Wonder Woman stamps.
USA stamp 2016 
The 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman
Modern Age
Forever a first class stamp

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Happy Birthday Poem Postcard from 1911

I wish you birthdays many and long,
Each one happy and filled with song
With clouds enough
As the years go by
For a beautiful glow in your sunset sky.

This is postmarked in 1911.
USA stamp 1908
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Women In Military Service Memorial in Arlington Cemetery

Women in Military Service Memorial

At the end of Memorial Drive in Arlington National Cemetery is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.  The Memorial features exhibits of Women in all branches of Military Service.

Photos by E. David Luria

The sender writes:
Today we saw this memorial at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.  It is so neat to see a memorial specifically for women who served!

This postcard was designed in 2002 and postmarked in 2016.

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This structure was dedicated on October 18, 1997.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Red Knot
Postcard Rate

Friday, October 13, 2017

Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Formerly co-star of Simon and Garfunkel with top hits in mellow pop rock "Bookends", "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "Mrs. Robinson".  Now on his own with new album "Rimon Simon".

Colorphoto: Dennis Warren / 1978

This is postcard is unused.

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

London (Arch) Bridge in Australia for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 2-8, 2016

London Bridge Australia
Design is by Chris Carney

I have number 1 and 2 in a limited edition of 50 for this unused postcard.

The sender writes:
My husband Dick took the photo of London Bridge when we were on holiday in Australia.  Lots of people walked out to the far side.  Not for me - too much water and too high on the "bridge" and too narrow.  Shortly after we were there the 'bridge' part collapsed stranding people on the far side.  They had to be rescued by helicopter.  The noise when the rock gave way was horrendous, luckily no one was on the bridge when it went.  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Steelpan Drums from Trinidad and Tobago

International Postcard Week
October 2-8, 2016

Trinidad and Tobago
Home of the Steelpan

Double Tenor, Bass and Tenor

Did You Know?
The steel pan is the National Musical Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago where it originated in the early 20th century.  Musicians who play the steel pan are called pannists.  A group of pannists who play together is called a steel band.  Annually at Carnival time, there is a steel band competition called Panorama.

This unused postcard was designed by Nalini Mohammed. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Rubber Boots in Oregon for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 2 - 8, 2016

Hello and Greetings from Salem, Oregon USA!  My name is Kristina and I LOVE going to the beach! I took this picture of my fun rubber boots in the tide pools at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon during a day trip this Summer!

I also love sending and receiving mail, so I'm really excited about International Postcard week!
I'm looking forward to getting lots of postcards this week, and I hope you are, too!
Best Wishes!

This postcard is unused.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Samba (Somba) Village in Dahomey (Benin)

Republique du Dahomey (Now Benin)
Village Samba

This vintage postcard is unused.

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Shown on the postcard are the great mud castles of the Betammaribe people known as Tata Somba.

The houses consists of a ground floor which has a kitchen and livestock owned by the family and an upper floor or roof designed to dry grains and to sleep.

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Natitingou is a city and commune in north western Benin. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thomas Muller, German Soccer (Football) Player

Thomas Muller

Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten. ~Thomas Muller, Germany

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 with three stamps from India.

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Thomas Müller, (born 13 September 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. He has been praised for his positioning, teamwork and stamina, work-rate, and has shown consistency in scoring and creating goals.
Surya Namaskar 
(A yoga warmup routine) 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Huss Dog Fish Recipe for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 2-8, 2016
with Huss Dog Fish

1 dog fish cleaned, skinned and cut in half
250 ml double cream
2 tsp. whole grain mustard
10 cherry tomatoes
5 g. chopped coriander (cilantro)
fresh ground black pepper
Heat frying pan.  Pour in cream, add mustard, fish and tomatoes.  Simmer, turning fish to allow even cooking.  Stir in coriander. Serve

The photo shows a recipe sculpture from Littlehampton, England

The back reads:
There are several recipe sculptures along the Arun River Pier in Little Hampton, England.  The dogfish is a small shark.  It was once called a rock salmon.

Enjoy the day!
Demaris Swint

This is postmarked on October 3, 2016.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Postcard Rate

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Batman -The Animated Cartoon Series

Both of these postcards are postmarked in 2014 with two Batman stamps each.

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Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It originally aired on Fox Kids from September 5, 1992, to September 15, 1995, with a total of 86 episodes. During its second season, the series was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin.

USA stamp 2014
Forever a 1st class stamp
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For 75 years, Batman has protected Gotham 
City from the forces of evil.  
In 2014 the U.S. Postal Service chronicles the evolution of the 
character, from his origins to present day.

Issue Date: October 09, 2014
Art Director/Designer: Greg Breeding

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brugge, Belgium ... by Night with a Cut-Out Moon

Brugge ... by night
West-Vlaanderen - Belgie
(West Flanders - Belgium)

The moon is cut out of the postcard.  
The sender writes: 
This is from our cruise from Southhampton, England to Paris, (LaHarve) France and Brugge Belgium.  We loved Brugge!  We toured the very yummy chocolate factory and saw Michelangelo's Madonna and infant child, the same one from the movie The Monuments Men. 

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a Belgium butterfly stamp. 
Butterfly, Red Admiral 
1 - A Prior

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Princess Diana and the Spencer Tiara

Princess of Wales
1961 - 1997
(1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997)

This unused, shaped postcard was bought in England in 2014.

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The Spencer Tiara has been in Diana's family for nearly a century. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A 1964 Postal Card For The Disney Movie Mary Poppins

 This is the address part of the card ... the back reads:

Dear ACE:

We are happy to announce that arrangements have been made to view Walt Disney's hilarious and joyful film, "Mary Poppins" - starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews.

Cotton Warburton, who edited the picture says "It's the best to come from Disney!"

This enchanting film will be shown at Universal Studios' projection room # 9, promptly at 8:30, Friday, August 21.

This Card Will Admit you And Your Guest

This postal card was mailed in August 1964.  The Disney Movie was released on August 26, 1964.

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Here is an advertising postcard for Mary Poppins merchandise...
Walt Disney's
Mary Poppins

Walt Disney Classics Collection

This unused postcard from 2001 is advertising the porcelain figures of Marry Poppins, Bert, and the Penguins. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

A Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun, August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017

National Postcard Week
May 7-13, 2017

This unused space postcard was designed by Joy Martin.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Huge Elvis Statue for National Postcard Week

NPCW 2016
National Postcard Week

Elvis is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll." Since his officially documented death, August 16, 1977, Elvis has been spotted in many places.  I took these photos of a HUGE Elvis in Crystal River, Florida in the late 1980's.

Photos and Postcard Created By: Penny Andrea-Einmo

This card is unused.