Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hauhine Island in French Polynesia

Paysage de Huahine
Landscape of Huahine

This postcard is unused.

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Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands group.

The island has a population of about 6,300.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Map Postcard of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod
Cape Cod Bay
Nantucket Sound
Martha's Vineyard
Buzzards Bay

Cape Cod, Massachusetts 

This postcard was postmarked in 2017. 

Thank you Laura for this map postcard. 
USA stamp 2017
Seashells
Alphabet Cone
Postcard rate

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Sea Lion from New Zealand

Hooker's Sea Lion
Photo: Benjamin Albert Smith

pikitia (A postcard company in New Zealand.)

This postcard is postmarked from New Zealand in 2017. 

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The New Zealand sea lion, also known as Hooker's sea lion, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand's subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands. It numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world's rarest sea lion species. 

Thank you Susan for this postcard. 
World War I, 1917 The Darkest Hour
Social Change at Home...
Six O'Clock Closing
Is It Justified On Military Grounds?
Business Men's Resolution
Request to Defer Action
2.20

Friday, June 23, 2017

An Old Postcard from 1883

This is an old Postal Card from Kansas that is postmarked on June 23, 1883.
It features the Liberty 1 cent stamp.

The note on the back says:
 "Sir, I hold a receipt against that note. Please state what remains due. yours, Slaten, Yates Center, Kansas, Woodson County"

I was sent this message about this card...

This "postal card" was used in 1883, but postal cards of this issue were first sold in late September of 1875. The Scott catalog number for this item is UX5 (assuming it is unwatermarked, else it is UX4 and worth hundreds of dollars!)

A postal card is one sold by the post office with the postage amount pre-printed. The double circle date stamp is all that was required for it to be entered into the mail. "Cancelling" the Liberty / One Cent is not necessary for postal cards like it is for stamped mail, but this was often done anyway as in the present example.

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I have one more postal card that is postmarked in 1883...

This postal card from Maine is postmarked in 1883.  The sender is asking for  an account to date and a few blank checks.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Helsinki, Finland... A Place to Spend a LOT of Money!

I spent so much money in HELSINKI
I could only afford 1/2 a postcard

Helsinki, Finland

The sender writes:
hahaha!  The thing is though - I'm not sure how much I spent.  I was using Euros!

This funny postcard was mailed in 2017.
Finland stamp 2016
WWF, Endangered Species
Anser erythropus
Lesser white-fronted goose
1 LK KL 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Natural Arches in Bermuda

Bermuda
Natural Arches

The sender writes:
Greetings from Sunny Bermuda!  Today I took a 5 hour tour of the Islands, from Kings Warf to St. Georges.  It was amazing!  Tomorrow I'm going shipwreck scuba diving.

This postcard is postmarked in 2017. 
Bermuda stamp 2015
Flowers, Bermuda in Bloom
Nerium Oleander, 1.00

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What Do Bears Do in the Woods?

Only in Alaska!
Do Bears 'poop' in the woods?

Photo: Santora / Aglioto

The sender writes:
Just is case you were wondering what bears do in the woods.....

This funny postcard is postmarked in 2016.
USA stamp 2015
Summer Harvest
Cantaloupes
Forever a first class rate

Monday, June 19, 2017

Indian Bay & Villa Point, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Indian Bay & Villa Point - St. Vincent, West Indies

Photo by Lacy Witt

This is postmarked in 1976.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles island arc, at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea.
Grenadines of St. Vincent stamp 1976
Flame Auger 
Terebra taurinus (a species of sea snail)
20

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! Star Wars - Vader and Son

Luke: Dad! Hey, Dad! Guess What!
Darth Vader: Luke, May I have some privacy, please?

This Star Wars postcard is from Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown, 2013.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Long Island Beach in New Jersey, USA

Cities at Sea - Long Beach Island

From beginning to end, Long Beach Island is filed its continuous activity for vacationing families.

Photo by Larry Witt

The sender writes:
We had a very nice time, water nice with big waves.  Renee was very very good except for awaking at 7 AM everyday.  She loved the sand and wading with assistance.  It was too rough to get her out as I did.

This is postmarked in 1974.

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Long Beach Island is a barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean coast in New Jersey, USA.

The island is home to about 20,000 people on a year-round basis. However, the island's population swells significantly during the summer months and reaches about 100,000 people, including part-time residents and tourists, who are often referred to as "shoobies".
USA stamp 1971
Prominent Americans
Dwight D. Eisenhower
8 c

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pop Tarts - Cinnamon Roll

Pop-tarts
Frosted Cinnamon Roll
Naturally and Artificially Flavored
8 Toaster Pastries

The sender writes:
I think these are my favorite!

This handmade postcard is postmarked in 2016.

Here is a scan of the back...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Aerial view of Madang, New Guinea

Photo:Robert Brown
Papua New Guinea

This postcard is unused.

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Madang is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 (in 2005) on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Walt Disney World, 2017

Walt Disney World
2017

This unused postcard features Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerers Apprentice and the outlines of what represents the four Disney theme parks...

Epcot, the ball...
Animal Kingdom, the tree ...
Magic Kingdom, the castle ...
Hollywood Studios, the Tower of Terror

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Paavo Nurmi Statue in Turku, Finland

Turku Abo

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 and features a statue of Paavo Nurmi. 

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Paavo Johannes Nurmi, (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle- and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the "Flying Finn" as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records and won nine gold and three silver medals in the Olympic Games.
Finland stamp 2016
Suomi Finland
Flag and Candles
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Finland stamp 2008
Water & Archipelago
Cross Shaped
0,10

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Pig on the Phone that is Happy About Gaining Weight

Mita enemman kiloja, sita laajempi skaala iloja

I think this translates to something like:

With more pounds there is more joy.

The artist is: Koontz

This unused funny pig postcard is from Finland and was bought in 2017. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Flag of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

This postcard is postmarked in 2014.

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The origins of the current flag of Puerto Rico, adopted by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1952, can be traced to 1868, when the first Puerto Rican flag, "The Revolutionary Flag of Lares", was conceived by Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances and embroidered by Mariana "Brazos de Oro" Bracetti.
USA stamp 2014
Cut Paper Heart
Love
Forever First Class

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Legion Lake in Custer State Park, South Dakota

Legion Lake - One of the delights of the Legion Lake area is paddling past the large granite boulders that form part of the dam for the lake, which was constructed in 1933.  The lake and adjoining cabins were named by the members of the American Legion who first managed the recreation area.  One of many attractive sights in Custer State Park, the lake offers good fishing, swimming and the nearby Badger Hole, home of the late South Dakota Poet Laureate Badger Clark.

This postcard is postmarked in 1974.
USA stamp 1968 - 1971
Flag Over White House 
8 cents

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fly Dumbo Air, A WonderGround Postcard from Disney

Fly, the one..
the only...
the fabulous...

Dumbo Air

Original Artwork of
"Fly Dumbo Air"
by artist Dave Perillo

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Disney
Themes Parks

This unused postcard is from 2017. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LEGO City Nintendo Video Game, Advertising Postcard

LEGO City
Undercover
The Chase Begins

Visit the Brooklyn Bridge in LEGO City Undercover
The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS

This postcard is postmarked in 2013.  There is a fake space stamp printed on the back of this advertising postcard and the sender did not put a real stamp on it!  The card made it to me with no problem.
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Here is the back of the postcard...


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Leigh-On-Sea in England

Leigh-On-Sea

- Cockle Boat
- Beach at Bell Wharf
- View along Marine Parade

The sender writes:
I am hot quite 100 percent of the day.  I like this place.

This postcard is postmarked in 1986, however the stamp is missing.

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Leigh-on-Sea, also referred to as Leigh, is a town and civil parish in Essex, England.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Legoland - Florida

Legoland Florida, Central Florida's newest theme park, offers over 55 interactive rides, shows, attractions, restaurants, and shopping specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to 12.  A multi-day family destination, Legoland Florida is also home to the all-new Legoland Water Park and the beautiful historic Cypress Gardens.

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 with a horse stamp.
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Found in the Land of Adventure, Coastersaurus is a junior wooden coaster featuring this stunning, life-sized LEGO Triceratops.

This unused dinosaur postcard is from 2015.
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LEGOLAND Florida

The NASA Space Shuttle, found in Mainland USA's Kennedy Space Center zone, comes to life with a simulated countdown and launch. 

This unused card is from 2015. 
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USA stamp 2016
Pets
Horses
Forever a first class rate

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lake Aheme-Bopa, Water Supply in Dahomey (Benin)

Republique du Dahomey
Dahomey
Approvisionnement en eau au bord du Lac Aheme-Bopa

Translation:
Republic of Dahomey (Now this is Benin)
Dahomey
Water supply on the shore of Lake Aheme-Bopa

This vintage postcard is unused.

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Lake Ahémé is Benin's second largest lake, with an area of 78 square kilometres (30 sq mi) in the dry season which expands to 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) in the rainy season.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hospices de Beaune in Beaune, France

Beaune
Au Pays Des Grands Crus
Beaune (Cote-d'Or).

Le toit de tuiles vernissees de la cour d'honneur de l'Hotel-Diu, de l'Hotel-Dieu, fonde en 1443 par Nicolas Rolin

translated:
The roof of glazed tiles of the courtyard of Hotel-Diu, Hotel-Dieu, founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin


This postcard is postmarked in 2017 from France with a 'Proud as a Peacock' stamp.
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Here is one more postcard . . .
Beaune
Sise en bons murs
entoures de vignoble
Beaune je suis,
la premiere cite
ou le duc de Bourgogne
ait habite;
Si me voyez tant belle,
riche et noble.

Au Pays des Grands Crus ...
Beaune (Cote-d'Or)
La cour d'honneur de l'Hotel-Diu fonde en 1443 par Nicolas Rolin - Le tournebroche de las cuisine - L'eglise Notre-Dame
La Salle des Povres

From an on-line translator:

Beaune
Seated in good walls
Surrounded by vineyards
Beaune I am,
The first cite
Or the Duke of Burgundy
Has lived;
If I see so beautiful,
Rich and noble.

In the Land of Grands Crus ...
Beaune (Cote-d'Or)
-The court of honor of the Hotel-Diu founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin
- The rotisserie of the kitchen
- Notre-Dame church
- The Salle des Povres

This is postmarked in 2011 from France with a labrador retriever dog stamp.

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The Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is a former charitable almshouse in Beaune, France. It was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy. The original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, is one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture and is now a museum.

An important charity wine auction is held here in November each year.
France stamp 2015
Take the Bull by the Horns
Fier Comme un Paon
(Proud As a Peacock)
20 g
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France stamp 2011
Purebred Dogs
Labrador 0,58

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis

This unused reproduction postcard was printed in 2005.

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Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned 6 decades but was mostly popular in the 50's and early 60's. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada

Gander International Airport
Gander, Newfoundland

As an important re-fuling stop for trans-Atlantic flights and a major point on the Great Circle route between North America and Europe, gander has become the aerial "Crossroads of the World."

This vintage postcard is unused.

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In 1985, Gander was the site of the Arrow Air Flight 1285 disaster, in which a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 with 256 people on board crashed during takeoff due to atmospheric icing; there were no survivors. The crash was and remains to date the deadliest airplane accident on Canadian soil.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pop Tarts - Strawberry Unfrosted

Pop-tarts
Strawberry
Unfrosted
Baked with Real Fruit! 
8 Toaster Pastries

The sender writes:
If there is no frosting does that make these healthier? (not that it matters) :-D 

This handmade postcard was cut out from a pop tart box and is postmarked in 2017.  

Here is a scan of the back...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Taxi with a Surrey Fringe from Bermuda

"Islands of the Great Sound"
Southampton Parish

The popular way to Sight-see - the taxi with the Surrey fringe top.  Panoramic view across the many islands sheltered by the western hook of Bermuda against Atlantic storms and hurricanes.

This postcard is postmarked from Bermuda in 1975. 

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Southampton Parish is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. It is named for Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573-1624).
Bermuda stamp 1970
Jacaranda mimosifolia
12 cents

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Baseball Postcard from Cuba

Correos De Cuba
(Post Office of Cuba)

The sender writes:
Baseball is the national sport in Cuba.  I am not really a fan because a match can be too long.  But for 8 hours I can read a book.

This postcard is postmarked from Cuba in 2017.
Cuba stamp 2014
Cubania en Mariposas III
Butterflies of Cuba
Holguinia holguin, 65