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

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Map of South America

Map of South America

South American countries and their capitals cities

Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Bolivia (La Paz / Sucre)
Brazil (Brasilia)
Chile (Santiago)
Colombia (Bogota)
Ecuador (Quito)
French Guiana (Cayenne ) France
Guyana (Georgetown)
Paraguay (Asuncion)
Peru (Lima)
Suriname (Paramaribo)
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Venezuela (Caracas)

This postcard is postmarked in 2012 from Guyana.
Guyana stamp 1996
Fungi and Insects
Aspic Puffball
(Calostoma cinnabarina)
$ 60

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Rocky Statue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The character who represents the courageous spirit of th great City of Philadelphia and the Brotherhood of its People.

The Rocky Statue, sculpted by A. Thomas Schomberg, is titles "Thunder in the Heart" and found at the Spectrum in the heart of Philly's Sports Complexes.

This postcard is postmarked in 2015.

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Before the movie Rocky III, released on May 28, 1982, Stallone commissioned A. Thomas Schomberg to create a bronze statue of Rocky.  It was installed atop the steps for the filming of Rocky III and was ultimately relocated at the bottom of the steps.
USA stamp 2015
Hearts / Love
Forever a 1st class stamp

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Madagascar the Movie with Marty, Alex, Gloria, Melman etc.

Madagascar: From left to right, in this Photo are standing:
Marty the Zebra, Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe, on his neck is a crew of penguins (Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, Private) and King Julien the Lemur.

This postcard is unused.

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Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and released to theaters on May 27, 2005.

The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar. It features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith; others voices include Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Varadero, Cuba

Vistas de (Views of) Varadero

Shown on the postcard is:
Melia Las Americas Hotel which is an adult only all inclusive and Golf 5 star Hotel in Varadero.

This unused postcard is from 2017.

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Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Animals from The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Resorts and Conventions

The Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin
in Dells, Wisconsin was America's largest indoor water park, until 2005 when it was surpassed by its sister resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Kalahari's newest Resort and Convention Center in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania recently took this title in 2015 giving Kalahari the title of the World's Coolest Waterparks according to Conde Nast.

The sender writes:
We are enjoying our little vacation at the Kalahari Resort.  The kids are having so much fun!  We are attending the Autism Society of Wisconsin Conference. We saw a postcard, and thought of you!

This postcard features a Lion, Elephant, Giraffe and other animals and is postmarked in 2017.

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The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is named after the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, hence the African theme at all the resorts. The lobbies have artificial fountains, trees, and animals that have been imported from local markets and shops in Africa.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
Red Knot
Postcard Rate

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Showy Lady Slippers, Minnesota State Flower

Official State Flower
Showy Lady Slippers
In Habitat

The Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is known as the "Orchid of the North".  It is found in cool and dense forests and swamps.  although becoming quite rare, it is found in secured places in Northern Minnesota.

Photo by John Pennoyer

The sender writes:  I found this postcard inside of a used book that I recently purchased.

This postcard is postmarked in 2017.
USA stamp 2016
Songbirds in the Snow
Regulus satraps
(Golden-crowned kinglet)
Forever a first class stamp

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Maputo, Lourenco Marques in Mozambique

Lourenco Marques

Vista Aereo da Cidade
Aerial Vie of the City
Lugfoto Van Die Stad

This postcard is postmarked from Mozambique in 1970, however, the stamp is missing.

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Maputo, known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique in Africa. It is known as the City of Acacias, in reference to all of the acacia trees commonly found along its avenues. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Combat Fishing in Alaska

Combat Fishing

Photo by Grant Klotz

The sender writes:

I LOVED fishing with you in Alaska!  (Please don't EVER forget that on Wednesday, I caught my limit of 3 sockeye salmon before you even caught your 2nd one).  yes yes yes yes!
Love you :D

This postcard is postmarked 2016.

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I found this online...

Rules for Combat Fishing:

- Don’t take someone else’s spot

- When you hook a salmon, yell “fish on!” If someone near you yells this, take your line out of the water.

- If someone else has a fish and your lines become tangled, cut your line.

- Wear protective glasses to protect your eyes from flying hooks and sinkers.
USA stamp 2015
Summer Harvest
Sweet Corn
Forever a first class rate

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Franjo Tudman Bridge in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This postcard features the Franjo Tudman Bridge and is postmarked in 2016. 

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Construction of the bridge started in October 1998 and was completed in April 2002. It was officially opened on May 21, 2002. The bridge construction costs were reportedly 252 million Croatian kuna (c. US$31 million) making Franjo Tuđman Bridge the most expensive bridge in Croatia.
Croatian Ethnographic Heritage
Posavina 4.60

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Real Photo, 1912 Postcard of The S.S. Titanic

The Ill-Fated S.S. Titanic. Foundered April 15, 1912

This is a real photo postcard and it was postmarked on June 19, 1912 from Canada.
Canada stamp 1911 -1918
King George V in Admiral Uniform
1 cent

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Missouri

Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Independence, Missouri

The estate was the home of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1864-1870) and the W.H. Waggoner family (1879-1977).  The nineteen acre estate is located on the 1846 alignment of the Santa Fe road as it left from the Independence public square.  
Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society

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Here is one more postcard from this estate...
Bingham-Waggoner Estate
313 W. Pacific
Independence, Missouri

The music room is located in the circa 1855 section of the mansion and has been restored to its turn-of-the century appearance.  Canvasses from W.H. Waggoner's collection of late nineteenth century oil paintings are among the original furnishings.  The home was the residence of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, (1864-1870) and the W.H. Waggoner family (1879-1977).
Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society: Independence, Missouri

Both of these postcards were printed in 1985.

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From their website:
In the early settlement days, before established roads were laid out, the estate grounds were considered a "short-cut" on the road that was later to become part of the "Santa Fe Trail".

Because of this high-traffic location the property had many owners between 1827 and 1878. Some hoping to make a living from outfitting the covered wagon trains, others were apparently just real-estate speculators.

Some of the owners played a significant role in the establishment of this area and the West. They became prominent businessmen, helping to found other communities and the beginnings of the Pony Express.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Postcard of Lord of the Rings Stamps

The Lord of the Rings
The Return of the king

It looks like the stamps are from Isle of Man, Ivory Coast (D'Ivoire), and The Congo.
Design by Suzanne Hartog

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 from The Netherlands.
Netherlands (Nederland) stamp 2015
speelgoed van then (Old, Vintage Toys) 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An Irish Blessing - (Happy 10th Anniversary to This blog!)

An Irish Blessing

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

Greetings from Ireland

This unused postcard is from Liffey Artefacts 2008.

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Ten years ago today I started my blog.  I picked this card to say I wish a blessing on everyone who has ever been to my 'little hobby' postcard blog.  It has been a great 10 years of sharing my collection.  Thank you very much to everyone who sent me a postcard.  I cherish you all!  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

An Advertising Postcard for the LEGO VIP Program

Get the STAR Treatment!

The LEGO VIP Loyalty Program is your next level of Awesome!

Be the first to purchase exclusive and hard to find sets.
Take advantage of bonus or double points.
Be invited to member-only LEGO Store events.
Get $5 off for every 100 VIP Points earned.

How To Join?
Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Receive your card from a Brick Specialist.
Step 2: Visit VIP.LEGO. COM/register and create your LEGO ID.
Step 3. Link your card and personal information to finalize your membership.

This is an advertising card that is handed out at LEGO stores.  I added a stamp and my address and mailed it to myself to make it a postcard. It is postmarked from Orlando, Florida in 2017.

Here is a scan of the back . . .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two Postcards of Women Doing Embroidery in India

Punjab, India

This postcard is postmarked in 2017.   
I also do a little hand embroidery.  This is a LOT of work!  
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Punjab is a state in North India, forming part of the larger Punjab region.
Kutch - Gujart

Photo V B Anand

This is postmarked in 2012.
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Kutch district (also spelled as Kachchh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India. It is the largest district of India.
Drukpa Lineage of Buddhism
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India stamp 2015
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
Save the Girls
Educate the Girls
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India stamp 2014 
Children's Drawings
Joint Issue With Slovenia
It looks like it might be a
Ballet Dance Recital 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day!

To My Dear Mother

Motto Series No 1

This unused postcard features embossed flowers

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Vintage Car With Flat Tires for National Postcard Week

"Having A Little Trouble On The Way To Postcard Week"
May 2-8, 1993

This unused 'National Postcard Week' postcard is from Edgar and Georgia Manuel in Mississippi.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Oath to Protect The Reefs of the Bay Islands, Honduras

 (insert your name here)
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Is acknowledged
as a Guardian of

The 200 Million Year Old
'Honduras' means 'deepwater'.  The Islands rise from the Bonacca Ridge thirty miles from the Mainland and the steep walls of this Ridge are one of the most rare and most beautifully formed reefs in the world.  Teach others to treat their fragile beauty with the respect they deserve.  Guard them from trophy hunters and all pollution and feel privileged to have experienced that which future generations will also enjoy and will thank YOU for preserving.

Some of the coral listed are:
Common Seafan, Sea Plume, Giant Brain, Pillar, Knobby Brain, Cavernous Star, Green Cactus, Smooth Star, Ribbon, Leaf, Saucer, Purple Leaf, Elkhorn, Staghorn and more.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Honduras.
Pope John Paul II - L 15.00

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
An aerial view of Provincetown showing the Pilgrim Tower.

This postcard is unused.

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The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts, was built between 1907 and 1910, to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620, and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Two Funny Hockey Postcards from Canada . . .

a Canadian Stick Up
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The Eh Team

Both of these funny postcards are from the Grimm Sports Collection 
and postmarked from Canada in 2012.
Baby Wildlife
Caribou (Deer), 1.05
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Canada stamp  2011
Baby Wildlife Animals 
Fox Cub in a Log, 1.03
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Canada stamp 2009
Beneficial Insects - Caterpillar 
Danaus Plexippus 
(Monarch Butterfly) 2

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Bryce Canyon
National Park

Thor's Hammer, one of Bryce Canyon's popular hoodoos, is visible from Sunset Point.

Photographer: Chet Waggener

This postcard is postmarked in 2000.

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Bryce Canyon National Park is a National Park located in southwestern Utah. Despite its name, it is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters.

Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos.  A hoodoo is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland.
USA stamp 1998 
Ring-necked Pheasant
20 cents

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson
May 8th, 1940 - December 31st, 1985
Born in Teaneck, New Jersey

National Postcard Week
May 7th - 13th, 2000

This unused postcard is number 7 in a limited edition of 120.  It was designed by Doris Schreib.

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Ricky Nelson (born Eric Hilliard Nelson, May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–66) as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film Rio Bravo (1959).  In 1996, he was ranked # 49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Pokemon Postcard for National Postcard Week

May 7 - 13, 2000
National Postcard Week

This unused postcard was designed by Phillip Jackson It is a limited edition of 200.
(His address was also on the front of the postcard but I deleted that off the scan.)

I believe the critters shown are: Eevee, Pikacho, Flareon, and Mr. Mime. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois

John Hancock Center
Chicago, Illinois
The sleek black lines of the towering John Hancock Center dominate the northern vistas of the lakefront city.

Photo by Jim Doane

This is postmarked in 2011 with a Disney / Pixar 'Ratatouilli' stamp.

The sender writes:
Last night we ate by the window at 'The Signature Room' on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building!!  yummy and excellent view!!

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John Hancock Center at 875 North Michigan Avenue in the Streeterville area of Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 1,127-foot (344 m) tall skyscraper.  When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States. 

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Here is a postcard of the view from the window .....


The view from the John Hancock Center at night is truly spectacular.

This card is unused, but has a Pixar's 'Cars' stamp attached, from 2011.
Disney's Pixar Movie 'Send a Hello' series 
Forever a first class stamp
Ratatouilli with Remy and Linguini
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USA stamp 2011
Disney's Pixar Movie 'Send a Hello' series 
Forever a first class stamp
Cars with Lightning and Mater