Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saint Michael Church in Dijon, France

L'eglise Saint-Michel
(Saint-Michel Church)

Photo: Olivier Anger

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from France.

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The first mention of the Saint-Michel church in Dijon was in the year 889. At that time it was probably originally a simple wooden chapel. When it became too small in 1020 it was replaced by the bishop of Langres, Lambert Bassigny.

Once again in 1497  it had become too small to accommodate all the faithful so they decided to build a new church. The new church was consecrated on July 29 1529. However, it was not until 1667 after the completion of the main facade that the church took on its final form.
France stamp 2015
The 350th Anniversary of 
The Saint-Gobain Corporation
1665 - 2015
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Saint-Gobain S.A. is a French multinational corporation, founded in 1665 in Paris. Originally it was a mirror manufacturer but now it also produces a variety of construction and high-performance materials. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Karayou Shepherd in Ethiopia

Mata-Hara, Ethiopia
Karayou Shepherd 
Photo-Art, George Talanos, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

This real-photo postcard is postmarked around 1955.

The sender writes:
All continues to go well.  Africa is almost beyond belief for the boys as well as myself.  We have an interview with the king tomorrow.  As he rarely grants them to visitors, we are all quite excited.

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Haile Selassie I  (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor from 1930 to 1974. 

He is on the stamps that are on the back of this postcard.  I wonder if this is who they were able to interview???

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Missile Row at Kennedy Space Center, Florida

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Overall Aerial View of Missile Row Looking North
Launch site of American Astronauts.

This is postmarked in 1972 with an Eisenhower 6 cent stamp and a special NASA postmark featuring a rocket.  
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Here is one more view ..
Aerial View Cape Kennedy, Florida 
Showing Martin's Titan as it blasts off on a 6,000 mile trip down the Atlantic Missile Range. 

This is postmarked on March 6, 1969 with 5 cent Washington stamp. (The first moon landing was on July 20, 1969.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Multiview Postcard of Cuba, A Car, A Crocodile, Traditional Dress and More

Vistas de Cuba: Catedral de la Habana, Plaza de la Revolucion, "Chacon" (cuidador de cocodrilos in Guama), Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, Playa de Varadero y muchachas cubanas en vestidos tipicos de epoca colonial en la Habana. 

Views of Cuba: Havana Cathedral, Plaza de la Revolucion, "Chacon '(caregiver crocodile in Guama), Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Varadero Beach and Cuban girls in dresses typical colonial era in Havana.

This is postmarked in 2015 with a stamp from Cuba.
FIFA Football World Cup - Brazil
Soccer, 75

Monday, July 3, 2017

Independence Day (Movie), 3D Postcard

 Independence Day

The success of
has gone beyond anything we could have ever imagined.  we knew that we were creating a very special film and are pleased that it has struck a chord with such a vast audience.

Now, and in the years to come, we hope you and those close to you will have the opportunity to enjoy this film over and over again.

Dean Devlin (Producer and Co-Writer)
Ronald Emmerich (Director and Co-Writer)

This 3-D card was not meant to be a postcard.  However, someone stamped it and mailed it to me with a 'Planet Saturn' stamp in 2016.

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Independence Day, (the main release was on July 3, 1996) is an American science fiction action film. The film focuses on a group of people who unite in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by aliens. Along with the rest of the world, they launch a counterattack on July 4 – Independence Day in the United States.
USA stamp 2016
Views of Our Planets
Forever a first class stamp

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Five Fun Frogs Frolicking in a Bathtub

Both of these fun postcards are designed by E. Schlunegger.  They features five frogs playing in a bathtub and are from 2017.

Here is the second card.  It is exactly the same except for the background.  What a difference! 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tokaj, Hungary


This postcard is postmarked in 2017 from Hungary.

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Tokaj is a historical town in Northern Hungary.  It is the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district where Tokaji wine is produced.

Thank you Kati for this sending this card while on your trip.
Hungary (Magyarorszag) stamp 2016
(The stamp was printed in 2015.)
Greetings, Poppy Flower