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