Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Four Walt Disney 'Passholder Gift' Postcards

Awaken Summer

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Discover galaxies far, far way with all-new Star Wars experiences this summer at Disney's Hollywood Studios!  
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Awaken Summer

Magic Kingdom Park
Enjoy the new musical adventure Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire, featuring Characters from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Frozen, this summer at Magic Kingdom Park! 
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Awaken Summer

Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is alive with magic with all-new  nighttime experiences. 
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Awaken Summer

Set sail for Arendelle this summer with brand-new Frozen additions to the Norway Pavilion in Epcot! 

This set of four unused postcards is from 2016.  The information printed on the packaging reads:

A Gift For Our Passholders!
Enjoy these commemorative 'Awaken Summer' postcards! 
Tear 'em out, frame 'em or even mail 'em to friends.
And don't forget to experience Awaken Summer
only at Walt Disney Worlds Resort! 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Little "Dear" with a "Bare" Behind

A Little "Dear" with a "Bare Behind.

haha - It is a white-tailed deer with a bear behind it.

This Curt Tech postcard is postmarked in 1943.

USA stamp, 1943 
Freedom of Speech 1 cent

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Map and Fun Facts of Kentucky

Fun Facts & Figures

- State Capitol if Frankfort
- admitted to the Union June 1,1792 and is considered the 15th State
- was never a territory, but was part of Virginia until statehood
-is home to Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, D.W. Griffith, Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gale, Diane Sawyer, Hunter S. Thompson and Muhammad Ali
- state flower is the Goldenrod
- geographic center is Marion County, 3 miles north west of Lebanon
- highest point is Black Mtn.; 4145 feet, 27 in.
-state song is My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Foster
- is home to the world's most famous horse race, The Kentucky Derby, first run in 1875

The back of the postcard reads:
Hi Y'all from the population of 4,020,000!

This is postmarked in 2009.
USA stamp 2008
The American Flag
With the Moon
42 cents

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tower of London Poppies in England for the Soldiers Lost in WWI

Tower of London Poppies

"The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red"
An extract from the poem by an unknown soldier, inspired the artist Paul Cummings MBE and designer Tom Piper MBE to display 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.  One for every British and Commonwealth Soldier killed in the Great War.
"We will remember them".

Photographers: Geoff & Margaret Grist and Tony & Bronwyn Moore

The sender writes:  I visited this awesome installation last year and stood and stared at it along with 100's of other people from many countries.  The artist came up with an amazing idea I think.

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from England.

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World War I began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918 when Germany had formally surrendered and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated.

200th Anniversary The Battle of Waterloo
Waterloo - The French cavalry's assault 
on Allied defensive squares - 1.00

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Loreley Statue by St. Goarshausen, Germany

The Loreley
by Heinrich Heine

I wonder why I am so weary,
What's making me so depressed,
It must be the tale old and dreary,
That's keeping my mind quite obsessed.

The air is cool, night is sinking,
And quietly's flowing the Rhine,
The tops of the mountains are blinking,
In purple-red sun-setting shine.

There's siting high up in the light
A maiden so beautiful, fair
Her jewels are glistening bright
She combs her gold shimmering hair.

Her comb is of most precious gold,
She's combing and singing so sweet
Bewitching young fishers and old
Their hearts start to quiver and beat.

There's a man in his boat on the river,
He cannot but listen and stare,
A longing is making him shiver,
Look out, the rocks' ledge, oh beware!

I fear there's a crash, the boat sinking,
The man will be swallowed and gone,
And that with melodious singing
The Loreley will have done.

The Rhine - The Loreley near St. Goarshausen

Der Mittelrhein erstreckt sich zwischen Bingen/Rüdesheim und Bonn.  Seit 2002 ist das obere Mitteiheintal von Bingen/Rüdesheim bis Koblenz UNESCO-Welterbe.

The Middle Rhine extends between Bingen / Rüdesheim and Bonn.  Since 2002, the upper Mitteiheintal from Bingen / Rüdesheim to Koblenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This postcard was postmarked from Germany in 2017 with the signatures of 10 members of Postcrossing from a meet-up.

Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2017
Classic Cars
Opel Manta A, 1970-75