Sunday, December 29, 2019

Two Very Similar Disney Fireworks Postcards...

Walt Disney World

For the millennium celebration, Epcot is introducing IllumiNations 2000: reflections of Earth, an all-new nighttime spectacular filled with the fiery glow of torches, a high-energy soundtrack, sky-piercing lasers and thunderous fireworks.

This unused postcard is from the year 2000.

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Here is a similar postcard..... I bought this card in 2012, it amazes me how similar the fireworks are!  I'm guessing they just added a few more via photoshop for this card.

Walt Disney World
9. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

This postcard is from a bonus book of 10 postcards.  I bought it in 2012. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Meet Me at Ma Fischer's Restaurant in Wisconsin (International Postcard Week)

Meet me at Ma Fischer's
Open 24 Hours

IPCW (International Postcard Week) - 6-12, 2019

Ma Fischer's is an iconic restaurant for late nite meals after going out on One East Side.  As you can see, UW-Milw (Wisconsin University - Milwaukee) students frequent this place, as I did when I was at UWM as a student in 1983.  Good times, lots of laughter and memories here.

See ya next year!

Kari - from Wisconsin 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Greetings From the North Pole - A Wood Postcard

Greetings from the NORTH POLE

This large letter postcard is made of wood and was postmarked in 2018 with two Santa stamps.

The sender writes a punny message:
I 'WOOD' like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
USA stamp 2018
Christmas, Sparkling Santas
Forever a first class stamp 
USA stamp 2018
Christmas, Sparkling Santas
Forever a first class stamp

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Christmas Rhyme with Holly Berry

Holly bough and holly berry
Take for me a message merry
Take remembrance and a rhyme
For the Merry Christmas time
Take good wishes and good cheer
That shall last the whole New Year.

Sandford Card Company, Dansville N.Y.

It took me a few tries to figure out how to read this postcard!  It was postmarked in 1913.
USA stamp 1913
Parcel Post
Post Office Clerk
Red, 1 Cent

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Town Center in Umag, Croatia


The sender writes:
This card is from the place we spent our summer holidays this year.  It is near to where we live (only 1 hour 30 minutes) in Croatia.  It was really nice and the sea was very warm.  

This postcard is from Croatia, however,  it was postmarked in 2019 from Slovenia, from a lady who lives in Italy.  I love it!

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Umag (Italian: Umago) is a coastal town in Istria, Croatia.  It was mentioned for the first time in the 7th century by someone from Ravenna, but it already existed in Roman times. Proof of this is found in the numerous remains of Roman villas uncovered all along the coast.
Slovenia (Slovenija) stamp 2017
Villa Creativa, 
Happy New Year 
Snowman, C

Monday, December 2, 2019

Muskox in Greenland

Kap Kobenhavn (Cape Copenhagen), North Greenland
Photo: Jens Bocher

This postcard features muskox and was postmarked from Greenland in 2017. 
Greenland (Gronland) stamp 2017
(Small European Postal Administration Cooperation)
Local Handicrafts, 15,00 Kr

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A 1912 Thanksgiving Day Greetings Postcard

Thanksgiving Greetings

This unused vintage postcard features an embossed turkey, corn, grapes and other food.

It was designed in 1912 by Heymann. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Map and Flowers from North Carolina

North Carolina Fun Facts

State Capital: Raleigh
State Tree: Long Leaf Pine
State Flower: Dogwood
State Bird: Cardinal
Highest Point: Mount Mitchel; 6,684 feet
Largest City: Charlotte
Area: 48,843 square miles
Statehood: Nov. 21, 1789 (12th admitted)
State Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
State Song: "The Old North State"

Photo by Jim Doane

This unused postcard was bought in 2009.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Namirembe Cathedral in Uganda

Namirembe Cathedral

This postcard was postmarked from Uganda in 2017.

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Saint Paul's Cathedral Namirembe is the oldest cathedral in Uganda. It serves as the provincial cathedral of the Church of Uganda, the first diocese to be founded in the Church of Uganda province, in 1890.
Uganda stamp 2017
Uganda Wildlife
Vervet Monkey, 1800

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Mosquito as the State Bird of Mississippi

Mississippi State Bird
The Mosquito

The sender writes: I saw this postcard at a gas station in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, it made me laugh, so I decided to mail you one.

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.

I actively look for postcards that feature funny mosquitoes.  You can see my collection HERE.
USA stamp 2017
Zebra Nerite
Postcard rate

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cornwall England, The Sender Writes about E and W Germany

The Delectable Duchy
Cornish men claim that theirs is the first, last and best County of England.

From Padstow Point to Hartland Light
Is a water grave by day or night.

By Tre, Pol, & Pen, ye shall know Cornish men.

"Pilchards are food, money and Light, all in one night. "
(I had to look up Pilchard, it is an oily sardine.)

As I was going to St. Ives.  I met a man with Seven Wives.
Seven Wives had Seven Sacks, Seven Sacks had Seven Cats, Seven Cats had Seven Kits.
Kits, Cats, Sacks, Wives, how many were going to St. Ives?

The sender writes:
I am having a fascinating trip.  If I get past the Russian guards at the E. German border - I should be in W. Berlin this PM.  If not, read about it its the Times.  See you all and tell ole Soca, I am safe.

This was postmarked from "(1) Berlin SW 11" with a German stamp  on October 5, 1959.

On a side note:
They started building the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 and it came down on November 9th, 1989.
Germany stamp 1959
Deutsche Bundespost
Professor Dr. Theodor Heuss, 20
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Theodor Heuss (31 January 1884 – 12 December 1963) was a West German politician who served as the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1959. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Far Side and Near Side of the Moon

The Earth's Moon

I bet the poster or what ever this postcard was printed from has some great information!  Most of it is too small to read.  I can see it comes from the National Geographic Society Magazine.

This postcard was mailed from Russia in 2019. 
Russia stamp 2010
The 500th Anniversary of the 
Birth of Ivan Feodorov, 1518-1583
50 P.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween from Sesame Street

Happy Halloween
Sesame WorkShop

The featured Sesame Street muppets are:
Zoe, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, and Ernie.

This postcard was postmarked from Japan in 2017.
Japan (Nippon) stamp 2015
Chipmunk, 3
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Japan (Nippon) stamp 2015
Snow Monkey, 5 
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Japan (Nippon) stamp 2017
Familiar Animals, 
Puppy, 62

Monday, October 28, 2019

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
A Bloody Twist on Jane Austen's Classic
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
Lady Catherine's Ninjas Unleashed on Elizabeth. 

Both of these postcards were postmarked in 2013. 

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. It is a mashup combining Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) with elements of modern zombie fiction, crediting Austen as co-author. 

The novel was adapted into a 2016 movie starring Lily James and Sam Riley.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Chalmette Battlefield in Louisiana

Did You Know?
Chalmette Battlefield
New Orleans

Chalmette was the location of what is often called The Battle of New Orleans, where United States forces under Colonel Andrew Jackson defeated the British in 1815.  The battlefield is preserved as a national monument, and a military cemetery is adjacent.  On 29 August 2005, the enormous 25-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed Chalmette.  Fortunately the majority of the population evacuated shortly before the storm hit, but there was still some loss of life for many who had not gotten out.  Chalmette National Cemetery is a 17.5-acre site that was once the battleground of the Battle for New Orleans.  It is the burial place for 15,300 veterans of military campaigns from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.
USA stamp 2019
Coral Reefs
Staghorn Coral
Postcard Rate

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Legend of the Lady of the Angels Church in Cartago, Costa Rica

Basilica Nuestra Sra. De Los Angeles: Cartago
Basilica Of Our Lady Of The Angels: Cartago

This unused postcard was bought in Costa Rica in 2009.

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I found this legend on a few websites...

Located in the city of Cartago is the Basilica that is dedicated to the Lady of the Angels. Local legend says this all came about when a small statue of Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus was found by a young girl in this city. The girl took the statue from the rock that she found it on and brought it home, but when she awoke the next morning the statue was gone. To her discover the statue was back on the rock where she had found it. The girl then took the statue to a local priest where he locked it up for the night. The next morning the statue was no longer locked up, but back on the rock.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Flevoland, The Netherlands, for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week 
October 7-13, 2018

Harrier, Batavia, Flag of Lelystad, Tulip, Wisent (Bison bonuses), Exposure by Anthony Gormley, Giant, and Agora Theatre and Cinema


This is my first time that I made a card of my own drawings.
On the card you see icons of my city, "Lelystad".
I am a volunteer in our local nature park. My hobby is geocaching.
Brenda (from the Netherlands)

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I have actively collected postcards for over 40 years and this is my first postcard from the province of Flevoland.  

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cub Scout Pack 229 for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 1-7, 2017

God Bless America

Cub Scout Pack 229
St. Martin, Mississippi
Cub master Suzanne Davenport

Our Cub Shouts would like to send a little Mississippi hospitality your way.  This was taken at our very fist Pack meeting which happened to be during IPW!

A Scout is... Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.

This postcard was postmarked in 2017.
USA stamp 2015
Coastal Birds
King Eider 
Postcard Rate

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Two Postcards for World Post Day

Keep Calm and Happy World Post Day
9th October 2018

This unused postcard features many stamps from Indonesia and was designed by Dewi Ridwan.

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Happy World Post Day
9th October 2018

This postcard was designed by Rancak Bana and was postmarked on October 9th 2018 from Indonesia.
Indonesia stamp 2016
Tourism, Wonderful Indonesia
Raja Amat
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Indonesia stamp 2017
Architecture, Bridges
Jembatain Tayan

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Star Wars - The Clone Wars, 4 Postcards

Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano
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Anakin Skywalker
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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker
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Clone Troopers (before they became Stormtroopers)
Star Wars
The Clone Wars

All four of these unused postcards were printed in Sweden in 2008-2009.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation.  The series debuted on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008. It is set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy during the three years between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Error Recipe Postcard for Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

3 drops orange flower water
1 egg white
1 teaspoon super fine sugar
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce cream soda water

Shake ver vigorously for at least one minute.  Strain into a tall thin glass, or a ver large old-fashioned glass, and top with soda water.  Stir.

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.

Guess what ingredient they forgot to list on the postcard!!  The Gin!!  - If you do a computer search for this recipe, it calls for 2 ounces of gin.
USA stamp 2017
Alphabet Cone
Postcard rate

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Knox Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania

Knox Covered Bridge
World Guide # 38-15-15
Chester County, Pennsylvania

An immensely popular bridge, the Knox Bridge stands over Valley Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  The unique open design structure and beautiful location make this bridge, situated in the Valley Forge Historical National Park, a popular destination for photographers as well as tourists.

Photo: Thomas E. Walczak

This postcard was postmarked in 2019. 
USA stamp 2018
Flags, Forever 1st class

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing for International Postcard Week

Happy International Postcard Week - October 6-12, 2019

This postcard is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

For this years postcard, I decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  It is amazing how far we have come in 50 years!  Back then you needed an entire room for a computer, now you can hold one in the palm of your hand. 

If you would like to se some of my postcards that are related o space, please visit my specialty blog....

Take care,

On the font is: 
Neil Armstrong, Michael Conllins and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin.  

This postcard was postmarked with two 2019 'First Moon Landing' stamps. 
USA stamp 2019
The 50th Anniversary of the 
Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon
Forever a first class stamp 
USA stamp 2019
The 50th Anniversary of the 
Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon
Forever a first class stamp

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

You KNOW It is Dry Out When....

It's so dry out here the trees chase the dogs

A Genuine KromeKolor Comic Card

This vintage postcard is unused.