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. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Maurice Bishop Airport in Grenada

Maurice Bishop 
International Airport

Photographer: Kelon Francique 

The sender writes:
Grenada was our favorite Island!  It was clean too. :-) 

This postcard was postmarked in 2018.

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Maurice Bishop Airport, formerly known as Point Salines Airport, is an international airport located in the parish of St. George's, on Point Salines, the most southwestern point of the island.
Grenada stamp 2013
Birds, Parrots
Blue-Winged Macaw
Primolius Maracana, $ 1

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ALSAC, Danny Thomas, Founder
Finding cures. Saving children.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.

This building is in Memphis, Tennessee, and was mailed in 2019.

The sender writes:
St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962.  Danny Thomas was a devout Catholic and named St. Jude Children's Research Hospital after St. Jude Thaddeus.
USA stamp 2018
Flags, Forever 1st class

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ladies Weighing Themselves, Can This be True?

Voiko tämä olla tottakaan?
Vaaka taitaa näyttää ihan omiaan!

loose translation:

Can this be true?
The future seems to be so good!

This postcard has never been mailed, however it has a Finland stamp and is postmarked from Finlandia 2017.

I have amazing girlfriends, but we NEVER get on the scale and weigh ourselves in front of each other.
Finland stamp 2017
The Face of Finland, 1.20

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Posti ran a campaign in fall 2016 to collect photos of faces from the public for a special stamp publication to mark Finland's centenary of independence. The thousands of photos come together like a mosaic to form different stamps, which are positioned on the sheet in the form of the map of Finland. Each stamp and booklet will be unique.

"These stamps are worth a close look, as receivers and senders might spot their own face or the faces of acquaintances on them," says Tommi Kantola, Design Manager at Posti.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Vanuatu in Oceania

Typical romantic sunset, New Hebrides.
Photography by Teva Sylvain

This postcard is unused.

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New Hebrides was the colonial name for the island group in the South Pacific Ocean that is now Vanuatu.

Vanuatu is an archipelago of volcanic origin.  It is located 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia and west of Fiji.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Suomenlinna, Seaborg in Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna, Sveaborg

The sender writes:
This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I visited this island on my first day in Helsinki.
Finland stamp 2016 
Karelian Pasty, 1
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Suomenlinna, Sveaborg

Sarkan linnoitus 1750-luvulta
Fastningen pa Langorn fran 1750-talet
Fortress of Sarkka from 1750's

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Suomenlinna (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), literal translation in Finnish is Castle of Finland and in Swedish Castle of Sweden is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and is part of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Suomenlinna is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with tourists and locals, who enjoy it as a picturesque picnic site.

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Both of these postcards were postmarked in 2017 from Finland.
Finland stamp 2016
WWF, Endangered Species
Nehalennia speciosa
1 LK KL 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

GroBbeeren and Großbeeren Tower for International Postcard Week

International Postcard Week
October 7-13, 2018

Hello, and greetings from Germany.  My name is Anke and I live in a village called GroBbeeren.

I discovered International Postcard Week through a member of Postcrossing.

On the front you can see an aerial view of my home.  I took the photo from the tower you can see in the upper right corner.  It's a monument for the defeat of the Frenchman in 1813, where Napoleon was prevented to conquer Berlin.
Every year in August we have a festival where this feat is celebrated.
Bye, Anke

Limited Edition # 4 of 30

This wonderful postcard comes from Anke in Germany. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Algarve, Portugal


The sender writes:
Dear Brenda
It was such a pleasure to meet you in Tampere, Finland last week!  You mentioned enjoying 'weird postcards' so here's a quirky one for you.  They managed to cram everything about our region in a singe card via photoshop: the fish next to the flowers next to the beach and the sunflowers.  There are a few more things they should have added (figs, almonds, golf...)  maybe I'll find a more comprehensive card!

This wonderfully quirky postcard was postmarked from Portugal in 2017. 

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Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal.  It is famous for its hand-painted pottery and ceramics.
Portugal stamp 2014
Major Awards of Portuguese Architecture
Goncalo Ribeiro Telles

Monday, July 22, 2019

A Young Woman in The Ivory Coast in Africa

Republique De Cote D'Ivoire
Jeune femme Ivoirienne 

Translation from French:
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Young Ivorian woman

At first I thought she was pouring flour or something, however it is all over the ground and I see a chicken in the background.  So I'm guessing she is feeding the chickens.  However, this is just a guess. 

This postcard was postmarked in 1984 from The Ivory Coast in Africa
Ivory Coast (Republique de Cote D'Ivoire) stamp 1983
Birds, Psittacus Erithacus
Grey Parrot, 125

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Two 'Connect the Dots' Postcards with Moomin

Moomin Charaters

Yhdista pisteet - Connect the Dots

Putinki Oy
Helsinki, Finland
Moomin Charaters

Yhdista pisteet - Connect the Dots

Putinki Oy
Helsinki, Finland

Both of these unused postcards were purchased in  2017.