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. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fort George, Grenada

Isle of Spice
West Indies

Fort George
St. George, Grenada W.I.

This postcard was mailed from Grenada in 2018.

The sender writes:
We walked in-front of this fort.  We Loved Grenada!

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Fort George is located on the promontory to the west of the harbor.  It was built in 1705 by the French.  As of now many of the buildings are used by the police. 

Much of the fort is still intact and open to visitors. However, the buildings are very dilapidated, from a combination of Hurricane damage and neglect.
Grenada stamp 2013
Birds, Parrots
Blue-Winged Macaw
Primolius Maracana, $ 1

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Bell 1776

This embossed patriotic postcard was designed by C. Chapman.  
Printed in Germany # 51668

It was postmarked in 1909.  

The sender writes:

Dear cousin Emma,
Have not heard from you for quite a while; hope you are all well and wish you a pleasant "Fourth'.
Love to all,
Elizabeth Page
July 4th, 1909
USA stamp 1908
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent