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.