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.