Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Valparaiso, Chile, Real Photo Postcard

Valparaiso (Chile), Panorama de la Bahia

The sender writes:
I am still making my trips to Valparaiso on The Grace Line. I have have fine people to work for.  I am in good health and hope you are the same.

This postcard was postmarked from Chile in 1941.

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I am guessing the sender works for The Grace Line.  I can't make out his last name, but it is something like: Henry Lengeson.

The Grace Line is a commercial shipping company that started in the mid 1800's. It established regular steamship service, (or cruise line service) in 1893.
Chile stamp 1938
Correos de Chile
Local Motives
Salitre, 20 Cts

Friday, January 24, 2020

A Philippine Eagle, Close Up, from Germany

Blondschopf - Foto: Klaus Nigge

Er kommt nur im Regenwald der Philippinen vor und gehort zu den seltensten Greifvögeln der Welt: der Philippinenadler mit seiner hellen Federhaube.  Ein Pärchen benötigt ein Revier von 100 Quadratkilometern und legt alle zwei Jahre bloß ein Ei

Blonde - Photo: Klaus Nigge

It is found only in the rainforest of the Philippines, and belongs to the rarest raptors in the world: the Philippine Eagle, with its bright spring cap. A couple needs a territory of 100 square kilometers and lays just one egg every two years

This unused postcard was bought in Germany in 2011.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dragon Ball Super - Broly

The Movie
Dragon Ball Super
January 16

The sender writes:
I went  to go watch this movie and they gave me this as a promotional material so I thought it would be a great postcard.  This movie was awesome with a lot of yelling and hair color changing.

This postcard was mailed in January 2019.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a Japanese anime martial arts fantasy/adventure film.

A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core!

In Limited Theaters: Jan 16, 2019
USA stamp 2012
Disney/Pixar - Sulley, Mike Wazowski and Boo from Monsters, Inc.
Forever a first class rate

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Auld Lang Syne ?? We twa hae paddled i' the burn...

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld aquaintance be forgot
And never brought to min'?
Should auld aquaintance,
And the days of Lang Syne?

Chorus -
For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
For Auld Lng Syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou't the gowans fine,
And we've wandered mony a weary fit,
Sin' Auld Lang Syne.

We twa hae paddled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared,
Sin' Auld Lang Syne.

And here's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine,
And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
For Auld Lang Syne.

And surely you'll be your pint stoup,
As sure as I'll be mine;
And we'll tak' a right good willie-waught,
For Auld Lang Syne.

This postcard was postmarked in 1909.

One of the things I love about vintage postcards is the used of old words that are not used anymore and the old scrolling handwriting, however, I am not sure what a lot of this one means!
USA stamp 1902 
United States of America
From the series: Presidents & Other Famous People 
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
1 cent