Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A Map Postcard of South Carolina

South Carolina Fun Facts

Capital: Columbia
Area: 30,207 square miles
Statehood: May 23, 1788 (8th state admitted)
Mottos: Animis opibusque parate (Prepared in mind and resources), and Dum spiro  spero    (While I breathe, I hope)
Song: "South Carolina on My Mind"
State Bird: Carolina Wren
State Tree: Palmetto
State Flower: Yellow Jessamine

This unused postcard was bought in 2009.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Law and Order Movie Poster Postcard with Ronald Reagan

Cinq Jours de Terreur
(In French this translates to: Five Days of Terror - The name of the movie in English is 'Law and Order'.)

Starring Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, and Preston Foster

(I put this in a translator and it came out as DUTCH for: Five Day Scraper)

This vintage postcard is unused.

Law and Order: Released on May 13, 1953

Having cleaned up Tombstone, Arizona, marshal Frame Johnson (Ronald Reagan) quits after an attempted lynching. He hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie (Dorothy Malone). Before he can do so, he may have to clean up Cottonwood, too, making a great sacrifice to restore law and order.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

2001: a space odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
An epic drama of adventure and exploration

Man's colony of the Moon ... a whole new generation has been born and is living here ... a quarter-million miles from Earth. 

Director Stanly Kubrick
Stars: Kier Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

This movie poster postcard was printed in 1985, however, it was mailed in 2018 from Belgium. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey is a science fiction film that was inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel".  It was first released on April 2, 1968.

Belgium (Belgique Belgie) stamp 2015
This is Belgium, Beer
1 World

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107

STS - 107

Space Shuttle Columbia launched on its 28th flight on January 16, 2003 with a crew of seven astronauts.  On February 1, 2003, Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, 16 minutes before it was supposed to land in Florida.  All seven crew members were lost.

photo credit: NASA

This postcard is unused.

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The seven crew members aboard were:
Rick Husband, Commander;
William C. McCool, Pilot;
Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander/Mission Specialist 3; David M. Brown, Mission Specialist 1;
Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 2;
Laurel Clark, Mission Specialist 4;
Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist 1

Monday, December 19, 2022

A Christmas Benefit Postcard for Little City

Happy Holidays

Best Wishes for the Holidays and Happiness Throughout the New Year

Proceeds from this postcard, drawn in our Art Center by children and adults with Mental Retardation and other Developmental Challenges, will benefit Little City programs. 

The sender wrote:
Found this cute card cleaning my house.  I have no idea where I picked it up but probably had my sister in mind...
Have a most wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year
Love (my sister) Cheryl. 

Postmarked in December of 2022. 


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Apollo 17 Liftoff on December 7th, 1972

John F. Kennedy Space Center

The Apollo 17 space vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 39 A, at 12:33 EST Dec. 7th 1972.

Color photo by NASA

This vintage postcard is unused.

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Apollo 17 was the final mission of NASA's Apollo program. The astronaut crew was made up of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt.

Apollo 17 was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the final manned launch of a Saturn V rocket.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Francisco Alvarado Park Topiaries in Zarcero, Costa Rica

Zarcero (Provincia De Alajuela)
Zarcero (Alajuela Provence)

Foto Jean Mercier

This unused postcard was bought in 2009.

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Zarcero is the capital city of the canton of Alfaro Ruiz in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the district that includes the city.

Parque Francisco Alvarado: The park sits in front of the church at the town center. It is known for its topiary garden produced and maintained by Evangelisto Blanco since the 1960s. Shrubs in the park have been trimmed into the shapes of various animals, including some that are quite abstract and bizarre.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Disney's The Rescuers

Jag / vi kommer tillbaka den /  kl._____

Translation from Swedish:
I / we will return / at._____

This unused postcard features Orville from Albatross Airlines with Bernard and Miss Bianca from the Disney movie The Rescuers.

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The Rescuers, released on June 22, 1977, was Disney's 23 animated movie.

The film is about two mice, Bernard and his co-agent Miss Bianca, and how they rescue Penny, an orphan girl being held prisoner by Madame Medusa.

The film is based on a series of books by Margery Sharp.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Postcrossing Meet-up Postcard from Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting Bruxelles
20 Mai (May) 2017

The cartoon mural on the top left is Tintin, the one on the right is Lucky Luke.

This postcard is postmarked from Belgium with the signatures of 20 members.
Belgie Belgique 
King Philippe
A Prior, 1 World

Thursday, April 28, 2022

A Map Postcard of Grenada

The sender writes:
May 2018
We are on a cruise for our honeymoon! We had great tours here.  Our guide was Terry.  He said he is either Terr-ific, or Terr-able.  (He was ific.) 

This map postcard was postmarked in 2018 from St. Georges, Grenada. 
Grenada stamp 2013
Birds, Parrots
Blue-Winged Macaw
Primolius Maracana, $ 1

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Belluno, Italy

Belluno Panorama mt. 389

This postcard was postmarked in  2008 with two older Italy stamps. 

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Belluno, is a town and province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is known for its natural beauty and for the outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in the Dolomite mountain range. 

Italy (Italia) stamp 1972
Fiera Internazionale di Milano 
The 50th Anniversary of the 
Milan Sample Fair
50 L
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Italy (Italia) stamp 1973
Famous Artists
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
50 L

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kea Parrot from New Zealand

New Zealand's famous mountain parrot.  These audacious birds often live around the snowline, apparently knowing no cold or fear.  Easily approached and fed, they eat all kinds of things - especially bright, shiny, chewy, or colorful objects..... that may be attached to your car.  Although amusing, they are potentially destructive and dangerous - anything could get pecked, including eyes (colourful and shiny).

This postcard was postmarked in 2017 with a bird stamp.
New Zealand stamp 2017
Recovering Native Birds
Black Stilt
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Here is one more postcard...
Kea in flight

This unused postcard is from 2012.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Gandalf - A Wizard is Never Late

A Wizard is Never Late

This postcard features Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and was postmarked from Russia in 2018.

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Although mainly known as Gandalf, the character has a number of names in Tolkien's writings. Gandalf himself says, "Many are my names in many countries. Mithrandir among the Elves, Tharkûn to the Dwarves, Olórin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten, in the South Incánus, in the North Gandalf; to the East I go not."

At times in The Lord of the Rings, other characters address Gandalf by nicknames, usually disparaging: hence Stormcrow, Láthspell, and Grey Fool. Láthspell means 'Ill-news' in Old English.
Russia stamp 2017
Folk Dances
Joint Issue with India, 35 P
Russia stamp 2016
Joint RCC Issue
The 25th Anniversary of the RCC
(Countries Communication Administrations)
Food, 21 P