Thursday, February 25, 2021

An Alien Surfing in Florida, A 3-D Postcard


Pensacola Beach
Florida

Alien Surfer by impact 3D Designs

This is truly a great 3-D postcard!  It was postmarked in 2020. 

USA stamp 2017
Marine Life, Sharks
Whale Shark
Forever a first class stamp

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Ни́жний Но́вгород 
(Nizhny Novgorod)

The sender writes:  On this postcard you can see The Cathedral of The Blessed Virgin.

This postcard was postmarked in 2017 from Russia

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Nizhny Novgorod is a city in Russia. From 1932 to 1990, it was known as Gorky after the writer Maxim Gorky, who was born there.

The city was founded in 4 February 1221 by Prince Yuri II of Vladimir. 
Russia stamp 2015
The 50th Anniversary of the 
First Spacewalk by Alexey Leonov
17 R 
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Russia stamp 2015
The 150th Anniversary of the Russian 
State Agricultural University - Moscow
17 R
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Russia stamp 2009
Kremlins
Pskov Kremlin
6.00

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Stone Carvings of Owls from Zimbabwe, Africa

Zimbabwe

Stone Carvings
Photo: D. Allen 

This postcard was postmarked in 1993 with two Zimbabwe stamps.  

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These African stone sculptures are known as Shona sculpture or Zimbabwe Shona sculpture because they are hand carved by the Shona of Zimbabwe. The Shona people of Zimbabwe have been hand sculpting stone into works of art for nearly a thousand years.

Zimbabwe stamp 1990
Wildlife
Black Rhinoceros, 9 c
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Zimbabwe stamp 1985
National Infrastructure
Mbira, A Musical Instrument
$ 1

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Batman Bridge, Tasmania

Batman Bridge, Tamar Valley - Tasmania

Batman Bridge spans the Tamar River in the Tamar Valley which is situated in northern Tasmania.  It was built between 1966 and 1968 and was the first cable-stayed bridge in Australia.  The main span is 206 metrers long and A-frame tower 91 metres high.

Photography by Shayne Howe Smith

This unused postcard was given to me in 2018.

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I was hoping the bridge got its amazing name from the Batman comics or something cool... however, it is named after John Batman, (21 January 1801 – 6 May 1839) an Australian farmer, entrepreneur and explorer. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Big Heart and a Teddy Bear for Our Friendship

Vår Vänskap ar ingen småsak

The sender translated this from Swedish:
Our friendship is no small thing.  

This is a pre-printed stamped postcard that was mailed from Finland in 2017.  It was signed by four people. 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Mickey Kissing Minnie on New Years Eve

Dong Dong

Disney

The sender writes:
I found this great vintage Disney card.  I've never seen such a New Year Card.

This postcard features Mickey Mouse kissing Minnie Mouse at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve.  It was postmarked from Finland in 2017.
Finland stamp 2011
Mailboxes, 2 LK KL

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Aplomado Falcon

Aplomado Falcons (Falco femoralis)  were once common in open grasslands and deserts from southern Texas to southern Arizona, the northernmost boundary of their range.  Today they are listed as endangered and vary rare in the U.S. and northern Mexico, but efforts are underway to reintroduce them to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. 

Photographer - Larry R. Ditto

This postcard was postmarked in 1995.  
USA stamp 1988
Great Americans
Mary Cassatt, 23 c
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Mary Stevenson Cassatt
(May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) 
was an American painter and printmaker.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Santa with a Fuzzy Beard - God Jul (Merry Christmas)

 God Jul (Merry Christmas)

This santa has a cotton type of material glued onto his hat and beard.  It looks like it make it through the mail safely though.  It was postmarked from Finland in 1964.
Finland (Suomi Finland) stamp 1963 -1975 
Coat of Arms - 
Thick White Circle Around Value
10 Mk
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There are two of these stamps on the postcard. 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Old Catholic Church in Inhambane, Mozambique

 Greetings from Inhambane

Mocambique
The old Catholic Church, Inhambane
A Igreja Catolica Velha, Inhambane

Photo by: Magma photography

The sender writes:
Oi (Hello) from Mozambique, the land of beaches.

This postcard was postmarked in 2018 with of the same stamps seen below.

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Inhambane, also known as Terra de Boa Gente (Land of Good People), is a city located in southern Mozambique, Africa.  It is known for being surrounded by a beautiful seaside and a combination of modern and rustic historic architecture, making it a popular place for tourists.
Mozambique (Mozambique) stamp 2015
Associacao Internacional das comunicacoes de 
expressao portuguesa - 25 anos 
This stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of 
the International Association of Portuguese Speakers
92.00 MT

Friday, October 23, 2020

Two Smurf Postcards from Finland

Iloista Juhlapaivaa
(Happy Celebration)

Smurfit  (Finnish for Surfs)

This postcard features (probably) Clumsy Smurf, Smurfette, and Papa Smurf.

Smurfit  (Finnish for Surfs)

This postcard features Gargamel and his cat Azrael.

Both of these unused postcards were bought in Finland in 2017.

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The Smurfs first full appearance was published on October 23, 1958. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Exposure (Pooping Man) in Lelystad, The Netherlands (International Postcard Week)

International Postcard Week
October 6 - 12, 2019
Exposure - Landart Antony Gormley
Lelystad, The Netherlands

Hello,
In our province (Flevoland) at this moment there are 8 land arts.  I have visited 7 of them and this is my favorite one.  Locally it is called the pooping man.  There are wonderful sunsets by this sculpture.  There is a new one coming this month.

Greetings,
Brenda - From the Netherlands

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Happy International Postcard Week! Hamburg, Germany

October 6-12, 2019
International Postcard Week

The sender writes:
Hamburg is a beautiful place, especially for a water person like me.  This card creates a very different kind of reality.  I'm a wave.  But it has it's own kind of beauty to it.  I wish you all the best!

This postcard was made by Noa from Germany.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Blood Moon Photo by Pawel Uchorczak

Blood Moon
September 27/28, 2015

Photo by Pawel Uchorczak

This postcard is unused.  Underneath the spot for the stamp are the words: Frame me or mail me.

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Pawel Uchorczak is a photographer from Opole, Poland. Landscapes are the main topic.  His photo's are stunning!