Thursday, December 8, 2016

China


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China

This card features a drawing of the flag of the People's Republic of China and the Tiananmen Square in Beijing. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

USA - Pennsylvania


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This card from 1984 features an Olympic torch runner for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angles.  The card is a pre-paid stamp card with the image on the front working as the stamp; however, the price of postage has gone up quite a bit since 1984 so the sender had to put on additional postage. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

USA - Indiana


Salvatorian Fathers, Merrillville, Indiana

This card features the Salvatorian Father's church, Our Lady of Częstochowa in Merrillville, Indiana near Chicago.

The card is numbered and the images show:
1. The Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa
2. The Panorama of 1000 Years of Christianity in Poland (from 966-1966)
3. The Main Alter of the church
4. Fatima Chapel where once can go and pray and light candles
5. The Monastery 

Monday, December 5, 2016

USA - California


Albert Einstein and his wife, Elsa

This card comes to me from my friend Melissa in the LA-area of California

Sunday, December 4, 2016

USA - Maine


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At the Rat Mort, c. 1899 - Henri de Toulouse-Laurtec (French 1864-1901)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

USA - Illinois


Chicago

This card features a view of Buckingham Fountain in Chicago.  One of the largest fountains in the world, the fountain was inspired by some at the Palace of Versailles and was dedicated on August 26, 1927.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur International Airport - Malaysia

I'm a big fan of Airports and love this card!  It comes with these interesting stamps from different regions of the country.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spain


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This card comes from Madrid, Spain and features a polaroid-like postcard of items for sale at a store with their price tags given in Euro.  The website listed on the back ends in a suffix of .cat, which I'm assuming would stand for Catalonia. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

USA - Washington


Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake

This card was sent 39 years ago today from Klama, Washington on November 29, 1977.  My parents sent this card to my aunt.  

While this card is awesome because of the fact that it is old and it has a family connection, people who know recent history will notice that this card was sent a few years before Mount Saint Helens and Spirit Lake were forever changed by the May 18, 1980 eruption, killing approximately 57 people and changing the face of both the mountain and Spirit Lake.