Monday, April 28, 2014

Announcements - Pomegranate Postcards

       If you're a fan of postcards, and especially sending cards via Postcrossing, you may find yourself looking for inexpensive postcards or even just random non-touristy postcards.

       Recently, I discovered Pomegranate, a company out of the US state of Oregon, with quite a selection of postcards.  I thought this post may be helpful to some followers of this blog who use Postcrossing or have an interest in postcards.

       Pomegranate currently has some sales going on, including this sale of 100 postcards for $14.95 plus shipping, which comes out to about $0.19 per card including taxes.  (And, possibly better since I think they gave me a few extra cards.  From now until the end of April, the site is also giving an extra 20% off on all items if you use the code "Spring2014".

       My random packet included art cards, photograph cards, and even some of famous people like Marilyn Monroe, Einstein, and Mother Jones.  I'll probably be posting these cards, but as they don't really have a location, they will probably be posted under the label "Pomegranate".



Old Vitebsk (c. 1911)

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Pope John Paul II (now Saint Pope John Paul II) in Lviv, Ukraine

From Val (from Seattle)

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Zelve, 3 km from Avanos.  "The start of the troglodyte lifestyle in Zelve is unknown but it was the most important Christian center and settlement between the 9th and 13th Centuries.  

Thanks to my friend at The Postcard Blog for sending me this and two other Turkish cards all at once! 

Friday, April 25, 2014


A postcard of Nuremberg Castle from my friend Kris, sent on their trip to Germany.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Czech Republic

Charles bridge, Old down, Prague


I've actually been right where the photo on this card was taken.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

USA - Illinois

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Happy Birthday 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

USA - California

The home of silent film actor Colleen Moore

According to this article from the Wall Street Journal, it looks like the house(345 St. Pierre Rd., Bel Aire, CA)  is still around and was on the market for a measly $13.8 million dollars in 2012.  

If I started a start-funder, anyone think I could get that much to buy the house?  

I should also add that I love old, white-edge postcards like this.  I've actually framed a few of them around my house.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

The 100th Sent Card!: USA - Indiana to Taiwan

On  Good Friday, April 18, 2014, my 100th card that I sent via the official Postcrossing website was registered.  The card was registered by Postcrossing member AI-HSIN on  9 April, 2014 and traveled a distance of 12,172 km (7,563 miles) for 9 days.

The card pictures a native-Indiana deer and was purchased at one of my favorite places to get postcards, Von's Book store in West Lafayette, Indiana.  

For the first 100 sent cards, I've so far sent cards (and had them (and had them registered as received) to 24 different countries: the United States (15) , Germany (13), Netherlands (12), Ukraine (8), Belarus (7) Finland (7), Russia (5), Taiwan (5), China (4), Japan (4), United Kingdom (3), Poland (3), Malaysia (2), Latvia (2), Turkey (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), New Zealand (1), Italy (1), Hong Kong (1), Czech Republic (1), Spain (1), France (1), and Slovenia (1) for a total distance sent of 720,316 km (447,584 miles). 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Wintergrusse aus Pertsau am Achensee, Tirol

From Maite, from France

Saturday, April 19, 2014

USA - Oklahoma


Holy cow, is this line every gonna move?

My first (and thus far only) card from the US state of Oklahoma.  One of the few states I have never been to.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

USA - Indiana

Electrical Engineering Building, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

This card, dated April 17, 1939, is 75 years old today!  I picked it and a few other older Purdue cards online for a project.  

The sender of the card was George Wood, who was on his way back to Chicago and decided to tour the campus and then pick up an application, apparently to attend the university.  Assuming he was around 17-18 when he sent the card in 1939, I wonder if he would have been drafted into the service once World War II broke out for the US in 1941.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Switzerland (by way of Canada)

From Kate

In 2012, physicists from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN announced the discovery of a new particle: a Higgs boson!

Candidates for Higgs bosons produced in proton-proton collisions in CIVIS (top) and ATLAS (bottom)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Narva-Joesuu (literally translated as the estuary of the river Narva)  Apparently, in Soviet-times, this was a popular resort area in Estonia.

Monday, April 14, 2014



.Brussels, Belgium.  This was one of my first cards I received via Postcrossing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

USA - Washington DC

The FDR Memorial in Washington, DC

This is probably one of my favorite memorials in the DC-area.  It seems a very fitting tribute for the longest-serving US President.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hong Kong


Lufthansa Airbus A380

Yes, a card from Hong Kong that is from a German airline.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Yeah, neither I nor the sender have any idea what is going on in this postcard or why anyone would make a postcard of it.
The back actually says, in the senders handwriting, "Who would come up with a postcard like this?!"

I couldn't agree more.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014


RU- 2047385, From Olga

The Second World War Victory memorial against the background of Ochakova-Matveevskoye district.

Card came complete with a little Russia hand-drawn flag on the back.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


A direct swap card from Ania in Warsaw, Poland.  

The card says "Happy Postcrossing from Poland" (which is awesome!)

The card says it is a Ćowicz-style paper cut-out design.  If I'm correct, this is Wycinanki, a Polish art of paper cutting and is breathtakingly beautiful.