This postcard from Spain is of the actress Maria Montez (6 June 1912 – 7 September 1951). Originally named María Africa García Vidal de Santo Silas, she was born in the present day Dominican Republic and has an airport named after her in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
This awesome card of a cat coming out of a purple box with red ribbon amid snowflakes was a Christmas postcard sent to me from my Finish friend Jenni last Christmas. It came with this below stamp. I believe the card is by illustrated Sari Airola.
The card features a personally made card from user barecadi who are 9 and 5 years old. A number of their cards appear to be hand drawn. I think this one is of a reindeer. This was the first card that they had ever sent which was registered on Postcrossing.
This card features the Novosibirsk Main Railways Station and the Ob River. This card was this Postcrossing user's second card that she sent. Novosibirsk is the most populous city in Siberia or Asian Russia. It is actually the third largest city in all of Russia (after Moscow and Saint Petersburg).
At least that is what Google Translate says this says. The card is of a black cat who seems to have shed quite a bit of fur and is annoyed that presumably her human will be vacuuming. (Cats seem to all hate the dreaded Vacuum!)
Apparently this postcard is one in a series by Russian artist Margarita Zhuravlevoy. For a bit more about her and for photos of the other photos in the series, check out the this link. It is in Russian, but using Google translate you can read it in English (or presumably any other language).
This card is actually a folded greeting card rather than a postcard. Inside it features Dutch words such as Vlag (flag), koffie (coffee), kat (cat), and tulpen (tulip). This was one of only two cards that this user indiexx sent. She seems to have lost interest and never registered any cards.
This beautiful card is of the Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, located in Perm, Russia near the Ural Mountains. All of Tchaikovsky's operas and ballets are in the theater's repertoire. Perm actually was called "Molotov" between the years of 1940 through 1957.
A card celebrating the 400th year Romonov Dynasty of Russia. Photographed is Tsar Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, his wife, and their five children ( Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei).
This would mean that the photo was from around 1913. The entire family was brutally murdered by Bolshevik forces on July 17, 1918 near Yekaterinburg.
There are a few things going on in this card. First, it is an advertisement card (or "ad card" for short). It is an ad for a German mattress company called Matratzen Direct. Hence the writing on the front "Ich liebe meine Matratze" or, in English "I love my mattress!"
But this card doesn't just show a mattress. It shows a man and a women (presumably topless or naked under the sheets).
According to the sender of the postcard, there is another, more hidden double-entendre/word play going on with this card. According to the sender, "Now, a mattress is also a girl with very much intercourse (to sleep on her)."
Whoever said postcards weren't educational?! You get to learn how German slang, though apparently it also is English slang dated to at least 2004 according to Urban Dictionary which gives the definition: "A sexually available girl who has many partners."
Romanovs: Emperor Nikolay II with the heir czarevich Alexey.
I love this card for a few reasons. I love royalty cards. I had studied Tsar Nicholas II in some of my history classes in university. The user also put a mark on the card thanking (in Russian and English) " Thanks Mr. Postman!" The card also comes from Yekaterinburg, the city where Tsar Nicholas, the last Tsar, and his family were murdered.
Plus, this card was my first card with the Russian Official Postcrossing stamp view-able below on the left-hand side of the below picture.