Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hong Kong


This is an advertisement card from Terrace on the Peak restaurant.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Takasago Beer

This card of a vintage beer advertisement apparently is from the date of the Japanese Occupation of Taiwan.  It has these three below beautiful stamps as well. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016




This card is of Zamość, Poland and features the city market center, which is a UNSECO World Heritage site.

Monday, March 28, 2016



This card from Colmar comes from my friend Maite who lives in France.  Colmar is in the Alsace region of France.

Sunday, March 27, 2016



This wonderful postcard of old books comes from Finland.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hong Kong

This card from Hong Kong was a direct swap of a Tibetan girl named Renqing Zhuoma.  

Thursday, March 24, 2016



Taj Mahal, Agra

Yes, two cards from India back to back on the blog!  These cards actually arrived on the same day, which is pretty special considering that India is a relatively rare country on Postcrossing & the cards are both of World Heritage Sites.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built in memory of Emperor Shahjahan's third wife who died in 1631.  It was built from 1631 to 1648.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016



Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Thetomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, leading the way for other tombs such as the Taj Mahal.  It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Monday, March 21, 2016

USA - Indiana

This map card shows the state of Indiana and features the state flag (in the bottom right hand corner), the state bird, (middle left) and various industries and attractions in the state.

Sunday, March 20, 2016



This card apparently talks about Chang Bing Show Chwan Health Park.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

USA - New York


Notre Dame

A reproduction card of the film Notre Dame featuring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.

Friday, March 18, 2016

USA - Pennsylvania



This card features the famous LOVE sign from Philadelphia.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

USA - Illinois

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840

This ad postcard was for the listed exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago last year.  It opened on Saint Patrick's Day last year.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016



Old Books

Yes, literally, the name of this card is listed as old books and is mentioned as having been made by

Tuesday, March 15, 2016




This card features various sites of sites around the Philippines, including hot springs, the crystal clear waters of Busuanga Island, and Calauit, the African animals island.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hong Kong


A card of Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell from Hong Kong Disneyland.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

USA - New Jersey


A Note for You. . . 

This card, featuring cute drawings of kittens in baskets comes with the message of save a life - adopt a shelter pet!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

USA - Washington

The Shepardess, 1881, 

This card comes from my friend Valerie / Val out in Washington.  The card comes from The Frye Art Museum in Washington.  The painting is by W. A. Bourguereau (1825-1905).

Today marks the second anniversary of the start of this blog on March 12, 2014!

Friday, March 11, 2016



This card of burning incense sticks comes from Taiwann.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


A couple of Polish tourists in Saint Mark Square, Venice, 1930.

While it mentions an Italian place and Polish tourists, this card is a direct swap card from Postcrossing user Tonka.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

USA - Pennsylvania


Weekend Women - Steve Sarver

This is a reproduction cover of the book Weekend Women by Steve Sarver from circa 1968.   It looks to be a pulp novel and from the nearly nude woman on the cover and the tagline "A novel of intant bedrooms in wayward motels / Morals locked up in the office... chastity left at home..." it probably was a children's book.

or maybe not.  ;) 

Monday, March 7, 2016

United Kingdom

Bob Anderson - Doesn't Buy the Hype

This card of someone on The Weather Channel comes from my friend Hannah in the UK.  

Sunday, March 6, 2016



This postcard features a photo of the Grodno Zoo in Belarus which first opened in 1927.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

USA - Minnesota

Minnesota - Hello from Grand Rapids, MN

This card comes from my little niece, Evy from a family trip to Minnesota.

Thursday, March 3, 2016



This rather unusual card is for the 2015 World Championship for Taekwondo
  The pink areas of the card is blanked out as it has the address for myself and the sender.  This ad card was bank on the back.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

United Kingdom


Keep mum she's not so dumb!

This World War propaganda card is absolutely beautiful!  It comes from Eden Camp, a large World War II museum in Yorkshire, England.



Pulau Penyngat Palace

Tuesday, March 1, 2016



This card comes from Fland and appears to show a pale, a towel, and some branches and makes me wonder if it is somehow connected to the sauna culture in the country, but the card doesn't say. 

It also features this cute stamp.