Thursday, April 28, 2016



This card was an advertisement card for an unknown film staring Russel Crowe.  The card sender simply glued a white piece of paper over the back of the card and sent it.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

USA - Massachusetts


Cushing House

Built in 1808 and located at 98 High Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts, this building is now the house home of the Historical Society of Old Newbury.  

This card is a Postcard United Card.  PCU is a very similar website to Postcrossing, but it features a 3-letter postal code as opposed to Postcrossing's 2-letter postal code, hence why this card is "USA" as opposed to "US".  

Monday, April 25, 2016

USA - Ohio

Le Diner Au Casino (dinner at the Casino) (detail) c. 1906.  Gaston La Touche (1854-1913)

This artwork is held at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016



William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

This is a favorite card of mine.  The card of the 1999 film A Midsummer Night's Dream staring Rupert Evertt, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, and Michelle Pfeiffer.  I actually saw  this film back when it came out in theater.

This card is being posted on the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Friday, April 22, 2016



"Mulga Bill's Bicycle"

This card is kinda awesome.  First, it was mailed on year ago today on April 22 2015 (yes, I there is sometimes a big of a backlog at ye old' postcard blog!).  Also, it is a Maxi card ((ie; a card where the stamp of a similar or same design is on the front of the card instead of the reverse!)  The postcard is by of a famous poem by Banjo Paterson (who also wrote Waltzing Matilda.  You can read more about the poem Mulga Bill's Bicycle on it's Wikipedia page.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Elizabeth [future Queen of the United Kingdom] arrives at the 16th century church at Balcombe in Sussex for the wedding of Lady may Cambridge and Captain Henry Abel Smith, on January 1st, 1931.

This card is apparently my first card where the person who sent it has since closed their account on Postcrossing.  The Postcrosser was from Hamburg.  Today is Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Shwezigon Pagoda - Bagan

Situated on the eastern bank of the Ayearwady River this pagoda was built in 1084-1113.  This card comes from a friend of a friend.

Monday, April 18, 2016

USA - New Jersey


The Polish Nationality Room

From the card: The Polish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh contains designs found in Krakow's Wavel Caste.  The 18-foot beamed ceiling reflects the Italian Renaissance influence on Poland.  A portrait of Copernicus and an enlarged replica of the 16th century Jagiellon globe attest to Polish contributions to science.  The windows bear medallions representing institutions of higher education. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016



Let's Go Travel

This cute card of a cat comes from Taiwan.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

USA - Ohio

Piper L-4 "Grasshopper"

This plane, on display in Dayton, Ohio at the National Museum of the US Air Force, dates from World War II and is painting in the style of the aircraft that flew support of the 1942 invasion of North Africa.

Friday, April 15, 2016



White Cat

This card from Portugal features a white cat with one blue and one orange eye.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Zealand


Giant brown trout statue, Gore

This is my first official received card from New Zealand.  This statue is apparently fairly famous and features on the city's wikipedia page.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Wheelbarrow Workers

This card is one of three sent to me by a postcrosser in Fiji in the South Pacific on a direct swap!  Fiji is a very "rare" country for Postcrossing, so direct swaps are often the only way that a person can get a card from those areas.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

USA - Ohio

Doolittle Raiders Commemorative Goblets

This is a postcard of the Doolittle Raiders Commemorative Goblets display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  

The Doolittle Raid is named after  Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle who lead an air-based raid over Tokyo and the Home Islands of Japan on April 18, 1942.  The raid was the first attack by the US on the Japanese Home Islands and a propaganda victory for the Americans during the early stages of World War II.  

The goblets are silver and each one bares the name of one of the flight crew on each of the sixteen planes involved in the raid.  Each vertical volume represents one of the planes.  When one of the raiders dies, the raider's goblet is turned upside down.  

When only two raiders are remaining, they are to reunite in Dayton and toast their fallen comrades with a bottle of 1896 Hennessy also on display with the goblets (that being the year Doolittle was born).     

This postcard is a bit dated.  It shows, by my count, 17 remaining raiders; however, as of my last visit to the museum in August 2014, only four raiders were still living.  As of February 2016, only two raiders remained alive.

Monday, April 11, 2016



Welcome to Belarus - Minsk

This card features Krav Street Railway Station in Minsk

Sunday, April 10, 2016



A card of a dog and cat looking on while a man in a chair reading a book is in the air surrounded by fall leaves. 

Friday, April 8, 2016


Bialystok - Palac Branickich

This card comes from my friend Monika of Bialystok's Branicki Palace.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

USA - Oregon

Thank you for visiting the City of Books!

This card features Powell's City of Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in the world in the Portland-area.  This card comes from my friend Valerie.  I've always heard of Powell's but have never been to the stores!

Special Post: The 500th Sent Postcrossing Postcard!

The 500th Postcard!

This card is the 500th sent postcard registered on my Postcrossing profile!

The card was registered by Postcrossing member yanigurl13 on  April 6, 2016 and  traveled a distance of 8,490 miles to travel to Daveo City in the Philippines in 37 days.  The card had been sent on March 1, 2016.  

This postcard features a painting by arguably my favorite artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926) of his wife Camille in a black and green dress painted in 1866.  The card came from the 2014 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Impressionism,Fashion, and Modernity.  The painting is normally displayed at the Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany.

For the first 500 official Postcrossing postcards I've so far posted, they've been sent to the following 50 countries which combine for a total distance sent of 2,345,432 miles!:

Germany (67)
USA (57)
Netherlands (42)
Russia (36)
Finland (28)
Taiwan (26)
Japan (21)
Belarus (19)
Ukraine (18)
China (17)
Czech Republic (15)
Poland (14)
Canada (12)
France (12)
United Kingdom (11)
Hong Kong (9)

Five Cards 
New Zealand
South Africa

Four Cards 

Three Cards
South Korea

Two Cards

One Card 
 Puerto Rico

Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Pin-Up Girl

Showing a woman holding a colorful lollipop, feeding a dog, and standing next too a car, this card comes from Russia, but this beautiful card itself comes form

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

USA - California

Coutances Cathedral

This very vintage card was sent to me by my friend Shelby from California.

Monday, April 4, 2016

USA - Oklahoma



This card comes from the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry ( located at 6619 S. 4382 Locust Grove, Oklahoma.  The card apparently shows the inside of the museum.  

The card is sent by someone who runs the poetry museum.  

It is noteworthy to mention that April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the US!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016



A photo of the front of a vehicle, from Finland.

Friday, April 1, 2016


The Empress Alexandra Fedrovna and the Grand Duchess Mary at Shtandart yacht.  

This card comes from my friend Liza in Russia.