Sunday, July 31, 2016

USA - Indiana

The glow of sunset offers a beautiful backdrop for the Michigan City East Pier Lighthouse on Lake Michigan

Saturday, July 30, 2016

USA - Indiana

Thank you for your support of Purdue athletics

This card comes from Brooke Kline an athlete at Purdue University on the Women's Track and Field team.  It was sent to thank me for my support of Purdue athletics.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Hummingbirds by Kwiaahwah Jones

This card comes from my Finish friend Jenni when she was in Canada.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

At Sea Off the Coast of Cuba

Princess Cruises - escape completely

This is a card written while my friend Val was off the coast of Cuba on this ship, the Coral Princess on the last day of her cruise.  More cards from her cruise to come later on!  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

USA - Florida

Boba Fett

This card of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi was one that I got years and years ago in Florida at the store for Star Tours.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Guyana via Turkey

Non-Aligned Movement Monument

This pecular card come from my friend Neslihan in Turkey.  She was cleaning out her non-Turkish cards and sent this one to me of a monument in Guyana.  

The monument commemorates the 192 Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-aligned countries held in Guyana from August 8th through 11th, 1972.  

The leaders of this movement were the then-presidents of Egypt, Ghana, India, and Yugoslavia, Neslihan pointed out, claiming that Yugoslavia under Josip Borz Tito was some how "non-aligned" with the two great cold-war powers of the Soviet Union and the United States is amazing since Yugoslavia was definitely in the Warsaw Pact!

Sunday, July 24, 2016




This artwork card is by Vernon Ah Kee and is entitled Austracism (2003)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

United Kingdom


Featuring Tupholme Abbey, St. Lawrence Church, River Witham, RAF Memorial, and The War Memorial.

Friday, July 22, 2016



Pictured is the Kizhi Pogost, the sender says was made entirely with wood without nails.

Thursday, July 21, 2016




This is an old card for a Boing 747 from Condo, a German airline.  Condo no longer flies 747s.  This plane is listed as registration D-ABYF.  This plane apparently flew for Condo from 1971 through about 1979 or 1980. At that time it and another Boeing 747 from Condor, D-ABYH, were sold to Korean Air Lines in 1980.  In 1983, D-ABYH was shot down by the Soviets as Korean Air Lines Flight 007.  

The former D-ABYF featured in this card, according to various sources was eventually scrapped in 1996.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

USA - Indiana

Hillenbrand Hall

Hillenbrand Hall is one of the newest residence halls at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The hall, build in 1993, is one of the newest coed residence halls, with one wing serving male and the other serving female students.  

The hall was the first air-conditioned residence hall on campus.  It was named after a father and son who both served as trustees of the University.  John Hillenbrand served from 1913 to 1947, while his son William A. Hillenbrand served from 1967 through 1975. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

USA - Indiana

Aerial Card of Purdue University

This photo mostly shows residence halls at Purdue University.  The photo is pre-1993 as Hillenbrand Hall (which would be located where the parking lots in the upper part of the card are located.  

The red-bricked residence halls, most of which look like "H"s with a mens wing and a women's wings that you can see in the card are McCutcheon Hall (furthest north), Harrison Hall (second most north), Earhart Hall (center left), Shreve Hall (center right) and Merredith Hall (in the shape of an "X").   

Monday, July 18, 2016

USA - Idaho


This map card of the western US state of Idaho comes courtesy of my friend Channel on her first trip to the state. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016



Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II

Tsar Nicholas II is probably best known as "The Last Tsar."  He was basically forced to abdicate during World War I during the Russian Revolution and was murdered along with the rest of his family on July 17, 1918, 98 years ago today.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

USA - California

Balboa Park, San Diego

This card comes from Billie Swaps from Card Carries on Facebook

Friday, July 15, 2016



This card of a very furry cat in the snow comes from a PostcardUnited user named Sasha in Russia.

Thursday, July 14, 2016



This card was a gift from my friend Diana on her trip to France last year.  The card looks to be dated as from 1905.  Oddly, the only thing written on the reverse side of the card is an address.  

Happy Bastille Day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


LUX- 434


This card comes from the small country of Luxembourg which lies between Belgium, Germany, and France.  It is my first card from the country!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

USA - Indiana


This card shows Rowdy, an inflatable unofficial spirit mascot at Purdue University.  Rowdy lasted 10 years, from 1997 when he was presented at the Purdue/Notre Dame football game.  He has sadly since been retired by the university.  

Monday, July 11, 2016



This card is of the fifth largest city in Hungary.  The user's first attempt to send me a postcard apparently got lost in the mail so she sent a second card!  I love these old types of cards, so I was very happy to receive it in the mail.

Sunday, July 10, 2016



This was a direct-swap card with a German postcrosser.  She had just returned back from holiday in Spain and sent this card to me when she got back to Germany

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016


Mehr Hamburg geht nicht.

This card comes from my friend Manuela in Germany.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Czech Republic


Původní vepřové masa na pive 

(Translation: The Original Pork Meat on Beer)

This car of a women in traditional Czech costume leaning upon a massive beer tankart comes with a recipe (in Czech, sadly) for pork in beer.  The sender mentions that Czech beer is the best.  

It also comes with this beautiful Mucha stamp!



Natural pool of Pjucara Beach

I should ad that this is likely the card that has taken the longest time to get to me.  

The user requested to send the card on August 20, 2014, but didn't send (and date) the card until July 4, 2015 - almost one year later.

The card arrived 357 days after it had been requested, so had it not arrived for another week or so I wouldn't have even been able to log it onto the Postcrossing website!

USA - California

This is a direct swap card from Postcrossing of Lady Godiva (c. 1898) by John Collier (British, 1850-1934.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016



This card comes via a friend of a friend who was traveling in Bhutan, a very small Asian country between both China and India.  The country is very rare in the Postcrossing world (only 5 users with a total of about 13 cards sent between them all), so this was a wonderful treat for my mailbox.

The card says: Popularly known as "Laughing Buddha" he is portrayed as a symbol of happiness, wealth, charity, and protector of children, the poor, and the weak.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016



This beautiful card is of he scene in the costal Polish city of Sopot circa 1900.  Sopot is still a major sea-side resort area in Poland.  This card comes from my friend Karolina who is originally from nearby Gdansk.  She now lives in London, but mailed this card to me on a trip back home back in 2015.

Also, yesterday was her birthday!  So, belated Happy Birthday, Karolina!

Monday, July 4, 2016

USA - California

San Francisco

Skyline through The Gold Gate

This card comes from my friend Chanele on a trip to San Francisco.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

USA - Wisconsin

Troll Headquarters

This card comes from "Troll Headquarters of the USA" Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.  The building on the left is Open House Imports, a store that sells various Scandinavian goods including this postcard.

Friday, July 1, 2016



Bluenose, Queen of the North Atlantic, built at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, undefeated winner of the International Fishermen's Trophy against fishing schooners from USA (1921-1938).  Stamp issued by Canada Post on January 6, 1929.  

The ship is actually featured on one of the sides of the Canadian dime.  She was wrecked off of Haiti on January 28, 1946.

And, let me take this time to also wish everyone a Happy Canada Day today!