Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

USA - Washington


Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake

This card was sent 39 years ago today from Klama, Washington on November 29, 1977.  My parents sent this card to my aunt.  

While this card is awesome because of the fact that it is old and it has a family connection, people who know recent history will notice that this card was sent a few years before Mount Saint Helens and Spirit Lake were forever changed by the May 18, 1980 eruption, killing approximately 57 people and changing the face of both the mountain and Spirit Lake.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Japan


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Takatsuki City Folk Heritage Museum

This card is of a postbox in the senders hometown.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Russia


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This card shows a beach that is unlisted in the card.  The sender is from Stary Oskol which was founded by Ivan the Terrible in the 1570s.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Russia


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Tea with Baranki - Svetlana Goryacheva

This card features these awesome stamps.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

USA - Montana


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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

This card of Mount Rushmore over an image of the American flag comes from Montana.  The monument is located in Black Hills, South Dakota.  The images of people on the side of the mountain are, from left to right, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Netherlands


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Happy Postcrossing

This card features a heart made up of images of flags of the world with the message of Happy Postcrossing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

USA - Texas


Greetings from Austin, Texas

This fun card comes from my friends Chanele and Val when they went to see the band The Cure in Austin in May of 2016.  I love this old-type of travel poster design from the early to mid 20th century!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

USA - Illinois


The Interior of the Palm House on the Pfaueninsel Near Potsdam, 1834 - Carl Blechen (German, 1798-1840)

A closer image of the cards is can be found here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Netherlands


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Beleef Hoogeveen

This card is the first (and at time I am logging this into the blog) only card sent by Postcrossing marikeopijnen.  It shows views of the Dutch town Hoogeveen.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

USA - Indiana


Purdue Bands & Orchestras

This advertisement card for the Purdue University "Day of Giving" held on April 27, 2016 came from Purdue bands.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Poland


Greetings From Poland

This card is a direct swap card from Adam in Poland.  He mentions in it that his year will be the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland, when Poland became a Catholic state in 966 A.D.

Today also marks the 98th anniversary of the end of World War I, which also is the 98th anniversary of the rebirth of Poland after over 120-plus years of Partition.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

USA - Georgia


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Fiftieth Anniversary - United States Air Force

This is technically not really a maxi card, but it is damn close.  The card features an image of a stamp on the front and then was sent with that stamp (plus the familiar postcard hummingbird stamp.  Very cool.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Russia


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Venus of Tauride

This card of a Roman statue from the 2nd century BC of is apparently a coy of a Greek original and is housed in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.  According to Wikipedia link, it is the first classical sculpture to be scene in Russia.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Malaysia


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You remember that Old Spice commercial from a few years back?  The one that went "look at your man...now look back to me....now look back at your man....now look back at me"?  They did a massive amount of them and the original one was was called The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.  If you don't here is a clip below.


Yeah, that's kinda what I think when I get cards like this.:

Look at the picture: Ooo!  That is clearly Greece!  Anyone can see!  Greece!  
Look at the Picture ID: Not Greece.  MY as in Malaysia.

It turns out that the sender just really loves Greece and it is her favorite country.  Awesome card.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Australia


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Got a work safety issue?

This card of a man and a baboon (I think?) seeming to yell at each other is a card by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to help young workers to get help on their jobs.  

Sunday, November 6, 2016

USA - California


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Amana Colonies - Amana Meat Shop - Bratwurst Capital of the World

Amana, Iowa

I cannot tell if this is an old card that they're reissuing or just trying to be funny but there is an actual Amana Meat Shop online located here.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Australia


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Historic Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia

From the card, Glenelg is the site of South Australia's original mainland settlement in 1836.  There are many homes and public buildings, dating back to the 1800's, still standing in the area.

Friday, November 4, 2016

USA - Nebraska


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This card from Nebraska, features a photo of a women drinking from a tea cup with green glitter on her dress.  I think that this is the silent actress Clara Bow, aka, the original "it girl".

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Belarus



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National Library, 2006

The building of the National Library looks amazing!  I'm a big fan of books and libraries (my previous blog was a book and film review blog) so this is an awesome card for me!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Netherlands


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Apeloorn

This card, with its unusual cut edging is of Apledoorn, specifically the gardens of Het Loo Palace.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

USA - Indiana


Herman B Wells Sculpture

This sculpture of former Indiana University president and chancellor Herman B Wells  (June 7, 1902 – March 18, 2000) sits on the university's campus.  Wells was President from 1938-1962 and then Chancellor from 1962 until his death in 2000.)