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May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

Swap - El Rastro

El Rastro is Madrid's most popular open air flea market.  I would so shop there! :)

Switzerland - Altendorf

Beautiful Altendorf view card from Zdenka. 


Swap - Maryland State House

The Maryland State House is the oldest capitol still in continuous legislative use and is the only state capitol ever to have served as the nation's capitol. 

Swap - Union Station

I have been to Union Station many times.  I have gotten lost in Union Station many times. 

May 2015 NA RR - Elvis Plaque

Thanks to Teia for Memphis, TN plaque postcard. 

Swap - She Liked to Stir Things Up

Thank you Denise for this new Anne Taintor card for my collection.  It's a great one! 

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

RAS - Graceland Gate

Regina received this card from a friend and decided to pass it along for my Elvis collection. How sweet and thoughtful of her.  Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated, Regina! Love the Elvis stamp, too!

Swap - Vermont Map

Here is the craziest postcard I have ever seen, courtesy of my good swap buddy Eric.   It is huge, which it needs to be in order to pack in all the info that it manages too.  Love it! It's so big he had to write it over a couple of days. :)

This postcard actually represents a jigsaw puzzle by White Mountain Puzzles.  Very fun!! 

May 2015 NA RR - Blair Bridge

Stunning postcard from Erin showcasing the Blair Bridge in Campton, New Hampshire.  Love it!  Thank you, Erin!

May 2015 NA RR - Santa Barbara Courthouse at Night

What a beautiful building.  Lovely Spanish influences in this one. Thanks Mike! 

April 2015 NA RR - Southern California Map

Loving this map card from Naomi!  I really want to head back to SoCal some time!

Swap - Chiayi Alishan Railway

What a fantastic postcard from Elaine!  The train on the left is a transparency in a cut out of the card.  Unique and fun! 

Swap - Charlie Chaplin

This Reading Legends series by is one of my favourite postcard series.  I would love to collect them all eventually.

Poland - Folk Art

I adore this postcard from Joanna.  The colours and design are so vibrant and cheerful!  This is definitely a candidate for framing.


USA - Canal Street

Beautiful vintage view of Canal Street (New Orleans) at night from Jae. 


Swap - Elvis by Lawrence Rowell

Yet another Elvis postcard that was high on my wishlist.  Thank you to Vika for adding this one to my collection!   Love it!! 

Swap - Limp on a Limb

That's one relaxed cat by Charley Harper.  Thanks, Esther! 

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

Swap - Ludovika and Walter Jacobsson

Ludovika and Walter Jacobsson - the first gold medal winners for independent Finland in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

Swap - Elvis in Charro

I LOVE this photo!  I have never seen his 1969 movie Charro but I think I must.  Thank you to Maura for this great postcard!! 

Swap - Elvis reading his mail

Fantastic postcard from Vika .... he could almost be reading his Postcrossing cards had it existed all those years ago.  Thanks, Vika! 

May 2015 NA RR - El Rancho Tel Motel and El Rancho VIlla Restaurant

Another wonderful postcard from Paige!  This delightful motel was located at 2201Kimberly Road in Bettendorf, IA.  Beautiful 58 unit motel - air conditioned - phones and tv in room - guest lobby - some caports - pool and recreation area.  Opposite Davenport's Duck Creek Golf Course.

A quick Google search tells me this location is now the site of a senior's residence. 

May 2015 NA RR - America by Rail

All dressed up in their finest to board the Northward train. "Travel by train to Vacation Land - New England and Canada".  Color poster by John Held, 1926.  Fantastic card Craig. Thank you! 

Swap - Burkholder/Beechdale Covered Bridge

Beautiful winter view from Erin.  The Burkholder/Beechdale covered bridge is located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  Built in 1870, this bridge spans Buffalo Creek. Built in the Burr Arch type of construction.  World Guide #38-56-01.

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Swap - Winchester Mystery House

Located in San Jose, California the Winchester Mystery House is a beautiful but bizarre 160 room mansion.  Home of a former gun magnate's widow it is said to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed by the gun maker's rifles and the widow herself.

Swap - Lawrence Welk Village Inn Restaurant

Thank you Barbara for helping me build a Lawrence Welk collection.  :)

Swap - "Chambermaid" Was One of Her Favourite Games

Another fun Anne Taintor postcard. 

Swap - Elvis: That's the Way It Is

1970 MGM film.  Fantastic!!

May 2015 NA RR - Elvis in a Blue Sweater

Big thanks to Colleen for adding this one to my collection!  <3

Germany - Erfurt

Beautiful Erfurt, a young and innovative city according to Madlen.  Many thanks for this pretty postcard! 


USA - El Camino Real

The "El Camino Real" or "Royal Highway" is the oldest and longest European Trail in North America.  The Mexican side is a UNESCO site and the American side was named a National Historic Trail in 2000.  Love it!


RAS - Gloucester Heritage Pub Trail

Liz very kindly sent me this as a surprise.  I was tickled because I had seen one she sent to someone else and it was love at first sight.  Thank you for the nice RAS, Liz! 

May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

Swap - Queen Mum

Christine noticed my Royals collection was lacking the Queen Mother so she kindly send me this lovely card featuring the King of Belgium, HM the Queen Mother and the Duke of Kent at the Garter Ceremony, Windsor Castle.  Many thanks! 

Netherlands - Haarlem

The city of Haarlem, located in the province of North Holland.  Thank you Freddy!


Germany - Berlin Wall

Lovely postcard from Lars showcasing the Berlin Wall.  Love it!


May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

Swap - It's a Casserole, silly!

This is sort of what happens when I cook... I sometimes need to explain what it is.  Hey, I'm a Postcrosser, not a chef! 

Swap - Buffalo City Hall

The beautiful art deco, 32 story Buffalo City Hall.  Thanks to Josh for this card and the great stamps! 

Swap - Groovy VW Van

Another great swap card from dear Anja!  She is such a fun swap partner!  Thank you for adding to my VW collection! 

Swap - Things to Make

An adorable Ladybird book cover.  I would have enjoyed this one as a child I am sure!  Thank you, Anja! 

Czech Republic - Behold this Dreamer

A lovely old book cover from Kvetnska. Many thanks!


Czech Republic - Bun Warmer

Very cheeky postcard from Gitka.  Fantastic choice, thank you! 


Swap - Greetings from Maryland

This little card from Eric packs a big punch!  Look at all it is trying to convey in it's tiny 3.5 x 5 inch space.  Very fun!

Swap - H.R.H. Princess of Wales

A very young Princess Diana.  Photograph by Snowden.

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

May 2015 NA RR - Bates Motel (Comic-Con)

Here is the 2013 Comic-Con card promoting the fantastic Bates Motel television series.  I am so excited to have this one in my collection finally as it has been high on my wishlist for awhile now.  I love that show!  Thank you so much Lori!!

May 2015 NA RR - The Baby-sitters Club

I was older and never read of this series but I remember when they were all the rage.  This particular postcard was from the cover of the Baby-sitters Club 1990 calendar.  Thank you Christina! 

May 2015 NA RR - Grease (is the word) On Broadway

I was a Grease fanatic at one time in my life.  I have watched it many times and seen live theatre versions of it as well.  I'm thrilled to have this card for my collection!  Thank you Susan!

May 2015 NA RR - Elvis DYK

Another fantastic Elvis postcard from Davida!  Thank you so much! 

May 2015 NA RR - Rapha on en raffole

Art by Charles Loupot, 1959. 

May 2015 NA RR - Romantic Hawaii

I love this vintage card from Sam and Elan!  The film strip is so fun!  

Swap - Telephone Booth

The phone booth is gorgeous but what really attracted me to this card was the iron gate.  Love wrought iron!   Thank you Johanna for another great swap! 

Swap - Monterey Bay

From a Lantern Press poster.  I would love to tour California in a VW van!  Thank you Helene!