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January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

RAS - Chiang Mai

You may eat at a certain restaurant way too often when your favourite server who has taken time off to travel  sends you a postcard from Taiwan!  Thanks, Tyler!  Safe travels!

China - Shen Zheng

Exquisite night view of Shen Zheng, China.


Swap - Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist - my favourite Niagara Falls attraction.  I wonder if the tours by the company that replaced the MoM are as good?  Have you been?

Swap - Canadian Beaver

How cute is this little guy from Natasha?  Very Canadian, eh?

January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016

Swap - Groovy Dude

This. This dude right here.  Isn't he just the epitome of cool!?  Love it! 

Swap - Winterlude DYK?

Every once in awhile I see a card from my own home town that I just have to have.  This is one of them.  Sure, I could buy it and stash it away but I only collect written and stamped cards.  So, when  Irene had this one up for grabs I had to jump on it.  Thanks a bunch, Irene! 

Swap - Marble House Kitchen

A kitchen such as this, during the summer season in Newport, RI, was usually expected to provide at least one meal for between 50 and 100 on a weekly basis.

Thanks, Alida! 

January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

January 2016 NA RR - The Baby Cigarettes

The British Cigarette Company Ltd.  (大英烟公司) is a real company in Shanghai... but is this product?

Swap - Diamond Jubilee

June 2, 2012, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee marking Her Majesty's 60th anniversary of the accession to the Throne.  Her and HRH Prince Philip celebrated 60 years of marriage on November 20th, 2012.

Swap - Queen Elizabeth with William and Harry

On the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Queen's annual Birthday Parade of the Trooping the Colour. 

Swap - Russian Scenery

A beautiful scenic panorama from Russia, but the card does not identify where.

January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

December 2015 NA RR - Fort Michilmackinac

Fort Michilmackinac (say that ten times fast) contains a wealth of interesting and historic displays. It was where fur traders and Indians rendezvoused, where French and British officers organized war parties, and explorers began their journeys into the vast western unknown. 

Thanks, Colleen! 

January 2016 NA RR - A Moment in Time

Thank you to Amanda for this one.  Looks like some of my doodling!

January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

Swap - Postcrossing 10th Anniversary

Fabulous card from Stefanie!  I wish I had joined Postcrossing years ago when I first heard of it.  I've only been at it a little under 2 years and have loved every minute of it! 

Swap - Bob's Barkers

Syracuse, NY.  I'm not sure if this still exists but I'd love to try it! 

January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

November 2015 NA RR - Delta Queen

Docked on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio with the Williamstown, W.V. bridge in the background.

January 2016 NA RR - Fun Fact: Letters

I love this card and the fun fact too!

October 2015 NA RR - Mount Rushmore

I love this gorgeous Mt. Rushmore card from Colleen!  It's perfect! 

December 2015 NA RR - Autumn in New Hampshire

Beautiful card from Alicia!  Thank you so much! 

January 2016 NA RR - International Motel

Located in Calais, Maine. 
"Gateway to Canada". 42 fireproof units, wall to wall carpet, individual thermostats and air conditioning, courtesy coffee units, cermamic tile showers, colour tv.

January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

Swap - Jim Morrison's Grave

I just love this one!  I had sent mine out in swap so I'm glad to have one now for my own collection. 

Swap - Yale Harkness Tower

I absolutely love the architecture at Yale!  Thanks, Heather! 

Swap - Regency Hyatt House

America's most talked about hotel, the Regency Hyatt House, is uniquely designed and has no parallel in hotel architecture. This magnificent 1,000 room structure has a covered atrium 23 stories high! The interior of the atrium features circular glass-enclosed high speed elevators, a 70 foot water fountain and an elevated cocktail lounge with a  pendulous parasol cover.  Atop the hotel is the revolving Polaris restaurant offering a panoramic, moving view of the Atlanta skyline.

Swap - Elvis and his band

The King and his band.  <3

January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

Swap - Balancing Rock, NS

These rock formations always impress me.   The Balancing Rock on Long Island, near Tiverton, Digby County is a spectacular column basalt sea stack that rests precariusly on it's end. 

January 2016 NA RR - Travelodge Des Moines

Downtown. Close to everything.  120 Deluxe air conditioned rooms, electric radiant heat, tv, wall to wall carpeting, heated pool, direct dial telephone, restaurant on premises, conference rooms.

Swap - Holiday Inn Salem, Virginia

This is quite the beautiful setting for a Holiday Inn, perched atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thanks to Eric for this beauty! 

Swap - Royal Wedding Day 29 July 1981

Thanks to Jason for this one!

January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

Swap - Motel Sign

The lovely Astrid has sent me this fabulous postcard from my favourites.  Looks the motel that went with this sign is long gone. Thank you! 

January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

January 2016 NA RR - Mission San Juan Bautista

Another beautiful California mission.

The Bell tower or campanario at San Juan Bautista was rebuilt in 1976 as part of a larger mission restoration.  It replaced a wooden tower that was architecturally inconsistent with the rest of the mission and had been removed in 1949.

Fans of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" will know this is where the movie was filmed.

Thank you Mike for this awesome card! 

Netherlands - Miffie meets Rembrandt

You just never know where Miffie will turn up.


Swap - Queen of England Stamps

Rainbow of Queen Elizabeth stamps.  So charming! 

Netherlands - Circus

A delightful card from 8 year old Roel. Thanks so much!


January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

Russia - The Royal Wedding

Gorgeous group photo of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Thanks to Nataliya for this awesome postcard! 


Singapore - Insects

January 2016 NA RR - It's a Casserole, Silly!

Anne Taintor always makes me giggle.  Thanks, Heather!

January 2016 NA RR - Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Could they be any cuter!?

January 2016 NA RR - The Royal Wedding

The postal machines really did not like this beautiful card, but I sure do!! 

January 2016 NA RR - Greetings from Iowa

Thanks to Diana for the fun map card! 

Swap - Honest Ed's

A Toronto landmark.  There's no place like this place, any place.

January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016

January 2016 NA RR - Obama Family Chili Recipe

Considering all the swapping I do with my American friends it is hard to believe that this is my first Obama postcard.  I love it!  Thank you, Susan! 

January 2016 NA RR - Charlotte Amalie

Just the scenery the doctor ordered for a dreary January day.  Thank you, Lana! 

January 2016 NA RR - White Front Door

Thanks to Molly for this one!

Philippines - 7-Up

Another fabulous vintage ad reprint.  Freshn' up with 7up. 


January 13, 2016

January 13, 2016

January 2016 NA RR - Preserve

Poster Illustration by Housh, c. 1918.

During World War I and again in World War II the public was encouraged to cultivate "victory" and to preserve produce.

January 2016 NA RR - Slate Bridge

The beautiful Slate Bridge in Swanzey, New Hampshire.  Thank you Sally!

Russia - Northern Beauty

Art by Tatiana Cherniychuk


January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Swap - Holiday Inn

I love this unique Holiday Inn card that Eric sent me! 

It's different from the normal ones you see and it is not tied to any specific HI location.  Look at the Gulf sign ... HI signed an agreement with Gulf in 1963 where it agreed to accept Gulf credit cards to charge food and lodging at all of its US and Canadian hotels in return for Gulf building service stations on many Holiday Inn properties, particularly near major U.S. and Interstate highways. 

This card is an absolute gem! Thank you!

January 2016 NA RR - Tupperware International Headquarters

This card is amazing!!  I love it Craig... thank you!!!

Poland - Warsaw - Old Town

Beautiful view!