Featured Postcards

Greetings Postcard Pals. Below are some of the standout postcards I have received from my generous postcard friends.

I've also included some I've sent myself from significant or interesting locations or just bought for fun. All my postcards are uploaded to my Flickr.

You'll see I also enjoy fancy stamps too. Want to trade? Read on.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Bulgaria - Sofia

Sent this one to my dear mum during my Eurail Challenge. Bit of a depressing city, but then I was only there a couple hours.

Thursday, May 04, 2017



Rec from Ande Tulp March 2017. Magnificent stamps.

Miletus Turkey

Miletus Sabine

An ancient Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia,
near the mouth of the Maeander River in ancient Caria.

Rec from Sabine Oct 2015

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Hamburg-Amerika Line - Vintage

To celebrate fixing my pro scanner, here are some recent arrivals from Sabine Loch from the Hamburg-Amerika vintage series - a favourite of mine. (click any to see larger)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On the road in South America

... and in the air and on the water.

On the road in South America

A photo posted by Roderick Eime (@traveloscopy) on

Monday, December 21, 2015

A postcard 'barn find'. Century-old postcard album salvaged.

Rummaging through old boxes of stamps, photos and stuff at my mum's, I came across this old postcard album. Story goes that my uncle salvaged it from a house about to be demolished next to his wrecking yard on Port Road at Kilkenny. This would have been in the 1960s. There was also a cigarette card album.

Still in reasonable condition, more than 100 years later
 I'd forgotten all about this treasure which contains 200 cards in an album branded "Wrench". Some of the cards are written, others are blank, but are dated 1904-1909. It seems they were sent by a relative who spent a considerable time in England back to family in South Australia. Here are just a few highlights.

RPD Gneisenau (dated May 14, 1909)
it seems the sender sailed aboard this vessel and the card is
postmarked Southampton, four days later.
Gneisenau was a Nord-deutscher Lloyd Imperial Mail steamer
sailing between Australia and Bremen 1907

'London's new motor cab'
This looks like a Renault of about 1907 vintage

London - Omnibus
Apparently Hackney Downs Station, Dalston Lane, Hackney, London. 1905
London - Regent St

Japanese Admiral Togo
(A series of cards celebrating the Japanese victory over Russia in the 1904-5 war)

The musical 'All Blacks' - from Maori Land
The Black Family Musicians came out of Invercargill and in those early days of 1897 the group consisted of Mr and Mrs Black, three daughters (Misses Nellie, Elsie, and Doris) and a son (Master Bertie). Source: partofpastnzhistory.blogspot.com.au

Saturday, January 24, 2015

More Fascinating Postcard Finds

Rummaging in antique shops can turn up some wonderful cards.

Here are a few I selected from piles of vintage ship cards while on a shore excursion in Napier NZ.

HMS Hood
HMS Hood

HMS Hood
HMS Repluse

Orient Line SS Orcades
SS Orcades

RMS Berengaria
RMS Berengaria

TSS Aquitania
TSS Aquitania

P&O Iberia
P&O Iberia

P&O SS Ranpura

Dominion Monarch
Dominion Castle

Orient Line SS Orford
SS Orford

These are the ones I had to leave behind :(

Latest postcard arrivals. Is yours here?

Postcards are sorted (roughly) in reverse chronological order. ie the newest ones are first.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Napier NZ, the art deco city

click to see more cards

Napier NZ - the original town was destroyed by earthquake in 1931 and the rebuilt in the art deco style. Many buildings remain and the city is making full use of its unique assets. More: Napier NZ.

Portland Light Rail and Trams

Blackpool Car 48 in Portland OR

These Type 1 cars were manufactured by Bombardier and began
operating on the Portland MAX system in 1986

Thanks to Francis in Portland for these cards

I visited Portland myself a few years back and recall travelling on the MAX from the airport on the last flight in and the last tram out. It was like a ghost train ride - Portland goes to bed early!