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.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Monday, December 21, 2015
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|
|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
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.
|These are the ones I had to leave behind :(|
Friday, January 23, 2015
|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.
|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!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Enjoyed rummaging through some old postcards in the bric-a-brac shops in the Blue Mountains today.
What was just as much fun was learning the history of each card when I got home and Googled.
See the Flickr album notes to learn my discoveries.