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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Deutsche Reichsbahn locomotive 01 1102

Fast, WWII-era locomotive of the German Railways. This example is one of the few survivors of these magnificent 100mph locomotives.
The image is from 1997, soon after its restoration but according to Wikipedia, this train is now lying idle. Thank you Ralf.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tram, Bus and Rail postcards

One of my preferred themes. I think public transport postcards offer a window into daily life and urban development. Let's swap.
Postcards with exquisite matching stamps get a gold medal! Thanks Sabine

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vintage Transicards - UK Vehicles

Picked up these old UK transport cards from a second hand shop somewhere. Classics. Does anyone know the history behind the Transicard series? Printed mainly in the 1970s from what can gather.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Twenty ideas of things to write on postcards

Stolen from Postcrossing

Although quite small, the space on the back of a postcard can often seem intimidating, and some postcrossers struggle with what to write there.

To help with this, here are 20 different ideas to fill your postcards :)
  1. Express what daily life is like where you’re sending the card from by describing what you did today, your routine, etc.
  2. Write 5 curious facts about the place where the card is from.
  3. Give local travelling tips from your area! What are the must-sees around you?
  4. Include your favourite quote, perhaps in its original language (with translation!)
  5. What was the last thing you cooked or ate? Include a recipe!
  6. What do you have in common with the recipient of your card?
  7. Recount a childhood memory, or something you've learned from your grandparents.
  8. What makes you happy? If it makes you smile, there's a good chance others will like to hear about it.
  9. Share a local idiom or saying, in its original language, with translation of course!
  10. Did you ever travel to the place where your card is going? Recall your best memory of that place.
  11. What's the weather like as you are writing your postcard? Draw the weather forecast in detail!
  12. Share an interesting fact that you've learned, and which most people are not aware of.
  13. Got an unusual hobby or collection? Do tell!
  14. Did anything important happen in your country lately? Share an interesting news bit!
  15. Tell the recipient about your favourite book, movie or band!
  16. Draw a picture of your surroundings, or your favourite object in that room!
  17. Write your favorite poem or…
  18. ...make up your own poem - acrostic poems or haikus are short and enjoyable to write!
  19. What are the local festivals or traditions from your area?
  20. If you're a student, what are you studying? What was the last thing you learned in school?