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.

Welcome Postcard Swappers

STOP PRESS: Currently seeking early Australian airline postcards. Typically 1950-1990. Can you help?

 * updated July 2017

Dear Deltiophiles,

Village of Uelen, Siberia
Okay, so I made that word up, but I don't classify myself as a deltiologist (studier of postcards) merely an enthusiastic collector and swapper.

As a kid I liked stamps, now I travel, photograph and write stories, so it all kind of follows.

Of particular personal interest;
  • Aviation, including civilian, military and historical
  • Transport, including trains, ships, road and even stuff like camels and horse-drawn
  • Engineering marvels eg Eiffel Tower, dams, towers, bridges etc
  • Motoring and automotive culture, including auto racing and racetracks
  • Weird and exotic locations seldom visited (view cards)
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Hotels, particularly famous and significant ones
Port Lockroy, Antarctica
I prefer "conventional" trading, namely stamped and postmarked regular sized cards from the location depicted on the card, and I definitely prefer quality over quantity. I'm happy to accept blank cards on transport themes, especially if the cards are historic, vintage or antique.

Postcard folks can be a bit odd, and I'm one. Here's my postcard faux pas (#fails):
  • Machine labels instead of stamps. Non-ordinary stamps are best
  • Postcards not mailed from their point of origin eg Rome card mailed from London.
  • Oversize cards. Just don't know what to do with them. Regular size please.
  • Advertising cards with spurious themes and no artistic merit.
  • Dumb cartoon, cutesy animals or crude cards.
    I will always respond with a similarly themed postcard, and if people are really nice, I take requests for postcards ahead of a trip somewhere. See 'Destinations' for current and recent trip details.

    Get writing, I'm looking forward to your first card. Reply guaranteed!

    New Address will be permanent from 2018:
    Rod Eime
    PO Box 267
    Burnside SA 5066

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