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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Sri Lanka

 A new country for me both for travels and postcards, so I sent one to mum. As usual :)

Sri Lanka spices Sri Lanka

Postcards from country New South Wales

Mostly from the family collection, but also from travelling friends.

Lockhart verandah Town NSW Pacific Gardens Caravan Park NSW Motel Capri. Balranald NSW Old Sydney Town Goulburn NSW CSIRO Parkes Telescope IMG_20210723_0028 Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum Morpeth NSW The Big Banana - Coffs Harbour



Ushuaia Argentina

Friday, April 28, 2023

Found Postcards. Fond Memories.

 As the tribulations of the COVID crisis continue, those of us stuck at home might find themselves clearing out the dark, dusty recesses of the cupboard or writing desk. 

All too often those mysterious nooks and crannies reveal long-lost treasures. Long dried-out ballpoint pens stolen during a forgotten hotel stay, boarding passes from defunct airlines or postcards from friends and family who haven't had a Christmas card since before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

For your amusement, I've found a few cards that remind me of times gone by. Perhaps even one from you.

Sent home to my daughter from Soweto. 1999. 

Village Women outside Kathing Walled City
from mum in Hong Kong 1995

Manhattan NYC .. Colonel Lights View from Montefore Hill

Berlin Wall

Famous planes of the RAF

 These cards procured from visits to museum gift shops, sent from generous pals and even from junk shops. Makes me recall my time making scores of Airfix plastic model kits in my childhood and cementing my lifelong interest in aviation. Here's the full album.


Monday, September 27, 2021

Ohrid Macedonia UNESCO

Ohrid - Macedonia

This fabulous card received from my colleague Angela while on assignment in Macedonia. Another country I have only visited vicariously via my well-travelled friends.

The Lake Ohrid region, a mixed World Heritage property covering c. 94,729 ha, was first inscribed for its nature conservation values in 1979 and for its cultural heritage values a year later.


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Junk shop find: vintage Aussie postcards

 Unearthed during a rummage in a Hahndorf old wares shop. These old cards fascinate me. What postcard treasures have you found in old "junk shops"?

Old observatory and Harbour Bridge, Sydney