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.

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Found postcard: MV Murray Explorer

Renmark 18 Feb 1981. This is a wonderful trip despite the extremely hot weather. It was dry heat at last and I had a marvellous time in the water yesterday. We stopped at a very pretty spot, Green lawn Red Cliffs and the white ship. At least 20 people and the crew were swimming. Today we awoke to a cool change and even a little bit of rain we have met some very nice people. lots from interstate I am trying not to eat too much but the food is pretty good and it's difficult. Just came through lock 6 between Renmark and Mildura downstream see you soon, Louise

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Lisbon. April 25th Bridge.

 Bridges are a very popular subject for all postcard fans. This beauty from Patricia in Lisbon. It's the April 25th Bridge over the River Tagus. It opened in 1966 after almost four years of construction. 

and this one received way back in 2010 Lisbon
See more bridge postcards

Friday, July 16, 2021

Vintage Airline Issue

One of my pet subjects for postcards is vintage and contemporary airline issue postcards. Increasingly rare these days as airlines cut back on everything not core to flying planes and maximising revenue. Enjoy these anachronistic artforms. I will add to this post occasionally, so call back to see what else I've found. G-ANBB B.175 Britannia BOAC c/n 12903