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, 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

Eucla Jetty WA

Eucla Jetty Western Australia

19 May 1996: Arrived here just before sunset and scampered down to the dunes to see what we could of the old telegraph station and jetty.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Vintage South Pacific Postcards

 Spending time indoors during COVID has given me the chance to rediscover the many hundred of postcards my family have accumulated over the decades.

This small set of vintage cards were bought during our cruise aboard P&O's Himalaya in early 1972 to Noumea, Fiji and Auckland. My first cruise and the only time I travelled overseas with my father. It's fun to look back on these times.