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.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Australia Post Maxicards

The continuing rise in the cost of postage, the attractive design elements and the unique stamp and postmark make Australia Post's maxicards a great idea for spoiling our international pals.

I confess I'm a bit sporadic with these philatelic issues, but I'm always interested to see what our often-criticised postal service has on offer.  With the price of international postage included and a real stamp and pictorial postmark, these cards make a lot of sense.

With every new stamp issue, you will often find a companion set of maxicards with a fancy 'First Day of Issue' postmark. Check out the latest here: https://auspost.com.au/shop/collectables/stamp-issues/latest-stamp-issues

Here are some of my favourite sets:

Saturday, April 13, 2024

New Zealand

You have to be impressed with New Zealand / Aotearoa. Not only are they one of the most fabulous countries to visit, they do ripper postcards too.

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Postcards from Rural South Australia

 Over the years I have driven and ridden many thousands of miles in all directions from the family home in Adelaide. Here you will find a selection of postcards sent home from family travels dating back more than 50 years.

Cowell SA

South Australia, a state in Australia, boasts diverse landscapes, from the Outback to coastal wonders like Kangaroo Island. Adelaide, its capital, exudes a laid-back vibe and hosts cultural festivals. Renowned for wine regions like the Barossa Valley, it offers culinary delights alongside rugged outback adventures, making it a captivating destination.

Saturday, February 24, 2024



Montenegro, nestled in the Balkans, boasts a stunning Adriatic coastline, rugged mountains, and historic towns. Its rich cultural heritage blends Venetian, Ottoman, and Slavic influences. The Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a jewel of the Adriatic. Montenegro offers adventure, relaxation, and a vibrant mix of old and new.

Below are postcards from my collection either sent or received.

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, an island nation in South Asia, enchants with its diverse landscapes, from tropical beaches to lush rainforests and ancient ruins. Rich in culture and history, it's home to UNESCO sites like Sigiriya and historic cities like Kandy. Tea plantations and wildlife sanctuaries add to its allure.

Postcards from country New South Wales

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

Lockhart verandah Town NSW

The exploration of rural New South Wales unveils vast expanses of farmland, rugged terrain, and quaint towns steeped in history. From the fertile plains of the Riverina to the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley, exploration reveals agricultural abundance, scenic beauty, and the resilient spirit of rural communities shaping the state's character.



Ushuaia Argentina

Argentina, in South America, captivates with its passionate culture, tango rhythms, and vast landscapes. From the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires to the majestic Andes mountains and the wilds of Patagonia, it offers diverse experiences. Renowned for beef, wine, and football, Argentina is a land of rich traditions and natural wonders.

Below is a selection of cards from my own collection.