Friday, August 28, 2015

Shania Twain: Still the One

Shania
Still the One

This postcard is postmarked from Las Vegas in 2014 with a USA Flower stamp.

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Shania: Still the One is a show by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain (born: August 28, 1965), performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show began on 1 December 2012, and will conclude on 13 December 2014, with Twain performing a total of 105 shows.
USA stamp 2014
Winter Flowers - Cyclamen 
Forever a first class rate

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kauai's Waimea Canyon in Hawaii

Kauai's Waimea canyon from the interior looking out
Photo: Douglas Peebles

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 from Hawaii.

The senders writes:
Hi from the Island of Kauai.  A Long bus ride again today to see the canyon on the other side of the card.  When we got up there we were in the clouds so we didn't get to see much.  Tomorrow we get to watch them dig up the pig from a fire pit under ground for a luau tomorrow night.

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Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) deep.
USA stamp 2014
Postcard Rate 34 Cents

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Three Postcard of the Seattle Space Needle in Washington

Space Needle

Nestled in the Seattle Center, a 74-acre city park that was built for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition, is the Space Needle, the result of a vision shared by Jim Douglas, of the Westin Hotel, and Eddie Carlson, the World's Fair chairman.  Inspired by a television tower seen in Stuttgart, Germany, the 605 foot Space Needle has become the symbol of Seattle.

A 43-second elevator ride takes visitors to the observation platform at the 520 foot level for a spectacular view of the city, Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, as well as Mount Rainier, 60 miles to the southeast.

Dine at "the Needle's," revolving restaurant found at the 500 foot level, where diners not only enjoy the many Northwest delights fond on the menu, but also take in the panoramic view as the restaurant slowly turns 360 degrees each and every hour.

Seattle, Washington

Photo by Gary Greene
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Seattle, Washington
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Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter in Seattle, Washington

The Four Seasons

All three postcards are from 2010. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Kiowa Chief Satanta, Made with a Tractor by Stan Herd

Satanta
Stan Herd created this earth-sculpture of Kiowa chief Satanta on a quarter-section of land using a tractor and disc-harrow.  The portrait was produced near Jetmore, Kansas, 16 miles north of Dodge City.  Satanta, a signer of the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty in 1867, was known as the "Orator of the Plains."

Photograph by Tim Wenzl, 1981.

This postcard is unused. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Acores (Azores) Portugal

Acores (Azores)

Arquipelago dos Acores
Archipelago of the Azores

This map postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Portugal.

Shown are:
Flores, Corvo, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira, Faial, Pico, Sao Miguel,  and Santa Maria

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The Azores is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal, at 2,351 m (7,713 ft).
Meuselo 
Football, Soccer
Fej Sa, 5
1.20 g

Sunday, August 23, 2015

WARNING!

WARNING!
This is a postcard.
Do NOT attempt to open.

Design: Brenda Perez

This funny postcard is unused and was purchased HERE in 2015. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bosworth Battlefield Country Park in England

Standard of Richard III
Standard of Henry Tudor
Standard of Lord thomas Stanley

Bosworth Battlefield Country Park

This is postmarked from England with two Great Britain stamps.

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The Battle of Bosworth was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that raged across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty by his victory and subsequent marriage to a Yorkist princess. His opponent Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it one of the defining moments of English history.
Blue - 2nd

Friday, August 21, 2015

Traditional Cloths in Holland, The Netherlands

Holland
Edam

This postcard of Traditional Clothing, including wooden shoes, is postmarked in 2015 with two Netherlands stamps.

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Edam is a city in the province of North Holland.  It is famous as the original source of the cheese with the same name.
Dutch Icons, Cow, 1
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Netherlands (Nederland) stamp 2014
Dutch Icons, Tulip Flower, 1

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Soldiers from the Navy or Coast Guard, The Great White Fleet?

There is no description on this real photo postcard. The stamp box reads: 'Velox, Place Stamp here'.  This style of stamp box was used from 1907 to 1917.

I asked a friend of mine who is in the Navy what she thought, here is her reply...

Definitely Navy.... Sometimes when they worked they would modify the uniform.. The "hat" is called a dixie cup and in this picture some have it flipped up like Popeye and others have it flipped down like a safari hat...

Also, a few of them tucked their bellbottom pants into their socks and boots to make it easier to work...

It looks like they may be in Australia with the origin natives... Aborigines... Im guessing on that one..

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On December 16, 1907 Teddy Roosevelt dispatched sixteen U.S. Navy battleships of the Atlantic Fleet on a worldwide voyage that lasted until February 22, 1909.  These ships would later come to be known as the Great White Fleet. On August 20, 1908 they landed in Australia.  I wonder if this postcard is from then????
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Here is a close up of one of the rifle in case anyone knows about these.  Maybe that can tell what year this was.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Stuttgart, Germany, Calendar Postcard from 2012

Stuttgart 2012

Schone GruBe aus Stuttgart 
(Greetings from Stuttgart)

This calendar postcard is postmarked in 2014 with three stamps from Germany.

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Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. The greater Stuttgart Metropolitan Region has a population of 5.3 million (2008).

After the month of April on this card is The 'Old Castle', which dates to 950.
Leuchtturme (Lighthouses)
Buk lighthouse, 45
(This was built in 1878.)
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'Tagetes' (African Marigold flower) 20
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2005
Flowers - Tulpe (tulip flower) - 10

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SparaKOFF - Bar / Tram in Helsinki Finland

SparaKOFF
Timetable from Monday to Saturday
including stops at Railway Square, Amusement Park, Opera House and Market Square.

The tour starts at Railway Square in front of the Fennia building and ends at Market Square.  All times are approximate.  The tour takes about 40 minutes.

There are 24 seats and 6 places for standing in the tram.
SparaKoff is also available for private tours.

The sender writes:
Trams are usually green here (see the stamp), but this tram is a pub and sort of started the trend of colorful trams.  Now we have several moving advertising trams on the move.

This shaped postcard is postmarked in 2015 with a Finland Tramway stamp.

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Spårakoff is a tram converted into a bar in Helsinki, Finland. It does circular tours of Helsinki picking up passengers for a fee during summer months.
Green and Yellow Trams
1 luokka klass

Monday, August 17, 2015

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica


Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal
Arenal Volcano National Park


Fotos Jean Mercier
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Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica La Fortuna de San Carlos

Both of these postcards are unused and from 2009. 

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Arenal Volcano is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres (5,358 ft) with a crater spanning 140 metres (460 ft). 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Elvis Presley's Lisa Marie Airplane

Elvis' Lisa Marie
Elvis Presley purchased this aircraft a few years back and had extensive interior changes made.  The "TCB" logo on the tail has become known world-wide as well as the aircraft's registration number N880EP.  Elvis named this plane after his daughter, Lisa-Marie and it is now open to the public across from Graceland.

This postcard was printed in 2003 and postmarked in 2015 with two USA stamps.  One of them is an Elvis stamp!

The sender (Postcards and Road Trips) writes:
I've been to visit Graceland but have never toured the jet.  Sadly, the two jets that Elvis owned, "Lisa Marie and "Hound Dog II" were offered up for sealed bid auction.  I hope they stay at Graceland, no matter what!
Elvis Presley
Rock and Roll Singer, 1935-1977, 
(January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) 
29 cents
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It All Depends on Zip Code, 10 cents

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Hartland Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada

Hartland Bridge
New Brunswick

The Hartland Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the world at 1,282 ft.

This is postmarked in 2011 with a Canada fox stamp.

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Before the bridge, the only way to cross the Saint John River was by ferry.

The bridge was constructed in 1901.  The bridge was not originally built covered.

A fire in 1907 burnt some of the structure and nearly destroyed the toll house.

On April 6, 1920, two spans of the bridge collapsed due to river ice. The bridge reopened in 1922 after construction to repair the structure, at which time the bridge was also covered.

A pedestrian walkway was added to the bridge in 1945.

The bridge was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980, and a Provincial Historic Site in 1999.

In 1982, the bridge was again closed for repairs after a car struck a steel beam, causing part of the bridge to drop. The bridge was reopened to traffic on February 10, 1983.

In the winter of 2007, the bridge was closed due to the central beam splitting down the middle. It has since been reopened after repairs were carried out.
Baby Wildlife series
Red Fox 1.03

Friday, August 14, 2015

Steve Martin

Real Photo Post Card by Kowalak, River Edge, NJ

This unused  postcard is of Steve Martin holding a Panavision Panaglide camera and a cream pie.

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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright and producer.

He has also become a successful pianist and banjo player and has earned Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Chain Round Robin Postcard from Jupiter, Florida

This is a postcard of Jupiter, Florida that was mailed from The United States to Ireland, then that person covered up my address with stamps and sent it to China.  Then that person covered up the address again and sent it to Taiwan.  The last person wrote a new address box, added my address and sent the card back to me.  All the postmarks are in 2015. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chorzow, Poland

Chorzow

Foto: M. Habinka

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with three stamps from Poland.  

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Chorzów  is a city in Silesia in southern Poland. It is one of the central districts of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis with a population of 2 million.

The street shown in the upper left is Ulica Wolności (Freedom street). 

The building in the lower left is the main post office. 

The windmill is part of the open air museum in Chorzow. 
Alternative Energy Sources, 2,35
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Poland (Polska) stamp 2015
Heart, I Love You, 2,35
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Poland (Polska) stamp 1997
Architecture 50 GR