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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Zakuwam na Okraglo - A Woodpecker in Poland

Zakuwam na Okraglo

The sender writes...
Well when you say "zakuwam na okraglo" everyone understands that you study all the time. But when we think what these words mean literally, we also get another meaning and it is shown in the postcard  (this is what woodpecker is doing).  It is an idiom, so we don't translate it literally it’s only shown this way in the postcard to be more interesting and funny.

This postcard is postmarked from Poland in 2007.

I love how he is carving math problems into the tree ;-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An Older Woman Spinning Thread in Russia

The back of the wonderful postcard only reads: Printed in Russia, 2013.

This is postmarked in 2014 with three Russian stamps.

This is one lady that looks like she would have great stories to tell.  I wonder if her grandma taught her to spin thread or yarn, or what ever craft she is doing, when she was a young girl. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

Green Bay Packer's Lambeau Field Stadium in Wisconsin


Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay packers, is the longest tenured stadium in the National Football League.  Built in 1957, seating capacity as expanded over the years from 32,150 to its current 72,928.  Dedicated as City Stadium on Sept. 29, 1957, the team renamed the facility Lambeau Field following the death of E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, the Packers' founder and first coach.  Lambeau Field was rededicated on Sept. 7, 2003 following a 3 year renovation.  Lambeau Field easily ranks as one of the most recognized venues in all of sports.

An officially licensed product of Lambeau Field

I have two of these cards, one postmarked in 2013 from Wisconsin, the other is unused, but has a Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers stamp attached.
USA stamp 1997
Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers Football Team 32 cents
He coached high school, college and professional teams.  His nine years 
with  the Green Bay Packers made him nationally famous.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Living Desert, Marilyn's Merry-Go-Round in California

Marilyn's Merry-Go-Round at The Living Desert in Palm Desert California.  The 30 endangered animals found on this wonderful attraction are living right in this unique zoo!

The Living Desert started in 1970 covering 360 square acres, now in 2013 it has grown to cover 1200 acres.  One thousand acres of this beautiful zoo is still preserved in its natural state.

Photography and digital art by Colleen Cornelius in 2013.

This postcard is unused and features a golden eagle bird and a rhinoceros. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Certs Advertising Postcard with Mints Attached to the Back

Certs
powerful Mints

Like Skinny-dipping in Fargo. (In february.)

A superchilled, subzero, molto-minto mouthwallp in a descreet, super-slim pack.

The back of this Max Racks free advertising postcard has a free 3 mint pack attached. (see photo below)

This postcard is unused and from 1998. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Paul Newman


Paul Newman, Beverly Hills, California, 1965
Photograph by Roddy McDowall

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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money.

Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of July 2011, these donations exceeded $300 million.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Origin of the Tiger Paw at Clemson University, South Carolina

Origin of the Clemson Tiger Paw
Clemson University, South Carolina

Efforts to upgrade the image of the university in 1970 resulted in the assistance of Greeville's Henderson Advertising Agency.  The agency designed the paw print, an actual cast from the foot of a tiger.  The symbol of Clemson University spread like wildfire and is now reproduced on every material imaginable.  Schools and universities throughout the country have now copied this success.

This unused postcard was bought in 2011. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl River in Russia

Church of Intercession on the Nerl.  1165.
Masterpiece of Vladimir-Suzdal white stone architecture, one of the most perfect creations of the builders of Ancient Russia.  This world-famous church was built to commemorate Prince Andrei Bogolubsky's victorious campaign against the Volga Bulgars.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with 5 Russian stamps from 2009. (two for 6.00, two for 5.00 and one for 4.00)

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The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River is an Orthodox church and a symbol of medieval Russia.

In 1992, the church was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the site White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phantom of the Opera, Movies and Broadway

Phantom of the Opera

I bought several movie postcards in the Orlando, Florida airport at the Universal Studios store.  Each card cost $1.25

This postcard is unused and was bought in 2009.

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The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film. The film featured Lon Chaney in the title role as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star. It is most famous for Lon Chaney's intentionally horrific, self-applied make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film's premiere.
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The Phantom of the Opera
This is postmarked in 2007 from Australia.
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Highlights of New York
From the depths of the Majestic Theater - The Phantom of the Opera strikes every night... To standing ovations.

I bought this one in 2011. It has never been mailed.

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The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux ,(6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927).  It was first published as a series of stories in Le Gaulois (a French newspaper) from September 23, 1909 to January 8, 1910. Initially, the story sold very poorly upon publication in book form and was even out of print several times during the twentieth century; it is overshadowed by the success of its various film and stage adaptations. The most notable of these were the 1925 film depiction, Ken Hill's 1976 musical at the Theatre Royal Stratford East followed ten years later by Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical that in turn inspired the 2004 film adaptation.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Map of Morocco

Maroc (Morocco)

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a Morocco stamp.

The map features images of Tour Hassan Rabat, Mosquee Hassan II Casablanca, Fes, Volubilis, Koutoubia Marrekech and Quarzazate.

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Morocco is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
Morocco (Royaume Du Maroc) stamp 2011
Cuivres Marocains (Moroccan Brass) 8,40

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hand Painted Cinderella and Fairy Godmother

This is a hand made postcard featuring a Fairy Godmother using her magic wand to pour tea for Cinderella.  The sender used a stencil then painted it in.  The little four leaf clovers on the top are stickers.

The postcard is postmarked in 2014 with three Germany stamps.


 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Caana at the Caracol Maya Site in Belize

Belize, the Maya
Caracol Maya site

Photography by Jaime Awe

This postcard is unused and was bought in 2013.

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Caracol is the name given to a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres south of Xunantunich and the town of San Ignacio Cayo.


Shown is:
Caana ("sky-palace"), the largest building at Caracol. It remains one of the largest man-made structures in Belize. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Russian Poster Against Hard Drinking from 1958

This is a reprint postcard of an old Soviet poster against hard drinking in 1958.

The pigs are saying, "and they say we are pigs"

It was reprinted in 2007 and postmarked in 2008 with 5 Rossija (Russia) stamps.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Road Trip Postcard, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - Art by Rick Geary

National Postcard Week
May 4-10, 2014

Road Trip with Allison, Payton, Trey and Alexis
Postcard limited edition of 1000 by Demaris Swint.

This unused postcard features art by Rick Geary.

Shown on the map is:
Arizona:
Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tucson Saguaro National Park

New Mexico:
Taos Pueblo, Carrizozo, Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns

Texas:
El Paso, Pecos, Ft. Stockton, Beeville, and The Alamo 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vogelpark (Weltvogelpark) Walsrode (Bird Park) in Germany

Vogelpark Walsrode (Walsrode Bird Park)

The sender writes that this bird park is one of the worlds largest with over 4,000 birds.

This sounds like a fun place to spend the afternoon  :-)

It is postmarked in 2008 with a machine stamp.

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Weltvogelpark Walsrode (The name changed in 2010) is the largest bird park in the world in terms of species as well as land area. It covers 24 hectares (59 acres) and houses some 4,200 birds of over 675 species from every continent and climatic zone in the world. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Libyan Desert

Desert
Libya 2008

This postcard is postmarked in 2010 with two reptile stamps.

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The Libyan Desert, also known as the Western Desert, forms the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert.  The desert extends approximately 1100 km from east to west, and 1,000 km from north to south, in about the shape of a rectangle. Like most of the Sahara, this desert is primarily sand and hamada or stony plain.
Libya stamp featuring Reptiles - 1996
The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 
100

Monday, September 15, 2014

I Love Lucy - Chocolate Factory

I Love Lucy
Lucy’s Chocolate Factory

This is an unused reproduction postcard featuring Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball working in one of their most famous episodes fromSeason 2 Episode 1 -  Job Switching. It originally aired on September 15, 1952.

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Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory, where they are totally inept, especially at wrapping chocolates due to a speeding conveyor belt that has them stuffing chocolates in their mouths, blouses, and hats.

- In 1996, TV Guide included this episode as part of its "100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History", ranking it # 2.

- In the 2013 Paley Center for Media television special TV's Funniest of the Funniest, the candy factory scene was ranked first among the 30 funniest moments in TV history, with only one moment eligible per TV series.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

An Historical View of Pinsk, Belarus

Pinsk

There is some writing on the back that looks like it might be Russian.  I tried to type the top sentence using an on-line translator keyboard and it looks something like this...

г. Пинск. Улица Т. Костіошко вид на костел св. Станислава. 30-е гг.

which translated as:  Pinsk. Street T. Kostіoshko view of the Church of St.. Stanislaus. 30s.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Belarus.

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Pinsk is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region south-west of Minsk. The population is about 130,000.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

National Star Spangled Banner Centennial in 1914

Don't Forget the Date


National Star Spangled Banner Centennial, Baltimore, Maryland
September 6, to 13, 1914.

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On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet in Chesapeake Bay to secure the release of Dr. William Beanes, who had been captured after the burning of Washington, DC. The release was secured, but Key was detained on ship overnight during the shelling of Fort McHenry, one of the forts defending Baltimore. In the morning, he was so delighted to see the American flag still flying over the fort that he began a poem to commemorate the occasion. First published under the title “Defense of Fort M'Henry,” the poem soon attained wide popularity as sung to the tune “To Anacreon in Heaven.” The origin of this tune is obscure, but it may have been written by John Stafford Smith, a British composer born in 1750. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was officially made the national anthem by Congress in 1931, although it already had been adopted as such by the army and the navy.

The Star-Spangled Banner
—Francis Scott Key, 1814
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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Here is a postcard from 1913 featuring the sheet music of the song .....


Friday, September 12, 2014

Three Blind Mice with Betty Boop

Three Blind Mice
Betty Boop

This postcard is unused and was printed in 2000.

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"Three Blind Mice" is an English nursery rhyme and a song that is sung as a musical round.

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?