Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Milk Mustache on Conan O'Brien

I ate lunch alone.  Girls avoided me. I was teased by bullies. And that was just this afternoon.  What else hasn't changed since grade school?  I still drink milk.  Big guys need the calcium as much as kids do.  Plus bones grow until age 35.  About the same time I'm likely to start dating.

Where's your mustache?

Conan O'Brien 1997 National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

This is an unused Go Card.

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Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows. He served as president of the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, and was a writer for the sketch comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

After writing for several comedy shows in Los Angeles, he joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live. O'Brien was a writer and producer for The Simpsons for two seasons until he was commissioned by NBC to take over David Letterman's position as host of Late Night in 1993.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Waterfall in Selangor, Malaysia - Forest Research Institute

Visit Malaysia 2014
Truly Asia

Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia
(Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

This postcard is shaped like you see it and is postmarked in 2014 from Malaysia.

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Selangor is one of the 13 states of Malaysia.

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is an agency of the Government of Malaysia, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Malaysia Stamp 2010
Bunga Tiga Bulan, (Hydrangea Flowers) 50 sen

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cali in Colombia

Cali by night

There is no stamp, just a postmark "Correos $040.00 Colombia" Postmarked in June 11, 1984.

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Santiago de Cali, usually known by its short name "Cali", is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in western Colombia.

It is the main sports center of Colombia, being the only Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games (in 1971), the 1992 World Wrestling Championships, ninth edition of the World Games in 2013 and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2014.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Song from the Titanic - Nearer My God To Thee

Nearer, My God, to Thee.

There let my way appear,
Steps unto heaven,
All that Thou sendest me
In mercy given,
Angels to beckon me,
Nearer, My God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

unused postcard from 1912
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here is a similar card...

Nearer My God to Thee.

unused - from 1912
(With Jesus by a Cross to gather the victims of the Titanic)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sulphureous Baths in The Country of Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia
Sulphurous baths. (on the right hand side of the postcard)

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from the country of Georgia.

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Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths.  They are located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River and are an important historic part of the city.  According to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell here, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to making Tbilisi the new capital.
Georgia stamp 2012
Cultural Heritage of Gold Jewelry
Golden Lion Figure III - IV Century BC
3.0 Gel

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Map Postcard of the Caribbean

The Caribbean

This map postcard features King Triton riding a narwhal whale, The Gulf of Mexico, The Atlantic Ocean, Florida, The Bahama Islands, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

It is postmarked in 2014 from San Juan Puerto Rico.
USA stamp 2013
Christmas Evergreen Wreath
Forever an International Rate stamp

Sunday, April 12, 2015

12 Апреля - дЕнь Космонавтики - April 12th, Day of Cosmonautics in Russia

12 Апреля - дЕнь Космонавтики
12 April - Day of Cosmonautics

This postcard is unused and was printed in 1978.

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Cosmonautics Day is a holiday celebrated in Russia and some other former USSR countries on April 12. However since April 7, 2011 it was declared as 'The International Day of Human Space Flight'.  The holiday is in dedication of the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the 27 year old Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin circled the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Schwerin Palace, Castle in Germany

Das Schweriner Schloss - Blick über den Burgsee
(Schwerin Castle - View of the castle lake)

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with two stamps from Germany.

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Schwerin Palace, or Schwerin Castle, built between 1845 and 1857,  is located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state in Germany. It is situated on an island in the city's main lake, the Schweriner See.

For centuries the palace was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today it serves as the residence of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2001
Nature, Tree
Linde Zu Himmelsberg
110 - 0,56
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Germany (Deutschland)  stamp 2005
'Tagetes' (African Marigold flower) 20

Friday, April 10, 2015

Macaroni Penguins from Antarctica

Antartica - Antarctic Continent
El Pinguino Macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus), con sus 70 cm de altura y cerca de 6 kg de peso, es el ejemplar mas grande de esta familia, junto al Pinguino Real.  Se caracteriza por su penacho de plumas amarillas y ojos rojos.   Realiza su reproduccion en la Peninsula Antartica y en islas de la region Subantartica, lejos de la presencia del hombre.  Su población se estima en mas de 11 millones de parejas, 5 millones de ellos en las islas Georgia del Sur.

From an on-line translator:
The Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus), with its 70 cm high and about 6 kg, is the largest specimen of this family together with the Pinguino Real. It is characterized by its tuft of yellow feathers and red eyes. Make your playback on the Antarctic Peninsula and sub-Antarctic islands, away from the presence of man. Its population is estimated at more than 11 million pairs, five million of them in South Georgia.

The back of the postcard also has this written on the back in English:

Macaroni Penguins form part of a family with six species, of which only two live in subantarctic and Antarctic waters, including this one.  The other four species live on islands in New Zealand waters. This species breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula and on Antarctic or subantarctic islands such as the South Shetland, South Georgia, Diego Ramirez, Noir and others.

Fotografia: Colin Monteath  / Daniel Bruhin W.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with two stamps from Chile.
Chile stamp 2011
Rapa Nui, 4 10
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The Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants 
of Easter Island (a special territory of Chile). 
The traditional form of the Rapa Nui's body painting is called Takona. 
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Chile stamp 2013
The 3rd Anniversary of the 
Rescue of 33 Miners at the 
San José Mine,  $ 500

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Quebec, Canada - The Accessible Road, Girls in Wheelchairs

Vivez le Quebec
comme Jamais!
Pour planifier des vacances et des escapades sans obstacles, visitez Larouteaccessible.com
La Route Accessible

Keroul - Tourisme et culture pour personnes a capacité physique restreinte

Experience the Quebec
as ever!
To plan a vacation or weekend getaway without obstacles, visit Larouteaccessible.com
The Accessible Road

Keroul - Tourism and culture for people with physical disabilities

This postcard features two girls in wheelchairs with a city view behind them.  It is unused and from 2012.

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Since 1979, Kéroul has strived to make tourism and culture more accessible to persons with limited physical ability. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Lady Trying to Get on a Horse and Buggy Ride in the Bahamas

The Bahamas
A land of complete relaxation and comfort.
Nassau still has the charm of the horse n' buggy.  This is another mode of transportation for the fun loving, sightseeing visitor.

1999 Jean Bruner

Check out the hairy legs on that woman!  I love it!
This is postmarked in 2015 from the Bahamas.
Bahamas stamp 2014
Tidings of Great Joy, 50 c

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Armenia

The World in Colours

Yervan: The Saint Gregory The illuminator Cathedral
Photo: Raddanesh

This postcard is unused.

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Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral is the largest Armenian church in the world and is located in the Kentron District of Yerevan in Armenia.

The construction of the cathedral started on April 7, 1997 and was completed in 2001.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Phares des Baleines (Lighthouse of the Whales) in France

Le phare des baleines
257 Marches!!
Ile de Re

La Cote Atlantique ....
Ile de Re (Charente-Maritime).
Le phare des Baleines, construit en 1854, haut de 55 m, il compte 257 marches; a droite, la tour fanal du XVII siècle.

The lighthouse of the whales.
257 Steps !!
Isle of Re

The Atlantic Coast ....
Island de Re (Charente-Maritime).
The lighthouse of Whales, built in 1854, up 55 m, it has 257 steps;  right, the lantern tower of XVII century.

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from France.

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The lighthouse is named for the fact that a relatively high number of whales used to came aground at this part of the island of Ré.

On the left side of this postcard is the old tower lighthouse built in 1682.
France stamp 2013
Girl, Purple 
Monde 20 G

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Greetings on a Novelty Postcard

Easter Greetings

This is an unused novelty postcard.  The letters and the angel are on cut out papers that are attached to a padded piece of cloth, then glued to a postcard back.  The stamp box reads: Domestic, One cent - Foreign, Two cents.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Promenade in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Easter Promenade on the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey

This postcard is postmarked in 1913 with a one cent stamp.

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The Easter Parade is an American cultural event consisting of a festive strolling procession on Easter Sunday. Typically, it is a somewhat informal and unorganized event. Persons participating in an Easter parade traditionally dress in new and fashionable clothing, particularly ladies' hats, and strive to impress others with their finery.
USA stamp 1912
George Washington (green) 1 cent

Friday, April 3, 2015

Gevalia Coffee Advertising Postcard

 Sa god som en cappuccino kan bli. Gevalia Cappuccino
(As good as a cappuccino can be. Gevalia Cappuccino)

This is an advertising postcard from Sweden.  It is made with a film strip.  The center of the card is cut out, so if you hold it to the light you can see it clearly.

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Gevalia is the largest coffee roastery in Scandinavia. In North America, the company sells coffee and teas directly to consumers via home delivery.
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Here is the back of the postcard...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Silverton, Colorado


A breathtaking view of this once prosperous mining town - Silverton, Colorado

Over the years more than $500,000,000 in silver, gold, lead and zinc have been taken from its mines.  On three sides is the beautiful San Juan National Forest - over two million acres of stately aspen, pine and fir trees.

Photo: Jerry Jacka

This 'Curteich' postcard is unused.

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The town of Silverton is now included in a federally designated National Historic Landmark District, (the Silverton Historic District) and has a population of around 630 people.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1st (Fools Day) - French Hand Tint Postcard

1er Avril
s'il vous fait plaisir vous me le direz
Qui le reçoit a droit a un baiser


April 1st
if it makes you happy you will tell me
Who is entitled to receive a kiss

Fabricattion Francaise

This is a 'French Tint' postcard that is unused, but there is a lot of writing on the back. The year on the card is 1919.

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April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on the first day of April.  It is celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

In some parts of the world, April 1 tradition is often known as "April fish" (poissons d'avril in French or pesce d'aprile in Italian). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed. Such fish are featured on many late 19th- to early 20th-century French April Fools' Day postcards.

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To hand tint a postcard, they would take a black-and-white image and then they would use watercolor paints and stencils to tint it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bearded Fireworm

bearded fireworm
Coconut Tree Divers, West End, Roatan, Honduras

Photo by Viv Weber-Pagel

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 from Honduras. 

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The bearded fireworm, Hermodice carunculata, is a type of marine bristle worm.  They are usually between 5–10 centimetres (1.9–3.9 in) in length, but can reach up to 35 centimetres (13.8 in). They have a group of venomous white bristles on each side, which are flared out when the worm is disturbed.
Honduras stamp 2005
Pope John Paul II - L 15.00

Monday, March 30, 2015

Canary Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park

Canary Springs is part of the main terrace in Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.  It is named for its yellow algae and its deep blue pool.

Photo by Fred Plughoft

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with a winter cardinal stamp.

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Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park. It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flow into Mammoth each day in a solution).