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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: March 18, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 55, married for 34yrs & we have 2 sons aged 32 & 23. I was born in the UK, but lived most of my life in Australia. Mostly in Western Australia, but we've also lived in Tasmania & Queensland. I enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing/kayaking & bush walking (hiking), but due to long term health problems I'm not able to do these as often as I'd like. I like older films & TV shows. I like a wide variety of music, including folk from many countries, trad country, bluegrass, old-time R&R, classical, jazz & lounge. I also play guitar, uke, jews harp, kazoo & spoons (far from professional). I've also recently taken up the Mountain Dulcimer. I read mostly Non-Fiction, but also enjoy some classics.

I've collected postcards on & off (mostly on) for over 20 years, & I always do my best to send quality items to other collectors.

I NEVER FLAKE!!!!!!!

So please message me if you don't receive something & I'll resend. Please note that mail to/from Australia/USA can take anywhere between 9 days & 7 weeks! (The postal service moves in mysterious ways).

WHAT I COLLECT:

  • I collect POSTCARDS on the themes of: (In no particular order):

    Traditional crafts/ lifestyles/ occupations.

    Books/ Bookstores/ People reading/ Libraries (Personal or public)/ Postcards signed by authors (Any).

    British comedians (Pre 1980 eg: Morcombe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom, Arthur Askey, Jimmy Clitheroe, The Goons, etc).

    Unusual tourist attractions & Roadside oddities (eg: Door to Hell- Turkmenistan, Buzludzha- Bulgaria, Route 66- USA, Musa underwater museum of art- Mexico,
    "Big " things, etc).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings/Places.

    Wooden Indians.

    Camper vans.

    Volkswagen

    Museums (Any kind).

    "Did you know..." Or similar postcards.(With information on the front).

    Ships (Non-military).

    Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.

    British canals/boats/ aquaducts

    Canoes/Kayaks.

    Lighthouses.

    Aircraft (Non-military). Especially sea planes, flying boats & Concorde.

    Hot Air Balloons, Airships/Zeppelins/Blimps

    Architecture (Not religious, except Himalayan monastaries).

    Musical instruments (The more unusual, the better).

    Pop/Rock musicians (Pre 1970 eg: Chuck Berry, The Beachboys, Hermans Hermits, etc).

    Country music (Pre 1980 eg: Carter Family, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash, Don Williams etc).

    Folk musicians (Any country).

    Blues musicians/ jug bands.

    Australian bush bands/Musicians. British skiffle groups/Musicians.

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

    UFOs/Area 51/ Roswell etc

    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Mothman, Jackalope, Champ, Tantanoola Tiger, Yowie, Tahoe Tessie, Lake Monsters etc).

    Dinosaurs/ Other extinct animals & birds (eg: Thylacine, Dodo, Moa, etc).

    Fossils.

    Unusual wildlife (eg: Aadvark, Okapi, Pangolin, Armadillo etc).

    Wildlife (Gorilla's & Sloth's are my favourite animals).

    Unusual marine creatures (eg: Blob Fish, Goblin Shark, Giant Squid, etc).

    Seashells.

    Interesting plants (eg: Corpse Flower, Carnivorous Plants, Joshua Tree etc).

    Cacti (Especially Saguaro).

    British Bulldogs.

    Sphinx Cats.

    Volcano's (Prefer erupting).

    Aurora Borealis/ Australis.

    Unusual cloud formations (eg; Lenticular).

    Extreme weather (eg: Lightning, Tornados, Waterspouts, etc).

    Satellite dishes/ Telescopes/ Observatories.

    Astro photography.

    Pyramids/ Sphinx.

    Interesting geological formations/ Caves/ Lava Tubes.

    Deserts.

    UNESCO.

    Meteorites/ Meteorite craters.

    NASA/ Space.

    Science (eg; Wall charts of Botany, Anatomy, Ornithology, etc. Laboratories, Scientist's).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    Curio shops.

    Maps ( Australian & USA State maps, Antique maps).

    Scooters.

    Bicycles/ Cycling.

    Authentic Vintage Black & White.

    Anything interesting or out of the ordinary (eg: The most unusual thing/place etc in the town/ area where you live). Remember, something you are familiar with, may seem unusual to someone in another country!

  • If possible, tell me something about what is on the front of the card. I enjoy learning new things!

  • I prefer postcards to be posted naked, unless the swap states otherwise.

  • I have no objection to ZAZZLE or Free postcards, provided they are of subjects on my Wantlist. :-)

  • I also collect BOOKMARKS, SOUVENIR KEY CHAINS & MAGNETS (Not flags).

  • SOUVENIR COINS & PRESSED PENNIES.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

    NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS relating to UFO & Cryptid sightings.

    Narwhal Horns Candy tin. (With or without mints).

    Small HODAG figurine for curiosity cabinet (From Rhinelander Wisconsin).

    A WILD HAGGIS figure/toy. (From Scotland)

    A BEAST OF BUSCO figure/toy. (From Churubusco, Indiana)

    Dodo figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    Armadillo or Pangolin figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Small Pewter Animal Figurines.

    Postcard from The International Cryptozoology Museum, signed by the owner Loren Coleman (Portland, Maine, USA).

    Postcard of a Giant Anteater in defensive stance (On hind legs).

    Postcard of the Enterprise from VULCAN, ALBERTA, CANADA. With a nice, clear postmark.

    Any small souvenir from any Cryptozoology Museum (eg: Bigfoot etc), Space Museum (eg: NASA) or UFO Museum (eg: Roswell) suitable for display cabinet.

    A fragment from the BERLIN WALL.

    A fragment/relic from the WORLD TRADE CENTRE (9/11) NEW YORK, USA.

    Volcanic ash/rock sample.

    Small Volcanic Ash Sculpture (Mt St Helens etc).

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    Teeth (From animals, sharks etc) to display in curiosity cabinet.

    Quills from porcupine/ hedgehog.

    Barb from stingray.

    Any unusual small item to display in curiosity cabinet.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE....

  • PLEASE NO, RELIGIOUS, OCCULT OR HALLOWEEN

  • No Homemade Postcards

  • No Washi Tape

  • No glitter

  • Please do not stick anything on or write on the picture side of postcards.

THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROFILE!

I look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Ratings

HelenG6 rated for AN Butterfly Postcard on Mar 16, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for sending a blank card in an envelope full of great stamps. I appreciate it. Sorry for the delay on rating.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Babytreese rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK9 (ANTIQUES) on Mar 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great card Mark! Great swap! Cheers, Theresa
Response: You are welcome. I hope you continue to enjoy swapping! :-)
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Comment: Great postcard. Thank you! I will enjoy hang-gliding by watching from the ground and enjoying postcards. :)
Response: Glad you liked it. :-) Believe it or not, a couple of days after I posted your PC, a man died in a hang gliding accident, about 70km from where I live! I didn't even know they did hang gliding anywhere near here. :-(
Basilika rated for Railroad PC Swap #1 - Int'l on Mar 7, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard with cool locomotives and facts about where you live!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Walks4Bling rated for SAND & EARTH SWAP #4! on Mar 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank You SO much for the Silver Strand Beach Sand and PC's!! *My very first sample from Ireland too! ❀ 😁~Sonia
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Great postcard, as always :) Hope mine gets to you soon :)
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Green Sea Turtle(first day of issue) PC. Love the matching postage stamp. Happy swapping.peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-) Did you also notice the interesting postmark?
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love the medallion and postcard. Please email me if you wish and I will swap more pressed pennies. I have tons to swap!
Response: You are welcome. :-) I intend to host this swap every 3 months, if there is enough interest. The next swap will be in May.
samsstuff rated for INSECT pc Jan on Feb 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
sokakkedisi rated for BOTTLE CAPS on Feb 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for your kindness and the bottle caps :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: thanks for my card and newsy notes- nearly 15,000k away. A pen pal recently sent me several children's literature cards, so I could join in..love synchronicity.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
ArtsyEm rated for Random Fun Facts PC #1 on Feb 26, 2019
5
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Comment: Love my moon card, Mark- thank you. And the facts too- funny thing, I was just reading about the solar system last night!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
karli rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - FEBRUARY on Feb 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Love all the animals, thank you! karolina
Response: You are welcome. :-)
tizzicat rated for Random Fun Facts PC #1 on Feb 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Loved the teddy card. Thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I really like the bit about the bush banana. :)
Response: You are welcome. There is so much that one can learn through the hobby of deltiology!!! :-)
Kraftylady777 rated for Science Fiction Swap #27 on Feb 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Best PC ever! Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
nannydino rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 5 (GIANTS) on Feb 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Jack +the Beanstalk PC...the ladybird PC's are always loved by me :) peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Coss rated for Map Postcard on Feb 8, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the card and all the info on Australia. It is on my bucket list.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool King Alfred postcard! And, yes, Queen Victoria seems to be every royal's "Grandmother" :) :) We loved the history lesson. It is lovely today here (24ΒΊC) but we are set to warm up again. Hope you are keeping cool! (or at least not melting!) :) :)
Response: It's 28c here today, but the heat hasn't finished with us yet. Glad you liked the PC. :-)
Karen07 rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #3! on Jan 31, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for a piece of Australia Mark! Nicely put together.
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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Comments

hazelwitch3 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for angelling the Ephemera swap and for sending me such a great selection of ephemera! I'm looking forward to crafting with it.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

EXCELLENT answer.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

Hi, Mark! WHY ARE ALL YOUR SWAPS SHOUTING!?!? I love your new postcard series, and look forward to participating. :D

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