Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 4:39 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2018

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 55, married for 33yrs & we have 2 sons aged 31 & 22. 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.


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).


  • 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

    Wooden Indians.

    Camper vans.

    Museums (Any kind).

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

    Ships (Non-military).

    Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.


    Aircraft (Non-military).

    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).

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).


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

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


    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).

    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.



    Meteorites/ Meteorite craters.

    NASA/ Space.

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

    Curiosity Cabinets.

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


    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).



    Narwhal Horns Candy 25g tin. (With or without mints).

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

    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, NEW YORK, USA.

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    Any unusual small item to display in curiosity cabinet.



  • No Homemade Postcards

  • No Washi Tape

  • No glitter

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


I look forward to hearing from you! :-)


Paulsmuffy rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS - MAY on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great bookmarks!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Poohtat rated for PTG: Reptile postcard on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! My husband has been to Perth and loved it. I hope we can go together one day.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Sarnobyl rated for Naked Map PC #11 on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the map card. I love it! :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs MAY on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC and I love the stamps thank you so much! I will be making a packet to send to you soon.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you for another great postcard :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
thelocalman rated for Send me a Zoo on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, Mark! They're very cool and I really like the fact that they're from different countries. Austrialia always fascinated me and I hope I can visit it some day. I saw on your profile that you collect postcards from different themes, including "Buzludzha". I can try to find a postcard of this monument and send it to you ^^
Response: Greetings! I'm glad you liked the PCs I sent. :-) I would love to receive a PC of Buzludzha !!! I would gladly send you another PC in return. :-)
xninolax rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP-APRIL on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the elve card and interesting elves facts :) LOve to swap with you!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard. I really really like it! And of course I like poems you choose :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you! I love the kangaroo card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks Mark! Love the Cotton Club era so much! Have a great afternoon!! Gabi
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Great PC! I wondered what sort of card I would receive, wasn’t disappointed:) Thank-you! Happy camping & swapping!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Hello. Your envelope arrived today! I enjoyed reading your letter and a brochure. Also, I'm glad to receive bookmarks. :) Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
JenniferJo rated for Quick Swaps: Beach on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for resend!
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the first PC will also turn up. :-)
roesslet rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS - APRIL on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of bookmarks. I love them all.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
TakenByChance rated for Space Postcard Swap INTL #2 on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Love this postcard of the earth from space! When I was a kiddo, my folks let us pick our own themes for our bedrooms, and for the feature wall of my room, I picked a space theme with the mural of the earth rising image from the moon. I really enjoyed all the fun facts you included in your note on the back, so neat that you added the distance that postcard traveled! :) Your temperature was +38°C while we were -40°C. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
MamaMangrove rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great card & extras, Mark & for sending them in an envie. I'm delighted with them all!
Response: :-)
MamaMangrove rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the botanical postcard, Mark. I love those educational charts & botany is one of those fields I'd pursue if I just had another couple of lives! Appreciate the air mail sticker & your faux money notepaper will live on in a collage.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
japn rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - FEBRUARY on Apr 29, 2018
Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
devgel rated for POSTCARD & KEY CHAIN SWAP - APRIL on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much for both keychains and postcard
Response: You are welcome. :-)
goinjenny rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra of the Smokies
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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simcoe54 on Mar 1, 2018:

Thanks for all the wonderful Australian coins. Really appreciate them and they are nice additions to my collection.

LoveThis on Jan 20, 2018:

my card ic come back today :) thankyou very much

GinaVisione on Dec 8, 2017:

I got my NYUP Return to Me PC today! Thank you :)

widelo123 on Nov 27, 2017:

NYUP Return to Me #2 11/27/2017

Mark, thank you for returning my postcard back to me.

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