Swap-bot Time: July 15, 2018 8:05 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: July 15, 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 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 (9/11) NEW YORK, USA.

    Volcanic ash/rock sample.

    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.



  • 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! :-)


Inkeltje rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the maritime museum card. I love the story of the Batavia! Here in Holland there is also a replica of the ship, we have visited it a few times, so it’s quite familiar!
Comment: Thanks for the card, and keep up the brilliant swaps!
Response: You are welcome. I'll do my best. :-)
karenh77 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -JUNE on Jul 11, 2018
Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
Comment: Hi Mark, Thanks for sending a lovely postcard once again. I love the Great Smoky Mountains. Best wishes from Jenny.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Jafferty rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP-JUNE on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Mark, Thanks so much for the astronaut PC! I enjoyed learning about all the moons. I had no idea!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad that I was able to ENLIGHTEN you. :-)
Comment: Thank you again for a great card - we always wondered what a greyhound would look like riding a bike! :) :) All the best of wishes!
Response: Well now you know :-)
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Response: You are welcome. This sure took a long time to arrive! :-( I posted this PC in JULY 2016 !!!
TexyDeb rated for PTG: Send it Home PC swap on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the surprise. Dropping your card off on my way home tonight.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MamaMangrove rated for Magazine & book covers pc JUNE on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Nice to find an envelope from you in the mail, Mark. Thank you for the 2 book cover PCs. Knowing which knot to tie was always a source of vexation for me in my sailing years, so that one struck a chord! Really appreciate the packet of air mail labels too.
Response: You are welcome. I hope the labels come in handy. :-)
Comment: Thanks Mark for your wonderful envelope! It arrived today. Thanks for sending your local museum brochure and postcard. I also really enjoyed the sunset postcard, it was an interesting coastline, haven't seen one quite like it. I'll work on sending you something from the states. Thanks for re-sending, if the other one turns up, I'll be sure to message you.
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the first package will turn up. :-)
PatrycjaBakiera rated for Postcard and Souvenir #1 on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: I got your package today:) Thank you for resending. The first one never came. The calendar is on my fridge:)
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the first package will turn up. :-)
ahren rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a great card. How was the experience of hosting?
Response: You are welcome. :-) Hosting is getting easier. I enjoy being able to do something practical for the group.
sudeshnab rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Hey Mark, your card about Inuk Shuk rock sculptures is just the ticket :) I certainly didn't know about them...quite interesting and you have a great sense of humour, thanks!
Response: I know! :-)
nannydino rated for Insect PC INTL Swap #3 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Mark, thank you for the beautiful Monarch butterfly PC. The Swan River Colony postage stamp is interesting also. Take good care peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-)
ArtsyEm rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: What a gorgeous card, thank you! And thanks for the extra touches- a fun piece of Happy Mail for sure!!
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
tmarlo rated for POSTCARD & KEY CHAIN SWAP - JUNE on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Amalia25 rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -MAY on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you :) I have never been to the western part of Australia. Maybe some day
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: No, I didn't know, but now I do! Thanks for the interesting pc about the Eureka Stockade & the rebellion it commemorates. That Welcome Nugget is amazing too. The biggest I've heard of being found in Alaska is only about one tenth that size. Thanks also for the cool B&W photo card of Shimogo Town. Love it.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
kacka rated for Postcard and Souvenir #1 on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: thank you for that one too:), i might have been confused and was searching among swaps in February and not March
Response: :-)

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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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