Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 3:06 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: January 16, 2018

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 54, 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.

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).


  • 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).

    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).

    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 (From Mauritius).

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    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.

    Any unusual small item to display in 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! :-)


cadel rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK9 on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Mark for your postcard, the bookmarks and the big note. I have seen the egyptian pyramids because I have visited the country when I was younger Happy New Year from France !
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Love the Super Mario Bros card! Will send your pc back asap! Thanks!
Response: :-)
LoveThis rated for B&W PCs week 52 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Hello Mark -- thank you for the nice card from the Botanic Gardens. It's frigid winter here and I miss the plants. I will keep an eye out for Bigfoot news. Western Pennsylvania is considered a "hot spot" for Bigfoot -- there's a small convention every year -- but as yet, no confirmed sightings! Best, al
Response: That would be good. Thank you. I'm glad you liked the PC. :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
Comment: Love your cowboys! I also live in cowboy country...though most of the cowboys I see are in outfit only, they don't usually work with cows :)
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
Babsmomof5 rated for ANIMAL PC # 18 R is for ... on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard!
Response: As always, you're welcome. :-)
fanyzhenni rated for Represent the country 5 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the notebook, stamp and bookmark :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much Mark for the cool PC, and the EDUCATION.....about the curious "thorny devil" & about "deltiology." We have something similar here in Texas called a "horned toad." You're right though, I never realized that I was a "DELTIOLOGIST"!! 😊
Response: There's so much to learn! :-) I bet there aren't too many people in Texas who know about Moloch Horridus. I'm glad you liked the PC. :-)
aspens rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #6 on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Always a wonderful time swapping with you! Thank you for sending pcs for my nieces! Although I do think they're pretty cool, I may not send them their way, haha! Happy holidays!
Response: Glad you liked them. :-)
Fullsteampowell rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #18 on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Doctor Who Postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
goinjenny rated for ANIMAL PC # 20 T is for on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
Response: You are welcome as always !!! :-)
LoveThis rated for ANIMAL PC # 21 U is for on Dec 23, 2017
Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
pintis rated for Transport Postcard Swap #6 on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Good choice. Really enjoy these transport and science swaps you've been hosting.
Response: You are welcome. I'm pleased that you enjoy the swaps. There's more to come !!! :-)
Comment: Mark, you always send me such interesting postcards. This one of Beton women's costumes is fabulous. I cannot see how these women can sit there with those 2 foot high hats on. Until next time I receive one of your interesting postcards, Shirley
Response: One does Ones best !!! I'm glad you like it. For me, sharing interesting facts & information about the subject pictured on the PC is one of the things that make Deltiology so enjoyable !!! :-)
bellanonna rated for Science Postcard Swap #6 on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Mark for the pretty flower card AND stamp. It's so cool to know it travelled over 16,000 miles! Happy Holidays!! 🎅🎄
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks merry Christmas and a healthy exciting 2018!!
Response: :-)
MiekeC rated for EJ: Vintage PC Swap - International on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Great envie full with nice postcards. One postcard from Bali with a dutch tekst, very special. And thanks for the extra's.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
marinda rated for ANIMAL PC # 19 S is for on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, Mark! Great cards
Response: You are welcome. :-)
sakura15 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #8 XYZ on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Xanthic. How creative!! Thanks ^_^
Response: :-)

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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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