Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: July 21, 2017
HI, my name is Mark. I'm 54, married for 32yrs & we have 2 sons aged 31 & 21. 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).
Museums (Any kind).
"Did you know..." Or similar postcards.(With information on the front).
Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.
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 1970 eg: Carter Family, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash, etc).
Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).
Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Jackalope, Champ, 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).
Volcano's (Prefer erupting).
Aurora Borealis/ Australis.
Unusual cloud formations (eg; Lenticular).
Extreme weather (eg: Lightning, Tornados, Waterspouts, etc).
Satellite dishes/ Telescopes/ Observatories.
Interesting geological formations/ Caves/ Lava Tubes.
Cacti (Especially Saguaro).
Science (eg; Wall charts of Botany, Anatomy, Ornithology, etc).
Maps ( Australian & USA State maps, Antique maps).
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).
**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).
(June 2017) I'm now collecting COINS. It's my goal to collect a full set of coins from as many countries as possible. I'm also collecting souvenir MEDALIONS.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE....
**PLEASE NO OCCULT OR HALLOWEEN!
**No Homemade Postcards.
**No Washi Tape!
**Please do not stick anything on or write on the picture side of postcards.
I look forward to hearing from you! :-)
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