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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: November 17, 2017

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).

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).

    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.

    Lighthouses.

    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).

    UFOs.

    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, 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).

    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).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    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).

  • 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 MEDALLIONS.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

    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.

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

mandigutterrose rated for ANIMAL PC #3 C is for... on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! I love the texture on the cattle card too.
Response: Glad you like it. :-)
spinweaver rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! I appreciate your reading my profile.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Perfect, as always, Mr Mark. Especially the description you wrote on the back!
Response: You are welcome..........As always !!! :-)
KSENiA rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Dr. Who postcards. Love them! Yours on it's way.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
FairyLady rated for Represent the country 4 on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for this great swap. Three beautiful items, especially the small diary. I hope you'll receive something great from your swappartner too. ^_^
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for another fab postcard Mark! Loved the outer space PC which was also very informative. Hope the Book Bazaar was good, many of my friends who attend Curtin went there too! Hope to hear from you again soon, from Sophie
Response: Glad you liked the PC. If you like reading, Book Bazaar is definitely worth checking out! :-)
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Comment: Thanks Mark, for the extra paper goodies/postage stamps! This week I'll send back your card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
liljennyfoofoo rated for Flowers Pc swap on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I enjoyed reading about the story behind the flower pictured on the card :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Amylord rated for Send my postcard back - Week 5 on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Hi Mark, got your card and will send it back tomorrow.
Response: :-)
ainaignies rated for Bicycle/Cycling Postcard Swap on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
LoveThis rated for ANIMAL PC #14 N is for ... on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: thankyou for the card, just how is that New Zealand if on the card says Australia
Response: You are welcome. It is a New Zealand Fur Seal at a marine park in Australia. :-)
TexyDeb rated for Send my postcard back - Week 3 on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard you sent.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
LoveThis rated for ANIMAL PC #13 M is for ... on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
aladyde rated for Science Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for this great maxicard.It fits well into my collection. Danke!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
atanava rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #4 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Hi. Thank you the postcards, fm and kangaroo keychain. Awesome!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
heatherknits rated for Transport Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 22, 2017
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Comment: Mark thanks for the first day of issue - this is awesome! I wish the US were doing more of these. I am intrigued by Tasmania but haven't even made it to Australia yet - it's on the list!
Response: You are welcome. Western Tasmania is especially beautiful. Definitely worth the swim!!! :-)
pactodeficcion rated for Simple Coin swap (August) -2- on Oct 21, 2017
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Comment: Yay, it finally arrived! Thanks a lot for these beautiful coins and the explanation behind them. Thanks and happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks~!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the playtypus PC, Mark. It's so much fun to learn about it. 💗
Response: You are welcome. :-)
kacka rated for Represent the country 3 on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: hi, this rating did not get through, i remember writing it. Anyway thank you for great selection of goodies.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating. :-)

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Comments

KSENiA on Nov 8, 2017:

Thank you for sending my card back to me :D

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