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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: July 21, 2017

Country: Australia

About Me

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).

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).

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).

UFOs.

Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Jackalope, Champ, 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).

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.

Cacti (Especially Saguaro).

Deserts.

UNESCO.

Meteorite craters.

NASA/ Space.

Science (eg; Wall charts of Botany, Anatomy, Ornithology, etc).

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).

(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!

**No glitter.

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

THANK YOU!

I look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Ratings

brooklynbunch rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #13 on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for another Dr. Who. Just started the promos for the new Dr. on tv. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: Your welcome. Yes I've seen it. WHO'd have guessed he/she had been hiding this strange secret for 54 years? :-)
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Comment: Thanks Mark, certainly in the spirit. Might have another go later in the year.
Response: You're welcome. In the meantime I'll keep my eyes open for another PC on this theme.
user6937 rated for PH: In The Sky Scavenger Hunt on Jul 17, 2017
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Comment: These are wonderful! And, I'm going to Scotland for 3 weeks in August! So nice to get an extra like this one. I do so love the moon and Milky Way ones, too :)
Response: Glad you liked them. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great train card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark, Thanks so much for the really cool post card. I like it a lot. Best wishes, Kylie :) ( CavalierCommunications )
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
kydestar rated for Postcard swap # 3 by Aske on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Hi Mark, THANKS for the awesome postcard of Perth, I've never been to Australia but it's on the list for possibly next year or the year after. It's a beautiful country!
Response: You are welcome :-)
sakura15 rated for AS Group: Alphabet PC swap #1 DEF on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: I got yours too! Hopefully we have some more people join the swap in future or we'll risk getting sick of writing each other's addresses haha. Hanks again Mark
Response: You are welcome :-)
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Comment: Great choice, thank you! We had an ostrich farm not to far from us but it has since closed :(
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
Kskollections rated for International Dog Swap! on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Love it! We currently have an Australian Shepherd and a retired racing greyhound!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. :-)
EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Pick a Word PC Swap #1 on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for more lovely postcards!! Also for the magnet and bookmark!! You made my day! :) Shelley
Response: You are welcome again!!! I was feeling generous that day! (LOL) :-)
EllieBeth8 rated for B&W PCs week 27 on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! Have nice day!! Shelley
Response: You are welcome! :-)
judee0624 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 12, 2017
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Comment: Hey Mark, good to hear from you again. I love the card. Best wishes.
Response: Glad you liked it! :-)
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Comment: Yippee, the swap arrived today! Thank you for the vintage pc with the spinning wheel. I'll send the postcard on in the next round, no harm done. Did you alert her to the situation? If so, you can tell her all is well.
Response: I'm pleased it turned up. I haven't followed it up yet. I was giving it another week. all is well now. Regards Mark :-)
sakura15 rated for AS Group: Alphabet PC swap #1 ABC on Jul 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much Mark, sorry for the late rating. I really liked the Angel of the North PC
Response: Glad you liked it. I also sent you DEF, so you should receive that soon too. :-)
TangledInMegs rated for B&W PCs week 26 on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Totally LOVE this awesome postcard! Thanks, Mark! :)
Response: You are welcome :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: You are welcome :-)
LaLaLove rated for Science Fiction PC Swap - MALE on Jul 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome :-)
Rkirsch81 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #12 on Jul 3, 2017
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Response: Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: Hi Mark! Thank you for the beautiful vintage postcard! I love it! :)
Response: You are welcome! :-)
miia rated for B&W PCs week 25 on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I like that photo! And thank you for writing your postcard full of text, it was nice read about your family and area where you live.
Response: You are welcome! :-)

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Comments

pne on Feb 22, 2017:

Your "return to sender" postcard is in the post now :)

goldfinchmeadowlark on Nov 27, 2016:

Thank you for the idyllic view of Iona Abbey, Mark; I would love to visit it in person one day. I'm glad you received both cards :) Hope you and your family are well -- thank you for brightening my mailbox and day!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Sep 22, 2015:

Thanks for joining my swap!

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