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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: September 22, 2017

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 54, married for 32yrs & 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).

    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). (From UK)

    Small HODAG figurine for cabinet Cryptid display. (From Rhinelander Wisconsin)

    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).

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

aprilivy rated for Science Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love planetology.
slckad rated for Transport Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great sailboat postcard! Thank you also for bringing to my attention the error on my profile, which will be fixed promptly!! I definitely don't want to leave out the great gentlemen who also participate and coordinate swaps !!
Villemo rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #3 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for cards, bookmarks and key chain!
5
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Comment: Thanks, Mark!
Johanna51 rated for Touristy PC # 4 - Museum on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Hello Mark, Thank you for the nice Louvre Postcard. I've visited the Louvre at least 3 times. In Paris I was more than 10 times. These days it is only 4 hours by train. If there is a nice offer and the train ticket is cheap, you can go there for lunch. ;-) I see you put 2.95 Aus dollars for a stamp on the pc. And I thought that Dutch stamps were expensive. I pay 1.98 in Aus $. Not matter what country. My neighbour Germany or Australia. All the best to you.
Response: You are welcome. Yes, Australian postage is expensive!
DoriZan rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #2 on Sep 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for this amazing postcard and key chain.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks Mr Mark! Kings Park/Kaarta gar-up sounds very pleasant. Nice card!
Response: :-)
Toby2017 rated for PH: "B" Is For on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcards!!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse card. It is nice to have an international one for my collection.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: "A" Is For on Sep 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the interesting cards. I have been through the tunnel at the Aquarium in Oregon. It was interesting.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
KSENiA rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Sep 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending. It arrived and I love it. The cute fluffy thing is totally adorable.
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the first one will eventually turn up. :-)
MCGalaxy rated for Transport Postcard Swap #1 on Sep 7, 2017
5
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Comment: I'm so sorry for the delay in rating. I found a bag of mail and your swap was in it. Thank you for the beautiful postcards.
Response: No problem. Glad you liked them. :-)
marianne81 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #15 on Sep 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great Doctor Who card of the impossible astronaut, as a Doctor WHo fan I really like the card :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
mandigutterrose rated for NYUP Return to Me #1 on Sep 6, 2017
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Response: :-)
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Comment: Hello Mark! How are you? Hope you fine ^^. Thank you for nice card :) I love it.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
veronicallama rated for ~Swap me 3 Freebie Bookmarks~ on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: So so sorry for the late rating - just going through my messages now and saw your gentle nudge. Great stuff, as always. Thanks, Mark!
Response: No problem. Glad you liked them. :-)
goinjenny rated for B&W PCs week 31 on Sep 2, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for another lovely swap!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the book postcard!!! :) And 15,000+ Km's! Wow! That's a long way for the postcards to travel!! haha Have a great day!! Shelley
Response: Glad you like them. :-)
Walks4Bling rated for Science Postcard swap #2 on Aug 31, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank You. :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Cool card! Thank you for hosting this swap!
Response: You are welcome. :-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

widelo123 on Sep 22, 2017:

Nyup: return to me #1

Mark, thank you for sending my postcard back to me 9/22/2017. Shirley

katiepumpkin on Sep 9, 2017:

I got your card today, i have put a little update on your rating:-) Thanks so much i love it!

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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