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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 56, married for 34yrs & we have 2 sons aged 32 & 23. 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 25 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).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings/Places.

    Wooden Indians.

    Camper vans.

    Volkswagen

    Museums (Any kind).

    "Did you know..." Or similar postcards.(With information on the front).

    Ships (Non-military).

    Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.

    British canals/boats/ aquaducts

    Canoes/Kayaks.

    Lighthouses.

    Aircraft (Non-military). Especially sea planes, flying boats & Concorde.

    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).

    Blues musicians/ jug bands.

    Australian bush bands/Musicians. British skiffle groups/Musicians.

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

    UFOs/Area 51/ Roswell etc

    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Mothman, 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).

    Seashells.

    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, Scientist's).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    Curio shops.

    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). 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).

  • SOUVENIR COINS & PRESSED PENNIES.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

    NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS relating to UFO & Cryptid sightings.

    Narwhal Horns Candy tin. (With or without mints).

    Small HODAG figurine for curiosity cabinet (From Rhinelander Wisconsin).

    A WILD HAGGIS figure/toy. (From Scotland)

    A BEAST OF BUSCO figure/toy. (From Churubusco, Indiana)

    Dodo figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    Armadillo or Pangolin figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Small Pewter Animal Figurines.

    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.

    A fragment/relic from the WORLD TRADE CENTRE (9/11) NEW YORK, USA.

    Volcanic ash/rock sample.

    Small Volcanic Ash Sculpture (Mt St Helens etc).

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    Teeth (From animals, sharks etc) to display in curiosity cabinet.

    Quills from porcupine/ hedgehog.

    Barb from stingray.

    Any unusual small item to display in curiosity cabinet.

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

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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Cunard Line PC. I like it. lol Mark I am about 1 mile away from Thetis Lake and the surrounding Park is practically in my backyard. If I ever find a PC with the Thetis Lake Monster on it I will definitely send to you! Personally I dont like the lake...there are too many deaths there, drownings . But the trails around it are beautiful. peace love light
Response: I'm glad that you like the PC. :-) "Drownings!!!" I blame the monster!!! :-)
Karen07 rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 17 (DISNEY) on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mark. I had no idea that there even was a Hong Kong Disney! As for the one in Orlando - I think that I chaperoned too many 8th grade graduation trips there to actually go voluntarily. I am more of a state park person as opposed to a theme park person. I like them a lot more and they are a lot more inexpensive besides. Thanks for a great card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
dreamlady66 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -APRIL on May 14, 2019
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Comment: Ty for the lovely bundle, that diversified!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
karli rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - APRIL on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Cool card, many thanks! Karolina
Response: You are welcome. :-)
rainydayangie rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #6 on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Love the sample and getting to know a bit more about the location through the note and postcards!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MarieS rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card! and the stamps are gorgeous!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
StargazerHM rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-APRIL on May 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
matt319 rated for Bit of history PC #7 on May 5, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the horse-drawn beer wagon, Mark. Budweiser still has a wagon drawn by eight Clydesdales that does promotional events. They were here in Fort Myers last year. And thanks too for the stunning lightning photo. Amazing!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks Mark for the cool PC. :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Karen07 rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #5! on Apr 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much Mark! This is really cool stuff that I never heard of before. I am impressed!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
nannydino rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 13 (BEER) on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Dinkum Aussie Pub PC...I love the kangaroos! Happy Spring swapping peace love light
Response: :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love Japanese gardens 🤩
Response: :-)
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Comment: Thank you very-very much!! Love all these bookmarks. And so many extras - I'm absolutely happy 😂
Response: You are welcome. :-)
KatKit rated for Bit of history PC #7 on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Really enjoyed the interesting story about this card. Very informative message. Thanks Mark.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Johanna51 rated for Railroad PC Swap #2 - Int'l on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your nice postcard.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Ladybird"tricks and magic" PC. that's interesting about lighters being invented before matches...Happy Spring swapping peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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Comments

momto8cats on May 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the surprise bookmarks, erasers, and postcards! That is so thoughtful of you! How did you know the piano is my favorite instrument?

hazelwitch3 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for angelling the Ephemera swap and for sending me such a great selection of ephemera! I'm looking forward to crafting with it.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

EXCELLENT answer.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

Hi, Mark! WHY ARE ALL YOUR SWAPS SHOUTING!?!? I love your new postcard series, and look forward to participating. :D

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