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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: September 24, 2018

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 55, 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 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).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings

    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.

    British canals/boats.

    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, Scientist's).

    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). 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 MEDALLIONS.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

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

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

    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.

    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

Walks4Bling rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP - SEPTEMBER on Sep 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thankx for another great swap Mark! ~W4B
Response: You are welcome. :-)
biphobe rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP-SEPTEMBER on Sep 19, 2018
5
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Comment: thanks for the gorgeous card. That 29 years 3 months an 10 days sounds wild! These dimensions are sooo... too big for someone from a tiny little country as mine. hahhah
Response: You are welcome. :-)
wombatlady rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - SEPTEMBER on Sep 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the entomology postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Ty even for this bundle of cards and magnets incl. explanations :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Ty, quite diversified-ones :)
Response: :-)
Sabbe77 rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - SEPTEMBER on Sep 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great card. The oldies are the greatest! :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
FelinaSP rated for POSTCARD & KEY CHAIN SWAP - JULY on Sep 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful keychain and postcard from Australia, and of course, for the extra postcard from Kentucky, it complete my collection! Greetings from Chile!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Thank you Mark for the lovely knitting postcard
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MsBellaDonna rated for B&W PCs AUGUST on Sep 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the interesting story behind it! Merredin sounds like a great little town too! :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great butterfly postcard. I have never seen this one before.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark, Thanks for the great Smoky Mountains National Park postcard. No, you did not send me the same one previously. Thanks for choosing such a beauty from my preferences. Jenny.
Response: That's good. I wasn't sure. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
zerosummons rated for WIYM: AliEns in AuGust postcard on Sep 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great Doctor Who postcard! I love it~ Also really like the lotus lily stamp you used
Response: You are welcome. :-)
5
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Comment: Thanks <3
Response: You are welcome. :-)
michelejeanne rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #8 on Aug 31, 2018
5
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Comment: I really like this card, Mark. Thanks so much.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
nannydino rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP- AUGUST on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Hi Mark, three PC's from you in today's mail :) Totally made my day. Well I had no idea camels were in Australia , and I like the PC very much. Take good care. peace love light
Response: Greetings. I'm pleased that all 3 PCs were to your liking. :-)
5
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Comment: Hi Mark Thank you for the Kangaroo PC, very nice and also great colorful postage stamps ! peace love light
Response: :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the "ladybird" Cinderella PC. I love it! Sent this one out myself so I'm so happy you sent it to me for my collection :) peace love light
Response: :-)
soccer8s rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - AUGUST on Aug 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Great camels card
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
MamaMangrove rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -AUGUST on Aug 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks Mark. Your card reminded me of the advice Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin, got in The Graduate: “Just one word: Plastics.” I like the Sundurban tiger reserve pc as well. Have you been there?
Response: You are welcome. I've crossed the Indian Ocean on an ocean liner (Fair Star), but no I haven't been to India. :-(
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Comment: Mark, your son has killer taste in postcards (as do you!) I absolutely love it! Thanks for hosting such a cool swap!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad that you enjoy the swap. :-)

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