Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: January 21, 2022
UPDATE 17th December 2021 I am resuming swaps in January 2022
UPDATE 8th APRIL 2020 Due to the impact Covid-19 is having on the postal service in some countries, I have decided to refrain from hosting and participating in international swaps for the foreseeable future.
Please take all recommended precautions and stay safe and well.
My regards to all. 😷
HI, my name is Mark. I'm 58, married for 37 yrs, & we have 2 sons aged 35 & 26. 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, old time mountain music & 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! Mail to/from South America & Eastern Europe can take even longer (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 (Photographic or Art)/ 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.
Pickup trucks/Utes (Pre 1980: Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, International, Toyota Stout, VW, Commer etc.)
Museums (Any kind).
"Did you know..." Or similar postcards.(With information on the front).
Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.
British canals/boats/ aquaducts
Suez Canal, Panama Canal (Especially vintage postcards)
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). Singing Cowboys.
Folk musicians (Any country). Old time mountain musicians from the Appellation Mountains.
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).
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).
Volcano's (Prefer erupting).
Aurora Borealis/ Australis.
Unusual cloud formations (eg; Lenticular).
Extreme weather (eg: Lightning, Tornados, Waterspouts, etc).
Satellite dishes/ Telescopes/ Observatories.
Interesting geological formations/ Caves/ Lava Tubes.
Meteorites/ Meteorite craters.
Science (eg; Wall charts of Botany, Anatomy, Ornithology, etc. Laboratories, Scientist's).
Maps ( Australian & USA State maps, Antique maps).
Vintage postcards of Unusual Tourists Attractions (eg: Theme Parks, Resorts, Exhibits, etc)
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.
Single PLAYING CARDS.
King Kong/Empire State Building ornament/figurine.
Pins/badges from Museums & other interesting places.
NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS relating to UFO & Cryptid sightings.
Alien Poop Chocolate Mints tin. (With or without mints) (From Nevada, USA???)
Big Foot Poop Candy. (From Seattle, USA???)
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.
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
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! :-)
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