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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: January 17, 2019

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/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.

    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).

    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).

    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: Hello :) :) Yes, we have been melting too ... the rain has just come though ... and, yep, now it's now hot and humid :) :) Thank you for the beautiful wildflowers postcard! So pretty :) :)
KSENiA rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #26 on Jan 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. Sorry for the late rating. Always a pleasure to get postcard from you.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Johanna51 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - OCTOBER on Jan 12, 2019
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Comment: So sorry for the late rating, but I did receive your gravity postcard on october 18. Thank you for your message.
Response: No problem. Thank you for the rating. :-)
Karen07 rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP-DECEMBER on Jan 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Mark, cool card. I actually recently watched this movie and I agree it's not all bad for the 50s. I have the remake on my Netflix list and am looking forward to it.
Response: You are welcome. Another little package will be on its way to you on Monday. :-)
MeggyMoo rated for Birds postcards swap on Jan 9, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mark! The photo of the yellow billed spoonbill is fantastic, I just love the colours! Sounds like you have had a good start to the year. Thankyou for being one of my swap partners. All the best, Tracy
Response: Glad you like it. :-)
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Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love flightless birds, so I really like this one. I didn't know that emus could swim; that sounds interesting to see!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Walks4Bling rated for 🌎 SAND & EARTH Swap #2! on Jan 6, 2019
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Comment: Mark, seriously...you send the most AMAZING samples!!! Very special. 😍😍😍🤗 ~Sonia
Response: Glad you liked it. :-) I'm looking forward to #3.
KathyB rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -DECEMBER on Jan 2, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
matt319 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #7 on Dec 28, 2018
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Response: !
RNRISLOVE rated for Ephemera from Your Geographic Area on Dec 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you ever so much for all the neat things I found. Australia is on my bucket list to visit.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
aero rated for Magazine or Bookcover PC November on Dec 26, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Beautiful Card its awesome !
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Paryx rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - DECEMBER on Dec 24, 2018
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Comment: Wow! A COF (Cancellation On Front) - brilliant stuff! Many thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the very interesting post card explaining the Linnaeus system of classification. some years ago I went to a production at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. It was part of the Festival ànd showed the life and work of Linnaeus as a play. Best wishes for Christmas and 2019.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hello Mark, Thank you very uch for the GREAT postcard with the needlepoint pie. It's a pearl in my collection.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark, Thanks for the great postcard of composer Maurice Ravel. I appreciate and like your choice and I do like Ravel's music, especially "Bolero".
Response: Glad you liked the PC. :-)
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Comment: The Guggenheim takes our breath away, thanks Mark!
Response: :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark. I'm so glad to have taken part in your Enlighten Me Postcard Swap. The bunyip maxicard is absolutely wonderful. I love learning about mythology and I had not heard of the bunyip before, so thank you for enlightening me!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi! I loved the "mystery craters" cards--so nice of you to send two views! We have a smaller version of these which we call 'paint pots'...less like craters and more like orangy muddy pools but definitely ochre.♥️♥️
Response: I'm pleased that you like the PCs. If you mean the "Paint pots at Yellowstone", I looked at them online. They look interesting too !!!
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Comment: Thank you! It's a great snake postcard. :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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Comments

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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