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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: December 10, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

I like to swap postcards, packets of random paper/stickers/etc. Have done penpals, mail arts, ATCs, zines, assorted swaps all my life.

I have piles of vintage ephemera that I would like to find new homes for. Postcards (unused and written on), old photos, cancelled stamps from all over the world, pictures clipped from old magazines and books, Highlights mags from the 1950s, stickers, stationery, greeting cards, maps etc.

IF YOU WANT MORE PAPER: I have assembled business-size envelopes of pre-cut images (photos, illustrations, color, B&W) from old encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, kids books, cookbooks, magazines, etc. A fun mini grab-bag, perfect for paper crafts -- I will send to you for FREE, just message me.

I read everybody's profile, and I really enjoy matching the perfect (or close to) card or whatever to people's likes.

I mail everything out within a day or two of the assignment, so if you don't ever receive something, please holler back. it's likely lost in the mail, and I AM HAPPY TO SEND A REPLACEMENT pronto. :)

I like: cats, I have a newish cat, a sweet black cat with huge gold eyes. I also like dogs; used to have two Chihuauas. My fantasy dog -- the one I love but will never own -- is the Irish wolfhound. Other animals I admire from afar are: meerkats, all big cats, octopus (living, not as a meal), jellyfish, small funny rodents (mice, rats, marmots). My favorite bird is the urban seagull.

I love googly eyes, Many things are improved with googly eyes added.

I love to watch TV, good or bad. I dig dramatic series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Americans,Fargo, Rectify. I like the make-something reality shows like Project Runway. I still watch the news every night; read (and talk) a lot about current affairs.

I worked for a long time at a newspaper, was an editor and film critic, but I have moved on. Sad times for print media ... now I work at a university, looking things up, which I quite enjoy.

My favorite sorts of movies are: thrillers, mysteries and documentaries about odd things.

I like to cook, and lean toward one-pot meals. I love sweets, with cake at the top of the list; see also: donuts, cookies. I am not allergic to anything.

My favorite colors are black, silver and pink, but I'm OK with the rest of the spectrum.Polka dots need a comeback; love polka dots. Stripes are also dandy.

I am happy receive any types of postcards, but I don't mind the oddball or strange ones, if you need to clear those out of your pile. I'm not offended by anything.

random things I like:

the ocean * saguaro cactus * pine trees * the Southwest * sewing * knitting * making weird things out of plastic canvas * making pinback buttons * old houses * bridges * buses * funny cat videos * making silly things out of felt *mountains * walking in the city * taking photos of odd things found on the street * hiking in country * road trips * ice cream * vintage fabric of all sorts * buses

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Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard and the stamps. I'm glad you found lots of things you'd like to do here!
soccer8s rated for Not my STATE, Not my COUNTRY # 3 on Dec 6, 2019
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Amyncognito rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
squince rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
lilmermaid rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Dec 3, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much
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Comment: Thank you for the really awesome postcard! I adore international postcards. <3
dogmom16 rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Dec 1, 2019
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Comment: Love love the postcard!
jules4534 rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Nov 30, 2019
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Comment: Love the stamps! Thank you so much!
NRGordon rated for November waterfall postcard on Nov 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC. I like the little steps in the foreground (firewater?) as much as the waterfall itself. Lucky for that guy you were there.
Fabriqueen rated for November Cat postcard on Nov 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cat postcard! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the card :) I haven't been up to the TV tower yet, but maybe I'll try it once! :) The view must be beautiful I guess.
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Writercat rated for November Cat postcard on Nov 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for that cute card with the white cat and fun caption. I really like it. So much fun! Cathy
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Comment: Hi Al, Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Germany. I like the vintage postage stamps too for my collection of happy mail.
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Barbara rated for November Cat postcard on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi Al, Thank you for the cute kitty postcard and lovely vintage postage stamps.
InsanePenguins rated for November waterfall postcard on Nov 11, 2019
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Comment: I would love to make it there and see it for myself.

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Comments

robinjeree on Oct 10, 2019:

I really enjoyed reading your profile! A post card is on it's way to you!

Barbara on Sep 13, 2019:

Thank you Al for all the goodies! I will enjoy using all the items you sent.

Highlander18 on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for sending the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum - not required, but welcomed.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Coss on Mar 28, 2019:

Thanks for the great packet. Very kind of you to be so generous.

paperlvr on Mar 22, 2019:

Many thanks for the mini grab bag of vintage images!!! They were all interesting and I look forward to using them! Very kind of you to send them to me. I also really appreciated the vintage stamps you used and decorated envie!

jacque on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Rak! I am so excited to get it! I will use it in my mailart and other fun projects!

Cariboocarol on Dec 24, 2018:

Your packet of fun arrived today---thank you so much! It really made me smile, and even laugh as I went through it! I think I will have to make a special pocket letter using a lot of the vintage beauty care items! They are hilarious!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Al!

Cariboocarol on Dec 24, 2018:

Your packet of fun arrived today---thank you so much! It really made me smile, and even laugh as I went through it! I think I will have to make a special pocket letter using a lot of the vintage beauty care items! They are hilarious!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Al!

MeHeartsQuilting on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely filled envelope - very nice cut outs, I cant wait to craft them! And I reaaaallly Always wanted a Janis Joplin stamp! This is so awesome! Thank you!! 823784 non-rated hearts!!

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