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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: August 23, 2017

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.

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 new cat, a sweet on-year 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 work at a newspaper, so it's partly my job. :)

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

Am new-ish here and promise to fill out profile as I go.

Ratings

JoMama rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. What an interesting postcard!
moxiekiefer rated for The Big Postcard Exchange 02 on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Such cool postcards, thanks so much!!
piratejimbob87 rated for The Big Postcard Exchange 02 on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, I especially loved the fluffy cat!
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Comment: Great selection of postcards. Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thank you! All nice PC's.
Eudaimonia rated for The Big Postcard Exchange 02 on Aug 18, 2017
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Comment: Hi Al, thank you so much for the lovely cards, especially the BIG card!!!!!!!
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Comment: I love the card from Mount Fuji, YES it arrived!
Response: yay!
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM ~ spell BINGO on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE how outside the box you went with these interpretations! Some of the best postcards I've gotten lately, thank you so, so much. It was truly an awesome swap!
Response: I have a lot of random cards, so I enjoy these scavenger swaps :)
heatherknits rated for The Big Postcard Exchange 02 on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cool vintage cards!
marclively rated for R is for ??? on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Al, thanks for the postcards! Marc :)
kitsune rated for SC PC Jun 17 on Aug 13, 2017
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Comment: Hello! Just received your second card with "replacement" mark. Thank you, it is very lovely! Would like to visit this parrot park in future!
dawnakaulen rated for R is for ??? on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: All great choices, thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the nice cards!
Dsweeny rated for R is for ??? on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! What a unique postcard, and a double R to boot. lol TAke good care, and thank you so much again.
JaneInSD rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 41 on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for the cool card. :-) I agree, what the heck?? Love the cool stamps too. Thanks!!
Response: no worries! :)
perthbaby rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards Al! I loved the 'special delivery' paper around them too! You sealed it with a 92.9 sticker - did you know we also have a 92.9 radio station here in Perth? The note was also very quirky and I liked the 'Yellow Cab' note paper you used. My favourite postcard was the Island Houses artwork card ("Greetings from St Martin")... but I really did like them all. Thanks again!
Response: you're welcome! I have a huge roll of those 92.9 stickers, from a radio station in my office that as long since changed its format.
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Comment: Thanks for the nice postcards!! Have a great day! Shelley
mags142 rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the refreshed postcard stack! I love them!
SGriffin rated for Refresh your collection on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards!

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Comments

PapierMirabelle on Jul 6, 2017:

Hey there! H again! Sorry, i swear i'm not stalking you but just: You're handwriting is not dreadful... English is not my first language and there are words i just don't know (Felt being one of them! I had to look it up)
I didn't want you to feel bad because of my comment! Cheers!

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