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PostcardAl

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

Ratings

Kathy821 rated for Scatts PC Swap - S - US Only on May 21, 2019
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Comment: I love the card you chose and great answers. Thanks so much.
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Tulipso rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #27 on May 18, 2019
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kristyrogers rated for May 2019 3 postcards in envie on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I especially love the Ron card!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #16 on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies!
SherylAM rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #27 on May 14, 2019
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Comment: Love the postcard! Love every stamp!
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap, Al - from the stamps you chose for the envelope, to the Ansel Adams notecard, and of course, the 5centers, most of which I'd never seen before. Good stuff!
jayneblonde002 rated for Wild Cat Postcard Swap on May 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I find it interesting and surprising that tigers surpass dogs as favourite animal.
simcoe54 rated for WIYM: spell RAIN with pcs on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Great postcards. Thanks!
Charlang rated for Stuff the Mailbox #16 on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the paper goodies!
MarieS rated for POSTCARD: Famous Building on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
jclark886 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #16 on May 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies!
myancey rated for Scatts PC Swap - R - US Only on May 6, 2019
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Comment: As always u go above and beyond. Thanks so so much for the cool Roanoke pc u sent. The R sticker and the cool rabbit sticker. Honestly I don’t know how I missed mr rabbit in 2001 by I try keeping up with all the new stamps but that one slipped by. Thanks so much. Ur answers were pretty awesome too. Thanks al. See u in a swap soon
obstreperousv rated for Stuff the Mailbox #16 on May 6, 2019
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Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #1 on May 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC of the Biltmore! I haven't seen this one. We visited last year and it IS awesome! And those gardens are beautiful. It's worth the trip. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Elisa820 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #27 on May 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Al for a wonderful Monet card! I also love the coles Phillips stamp! I haven’t seen that one before 😍
astarael rated for 🍑 Feeling Fruity PC Swap 🍇 on May 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, I love watermelon! It is also my dog Sandy’s favorite fruit haha!

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Comments

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!!

SuZignomeMoM on Aug 30, 2018:

Many thanks for the cleaver little packet you sent. Your stash must be amazing.

snarkandstring on Jun 21, 2018:

Coolest friggen envelope I've received all week! Thank you!!

katmandu on Jun 7, 2018:

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Here's your fantasy puppy just for you!

What a great bag of ephemera! It's been over 50 years since I've seen "Spot" and his pal Dick! Thank you!!

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