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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: May 26, 2018

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.

NEW IN 2018: 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 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

MarblexJam rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard on May 26, 2018
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Comment: What a great not-a-postcard, thanks Al! Those commercials were so funny! Have a great memorial weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for the great card, Al!
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Comment: Love the Alice card. Yes the cat in it is Cheshire cat!
JazD rated for Easy Postcard #4 on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome pc 💙
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #21 on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
christywebb rated for Cat Lovers Postcard Swap on May 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cat postcard with the cat in its native environment....an empty box. :)
mistybloom rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 14, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful postcard of flowers in Japanese classic artwork <3 Have a nice day!
MelbourneGirl rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely postcard (and such cute stamps!) We hope it is a bit warmer there now ... All the best of wishes :) :)
kssunlover1947 rated for Quick Swaps: Horse on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great wild horse photos. And for using the horse stamps. My I have a niece and her husband who raise and show quarter horses. There is a statue honoring the Buffalo Solders at Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth KS which is only about 50 miles from me.
Margothecat rated for WIYM - Crazy About Postcards usa on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards! Most were new for my collection :)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Book Titles on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcards you matched to intriguing books! Like your swapbot ID rubber stamp, too!
Response: that self-inking stamp has been worth every penny of the six bucks or so it cost! haha
KSENiA rated for Random PC International #4 on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I love it.
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Comment: Thanks, Al!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
BooksTeaAndMe rated for Random PC International #4 on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard
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Comment: Love the vintage photo postcard! Sorry your spring hasn't sprung into action. Maybe it will soon.
karenc5079 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 9, 2018
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Comment: WOW!
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Comment: I love it, thank you!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Cute! Thank you for the goodies! I love Tintin! (sorry for the late rate. I have been out of town.)

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Comments

lomogirl on May 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera pack. I can’t wait to use it with my collages!

Lonestarchild on Apr 29, 2018:

A wonderful surprise envie of super cool clippings arrived in my mailbox. It was the first one (lol) -- but so worth the wait! These are fun. Thanks so much!

BusyB on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the delightful grab bag of ephemera. A fun assortment of vintage images and text. Perfect for my collage projects! All the best to you in your new job. Thanks again for sharing with swap-bot peeps.

Arabella on Feb 19, 2018:

What a lovely surprise to come home to find in my mail!!! The vintage postcard, cute vintage bunny card and the sailing women card are so nice! I will use the cards but the postcard is going into my photo album of favorite vintage postcards! And I love your amazing Urban Nuisance Crow! He will be right at home among my collection of crows and skulls! Thank you so much! You are an amazing person!

SilverD on Feb 10, 2018:

Thank you for the cool ephemera! It will be fun using it and thank you so much for sharing.

flowerfield on Jan 26, 2018:

Thank you for the great ephemera you sent me. You sure have some interesting stuff that I've never seen before! It is nice of you to share it with us! It has found a good home with me and will be used! 😊 Your friend, Beth

MamaMangrove on Jan 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera grab-bag. What a fun assortment of images and oddities just begging to be incorporated into my next collage. I'm utterly delighted!

MamaMangrove on Jan 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera grab-bag. What a fun assortment of images and oddities just begging to be incorporated into my next collage. I'm utterly delighted!

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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