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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: August 14, 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 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

dancingtiger rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute cheetahs.
Whovian487 rated for PH: 5 Postcards - 5 Partners on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Native American card and stamps. 😀 I’m sooo ready for fall. It’s hot and humid here in the summer☹️ It’s usually in the 90s/100s with 90% or higher humidity.
Miofrominduetime rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Aug 4, 2018
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kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Ty!
LoveThis rated for MISHAP pc JULY on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: thankyou very much for the amazing card :)
marles rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #22 on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Love the San Antonio PC! I was in the Air Force & was stationed there in 1972-73. Beautiful place!. I miss Pittsburgh. My brother still lives in the area. Visited him last Sep. Showed my boyfriend around. He'd never been there. Had a great time. He loved the casino! That wasn't there when I lived there. I lived in Oakland after school then by the airport before I moved here in NC 36 yrs ago. Hope you like it there. Different from California!
Kathy821 rated for Paper Bomb on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can definitely use them. You are so sweet. I love everything. So many cute things. The notecards, postcards, patch just to name a few. You are too kind! Many hearts to you!
Jsereg001 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
Ellivlove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
KatieKat rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard of the man playing guitar! Cheers!
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Comment: Wow! I love the Disney postcard you sent me! You paid attention to my profile and that deserves a heart! Thank you so much!
naturenerd3 rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #6 on Jul 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
vlhafer54 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jun 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the bonsai PC - I've actually been to the Montreal Botanical Garden several years ago.
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Comment: I love steampunk and this is a perfect PC!Sounds like you have a really cool job too! Thank you!
karli rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #6 on Jun 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a kitty in a coctail glass! karolina
ASawvel rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card with the great stamps - they are ones I haven't seen before. This card reminds me of the arboretum here we often visit. A great place for a summertime picnic!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Resort Postcard on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: This is great! Space Mountain is the same now as it was "back in the day" I LOVE IT!! Great PC! xx Gabi
SGriffin rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Jonward32 rated for MISHAP pc JUNE on Jun 21, 2018
5
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Comment: I've always wanted to visit the Asheboro, NC zoo but never have. Thanks for the neat post card

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Comments

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!!

ScrapHappyGabi on Jun 6, 2018:

thank you! I love the envelope full of ephemera!! <3

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!

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