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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: February 16, 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

nsciambi rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #17 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
rogo09 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #17 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Al😊cool stamps
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Comment: Thank you very much for the SC State Capitol building and vintage, too! Checked that off my list!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard and love the dino stamp!
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS PC Swap - G - US Only on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your G card! I love it! I also got the nice envie with the ephemera! loved it all and esp the stamps you used! Thank you :):)
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Comment: Love the postcard! Love the stamps.
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Comment: Thank you!
Cariboocarol rated for Male Portrait Postcard Swap on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Hi Al! Thanks for the cowboy--I think I do recognize him from the old Westerns I always watched at the Saturday cinemas.....also loved the male stamps you used on the card. very thoughtful, as always!
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Comment: LOVED your stamps on the envie. Some of my favorites on there. Also thanks for a swell note — noe valley has definitely changed! Cheers, best wishes. —Micaela
LadyJo rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #17 on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Venice! It is fun to read about it and see the pictures!
APRILENLIGHTENED rated for Work of Art PC 1 partner on Feb 12, 2019
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Comment: Great pc! I love black cats especially
sweetsaltfish rated for SCATTS PC Swap - F - US Only on Feb 9, 2019
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Comment: Grt answers. Thank you...
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StarkovskayaOlga rated for Winter scenery postcard... on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: Dear Al, many-many thanks for your card with these lovely winter stamps. I really enjoyed it! Here is St.Pete we've got plenty of snow. It has been snowing every day since 24th of December. It's unbelievable!
CHOWEFACE rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #1 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: thanks for the Cambodia card! My friends went there last year and said it was hot, humid but fun!
wm rated for pre-WW2 real vintage PC swap #2 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: WOW! Thank you for sending ... ESP. the Barbie stamp :D
Kuuruusu rated for Winter Views Postcard Swap on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard, and lovely postage stamps, too! :)
Ukucaitie rated for Scatts PC Swap - E - US Only on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: Hey! Thank you so much for the great postcard! Very cool. After 2 days of the mail not being delivered due to -30 temperature here I got it today! I would love some empherea if you have some to spare I can send you a stamp. Ps loved the stamps you used too. Thank you!!
Response: will send some stuff -- you're doing me a favor :)
ScottishLass34 rated for Scatts PC Swap - D - US only on Jan 30, 2019
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Comment: Thanks the degas was pretty and I enjoyed your answers.
Kvwanderlost rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Jan 2019) on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Al, I love those London double deckers :)

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Comments

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!!

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.

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