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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: December 15, 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

BabyBee78 rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #3 (USA) on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your note on you walk. I find it very interesting how much money you have made this year picking up the change you find. I think I am going to have to start saving it in a jar and see how much I make. Thanks again. Fun swap!
soccer8s rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Nov 28, 2018
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porpie5 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #42 on Nov 23, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great cards! Loved the Alabama Bed and Breakfast card! haha
emilyyspellmann rated for I Voted! on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the post card!
matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 68! on Nov 17, 2018
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anwynelfmaiden rated for B&W PC NOVEMBER on Nov 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and your lovely words, it was so awesome to open your envelope today, also with matching stamps. <3
biphobe rated for WIYM: PINK POSTCARD #2 on Nov 8, 2018
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Comment: What a gorgeous Vogue cover card, I really love it! It's a great luck that the huge amount of Pink (ink, stamp, front) suggested which swap it was, otherwise I should have sit over the card for a while figuring out which swap was it :D Also, that Harvey Milk stamp so cool, there was a costume party a few years ago, we had to dress from a film that was at least nominated for Oscar, and I wanted a gay character with moustache, so I was Scott Smith's character from the MIlk film. That was the first time I heard about Milk Harvey
Response: oops, sorry for forgetting the swap name! thank you for figuring it out. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the post card. I grew up in Bloomfield. I still miss it.
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Comment: Always a treat to find mail from you, Al. Great choices all. And I agree, we can always use more smiles 😊😁. Hope you found lots of treasures at the stamp show.
soccer8s rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #14 on Oct 29, 2018
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Arhel rated for The Big Postcard Exchange 02 on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :) I LOVE the geology themed cards you found for me!
yolomba rated for WIYM: 4 PCs SPELL JUNE on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for resending. I really like the comics postcard.
Response: glad they arrived this time! :)
squince rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #14 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the items!
Hyshu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Iowa. Yes it does look like it is in New England. I like this style of house.
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Hong Kong.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 29, 2018
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Comments

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.

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.

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