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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: October 20, 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

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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard from Germany!!! Love it!!! Contacting you so we can be pals~
LoveCollections rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Yes, I bet the views from that hotel are amazing!
erinmcdowell rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #3 on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this PC! I love it :)
likeWHOAAemmy rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Northern Lights postcard 😊 My dream is to see them in Iceland one day!
BeHappyToday rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Where they came up with this theme comboI have no idea... lol.. but I like it. Thank you Al.
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Comment: Disappointing since my profile clearly states that I prefer blank PCs
MisplacedfromPA rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Vinyl records still are the best! Thank you for the lovely Tower records p/c.
boandsully rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Nice postcard, great stamps. Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for Eyes closed swap 23 on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: That does sound like the perfect buy! I get some random vintage cards from a local thrift store every time I go in there.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC of trees in Autumn! Hugs, Diane
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - M - US ONY on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: I love Monterey and great answers!!!
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Comment: it was exciting to get a card from singapore with the classy vintage postage > thanks so much! lucky you are finding a magnificent box of postcards: talk about enlarging your world > enjoy & share the views!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 102! on Oct 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc.
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Comment: Went to Death Valley about 10 years ago. We also did not see these sailing stones. Love the postcard plus the different stamps you used. Many thanks.
bstrong rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #19 on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: I agree with you how can you go wrong with puppies, yet obviously this photo doesn't do it justice. I would kind of like to see the artwork just to see what it actually looks like. Mmmmm have you ever wanted to cut up a postcard just for the stamps! I love the stamps that you used, not often I want to cut up a PC for the stamps but oooooo so temptingπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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Comment: Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Thank you!
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Comment: This postcard made my day!! Thank you for the amazing Tori card!
NRGordon rated for Eyes closed swap 23 on Oct 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC. My daughters have been to Spain but I have not yet. Funny... I keep going to countries where I don’t speak the language but not the one where I do.

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Comments

robinjeree on Oct 10, 2019:

I really enjoyed reading your profile! A post card is on it's way to you!

Barbara on Sep 13, 2019:

Thank you Al for all the goodies! I will enjoy using all the items you sent.

Highlander18 on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for sending the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum - not required, but welcomed.

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!!

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