Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nearer My God to Thee, The Song of the Titanic

Plus Pres de Toi Mon Dieu!
Nearer My God to Thee!

Celebre Cantique du "Titanic"
(Famous Song of the Titanic)

This is an unused 1912 postcard featuring the sheet music of the song that was played while the Titanic was sinking.  The words of the song are written in French and English.  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Punta Gorda in Roatan, Honduras

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda es el pueblo Garifuna de la isla (una mezcla de islenos afro-indigenas, caribenos y de indios arahuacos) y el mas antiguo de Centroamerica.  Los Garifunas arribaron a la isla el 12 abril de 1797 provenientes de la isla San Vicente y se apostaron en la bella region de Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda is an old Garifuna town (a mix of Afro-indigenous islands, Caribs and Arawak Indians) located in Roatan.  It is the oldest Garifuna settlement in Central America.  They came from Saint Vincent Island on April 12, 1797 and settled in the beautiful area of Punta Gorda.

Photos by Eliab Perez

This unused postcard was bought in Honduras in 2014. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bette Davis on Two Postcards

Bette Davis

This reproduction postcard was bought in 2014.

Although the card doesn't say it, this is from the movie 'The Letter'.

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The Letter is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler, and starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall and James Stephenson.

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
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Bette Davis
by Oscar da Costa

This postcard is unused.

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ingle Look's Grannies Celebrates Easter

Design: Inge Look / 38

The sender writes:
Have a Brilliant Easter Time!

She also had this postcard, featuring her famous little old ladies, rabbits and eggs,  autographed by Inge Look!  It is postmarked in 2015 with a cute stamp from Finland.
Valentine's Day 
Friends Together
Birds and a Mole? Krtek? 
1 Lk KL

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.


National Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year Washington, D.C. celebrates the gift of ornamental cherry trees from Tokyo, Japan.  In a ceremony on March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador planted a pair of trees, the first of thousands which were shipped to the city.  

The sender writes:
Though this year's blooms were a little "whimpy" compared to the average year, they were still beautiful and even magical!  Spring certainly is gorgeous here in our nation's capital!

This postcard is postmarked on March 29, 2017. 
USA stamp 2016
Colorful Celebrations
Forever First Class

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Vanguard Rocket and the 'Baby Moon'

Baby Moon

Air Force Missile Test Center
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
U.S. Navy Vanguard - Satellite Vehicle

The Vanguard blasts off from its launching stand at Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying in its nose a small earth satellite.  This "baby moon" is now circling the earth as part of United States participation in the International Geo-physical Year.  The Vanguard, undertaken by the Naval Research Laboratory, is one of the rockets now being tested at the Air Force Missile Test Center.

This is an unused vintage 'Curteich Color' postcard.

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I believe this was on March 17, 1958. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Mauritius Postcard Featuring The Colors of their Flag

Ile Maurice

This is postmarked in 2016.

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The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands, was adopted upon independence on March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal bands of equal width with the colors red, blue, yellow, and green.
Mauritius stamp 2013
Bras D'Eau National Park
Mascarene Swallow (or Martin Bird)
Phedina borbonica, Rs 18

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Elizabeth Taylor Biography Special on A&E

It's Liz Taylor.

You should really consider first class postage.

Biography Special
Elizabeth Taylor
Premieres Sunday, March 16, 8PM / 7C

A & E
Watch it on Comcast.

The is a free advertising 'Supercards', postcard.  It was printed in 2003.

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I love Liz's (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) violet colored eyes on this card. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Oddest Valentines Postcard Ever ...

To greet My Love

This is an unused embossed postcard featuring cuped with snowshoes, wearing an animal pelt standing in the woods by a burning heart. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia 2014

Sochi, Russia
Fisht Olympic Stadium

This postcard is unused.

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Fisht Olympic Stadium is an open-air stadium located in Sochi Olympic Park and named after Mount Fisht.  At a cost of $779 million, the 40,000-person-capacity stadium was built primarily for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, serving as the Olympic stadium and the venue for their opening and closing ceremonies.

Now that the games are over, it serves as a training centre and match venue for the Russia national football (soccer) team,  and as a site for matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Walt Disney's Peter Pan

Walt Disney's
Peter Pan
Color by Technicolor

Peter Pan
The original one-sheet for Peter Pan, released February 5, 1953

This unused postcard is from 'Disney Classics, A Postcard Book'.

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Peter Pan is an animated movie based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

Peter Pan is the final Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney's founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr., Sleeping on Space Shuttle Columbia

Astronaut Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr. demonstrates sleeping accommodations onboard space shuttle COLUMBIA during its flight which ended successfully on July 4, 1982.
NASA photo

This postcard is unused. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Boston Pops Concert with Keith Lockhart

Greetings from
Boston Pops
Don't Miss America's Orchestra!
January 30, 2017 at 8 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Keith Lockhart, Conductor

George Gershwin fans will love this Boston Pops celebration! Honoring a composer whose masterpieces are vibrant, lush, jazzy and uniquely American, the Pops will perform many of Gershwin's classic pieces, including his iconic Rhapsody in Blue, played by Michael Chertock, and An American in Paris, as well as his songs made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Gene Kelly, such as I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, and 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous.

This advertising postcard is postmarked in December 2016 with a pre-printed 'presort' stamp

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Live - In Concert - The Blues Brothers

In Concert

The Blues Brothers

Special Guest
Jerry Garcia
July 11 - 1979
Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

This is an unused reproduction postcard that was bought in 2015.

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The Blues Brothers were founded by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.  There first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17, 1976.

Monday, January 1, 2018

All Good Wishes for the New Year

All Good Wishes for the New Year.

Raphael Tuck and Sons
New Year Post Cards Series No. 145
Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen

This embossed postcard features a young girl with a horse shoe for good luck in the new year and a clock showing midnight. It is postmarked in December of 1909.
Benjamin Franklin
1 cent

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year - Sretna Nova Godina from Yugoslavia

 Sretna Nova Godina
(Translated from Croatian: Happy New Year)

This postcard is postmarked in 1976 from Yugoslavia.
Revolution Monuments
Architecture, 5,00 ptt

Thursday, December 28, 2017

President Woodrow Wilson and His Birthplace in Virginia

Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace
Staunton, Virginia
This house served as the Presbyterian Manse at the time of Wilson's birth and boyhood.  Now a national shrine and mecca for visitors from all over the world.

This postcard is unused.

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The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is referred to as The Manse, which is the name of a Presbyterian minister's home. The Manse was constructed in 1846 by the Staunton First Presbyterian Church. It has twelve rooms with twelve fireplaces. The Wilson family moved into the house in 1855 and Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in what is now called the "birth room" on December 28, 1856. The Wilsons left The Manse in early 1858.

After the Wilsons moved out of The Manse it remained a Presybterian minister's home well into the 1920s. It was only after Woodrow Wilson's death that his widow, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, returned to Staunton with plans of creating a memorial. The house was restored to its 1850s look over the next 80 years, which included removing bathrooms, changing light fixtures, and stripping paint. Recently The Manse was restored to its original red brick, having been painted white for almost a century.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Shown on the postcard is also the Woodrow Wilson presidential car, a Pierce Arrow limousine.