Friday, May 19, 2017

Underwater Animals from The Little Mermaid


"We got no troubles, life is the bubbles," sing Sebastian and Co. as Flounder and friends give a bubbly performance to en even bubblier Ariel.

This postcard features Ariel, Sebastian the crab, seahorses, fish and snails.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Coral from Reefs of the Bay Islands in Honduras

(insert your name here)
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Is acknowledged
as a Guardian of

The 200 Million Year Old
'Honduras' means 'deepwater'.  The Islands rise from the Bonacca Ridge thirty miles from the Mainland and the steep walls of this Ridge are one of the most rare and most beautifully formed reefs in the world.  Teach others to treat their fragile beauty with the respect they deserve.  Guard them from trophy hunters and all pollution and feel privileged to have experienced that which future generations will also enjoy and will thank YOU for preserving.

Some of the coral listed are:
Common Seafan, Sea Plume, Giant Brain, Pillar, Knobby Brain, Cavernous Star, Green Cactus, Smooth Star, Ribbon, Leaf, Saucer, Purple Leaf, Elkhorn, Staghorn and more.

This postcard is from 2014.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cow Parade - Elvis Presley

Cow Parade
Rock and Roll Cow

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CowParade, is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.

After the exhibition in the city, which may last many months, the statues are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.

A Puffer Fish from The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium
Our Mission is the entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environments.

Photo: Rich Howard, 2013

Mice from Around the World on Wisconsin Cheese

Say Cheese!

Swiss, Muenster, Feta, Brie, Cheddar, and Mozzarella

When settlers first came to Wisconsin they brought with them the Cheese making trades from the "Old Country".  Wisconsin's rich terrain proved itself perfect as farmland and "America's Dairyland" was born.  Wisconsin is synonymous with high-quality dairy products, from milk and cottage cheese, to cheddar, mozzarella and hundreds of unique, specialty cheese varieties.

Coca-Cola Polar Bear on a Shaped Postcard

World of Coca-Cola
You can't beat the feeling (1989)

This shaped postcard of the coke polar bear is from 2017.

A Somali Camel Rider from Yemen

Somali Camel Rider - Aden

This unused Yemen postcard is from:
The Hotel de l-Europe
Turkish Shop

The Publisher is: I. Benghiat Son, Aden

Amazon Parrots from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican
Amazon Parrot

The Puerto Rican Amazon is one of the rarest parrots in the world and the only parrot found within the U.S. and its territories.  Found only within the El Yunque Rainforest, the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program is devoted to bringing these crown jewels of Puerto Rico back from the brink of extinction.

Photo: 2004, M. Stafford

A King Cobra at The Miami Serpentarium

King Cobras at Miami Serpentarium
Venom is extracted for the manufacture of serum as a highlight of each tour several times a day.

The sender writes:
Here we are enjoying beautiful Miami.  We don't meet many snakes like this one fortunately.  We are enjoying the shops and streets so much.  I hope to go to the new Seaquarium and see the tropical fish before coming home.
(The Miami Seaquarium was founded in 1955.)

This postcard is postmarked in 1956.

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Still in operation today, The Miami Serpentarium was established in 1946 as the first-of-it’s kind premier venom production laboratory in the world.

Shown on the postcard is founder Bill Haast.

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Novelty 'Slide' Postcard of the Barcelos Rooster

The Barcelos Rooster

Slide to see more (Below is a picture of what the postcard looks like when you 'slide' the top of the postcard over).

The sender writes:
Greetings from Portugal. I just found this lovely postcard for you.  I have never seen anything like it! 
(I agree!  It is lovely and I too have never seen one exactly like it).

This very unique novelty postcard is from Portugal in 2017.
Here is a video of the postcard 'in action' ... 

An Otter from the Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium
Our Mission is the entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environments.

3D Jellyfish

Jelly Jiggle
by Michael Searle 2014

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Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Scyphozoans (true jellyfish) are exclusively marine, but some hydrozoans (an example is freshwater jellyfish) live in freshwater. 

A Bear .. Quilting verses Housework

Quilting Forever
Housework Whenever

Design: Rainbow Cards

The sender writes:
This postcard is in honor of all those beautiful quilts you made and the ones yet to come!

(It looks like the 'whenever' is now!  If not, the bear would be quilting instead of cleaning).