Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2019 3:39 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: February 20, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 55, married for 34yrs & we have 2 sons aged 32 & 23. I was born in the UK, but lived most of my life in Australia. Mostly in Western Australia, but we've also lived in Tasmania & Queensland. I enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing/kayaking & bush walking (hiking), but due to long term health problems I'm not able to do these as often as I'd like. I like older films & TV shows. I like a wide variety of music, including folk from many countries, trad country, bluegrass, old-time R&R, classical, jazz & lounge. I also play guitar, uke, jews harp, kazoo & spoons (far from professional). I've also recently taken up the Mountain Dulcimer. I read mostly Non-Fiction, but also enjoy some classics.

I've collected postcards on & off (mostly on) for over 20 years, & I always do my best to send quality items to other collectors.


So please message me if you don't receive something & I'll resend. Please note that mail to/from Australia/USA can take anywhere between 9 days & 7 weeks! (The postal service moves in mysterious ways).


  • I collect POSTCARDS on the themes of: (In no particular order):

    Traditional crafts/ lifestyles/ occupations.

    Books/ Bookstores/ People reading/ Libraries (Personal or public)/ Postcards signed by authors (Any).

    British comedians (Pre 1980 eg: Morcombe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Norman Wisdom, Arthur Askey, Jimmy Clitheroe, The Goons, etc).

    Unusual tourist attractions & Roadside oddities (eg: Door to Hell- Turkmenistan, Buzludzha- Bulgaria, Route 66- USA, Musa underwater museum of art- Mexico,
    "Big " things, etc).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings/Places.

    Wooden Indians.

    Camper vans.


    Museums (Any kind).

    "Did you know..." Or similar postcards.(With information on the front).

    Ships (Non-military).

    Submarines/ Diving bells/ Deep sea diving.

    British canals/boats/ aquaducts



    Aircraft (Non-military). Especially sea planes, flying boats & Concorde.

    Hot Air Balloons, Airships/Zeppelins/Blimps

    Architecture (Not religious, except Himalayan monastaries).

    Musical instruments (The more unusual, the better).

    Pop/Rock musicians (Pre 1970 eg: Chuck Berry, The Beachboys, Hermans Hermits, etc).

    Country music (Pre 1980 eg: Carter Family, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash, Don Williams etc).

    Folk musicians (Any country).

    Blues musicians/ jug bands.

    Australian bush bands/Musicians. British skiffle groups/Musicians.

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

    UFOs/Area 51/ Roswell etc

    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Mothman, Jackalope, Champ, Tantanoola Tiger, Yowie, Tahoe Tessie, Lake Monsters etc).

    Dinosaurs/ Other extinct animals & birds (eg: Thylacine, Dodo, Moa, etc).


    Unusual wildlife (eg: Aadvark, Okapi, Pangolin, Armadillo etc).

    Wildlife (Gorilla's & Sloth's are my favourite animals).

    Unusual marine creatures (eg: Blob Fish, Goblin Shark, Giant Squid, etc).


    Interesting plants (eg: Corpse Flower, Carnivorous Plants, Joshua Tree etc).

    Cacti (Especially Saguaro).

    British Bulldogs.

    Sphinx Cats.

    Volcano's (Prefer erupting).

    Aurora Borealis/ Australis.

    Unusual cloud formations (eg; Lenticular).

    Extreme weather (eg: Lightning, Tornados, Waterspouts, etc).

    Satellite dishes/ Telescopes/ Observatories.

    Astro photography.

    Pyramids/ Sphinx.

    Interesting geological formations/ Caves/ Lava Tubes.



    Meteorites/ Meteorite craters.

    NASA/ Space.

    Science (eg; Wall charts of Botany, Anatomy, Ornithology, etc. Laboratories, Scientist's).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    Curio shops.

    Maps ( Australian & USA State maps, Antique maps).


    Bicycles/ Cycling.

    Authentic Vintage Black & White.

    Anything interesting or out of the ordinary (eg: The most unusual thing/place etc in the town/ area where you live). Remember, something you are familiar with, may seem unusual to someone in another country!

  • If possible, tell me something about what is on the front of the card. I enjoy learning new things!

  • I prefer postcards to be posted naked, unless the swap states otherwise.

  • I have no objection to ZAZZLE or Free postcards, provided they are of subjects on my Wantlist. :-)

  • I also collect BOOKMARKS, SOUVENIR KEY CHAINS & MAGNETS (Not flags).



    NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS relating to UFO & Cryptid sightings.

    Narwhal Horns Candy tin. (With or without mints).

    Small HODAG figurine for curiosity cabinet (From Rhinelander Wisconsin).

    Dodo figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    Armadillo or Pangolin figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Small Pewter Animal Figurines.

    Postcard from The International Cryptozoology Museum, signed by the owner Loren Coleman (Portland, Maine, USA).

    Postcard of a Giant Anteater in defensive stance (On hind legs).

    Postcard of the Enterprise from VULCAN, ALBERTA, CANADA. With a nice, clear postmark.

    Any small souvenir from any Cryptozoology Museum (eg: Bigfoot etc), Space Museum (eg: NASA) or UFO Museum (eg: Roswell) suitable for display cabinet.

    A fragment from the BERLIN WALL.

    A fragment/relic from the WORLD TRADE CENTRE (9/11) NEW YORK, USA.

    Volcanic ash/rock sample.

    Small Volcanic Ash Sculpture (Mt St Helens etc).

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    Teeth (From animals, sharks etc) to display in curiosity cabinet.

    Quills from porcupine/ hedgehog.

    Barb from stingray.

    Any unusual small item to display in curiosity cabinet.



  • No Homemade Postcards

  • No Washi Tape

  • No glitter

  • Please do not stick anything on or write on the picture side of postcards.


I look forward to hearing from you! :-)


Kraftylady777 rated for Science Fiction Swap #27 on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Best PC ever! Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
nannydino rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 5 (GIANTS) on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Jack +the Beanstalk PC...the ladybird PC's are always loved by me :) peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Coss rated for Map Postcard on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card and all the info on Australia. It is on my bucket list.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the very cool King Alfred postcard! And, yes, Queen Victoria seems to be every royal's "Grandmother" :) :) We loved the history lesson. It is lovely today here (24ºC) but we are set to warm up again. Hope you are keeping cool! (or at least not melting!) :) :)
Response: It's 28c here today, but the heat hasn't finished with us yet. Glad you liked the PC. :-)
Karen07 rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #3! on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a piece of Australia Mark! Nicely put together.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: You're right the temperature in Your neck of the woods isn't funny. When I read your card i nearly had an attack of the vapours! I hate the heat . 20c is my limit. Does rather restrict my travels. Best holiday ever... The Arctic circle in January. -40c . Wonderful Thanks for the card. Best wishes
Response: You are welcome. It's a bit cooler today. It's only 28c !!! :-)
justsomegirlyouknow rated for Birds postcards swap on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cockatoo postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Lazydaisy0104 rated for SOUVENIR COIN on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: What a cool coin!!! We don’t have souvenir coins here in the states, I don’t think. I have mostly seen smashed pennies here. I loved reading about your visit with your friend and sorry the got rid of the super cool bridge. Ugh! The coin and post cards will fit perfectly in my collection! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you like them. :-)
Comment: What fascinating rock formations -- thank you for sharing them with me!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Ty, cool 9-ones just arrived, wohow, I even do ❤ your handcrafted envie! Happy swapping & reading...
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Eulegirl rated for PH: Transportation (Blank or Naked) on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you for the interesting distance information, too!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Great card as always! Didn't actually know these sort characters are homunculus. There's a saying that you learn something new everyday and you're never finished..Thanks Mark for a fab card! 😊
Response: You are welcome. That's one of the benefits of deltiology. :-)
Comment: Oh, Mark---you've done it again!! Thank you for the FABULOUS maxi-card! I SO appreciate it! You are such a great swap partner!!👍🏻
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
Comment: Hello :) :) Yes, we have been melting too ... the rain has just come though ... and, yep, now it's now hot and humid :) :) Thank you for the beautiful wildflowers postcard! So pretty :) :)
Response: You are welcome. We're still melting!!!
KSENiA rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #26 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. Sorry for the late rating. Always a pleasure to get postcard from you.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Johanna51 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - OCTOBER on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: So sorry for the late rating, but I did receive your gravity postcard on october 18. Thank you for your message.
Response: No problem. Thank you for the rating. :-)
Karen07 rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP-DECEMBER on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks Mark, cool card. I actually recently watched this movie and I agree it's not all bad for the 50s. I have the remake on my Netflix list and am looking forward to it.
Response: You are welcome. Another little package will be on its way to you on Monday. :-)
MeggyMoo rated for Birds postcards swap on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Mark! The photo of the yellow billed spoonbill is fantastic, I just love the colours! Sounds like you have had a good start to the year. Thankyou for being one of my swap partners. All the best, Tracy
Response: Glad you like it. :-)
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love flightless birds, so I really like this one. I didn't know that emus could swim; that sounds interesting to see!
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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hazelwitch3 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for angelling the Ephemera swap and for sending me such a great selection of ephemera! I'm looking forward to crafting with it.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:


jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

Hi, Mark! WHY ARE ALL YOUR SWAPS SHOUTING!?!? I love your new postcard series, and look forward to participating. :D

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