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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: October 16, 2017

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 54, married for 33yrs & we have 2 sons aged 31 & 22. 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.

I NEVER FLAKE!!!!!!! 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).

WHAT I COLLECT:

  • 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).

    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.

    Lighthouses.

    Aircraft (Non-military).

    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).

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

    UFOs.

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

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

    Fossils.

    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.

    Deserts.

    UNESCO.

    Meteorites/ Meteorite craters.

    NASA/ Space.

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

    Curiosity Cabinets.

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

    Scooters.

    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).

  • 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).

  • SOUVENIR MEDALLIONS.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

    Narwhal Horns Candy 25g tin. (With or without mints).

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

    Dodo figurine for curiosity cabinet (From Mauritius).

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    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).

WHAT I DON'T LIKE....

  • PLEASE NO, RELIGIOUS, OCCULT OR HALLOWEEN

  • No Homemade Postcards

  • No Washi Tape

  • No glitter

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

THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROFILE!

I look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Ratings

user3654 rated for ANIMAL PC #9 I is for ... on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the PC and the interesting info. Even though we are the smallest of the five boroughs that make up NYC, I think Staten Island might be just a tad bit bigger than Merredin - we have a population of ~475,000, while NYC as a whole has about 8.5 million.
Response: You're right! It is "just a TAD bit bigger"!!! Glad you liked the PC. :-)
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Comment: Thanks Mr Mark!
Response: No worries. Thank you! Have a good day. :-)
Sabbe77 rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #5 on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Love the card! Absolutely love it! Thank you 😊
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Cheers Mark, thank you for the beautiful postcard - we love it <3
Response: You are welcome! :-)
EllieBeth8 rated for B&W PCs week 39 on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for another great postcard!! Have a nice day!! Shelley
Response: You're welcome :-)
bblue rated for Medicinalia Postcard Swap # 12 on Oct 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the bionic ear card.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Markybay rated for Fridge magnet and postcard #8 on Oct 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the magenta so much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks!! my niece and her husband live in Biloxi!
Response: You are welcome. I hope your family stay safe. Looks like it's going to be VERY WET!
Amylord rated for Send my postcard back. on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Hi Mark, thanks for the PC. I love it. 💗 I'm sending your pandas right back tomorrow.
Response: you are welcome ;-)
Fieke rated for Postcard Swap - Butterflies! on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending me another beautiful PC and the information was very interesting.
Response: You are welcome :-)
JenniferMernastin rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #5 MNOP on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Hello Mark, Thanks once again for another selection of lovely postcards, especially the beautiful sunsets. Jenny.
Response: You are welcome.........Once again :-)
TessyT rated for Postcard Swap - Butterflies! on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Hi, from another Au on sb! The butterfly wings have flown across the country and arrived in my mailbox but I will beware of the bee, thank you for this pretty card
Response: You are welcome :-)
EllieBeth8 rated for Creatures Great and Small #11 on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: :-)
judee0624 rated for Creatures Great and Small #11 on Oct 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card. I love it.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the really cool maxi card. I haven't seen that one before and really like it.
Response: You are welcome. Glad you like it. :-)
Gabrielle rated for Flowers Pc swap on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card, and for the time and weather info. Actually, I got your card when we picked up the mail at 4:25 PM, and it was 91 degrees Fahrenheit and mostly sunny. Just thought I would pass that along. Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. I bet there aren't many people here in Merredin who know it was 91degF at 4:25PM on Sept 29th, in Sierra Vista AZ !!! That's what I love about deltiology. The exchange of information !!! :-) LOL
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Comment: Mark, love the map postcard of Australia you sent and also the "The Boat Club" coaster. Shirley
Response: Glad you like them. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great card Mark! :) What neat critters the platypus' are. Great info on them, some I didn't even know, like feeding their young. Would be neat to see one out in the wild. Thank you again for the great card and hosting a fun swap!
Response: You are welcome. They are very shy. I've only ever seen one! I caught a brief glimpse of one while canoeing in Tasmania in 1992.
aprilivy rated for Science Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love planetology.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
slckad rated for Transport Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great sailboat postcard! Thank you also for bringing to my attention the error on my profile, which will be fixed promptly!! I definitely don't want to leave out the great gentlemen who also participate and coordinate swaps !!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the PC. :-)

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Comments

widelo123 on Sep 22, 2017:

Nyup: return to me #1

Mark, thank you for sending my postcard back to me 9/22/2017. Shirley

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