Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 4:53 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: August 16, 2017

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 54, married for 32yrs & 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).


  • 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.


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 1970 eg: Carter Family, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash, etc).

Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).


Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Jackalope, Champ, 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).

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.

Cacti (Especially Saguaro).



Meteorite craters.

NASA/ Space.

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

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).

  • 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).

  • COINS. It's my goal to collect a full set of coins from as many countries as possible.



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

    Small HODAG figurine for cabinet Cryptid display. (From Rhinelander Wisconsin)



    • 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! :-)


Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #53 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard you sent! Thank you very much!
widelo123 rated for Significant July on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Mark, thank you very much for the postcard of the Isle of May Lighthouse. It looks like a castle. Also for telling me of some of your interesting events. Wow, to have a piece of the Skylab 1. Fantastic! Shirley
Comment: Mark, thank you for the Southern Cross postcard! I am so happy to hear from a swapper in WA :) Throughout my childhood, my family went on many camping trips throughout WA and we have been to delightful Merredin many times! We met a lovely couple there whilst camping one time - Bill and Leah. My sister and I were very young at the time, and my parents became good friends with them. We often ate dinner together, and my sister and I would knock on Bill and Leah's tent and ask "Is it beer o'clock?" when we were ready for dinner! Great memories with great friends. Thanks again for the postcard :-) From Sophie
Response: We've been around a bit also. It's amazing who you meet & where you meet them. :-)
kostanda rated for Fridge magnet and postcard #7 on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Hello Mark, today I received your envelope with phenomenal fridge magnet. I love it, thank you and thank you for cards and nice stamp :) Best wishes Petra
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you liked what I sent. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much Mark, I love the attraction PCs you sent, especially Taj Mahal :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. :-)
Comment: Great view! Thanks so much for your message too!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
tmarlo rated for Simple Coin Swap-for newbie (May) on Aug 8, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the fun facts about those animals! I had no idea about them!
Response: You are welcome. I think it's amazing the things we can learn, & knowledge we can share, in this hobby!!! :-)
Sissi rated for Postcard & Key chain Swap on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap and the extras! We all loved it!! Thanks a lot and all the best for you!!
Response: You are welcome. There's more on the way! (Animal PC #4). :-)
marinda rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! I really appreciate your consideration in sending your postcards in an envelope. I always love the postcards you send to me. Thank you and have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. I always aim to please. :-)
Comment: Thanks for another great swap! That money notepaper is pretty cool too :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Karen07 rated for Science Postcard Swap #1 on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Awesome card! Thanks and all the best!
Response: You are welcome. I'll be sending you a sci-fi PC tomorrow. :-)
marinda rated for Literary Wisdom #10 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. I love it. Thank you also for the great literary wisdom. I love that quote. Also for the interesting information about the platypus! I loved reading your note. Have a wonderful day!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. :-)
sakura15 rated for AS: Astronomy PC swap on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: I love love love the beautiful postcards you have sent. Especially enjoy the little captions on the back telling me a bit about them. Would you want the group to do this swap again?
Response: Glad you liked them. Yes, let's do it again. Do you mind if we send them naked next time.
LisaE rated for International Dog Swap! on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. To me it looks like a whole pack of trouble in the back of that truck :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Miamorswife rated for Sea Creatures PC Swap #3 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: love the dolphins, thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it. Hopefully the 1st PC I sent will eventually turn up too. :-)
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #52 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you for nice maxicard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
manders2280 rated for B&W PCs week 28 on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile and your nice note.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Tinker60 rated for PH: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful selection of PCs you chose -- thank you so much. And thanks so much for your lovely note as well as the interesting photo of the rabbit proof fence. I especially enjoyed the PC of the Australian wildlife - so very different than what we have in the US. . . and the Maxicard is the first one I've received!! Thanks again for the wonderful selection and all the extras you sent and hope to see you in future swaps. Have a great week ~~
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked them. :-)

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pne on Feb 22, 2017:

Your "return to sender" postcard is in the post now :)

goldfinchmeadowlark on Nov 27, 2016:

Thank you for the idyllic view of Iona Abbey, Mark; I would love to visit it in person one day. I'm glad you received both cards :) Hope you and your family are well -- thank you for brightening my mailbox and day!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Sep 22, 2015:

Thanks for joining my swap!

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