Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 6:23 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: March 18, 2018

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).


  • 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).

    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).

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).


    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, 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).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    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).



    Narwhal Horns Candy 25g 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.

    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, NEW YORK, USA.

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    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! :-)


Comment: Thank you for the fantastic postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Trillium4283 rated for Quick Swaps: Bird on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: I adore the postcard, thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
bblue rated for Science postcard on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the solar system card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
LegacyHardware rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Wow - I had some lady bird books as a youngster, as best I can remember...Thanks Mark, great swaps as always.
Response: Ladybird Books recently celebrated their 100th anniversary. So they were around even when I was at school!!! :-) PS: I posted 3 PCs to you on the same day. Has the 3rd PC arrived?
Comment: Lucky you - you have seen the Southern Lights. Hopefully we'll see them one day. Thanks Mark.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
mothermarge rated for B&W PCs MAR on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing postcard all the way from Australia - so exciting! I'll check out the book recommendations too!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
japn rated for Science postcard on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: love this thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much. The informations are all well written.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
EmilyT rated for Magazine & book covers pc FEB on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Yay math book cover! I do have a small collection of vintage/older math textbooks and phamplets, lol. I even craft with my doubles sometimes in at swaps.thanks !!
Response: Glad you like it. :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for this card! I have never heard of the Mystery Craters before but they seem really cool! :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
RooBaRoo rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Hello Mark! Thanks for the Horned Devil Postcard! Hi to your wife & son! I hope the rating "sticks" this time! The horned devil is so super cool dude! It looks like some driftwood art ... & so masculine! Do both male & female look like this? The "rainwater channeled to its mouth" is a pretty cool adaptation too! pathetic scientific name, though! & oh! Deltiology is a new term for me! You did really enlighten me :) (& so amazing you wrote so much in block letters ... I just ... can't!!)
Response: Yay!!! it worked!!! :-) You are welcome! Thorny Devils grow to about 15cm. The female is stouter & heavier because she carries the eggs. They both have thorns.
Trillium4283 rated for Books and postcards #6 on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome. Sorry about the mix up. :-)
Karen07 rated for Famous Musician/Band PC Swap on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Hendrix- One of the really greats! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
goinjenny rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP - FEBRUARY on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank and for the extra
Response: You are welcome as always. :-)
EmiEmi rated for POSTCARD & KEY CHAIN SWAP - FEBRUARY on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Hello from Japan! Thank you for the kangaroo key chain and the postcards!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
mcovey rated for Send My Postcard Back - Week 13 on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending my pc ! It was fun being your partner again
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Got your postcards. Will happily forward on in the next round. Really like your Hollywood one
Response: :-)
saarva rated for Send My Postcard Back - Week 17 on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap, Mark! Thanks for the written postcard + the extra one! I love the extra card and may use it in on a future "send my pc back" swap 😉 Also, I'm not sure if you did this on purpose, but did you know that Tintin was born in Belgium? Hervé, the cartoonist who created him was Belgian. Tintin will start his journey back to you tomorrow before I go to work! Hope you will find your card in your mailbox soon!
Response: You are welcome. Yes I knew about Herge'. I'm a Tintin fan. :-)
Vdinos rated for Represent the country 6 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the diary and bookmark!~ I also love your stamp and money. They are all so cute. Have a nice day
Response: Glad you liked them. :-)

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simcoe54 on Mar 1, 2018:

Thanks for all the wonderful Australian coins. Really appreciate them and they are nice additions to my collection.

LoveThis on Jan 20, 2018:

my card ic come back today :) thankyou very much

GinaVisione on Dec 8, 2017:

I got my NYUP Return to Me PC today! Thank you :)

widelo123 on Nov 27, 2017:

NYUP Return to Me #2 11/27/2017

Mark, thank you for returning my postcard back to me.

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