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Mark63

Mark63
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).

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

Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

UFOs.

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

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).

Deserts.

UNESCO.

Meteorite craters.

NASA/ Space.

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

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).

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

  • SOUVENIR MEDALLIONS.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

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

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

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

Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #53 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: I love the postcard you sent! Thank you very much!
widelo123 rated for Significant July on Aug 16, 2017
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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
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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
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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. :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much Mark, I love the attraction PCs you sent, especially Taj Mahal :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. :-)
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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
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Response: Thank you for the rating.
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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
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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
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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. :-)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for nice maxicard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
manders2280 rated for B&W PCs week 28 on Jul 28, 2017
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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
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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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Comments

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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