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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: December 12, 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).

    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).

    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).

    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.

    Any unusual small item to display in cabinet.

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

marinda rated for ANIMAL PC # 19 S is for on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much, Mark! Great cards
sakura15 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #8 XYZ on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Xanthic. How creative!! Thanks ^_^
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Comment: Hey again, love the very handsome bloke! 😄 PS Hope you and your family have a wonderful Chrissy ❤️
Response: :-)
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Comment: Very Interesting PC, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
sakura15 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #7 UVW on Dec 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Mark :)
Response: You're welcome. :-)
marinda rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK 3 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the great postcards! I really enjoyed reading your letter of explanation about the earthquake. Very interesting! Thank you and have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. :-)
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great Australia card. It is a great addition to my map cards.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MuddyPuddle rated for Naked Map PC #8 on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: What an interesting card - thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
miia rated for SOMETHING DIFFERENT PC SWAP- WEEK 2 on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful camera postcard! Old cameras are fascinating! Beautiful lotus lily stamp too!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
Lina279 rated for 1 Word = 3 PC (Global) on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot!I love the package!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Inger71 rated for CHEERS to November on Nov 24, 2017
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Comment: Cheers, and thank you!! 😃
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thank you, I will get these sent out next round. : )
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hello😇 I just received your mail✉ Thank you so much for the amazing coins✨ I'm so glad that it reached me this time. Your first mail still didn't arrive, i guess it's lost... it's okay, that happens sometimes... Take care🌟🌹
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the first one will turn up eventually. :-)
midteacher rated for Science Postcard Swap #5 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: I like the photo and matching stamp of the horned turtle bones. Very unique and makes a wonderful addition to this growing collection.
Response: I'm glad you like it. :-)
karli rated for Postcard and Key Chain Swap #5 on Nov 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for a sweet package! Karolina
Response: You are welcome. :-)
zerosummons rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: What a neat swap idea, and a cool fact about taxidermy on the neat card. Thanks for hosting, and for sending such an interesting PC!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-) & thanks for joining my swap!
nytetears rated for ANIMAL PC # 16 P is for ... on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: oh my gosh that penguin is sooooo cute! thanks for the postcard
Response: You are welcome. :-)
shirleyinCA rated for Partner Requests - 2 on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your generous and thoughtful swap! I love everything - even the Wind Farm stationery! These are my first maps from these 3 countries and the fog and Pixar cards are great. Cute Minion bookmark, too.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked what I sent. :-)

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Comments

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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