Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 5:32 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: August 21, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 56, married for 34yrs & we have 2 sons aged 32 & 23. 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 25 years, & I always do my best to send quality items to other collectors.


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).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings/Places.

    Wooden Indians.

    Pickup trucks/Utes (Pre 1980: Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, International, Toyota Stout etc.)

    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.

    British canals/boats/ aquaducts



    Aircraft (Non-military). Especially sea planes, flying boats & Concorde.

    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).

    Blues musicians/ jug bands.

    Australian bush bands/Musicians. British skiffle groups/Musicians.

    Sci-Fi (Pre 1970).

    UFOs/Area 51/ Roswell etc

    Cryptozoology (eg: Bigfoot, Nessie, Mothman, 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, Scientist's).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    Curio shops.

    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).



    NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS relating to UFO & Cryptid sightings.

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

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

    A WILD HAGGIS figure/toy. (From Scotland)

    A BEAST OF BUSCO figure/toy. (From Churubusco, Indiana)

    Dodo figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Kiwi figurine for curiosity cabinet (From New Zealand).

    Armadillo or Pangolin figurine for curiosity cabinet.

    Small Pewter Animal Figurines.

    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 (9/11) NEW YORK, USA.

    Volcanic ash/rock sample.

    Small Volcanic Ash Sculpture (Mt St Helens etc).

    Rattle Snake tail/rattle & fangs.

    Teeth (From animals, sharks etc) to display in curiosity cabinet.

    Quills from porcupine/ hedgehog.

    Barb from stingray.

    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 gorgeous postcard! I've never seen any like it before so I love it all the more! Have a gorgeous day!
nannydino rated for Islands around the world on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you Mark for the nice PC of Rottnest Island but mostly for the info on the back :) I saw the Quokka on the front and immediately thought what is that? lol very interesting . peace love light
Response: You are welcome as always. :-)
lorencz rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: I really like the nice puppies and kittens postcard. It's absolutely the right postcard for me! Thanks so much.
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
ileimgruber rated for Islands around the world on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much Mark for your very nice Postcard. I loved the picture and what you wrote was very interesting ! Hope to swap with you again
Response: You are welcome. :-)
lorencz rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 29 (ROBOTS) on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: I like "The Invisible Boy" postcard a lot. I wasn't familiar with Robby the robot until now, so thank you for the information. I really like the card a lot!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards Mark - very nice.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Bookaunt rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -JULY on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bookmarks. I love the penguins. Also thank you for the pen. I do love to collect pens. That was thoughtful of you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome Dr Who cards! :D
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Lablauri57 rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #8 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: I was so jazzed to get this sand and postcard. We plan to go there next year...I plan of grabbing some samples while traveling abroad. I think it would be cool to mix them all up in a glass bowl. We have a place in Oregon that will make a glass ball and put thing in it.
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)
michelejeanne rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-JULY on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Haha! I love this card! Thanks Mark!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
mamajoy rated for Seashell Postcard Swap on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: I think because it's black and white it deserves a heart. Thank you.
Response: :-)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and information. We have several restored homes in my area. I even have a few postcards of them. Your swaps are great. Glad I found you.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked both PCs. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard! Hard to believe that that lone pipe can supply enough water to so many places. I'll bet the steam-powered pumping stations were pretty cool.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
goinjenny rated for B&W THEMATIC PC SWAP-MAY (BRIDGES) on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the re-send
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully the original package will also turn up! :-)
Comment: Great July 4th PC I love it. Thanks for all of the stamps too I can't wait to sort thru them :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks, Mark!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: I love the postcard thank you ! The frog is so pretty
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Readergirl rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Great Postcard! This past Friday our night sky was so beautifully loaded with stars that I went out in the country sife and laid on the hood of my car in wonder. My view was much like your card.
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
aspens rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - JUNE on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Hi Mark! What a super fantastic card! This certainly is one of my favorites! A few days ago actually I bought Ladybird books about dating and hangovers which are satirical and for adults. I wonder what the contents of the football book are? Take care!
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)

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momto8cats on May 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the surprise bookmarks, erasers, and postcards! That is so thoughtful of you! How did you know the piano is my favorite instrument?

hazelwitch3 on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for angelling the Ephemera swap and for sending me such a great selection of ephemera! I'm looking forward to crafting with it.

jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:


jenmcjen on Dec 9, 2018:

Hi, Mark! WHY ARE ALL YOUR SWAPS SHOUTING!?!? I love your new postcard series, and look forward to participating. :D

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