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Mark63

Mark63
Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: October 20, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

HI, my name is Mark. I'm 56, married for 34yrs & we have 2 sons aged 33 & 24. 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.

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).

    Ghost towns/Interesting abandoned buildings/Places.

    Wooden Indians.

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

    Old trucks.

    Camper vans.

    Volkswagen

    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

    Canoes/Kayaks.

    Lighthouses.

    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).

    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).

    Seashells.

    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, Scientist's).

    Curiosity Cabinets.

    Curio shops.

    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). 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).

  • SOUVENIR COINS & PRESSED PENNIES.

  • SPECIAL REQUEST'S

    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.

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! :-)

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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Hi Mark thank you so much for the 1907 Dodo bird PC...I love that vintage style of illustration.It doesn't look like a relative of doves and pigeons...it's so unique. Speaking of pigeons...A columbarium is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns (those holding a deceased's cremated remains), but can also mean the nesting boxes of pigeons. The term comes from the Latin "columba" and, originally, solely referred to compartmentalized housing for doves and pigeons called a dovecote. It's one of my favorite PC's already! Happy October swapping. peace love light
Response: There's so much to learn !!! Glad you like the PC. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Nice to hear from you :) :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
IrinaBG rated for Rare Postcards in an Envie! on Sep 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your efforts! All the best! :)
Response: You are welcome. Sorry about the misunderstanding on my part. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard, terra-sample, and really cool magnet! I genuinely appreciate your kindness to put those little extra details into showing where on the map you gathered my bit of earth. Australia is one country on my bucket list to visit, for sure!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Loving this one! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Great postcard. Thank yo
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: hello Mark -- thanks for the Australian cowboy card. It seems where there is a lot of open grassland, you find cowboys :) Best, al
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Thanks, Mark!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Lotusemilia rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-AUGUST on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! A fun postcard, definitely!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Yes, I love churches and church doors! Thanks for this card! And, thank you for the mileage estimation from Madison. :)
Response: You are welcome. That's not an estimation. That's spot on! 13,662km as the crow flies!!! :-)
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the info on Prague. Love the card! Love the stamp!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
StargazerHM rated for Books/libraries on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: Wonderful! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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Comment: Nice PC, and thanks for the extras too!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Mamasch rated for Books/libraries on Aug 25, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the rating. :-)
Elsi rated for Books/libraries on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute pc! Have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
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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!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
nannydino rated for Islands around the world on Aug 20, 2019
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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. :-)

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Comments

momto8cats on Oct 19, 2019:

Thank you again, for more surprise bookmarks & the cool alien postcard!

Cariboocarol on Sep 28, 2019:

Hi Mark - we finally made it to Vulcan so a postcard is on its way to you, hopefully with a clear cancellation! Better late than never!

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:

EXCELLENT answer.

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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