Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 12:42 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2015
Last Online: June 24, 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! :-)


Karen07 rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 23 (SKELETONS) on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Excellent card! I hope someone comes along and recycles that Coke can. Looks like this guy won't be doing it.
Response: Glad you liked it !!! :-)
Tricia22 rated for PH: Pick A Word PC Swap #4 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards, Happy Swapping!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Ladybird Great Inventions PC. And I didnt know that RADAR is an acronym, thanks for sharing. Happy June swapping peace love light
Response: You are welcome......again !!! :-)
Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the "I want to believe" UFO PC. Happy June swapping peace love light
Response: You are welcome. :-)
goinjenny rated for Railroad PC Swap #4 - Int'l on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard :) :) Hope you are keeping warm too! You're always likely to be warmer than us - all our best of wishes :) :)
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MamaMangrove rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-MAY on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Strange indeed! I never got to the Sunderban, but I had heard the story of the backward facing masks. The photo card is great! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Love this postcard. Thanks Regards Glennys
Response: You are welcome. :-)
debbiespoms rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -MAY on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Wow Mark, You sent me a very nice selection of bookmarks and I really them! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the card! It was interesting:) and I did learn a few things!! I didn’t know there was a word for “the collection and study of postcards”! That made me happy:) Hope you’re having a great day!
Response: You are welcome. :-) I hope you weren't discombobulated by what I wrote !!!
Comment: Thank you for the great postal service car! I hope they will stay for a long, long time to serve us with their freight
Response: You are welcome. :-)
indigo68 rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - MAY on May 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great PC Mark. And yes, it is definitely log fire weather right now! Brrr!
Response: You are welcome. We've had nice sunny days here, but cold nights. :-)
Comment: Hi Mark thank you for the Cunard Line PC. I like it. lol Mark I am about 1 mile away from Thetis Lake and the surrounding Park is practically in my backyard. If I ever find a PC with the Thetis Lake Monster on it I will definitely send to you! Personally I dont like the lake...there are too many deaths there, drownings . But the trails around it are beautiful. peace love light
Response: I'm glad that you like the PC. :-) "Drownings!!!" I blame the monster!!! :-)
Karen07 rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 17 (DISNEY) on May 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Mark. I had no idea that there even was a Hong Kong Disney! As for the one in Orlando - I think that I chaperoned too many 8th grade graduation trips there to actually go voluntarily. I am more of a state park person as opposed to a theme park person. I like them a lot more and they are a lot more inexpensive besides. Thanks for a great card!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
dreamlady66 rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -APRIL on May 14, 2019
Comment: Ty for the lovely bundle, that diversified!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
karli rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - APRIL on May 8, 2019
Comment: Cool card, many thanks! Karolina
Response: You are welcome. :-)
rainydayangie rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #6 on May 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love the sample and getting to know a bit more about the location through the note and postcards!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
MarieS rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - MARCH on May 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card! and the stamps are gorgeous!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
StargazerHM rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-APRIL on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. :-)
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. :-)

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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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