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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: February 16, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I like to swap postcards, packets of random paper/stickers/etc. Have done penpals, mail arts, ATCs, zines, assorted swaps all my life.

I have piles of vintage ephemera that I would like to find new homes for. Postcards (unused and written on), old photos, cancelled stamps from all over the world, pictures clipped from old magazines and books, Highlights mags from the 1950s, stickers, stationery, greeting cards, maps etc.

NEW IN 2018: I have assembled business-size envelopes of pre-cut images (photos, illustrations, color, B&W) from old encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, kids books, cookbooks, magazines, etc. A fun mini grab-bag, perfect for paper crafts -- I will send to you for FREE, just message me.

I read everybody's profile, and I really enjoy matching the perfect (or close to) card or whatever to people's likes.

I mail everything out within a day or two of the assignment, so if you don't ever receive something, please holler back. it's likely lost in the mail, and I AM HAPPY TO SEND A REPLACEMENT pronto. :)

I like: cats, I have a new cat, a sweet on-year black cat with huge gold eyes. I also like dogs; used to have two Chihuauas. My fantasy dog -- the one I love but will never own -- is the Irish wolfhound. Other animals I admire from afar are: meerkats, all big cats, octopus (living, not as a meal), jellyfish, small funny rodents (mice, rats, marmots). My favorite bird is the urban seagull.

I love googly eyes, Many things are improved with googly eyes added.

I love to watch TV, good or bad. I dig dramatic series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Americans,Fargo, Rectify. I like the make-something reality shows like Project Runway. I still watch the news every night; read (and talk) a lot about current affairs. I work at a newspaper, so it's partly my job. :)

My favorite sorts of movies are: thrillers, mysteries and documentaries about odd things.

I like to cook, and lean toward one-pot meals. I love sweets, with cake at the top of the list; see also: donuts, cookies. I am not allergic to anything.

My favorite colors are black, silver and pink, but I'm OK with the rest of the spectrum.Polka dots need a comeback; love polka dots. Stripes are also dandy.

I am happy receive any types of postcards, but I don't mind the oddball or strange ones, if you need to clear those out of your pile. I'm not offended by anything.

random things I like:

the ocean * saguaro cactus * pine trees * the Southwest * sewing * knitting * making weird things out of plastic canvas * making pinback buttons * old houses * bridges * buses * funny cat videos * making silly things out of felt *mountains * walking in the city * taking photos of odd things found on the street * hiking in country * road trips * ice cream * vintage fabric of all sorts * buses

Am new-ish here and promise to fill out profile as I go.

Ratings

Hyshu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: What a great flamingo postcard! Thank you!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love every single item :D
rubyhousesliprs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable kitty postcard! Happy Spring!
Poohtat rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: I love the toad!! Thank you!
mydnite rated for WIYM - Fruity Postcard on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty p.c. ! I loved Fortitude but now that Netflix took over they will drop it or make it goofy. Kinda heading there now! Thanks for the swap and Happy Swapping! Jen
Trillium4283 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: I saw the postcard and said to myself "This is from Russia". I was right! Thank you, I love it!
Chaton13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
heatherc rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: I loved the Everglades card. Thanks!
Yakima1955 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Love love love. I got an original of that exact book from my aunt with a note. Thanks Love the stamp too
craftyone rated for Craft Destash #4 on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the pink and cat things!
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 51! on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: I'm guessing a nickel won't take you very far on the call card now, thanks!
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Comment: Such great cards from you -- as always. Loving the flying foxes -- we had those all over the place when we lived in Vanuatu. A little creepy but my daughter loved them! Thank you so much!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
SGriffin rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 51! on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
jukejan rated for CPG Restaurant PC Swap - US only on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: Fun PC to receive! I have only passed this American Icon twice and never stopped in. Thanks
georgiafae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: Hi-just guessing the envelope I got today was from you as there was no name or swap-bot name in it. I have three people that hadn't sent me this swap and under checking their profiles-one is from CA and the other from OK-so thanks to you for the nice mix of items you sent me.Happy Swapping!
Response: Hello! I included a note with them all, but with 20, it's quite possible I missed including it with one -- doh. You were one of my partners -- mine was a bright orange envelope with old clippings, "sale" stickers, comic panel, etc. thanks for tracking me down! Al
mariamichelle rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the red and white goodies!!
judee0624 rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I didn’t know that Churchill painted. He was pretty good.
Highlander18 rated for STATES: California pc on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Great card!! Did not know about the Cannery.

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Comments

SilverD on Feb 10, 2018:

Thank you for the cool ephemera! It will be fun using it and thank you so much for sharing.

flowerfield on Jan 26, 2018:

Thank you for the great ephemera you sent me. You sure have some interesting stuff that I've never seen before! It is nice of you to share it with us! It has found a good home with me and will be used! 😊 Your friend, Beth

MamaMangrove on Jan 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera grab-bag. What a fun assortment of images and oddities just begging to be incorporated into my next collage. I'm utterly delighted!

MamaMangrove on Jan 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera grab-bag. What a fun assortment of images and oddities just begging to be incorporated into my next collage. I'm utterly delighted!

PapierMirabelle on Jul 6, 2017:

Hey there! H again! Sorry, i swear i'm not stalking you but just: You're handwriting is not dreadful... English is not my first language and there are words i just don't know (Felt being one of them! I had to look it up)
I didn't want you to feel bad because of my comment! Cheers!

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