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PostcardAl

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

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.

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

Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! #45 on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the black n white pc
Dsweeny rated for Postcards and used stamps on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Hi Al! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the postcards and stamps you picked to send me! It's very obvious you checked out my profile before sending. Thank you so much. Great swap!
Babsmomof5 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #8 on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful selection, and very cool packaging! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thanks - what a wonderful card...really appreciated.
marinda rated for WIYM: ANIMAL ART POSTCARDS on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the puppy dog postcard!
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Comment: thanks so much for the lighthouse. hope u are doing well..
kygirl rated for Random PC International #10 on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful red rose postcard!
aprilivy rated for B&W PCs week 40 on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
piashlara rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! #45 on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for closeup of banana skin. It actually reminds of those electron microscopic pictures that are in color and I love those! <3
marles rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! #45 on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!!
marclively rated for V is for ??? on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Al, thanks for the snail mail!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP: Send a painting on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: Great painting! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thanks for the old hotel PC, Al ! I looked it up. It's still in operation under the same name. Too fancy for my wallet!
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: What Is Series...Bridges on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting bridge cards.
duke4life rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! #45 on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you so much for the postcard!! happy to have it to add to my collection. :)
Break42 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! #45 on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: Love the Mt Washington PC, it's on my to-do list!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the nice postcards, I loved the puffin postcard:)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs#8 on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Great cards - thanks! You obviously read my profile. I especially love my favorites, Bambi and Thumper, skating! Plus you present swaps so beautifully - love the classy tissue sleeve with the "Lite fm" sticker and confidential stamp. Nice of you to use Disney villain postage for me also.
Response: you're quite welcome! I have so many cards, I love the scavenger hunt aspect of trying to match them to the right home. :) (btw, those "classy" tissue sleeves are food-service wrappers, like they use in bakeris to hand you a cookie. haha.)
TrishaLSmith rated for V is for ??? on Oct 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Funny enough I got this swap in the mail today!! haha You did send 4 and even an extra!! I loved them all! As usual!! Thanks for another great swap!! Hope the rest of your week is better!! Shelley
Response: Oh good! :) thanks for letting me know. Best, al

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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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