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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: June 22, 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

denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
Jonward32 rated for MISHAP pc JUNE on Jun 21, 2018
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Comment: I've always wanted to visit the Asheboro, NC zoo but never have. Thanks for the neat post card
liljennyfoofoo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I've had you as a partner before and you send the coolest stuff!
christywebb rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great multiview from Volterra. Love the buildings.
nannydino rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi Al, thank you for the Cannon Mountain PC...I'd be a raving lunatic if I got on one of those trams! I love the variety of postage stamps, thank you so much. Also, that's a nice SwapBot ID ink stamp you got there :) Take good care peace love light
Response: that self-inking Swap-Bot stamp may have been the best $5 or so I've spent! haha
paperlover rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage Las Vegas PC. I love it there
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Lovely ephemera selection. Thanks much!
DragonflyDreamer rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies!
acusatis rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: thank you for all the terrific goodies, they're very nostaligic! And I love your way of recycling.
Hyshu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Gatzcat rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Card. I like it!
brooklynbunch rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies--I like that you used vintage stamps on the envelope! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Karen07 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
lisaglass rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 15, 2018
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USAFwife rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. :) Loved the stamps you used!
karli rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 62! on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for a lazy Florida kitty! karli
ahren rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #13 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Lovely set of cards! Excellent scavenging work, thank you !
katmandu rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for thinking about me and my heritage. I hope you get to go to Greece one day. The food is magnificent and the people are awesome too! Thank you!
Paige1900 rated for What The Hell? PC Swap on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: LOL...Who doesn't sit around thinking about dentures all day.

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Comments

snarkandstring on Jun 21, 2018:

Coolest friggen envelope I've received all week! Thank you!!

katmandu on Jun 7, 2018:

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Here's your fantasy puppy just for you!

What a great bag of ephemera! It's been over 50 years since I've seen "Spot" and his pal Dick! Thank you!!

ScrapHappyGabi on Jun 6, 2018:

thank you! I love the envelope full of ephemera!! <3

lomogirl on May 25, 2018:

Thanks so much for the ephemera pack. I can’t wait to use it with my collages!

Lonestarchild on Apr 29, 2018:

A wonderful surprise envie of super cool clippings arrived in my mailbox. It was the first one (lol) -- but so worth the wait! These are fun. Thanks so much!

BusyB on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the delightful grab bag of ephemera. A fun assortment of vintage images and text. Perfect for my collage projects! All the best to you in your new job. Thanks again for sharing with swap-bot peeps.

Arabella on Feb 19, 2018:

What a lovely surprise to come home to find in my mail!!! The vintage postcard, cute vintage bunny card and the sailing women card are so nice! I will use the cards but the postcard is going into my photo album of favorite vintage postcards! And I love your amazing Urban Nuisance Crow! He will be right at home among my collection of crows and skulls! Thank you so much! You are an amazing person!

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!

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