Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 4:25 am
www.swap-bot.com

PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: August 23, 2019

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.

IF YOU WANT MORE PAPER: 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 newish cat, a sweet 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 worked for a long time at a newspaper, was an editor and film critic, but I have moved on. Sad times for print media ... now I work at a university, looking things up, which I quite enjoy.

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

Ratings

Akanksha23 rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #7 on Aug 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Loved the postcards and the extras! Thank u so much!
lilmermaid rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #5 on Aug 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the beautiful pcs
Lonestarchild rated for AN: A to Z PCs (global) #3 on Aug 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun PCs -- I've never had a VULTURE one before!!
Response: I was surprised to 1. see it on the list and 2. find one in my pile :)
suepier rated for 5 Partner Postcard Swap on Aug 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 93!!! on Aug 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
5
rating
Comment: Thank You loved all the goodies
zurdoswifey rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #5 on Aug 13, 2019
5
rating
 
BethAndMonroe rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Aug 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! Lovely postcard!
saturatedinink rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Aug 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so so much for the space themed card, how lucky you were to see the shuttle fly over head piggy back style! What a cool experience! Thank you so much for sharing!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a great bridge postcard. Love your h answers.!!
Highlander18 rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Aug 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the multi-view lighthouses of Michigan. It is different than the one I picked up last summer.
darkpeppermint rated for Germany meets America... #8 on Aug 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of the very nice forest! I like it!
marinda rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard from Greece!
tentmari rated for Postcard Purge USA # 1 on Aug 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the waterfall PC. It is so pretty. It is also HOT and somewhat rainy here in a Texas. Pretty typical for this time of year. Keep cool! ☺🌷
loverofpostcards rated for Lakes on Aug 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
GirlMomToTwo rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Aug 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I not only loved the cool stamp, but also your answer for a sound you dont want to hear (ffffff) haha!
bythelakemom rated for Postcard Purge USA # 1 on Aug 1, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the mural card.. I don't usually notice the postmark Yours was marked Pittsburgh. I was just in Pittsburgh for the weekend.
papercraftkath rated for Double Postcard Swap on Jul 31, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for these postcards! My daughter will love the bat postcard - she's obsessed! I went to NYC once and also enjoyed the people watching and the buildings. It's an amazing place.
LadyJo rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #7 on Jul 31, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Yes, snow would be great right now!
Ukucaitie rated for Postcard Purge USA # 1 on Jul 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hey thank you for the covered bridge postcard!!! What a nice surprise, also loved the stamps you put on!!!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 993 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
536 1144 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 515 21 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

Coss on Mar 28, 2019:

Thanks for the great packet. Very kind of you to be so generous.

paperlvr on Mar 22, 2019:

Many thanks for the mini grab bag of vintage images!!! They were all interesting and I look forward to using them! Very kind of you to send them to me. I also really appreciated the vintage stamps you used and decorated envie!

jacque on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Rak! I am so excited to get it! I will use it in my mailart and other fun projects!

Cariboocarol on Dec 24, 2018:

Your packet of fun arrived today---thank you so much! It really made me smile, and even laugh as I went through it! I think I will have to make a special pocket letter using a lot of the vintage beauty care items! They are hilarious!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Al!

Cariboocarol on Dec 24, 2018:

Your packet of fun arrived today---thank you so much! It really made me smile, and even laugh as I went through it! I think I will have to make a special pocket letter using a lot of the vintage beauty care items! They are hilarious!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Al!

MeHeartsQuilting on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely filled envelope - very nice cut outs, I cant wait to craft them! And I reaaaallly Always wanted a Janis Joplin stamp! This is so awesome! Thank you!! 823784 non-rated hearts!!

SuZignomeMoM on Aug 30, 2018:

Many thanks for the cleaver little packet you sent. Your stash must be amazing.

snarkandstring on Jun 21, 2018:

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

katmandu on Jun 7, 2018:

alt text

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!!

Login to leave a comment now!