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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: August 9, 2020

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

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Comment: Love my dragon postcard thanks so much.
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Comment: Thank you for the great Boston postcard! I love the city so much and can definitely note some changes lol. I just got a vintage box of postcards and looking at a postcard of Seattle before the Space Needle was built is crazy! Thanks so much
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Comment: Thanks for the card!
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Comment: Great card Al! Thanks!
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Comment: Love this vintage card! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #21 on Jun 10, 2020
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Comment: Hi Al, I received your postcard today. Thank you for including the wonderful stamps! Leah
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captkristi rated for Armchair Traveler PC on May 7, 2020
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Comment: Super cool Al story on the PC. You really did your homewor., Thank you!! I loved those stamps too.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Victoria, Australia. Australian postcards are probably my favorite to receive. It’s so pretty down under.
Postcard rated for postcard of your capital city on May 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Onyx rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #22 on Apr 29, 2020
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Comment: Love the John Denver country road card!
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Comment: Looks like that stork got turned down pretty harsh there! :P
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Comment: Thank you for the New Jersey postcard. It's new to me. Love the stamps too.Take care!
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Comment: Great selections!! Thank you for joining my swap.

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Comments

shirleyinCA on May 6, 2020:

Thanks so much for the envelope of all those wonderful images from vintage magazines! I saved your envelope for a few days to open it on my birthday, because I knew it would be a good treat -- and it was! Lots of fun items I will enjoy creating with!

robinjeree on Oct 10, 2019:

I really enjoyed reading your profile! A post card is on it's way to you!

Barbara on Sep 13, 2019:

Thank you Al for all the goodies! I will enjoy using all the items you sent.

Highlander18 on Sep 12, 2019:

Thank you for sending the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum - not required, but welcomed.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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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!

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