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PostcardAl

PostcardAl
Date Joined: February 22, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 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 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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theweirdsnailsmail rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
squince rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: My stepmom just went to a wedding at the Biltmore Estate a year or so ago!
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Comment: Thanks so much!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
postedparcels rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
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katmandu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Wow is right! If I had a table & room that big I don't know if I could find enough people to fill it! (the PC says the table extends to seat 64!) But it's always fun to see how the 1% lives! Thank you!
goinjenny rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
zurdoswifey rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely envie =)
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Asolo. I love postcards from different countries.
dancingtiger rated for Fashion PC swap on Sep 5, 2018
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Comment: thank you for my elegant dress..yes..we are lucky with clothes freedom these days.
Hyshu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 68! on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: thanks
JaneInSD rated for AN 3 cards in an envelope USA on Sep 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the really cool cards!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Eclectonote rated for Fashion PC swap on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Great postcard of the sumptuous 1887 red silk dress. Bustles....
midestino76 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Love all of the items both vintage and the cool stamps!
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christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 68! on Sep 1, 2018
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CWarner rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 31, 2018
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Comment: I do believe this is a new one, Al - thanks very much! And I love the stamps--Ben Franklin on the Postal Museum (my Dad worked for the USPS for 30 years), Roosevelt Hyde Park (toured it 2 years ago), and the Czech stamp (I have ancestry to Bohemia) - all very cool! thanks much-Carol in Denver

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Comments

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:

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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.

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