vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

30 July 2014

pioneer village

Canada Geese on the mill-pond, Upper Canada Village. providence Church, Cabinet Maker's shop, Willard's Hotel and Blacksmith's Shop in background.

Upper Canada Village is operated in the public interest by the Ontario-St Lawrence Development Commission

29 July 2014

red rocket

unsent, 1978
Toronto Transit Commission A-13 class PCC car No 4742 on Broadview Aveenue, 1978. This car  is one of 48 Pullman-built PCCs the TTC acquired second-hand in 1952 from the Birmingham  Electric Co

28 July 2014

Cascades of Time

unsent circa 1968
BANFF MAIN STREET AND CASCADE MOUNTAIN as seen from the National Parks Administration Building. The beautiful gardens here are known as the Cascades of Time

27 July 2014

peeking out

Wild Dall sheep in Alaska - largest (but least populated) state in the U.S.A.  Alaska abounds in natural wonders, including spectacular scenery, plus polar bears, caribou and other wildlife.

26 July 2014

mail pouch

The Mail Pouch Building in Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee
Originally built in 1888 as a saloon, the building now houses The MAIL POUCH, s unique gift and craft shop. It is a reminder of the days when sign painters toured the country, covering barns and buildings with their handiwork.

The Mail Pouch mural is in excellent condition. It was painted in 1902 and re-discovered in the 1960s when an adjacent building was torn down. The 
saloon closed in 1904 when the town voted to prohibit the sale of alcohol.

25 July 2014

när Findus var liten

received July, 2014, Netherlands

Pettson och Findus - When Findus was little
Petty tells Findus how it was when he first came to him

22 July 2014

Sheraton Hotel

unsent circa 1970
Plastichrome Colourpicture
Sheraton Hotel
1725 Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia 191063
Completely air-conditioneed, 1,000 Rooms all with free T.V., 1000 Car Garage. 
Formal Dining in the Cafe Careme. Steaks and Chops in the Cheshire Cheese,
a London Chop House. Informality in the Wine Cellar and Town Room. Family Plan.

21 July 2014

St Peter's

received from Italy June 2013

I have never seen St Peter's Square so empty,
Ciao Nadine

20 July 2014


sent  May 11 1961 Immenstadt Germany to Toronto Canada

Immenstatd-Algäu, 731 m

message in German, but 'bed' is handwritten on front of postcard under the left hand window of house on right.

19 July 2014


unsent, circa 1910?
Anna Pavlova was the most celebrated ballerina of her time. Born in 1881 in St Petersburg, Russia she studied at the Imperial School of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre from 1891, joined the Imperial Ballet in 1899 and  by 1906 was a prima ballerina. After leaving the Imperial Ballet, Anna formed her own ballet company and went on tour, introducing her classical style of ballet to the world. She visited several countries travelling over 500,000 miles by boat and train and giving over 4,000 performance. She died of pneumonia while on tour in the Netherlands just before her 50th birthday. 

18 July 2014


Real Photo, The Hart Publishing Co, London, E.C.
The Grave of our Dreams


17 July 2014

ship in a storm

unsent, circa 1920s

Steamer in the midst of a Maelstorm while shooting the Long Sault Rapids, St Lawrence River.

15 July 2014

Lace Water Falls

sent March 1974 Wooster Ohio to Kittaming Pennsylvania
At the End of the Natural Bridge Glen
Among the mountains wreathed in mist
The twilight skies of amethyst
The groves of ancient oaks sun-kist
In Old Virginia
Dear Bella,
Mom had her eye surgery last month. Brother-in-law died 21st and buried last Sunday. Fire at High School last Thurs. Damage confined to one area and school open tomorrow. Saw it right after it started. Go by there on way home from work. 7 inches snow last week-end. Love, Faith.

this deserves a long letter, or phone call, in return!