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PostcardAl

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

Country: United States

About Me

Note [Nov. 7]: I switched addresses, so if we've swapped before don't be alarmed; the South Atlantic one is good. :)

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.

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

CHOWEFACE rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #9 on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards! The cave one is really cool. :)
user3654 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Hope your trip to Chicago went well. I visit there often and always have a great time there! Loved the PC - thanks so much!
wm rated for Postcard Extravaganza #1 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: THANK YOU for Tom Stoppard!!!!!!!!
DaiziDruke rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: What a great pc, Al, thank you! When I first saw it, I thought it was an art pc of an eye. =) Love that it is a nature pc. I havenโ€™tt been to Yellowstone but I would love to visit. You had quite an adventure on your trip...nice.
Myerscaroline6824 rated for Postcard Extravaganza #2 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the whimsical pc :)
Cleo101 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 48!!! on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Cute PC!
CHOWEFACE rated for Small Town postcard - US only on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your card! I've been to a few general stores and there's always unique things in there!
squince rated for Any PC Your Heart Desires - US Only on Nov 21, 2017
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pintis rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Your Ideas #8 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards - love the motel and the car! The motel one is spot on for "looks better upside down" ... I didn't know what to make of it at first.
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Comment: Thank you for the thoughtfully selected, beautifully packaged cards, and colorful, fun vintage postage, Al :) I love them all and look forward to putting them on my mood board and, if I must (haha), sending them to fellow postcard lovers :D
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Comment: Thank you for the cool assortment of PCs! :)
japn rated for Postcard Extravaganza #2 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you love the card
mcovey rated for Postcard Extravaganza #2 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the South Carolina flag , i didnt have one ! It will be nice for my collection!
Response: So glad to hear!
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Comment: Thank you for all the cards. You matched the cards I like very well.
HappyMom rated for Flower-theme Postcard - US only on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Love the vintage card :) Thanks Al!
kathiann rated for Postcards happy mail ! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: This is a great card! I'm envious of your good luck in getting the postcard stock!
suepier rated for Postcards happy mail ! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter scene postcard. We will probably be going to the snow in Utah in December.
kasa rated for ANIMAL PC # 16 P is for ... on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Loved the postcard. i didnt know that the Puffin existed but now I do. I love colours so postcard was great with its colours. Thank you so much for going to the effort to match my profile likes and yes the penguin stamps are great.
Chaosfay rated for Dogs & Puppies postcard - US only on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely know how you feel with this nonsense President Agent Orange. It's gonna be a long four years. Well, three now...just, ugh. Happy to hear you have a new cat! My cats still think they can stand on my shoulders, but NOPE, doesn't work out very well. They do sleep on them when I'm in bed though, which is perfectly fine.
russromano rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the excellent postcard. I rarely receive postcards about Japan. Kyoto is one of my favorite cities. Also, thanks for sending multiple postage stamps. I didn't have the Smithsonian stamp in my collection.

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PapierMirabelle on Jul 6, 2017:

Hey there! H again! Sorry, i swear i'm not stalking you but just: You're handwriting is not dreadful... English is not my first language and there are words i just don't know (Felt being one of them! I had to look it up)
I didn't want you to feel bad because of my comment! Cheers!

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