A decade old card arrived in the mail today and it certainly taught me something, since this was an ad card for the "Schwules Museum" in Berlin. The Museum exhibits LGBT+ life in Berlin and was opened in 1985. Also looking at the address on the ad card, it looks like the museum has moved as well.
Algae - clockwise from top right: Lyrella hennedyi var. neapolitana, Rhaphoneis amphiceros, Amphitetras antediluviana, fossil segment of green algae, fossil segment of red algae.
What a cool card! This is from the Blind ABC game on FB, this was: 'U is unusual' and it certainly is but I like it a lot since it's very unique!
Excellent selection of stamps, ruined by a pen cancel. What makes this worse is that the stamps were already cancelled. The special cancel is from Canning, Nova Scotia. It's very faint but I'm going to try and get a better cancel and then make an entry on it. Bright side, another cancel good for this year!
A nice 'reused' or 'upcycled' card from one of my FB lottery winners, very nice of them to have sent that. Normally I'm not a fan of cut up boxes but tissue boxes don't bother me so much since at least they have nice designs on them, like this one. Sparkly, golden, goodness.
And again some more lovely cards from the lottery winners, honestly how nice of all of them to send these to me! These cards all came on the same day
To make a long story short, I had made this card initially to send to New Norway, AB. Not too long after I received an envelope back stating there was no longer a PO at that address with all of my stuff returned. Since this was a card with valid postage, I just sent it to the most "matching" cancel I could find.
It's a rather detailed cancel that didn't come out the greatest, but at least it's still valid for this year! The pen cancel was completely un-necessary though.
A very nice layout, this card is advertising visiting a national park (for the upcoming(?) or past bicentennial.) Speaking of celebrating, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year! One of the ways to celebrate is to get a pass to visit a select number of National Parks for free! I'm excited to receive mine in the mail, I applied the day of the deadline so I really hope I get one. Canada Day this year is gonna be craaaaaazy!
A curious card arrived in the mail, after reading what the sender had to say it was surprising to learn this was a response to a swap. I had to think for a bit it does seem like I did try to swap with someone from Turkmenistan a few years back and thought in the end I wasn't going to get this card at all. Sometimes you never know! Now to track the sender down.
Some cards came from my friend in China! Whenever I see images like the top one, I can't help but wonder what it's like to have half of your nose submerged lol
'When the birds wake up in the morning in Miseryland, they don't start singing. They start crying!' Little Miss Sunshine (1981)
I couldn't quite pin why the art seemed familiar until I read the back of the card lol
Snowy snowy Harbin :)
An extra, that he wanted to share with me
A First Day of Issue, I find it interesting that in China you can use them to mail stuff. The Canadian ones are sealed, which is kind of dumb in my opinion but I guess it's more meant to be a collectible anyways.
Info on the back of the FDI
The envelope doesn't seem to be a FDI but it sure is a cool commemorative piece.
I've had this postcard ready to send for the longest time, the big plan was to take it to Drumheller on a road trip but that never happened. So it sat for a year until I found it again. Luckily this card was a nice match for Rochester: the smallest in the world :)
I'm glad I still got the cancel! The best part was the correction on the right side XD