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Recent Additions To My Postcard Collection October 17, 2017

Filed under: Books,Postcard Collection,Postcards — Janet @ 12:35 am

This past weekend I went to The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair.  Many many interesting looking books but ………..  I didn’t buy even one.  I had a wonderful time looking though and remembering what I had read where and when.  I’m really a reader rather than a collector.  Anyhow, I particularly thought of my brother and his collection of boys books published in the1920’s and ’30’s.  e.g. Tarzan of the Apes, etc.  My older brother was a great reader from an early age.  And while I didn’t necessarily read any of his books I can remember them on the family shelves and think of the pleasure he got from reading them – a long time ago now.

I digress – my only purchase at the Book Fair was handmade notebook – for my genealogy research notes.  And I was gifted several postcards by one of my favorite sellers – Asian Steppes.

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An Addition To My Postcard Collection September 22, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Postcard Collection,Postcards,Sweden — Janet @ 2:44 am

2017_09_21_16_27_39.pdf000  Reindeer in Sweden

 

More Postcards September 11, 2017

2017_09_11_09_01_11.pdf000  a postcard from the book The Art of Urban Sketching      This sketch is titled London Concert

Rather intriguing

I wander into our local bookstore (The Secret Garden) and end up buying all sorts of things!

 

 

Another Postcard To Add To My Collection September 10, 2017

Filed under: Family,Postcard Collection,Postcards — Janet @ 9:24 pm

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Family fun – Thank you

 

Memory Clue

Filed under: Clues,Colours,Memories,Postcards,St. Lucia — Janet @ 3:57 pm

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There was something about this postcard – a sketch which immediately made me think of RAIN, a restaurant on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia back in the 1970’s.  I think it was the color green that did it.  In fact, the sketch is of buildings in Buenos Aires Argentina.

Using google search I find that RAIN is still there but is now called Chez Paul.

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We lived in St Lucia from 1972-1974.  In those far gone years St Lucia was a relatively undeveloped tourist destination.  A treasure for our young family of 3 little boys.

 

 

A Foreign Postcard For My Collection September 3, 2017

Filed under: Postcards — Janet @ 3:40 pm

21199794_1496018317131296_3341770449680003041_o  Is it from Hungary?  I found it on Facebook.

Answer thanks to Google – yes it is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border.  Here is another image, thanks to the internet.

Sopron

 

Vintage Postcard Of Ballard August 25, 2017

Filed under: Ballard,Postcards — Janet @ 4:23 pm

aln054  circa 1900 postcard – another one for my collection – only problem is that this is just a picture of the card – I don’t have the postcard itself

 

45 Years On August 2, 2017

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I’m trying to scan a postcard and I keep getting it saved as pdf.  Frustrating.  It’s a postcard which I wrote 45 years ago and it didn’t reach its destination.  I didn’t have the latest postal address for my sister.  Her RFD number had been changed to a road address.    So the card was returned to me in St. Lucia.  We were new to the island but the postal service found us easily.  It was a small island!

If you click on the reference given above you can see the card of sailing near The Pitons in Soufriere in St Lucia West Indies.  And what I wrote is found below.

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Old Church – Fenny Compton Wiltshire July 31, 2017

Filed under: Churches,Great Migration Study,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 3:30 pm

Old Church Fenny Compton  Church of St Peter and  St Clare, Fenny Compton, Wiltshire, England.  This church dates back to 1320.

The church of my 9th Great Grandfather, Luke Hitchcock.  Luke was born in Fenny Compton in 1614.  He emigrated to America and ended his days in 1659 in Wethersfield Connecticut.  Part of the Great Migration.

 

 

Vintage Postcards of Eastham Mill, Cape Cod July 27, 2017

Filed under: Cape Cod,History,Images,Postcards,Vintage postcards — Janet @ 5:49 pm

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