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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