Featured Postcards

Greetings Postcard Pals. Below are some of the standout postcards I have received from my generous postcard friends.

I've also included some I've sent myself from significant or interesting locations or just bought for fun. All my postcards are uploaded to my Flickr.

You'll see I also enjoy fancy stamps too. Want to trade? Read on.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rackcards: Hawaii Five-O

Rackcards or freecards. You either love 'em or hate 'em. I have a foot in both camps. But stuff like this is hard not to like. From www.avantcard.com.au

FJ Holden

The successor to the original 48-215 (FX) the FJ was the iconic Australian car of the 1950s, manufactured from 1953-56 with 169,969 produced. Very few remain and are highly prized.

Nepal: The Living Goddess Kumari

From my wide-eyed and well-travelled pal Ewen. We travelled together to Antarctica in December 2010. Ewen is a gifted photographer and conducts his own tours.

Bilamuk Gapal, Larrakia man, Palmerston NT 1891

Some years back, a cache of old photographic plates was discovered near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory. The haul revealed (among other things) a wealth of brilliant portraits of Aboriginal people in their traditional attire and adornment. This card was produced by the South Australian Museum to coincide with an exhibition and is my clear favourite from the collection. Another reason to love museum issue postcards.

Tonga: HM King Siaosi Tupou V

Tonga: Fondly known as King George, His Majesty passed away in March this year. An eccentric chap with a love of things British, King George was known to get about town in a London cab. From my friend Kris.