Monday, February 28, 2011

I am readly for Spring. Lets go boating on Hershey Lake in PA postcard

I am ready for Spring or even hot summer.  Might just go boating myself.  Or at least sit along the side of Hershey Lake.  And now I would go down the road and get some chocolate!

Hershey: A Guide to the Town Built on Chocolate (Tourist Town Guides)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Unique Stamp Box of RPPC Residence New London Connecticut

I want warmer weather! I want to go RVing!

Our truck and trailer are ready but it is in the 20's this morning.  Please warm up soon.  Maybe I will have to become a snowbird and leave for the winter next year.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Blotter advertisement for Wampoles Cure for the Cough

Wampole's Creo-Terpin for Coughs due to colds

An advertisement on this 3 1/2 by 6 inch blotter
It is an advertisement for Ivan McCoy Drug Store in Rock Point Missouri.  A nice piece of ephemera

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Kewpies 1976 Reproductions of Rose O'Neills

The Ashers of Marshall MO acquired private paintings of Rose O'Neill and published them as postcards in 1976.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pennsyvania Dutch Handcrafted Quilts Pair of Postcards

These 2 postcards are from  1986.  They are from the collection of quilts at the Penn Dutch Cottage Crafts 4 1/2 miles from Lancaster Pennslyvania. 
                                 Grandmother's Fan or Fan Patchwork
Lone Star of Texas Star

Monday, February 21, 2011

Edward Payson Weston - Professional Walker RPPC Postcard

This is the most famous walker in the late 1800's early 1900's..
The Father of Modern Pedestrianism EDWARD PAYSON WESTON
He walked for many years, many miles and in many countries.
His career was a professional walker, rarely slept more than 6 hours and would eat while walking.
In 1927 he was struck by a taxicab and severly injured and never walked again. He died two years later in 1929.

Part of the Listing Challenge of Virtual Online Learning.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Watching NASCAR and embroidery project.

Original sketch - which I adapted

Used my new Sulky Transfer Pen - you iron the transfer -I removed fancy swirls on border.

The race got too exciting (congratulations Trevor Baynes) I missed a stitch!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Travelers Palm Florida PFF Vintage Postcard with poem

There are Those Who Like the Northland,
With it's cold and its sleet,
Winter Winds Blowing through you,
As you hurry down the street.
Here we stroll among the roses,
In the sun that shines so warm,
Eating fruit and smelling flowers,
With our coats upon our arm

This is the poem that is written on the back of this Travelers Palm Florida.  No poet listed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I am sitting here waiting for the storm to hit.  It originally was predicted that it would snow at 2500 feet.  We are a few feet below that but all we had was Hail...good thing as we had a new carpet installed in my craft, computer and ebay room.  Must get busy with listing on ebay as its 50 free listings for auctions.  My sales have been good and I have 4 groups of postcards and old covers to mail.  Better rush to the PO in case that storm comes in today.  I still have things to put back into that carpeted room. 

Well the wind is blowing outside.

Here is our old 11 year old Dodge Dakota that pulled our trailer for a year or so....after pulling a tent trailer for 5 years.  Not quite enough power so we decided to buy something new.
Here is our new Ford Diesel Truck 2011 with pulling package F250 4 X4
We love it despite the price of diesel.  It has already been on 3 shorter trips.

The oak trees are bare but should get new leaves soon.  We could pull a house!! but plan on keeping the 19 foot trailer. (RV Cruiser Funfinder X189)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Sharing Day Vesuvius Postcard, Coasters to mail, Candle Mat

Napoli Panorama col Vesuvio Mailed in 1907
View of Naples Italy with Vesuvius in the background

These are square postcards, a set of four...of the colors of New England.  Just peel and mail.  Probably from the 1980's. 

I do manage to do crafts between working on my postcard collection.
I really had fun making this candle mat.  It is from a pattern sold by Bareroots. (I did vary the colors that were suggested on the patterrn due to what I had on hand.
I love working with felted wool.  The directions included dying wool for the variaged appearance of the trout.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Handmade Fabric and Collage Valentine's Day Postcards by Judy

I love making handmade cards, especially postcards.  The first pictured is a collage I made out of a vintage photo with Valentine Greetings and Sentiments printed on muslin and cut into strips.  Designs were glued down on background scrapbooking paper with added fancy red trim.
The second postcard is made of felted wool.  Here I finished it off with blanket stitch.  On the first collage postcard I printed a postcard template for the back to address for mailing.  The second card I backed with muslin and added a stamp box and words Post Card.  I have probably shared these cards before but its appropriate for Valentines Day.
Here is where I get my ideas for Fabric Postcards

Similar book with different cover available on amazon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Down Memory Lane - Highway Marker on Route 66 and killer cancellations

This wonderful marker is on Route 66 outside of Gallup New Mexico. 
A great colorful chrome postcard.
I wrote in previous post about killer markings (cancellations on stamps.)  Here is a sample of another style, Oval lines.  I believe the number in the inside refers to the post office location.

The killer cancellations here are parallel lines are vertical not horizontal as on other cancels.
The same Killer markings can be found on Postcards
Heres a link for find out more about Killer Cancellations

Friday, February 11, 2011

Postal History Cover Early 1869 envelope PFF

A little  late in writing for postcard Friendship Friday. This is a cover which I found in my collection that has an unusual locomotive stamp. The killer target (what cancel is called on stamp) covers the image of the train.
US 3 cent Locomotive Postage Stamp of 1869  So Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

Thank Beth for PFF

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chrome Postcard MAIN STREET Ruidoso New Mexico

This looks like a pretty town to visit, Ruidoso New Mexico in the Southeastern part of the state.  I wonder if the Main Street View has changed much.  There are pine trees with a snowy mountain in the distance.  According to the postcard it is a year round resort.  Postcard is either from the 1950's or early 1960's.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Postal History Cover Mailed in Lousiana in 1885

I believe this cover was mailed from Dickson's Cross Roads in Lousiana to Shreveport LA in 1885

Interesting killer marking on stamp.  Want to know more about postmarks?  I learned a lot from the book listed on Amazon about Postmarks on Postcards (the information is good for covers too.)  I bought the kindle edition and the illustrations are pretty good.  The actual book would be nice too.  There are chapters on identifying cancellations by machine or hand. The most interesting part was about killer bars or marks made on the stamps.Below is the link to Amazon for this book.
Postmarks on postcards: An illustrated guide to early 20th century U.S. postmarks

Monday, February 7, 2011

Appraisals for collectibles, Antiques by

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pocalla Springs Tourist Court Postcard Sumter South Carolina

I like all the small boxes and different views on this swimmers are enjoying the swimming pool which is supplied by Artesian wells and Springs .And the resort is famous for its drinking water.  Also available is camping spots in addition to the brick cabins.
It says there is ample grounds for House Cars or Tents.  I wonder if House Cars are the first RVs.    This postcard was mailed in 1936.
This is another motel postcard from the 1950s - RANCHO 101 MOTEL...on the coast highway in San Diego California. on Highway 101.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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