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It’s raining now, naturally

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Dear Mrs Swain,

We got here safe & sound yesterday. It’s a lovely place, our room looks out over the Clyde and we can lie and watch all the ships pass. It’s raining now, naturally, but if it fairs up later on, we’re going to go right around the island (by bus).

Ruby

(Trade me cat theme purchase  2009)

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Pretty boy for contract

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Now for something completely different – an intriguing message written on the back of a beer mat! Picked up in a local bar. I hasten to add I am not “Big Al” 😉

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Another card from Ron’s travels. After all that walking and cycling he deserved that cider!

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Another postcard blog

The web doesn’t appear to be overrun with blogs about historic postcards – or at least ones that deal with the subject specifically. I’ve found on or two entries dealing with historic postcards, but that has been about it. Today I came across  Vintage Postcards: Postcard blog – this is a blog that is associated with an online shop selling historic postcards. It looks quite interesting from what I have seen so far – for example the blog features a nice example of a roadside motel and gas station and a curious one of 1952 Pontiac decorated folk art style! 

If you’ve come across any postcard blogs or websites let me know 🙂

An intrepid NZ traveller writes home to Mum and Dad.

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One of a group of postcards with a cat theme, purchased off Trade Me, 2009

Posted in honour of Kathy’s birthday today 🙂

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Purchased off Trade Me 2009

DigitalNZ  is a search engine that covers digital content from the likes of government departments, libraries, community organisations and individuals. I tried some searches for postcards and came up with some great results. Here’s part of the search results screen for a simple search on postcards foxton

Search results screen from DigitalNZ

Search results screen from DigitalNZ