This time around, I’m sharing some recently-arrived cards, as well as some much older ones that (as far as I know) I haven’t shared previously. Keeping track is hard!
The “World Famous Brighton Rock” card came from a postal pal in Brighton, England today–and today I learned “Brighton Rock!” I had to look that up online, because my friend was actually lamenting a familiar situation:
“As for Peanuts postcards, I’m no closer to finding any of them here, so I’ve had to cheat and make my own with stickers that I found in New York last month. Quite a few of the Hallmark shops where I would normally buy Snoopy stuff from had either shut down or no longer stocked Peanuts merchandise, which was a bit disappointing, but didn’t ruin my vacation!”
Another postal pal, Cindi in Hawaii, knows exactly how to get Peanuts postcards: throw down for mail order from the Charles M. Schulz museum in California! I love this new “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” Snoopy card. Make sure you check in at the bottom of this post, for all of the wonderful stamps, stickers, & washi tape from the card’s back side.
The next card shows three guys I am always very, very, happy to see: The Three Caballeros. It was sent to me from Seattle, Washington, at the end of 2015 for a Postcrossing Forum “request a Disney card” tag, and I haven’t marked it as logged in this space. The sender drew a fun rubber ducky pic on the back, so be sure to scroll down for that.
Second set of cards begins with another card postmarked in December of 2015, from a Postcrosser in Hong Kong. She wrote:
“This is a new shop that just opened near my apartment in Hong Kong, and they were giving out some nice postcards. I hope you enjoyed some dim sum and egg tarts in Hong Kong. Egg tarts are my favorite! Also egg waffles. So good!”
I did indeed enjoy some dim sum while in HK (don’t recall if egg tarts were part of it), and I was in fact looking to buy an egg waffle maker while I was in town! That didn’t happen, but around the time I received this card, I received one as a gift! Made some egg waffles just last week, in fact.
That scary, scary monkey card might just have to get sent off to someone else. It came my way from the Netherlands in a Postcrossing Forum “ugly postcard” trade. I think this, and 2 or 3 other cards from today’s entry, had been serving as bookmarks! My poor book!
The snowy card next to the monkey is from a Postcrosser in Japan. This only goes back to September of 2016. The sender told me she lives in a small town in the mountains, and she doesn’t have any beach cards, so she decided to send me a snow card.
The last set starts with another snow card, this one recently received from Romania via Postcard United. The sender tells me:
“I love to spend time in the countryside, where life seems not to have changed in ages.”
We’ve got a food package next, this from another Postcrossing Forum tag, and sent to me from someone in Raleigh, North Carolina, who writes:
“My husband loves lychee and I love mochi. These were delicious. Ever had them? My parents tease me for loving mochi so much. It’s called dduk in Korean. They call me a dduk-bo which is essentially a person who loves dduk. Rice cakes freeze pretty well.
I think it was the weekend before I received this card last month that I’d just been buying fresh mochi treats in San Jose’s Japantown, so this was very timely.
Final card is another from who-knows-how-long-ago, a Postcrossing incoming from Mexico. There were, as you will see, Doraemon stickers on the back, and the sender explained:
“Here are a couple of Doraemon stickers I was given in Hong Kong at supermarket. Very nice place and yummy food! Anyways, this postcard is from my hometown, we have yummy food, too!”
Okay, that’s it for the fronts. I’ll mark them as logged now, so you won’t have to be bothered with them again. Now poke around the backsides–so many amazing finds down there this time!