• The Future of Postcards

    A recent article in our major local newspaper, the South China Morning Post, carried the title “Tech-savvy travelers are reshaping city’s tourism”. Well, we knew this already. What caught our eye was the sub-head: “Gone are the days of postcards”. It’s getting harder and harder to disagree.

    Date posted: 20 June 2019 | Comment (1)

    The Future of Postcards
  • Missing out

    If you think our list of 103 themes is long, you can easily find competitors with many more.  We describe cards so that our own search engine will lead determined collectors to what they want.  But even so, here are some categories we wanted to try but that didn’t make the cut.   #6:  Aquariums.  Our goal […]

    Date posted: 22 May 2019 | Comment (3)

    Missing out
  • Post offices

    We have more than a few anecdotes about post offices.  Without them, postcards — and we — would be in big trouble.   Travelling and mailing postcards, not to mention running an online business, inevitably means dealing with post offices around the world.  Just about any highly developed western country’s postal service lands on the honour roll, […]

    Date posted: 20 April 2019 | Comment (2)

    Post offices
  • U.S. presidents

    Our home page says “No politics! (Not usually.)” Yes, it is possible to do a Blog entry on U.S. Presidents without getting political about it, though we admit these trying times sorely test that promise. As a concession, we’ve chosen an old card of the first of these gentlemen, George Washington, who appears on Mt. […]

    Date posted: 25 March 2019 | Comment (0)

    U.S. presidents
  • Our Australia connections

    As we near the end of the annual Lunar New Year frenzy here, we want to wish you all a “Kung Hei Fat Choi” or “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (Hong Kong now being fully dialectical) to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Apart from being the warmest new year in Hong Kong’s history since records […]

    Date posted: 20 February 2019 | Comment (0)

    Our Australia connections
  • If at first you don’t succeed …

    OK, the background. You already know we’re based in Hong Kong, with “real” China about an hour by train north of us. Shenzhen (twice as many people as HK) looms right there. A bit further, by another train, you find Zhangmutou, a pleasant but otherwise unremarkable town. We go to both places fairly often, mostly […]

    Date posted: 19 January 2019 | Comment (1)

    If at first you don’t succeed …
  • The ties that bind

    Yup, another entry about the website and not cards themselves.  Don’t worry, we will get back to form soon, but this is important and needs writing now.   We have never been under any illusion that we are a dominating force in postcard sales.  Our home page says “We’re not the largest … and never will […]

    Date posted: 23 December 2018 | Comment (1)

    The ties that bind
  • FAQ #12: When will you redevelop the site?

    A good friend recently observed about this Blog: it’s supposed to be about postcards, not technical things. Well, no. For a long time, the home page promised that the Blog would cover “how we run the website”. Non-stop entries about Google algorithms would send anyone running for cover, but once in awhile we want to […]

    Date posted: 22 November 2018 | Comment (0)

    FAQ #12:  When will you redevelop the site?
  • I heart postcards

    Well, we really do.  But that’s not the point.  We have a theme category for “I (heart)” postcards because, after 1977 when I ❤ NY spread like wildfire for New York City and the state itself, we saw that logo everywhere and for everything. Apologies in advance, but you will need to do some clicking and scrolling […]

    Date posted: 31 October 2018 | Comment (0)

    I heart postcards
  • Questions for the ages

    Daddy, why is the sky blue? Where does the universe end? How much does this card cost? Unusually, we’re doing this Blog entry mostly for us to blow off steam, and this time we won’t even send out the usual announcement of a new posting. If you know what we mean by a rhetorical question, […]

    Date posted: 9 October 2018 | Comment (0)

    Questions for the ages