• Swaps

    We have a friend we shall call “L”.   No identity of gender, location, age, nothing — because L does not know about this website (we think) and, with luck, never will.  You might wonder:  what’s that all about?  We’re about to tell you.   A long time ago, we briefly joined an online postcard group […]

    Date posted: 28 September 2020 | Comment (1)

    Swaps
  • 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
  • Kerry

    Kerry Vesper is an artist, a sculptor. Not incidentally, he and his equally skilled wife Joyce have been friends for 50 years. And he likes to search for postcards, and he sends them, and many of them are in the website. While we don’t always use family names in the Blog, we make an exception […]

    Date posted: 26 July 2017 | Comment (0)

    Kerry
  • “Merci” in every language to Ray, Soh Har, and Ian

    Once in awhile, people warm up to the thrill of the chase, at least where postcards are concerned. Raymond and Soh Har have been friends for 33 years now (!), while their grandson, Ian, has also started working his way up the longevity ladder. Ray and Soh Har live in East Malaysia, and Ian in […]

    Date posted: 6 June 2017 | Comment (1)

    “Merci” in every language to Ray, Soh Har, and Ian
  • Not quite what it seems, but that’s fine

    We recently had the chance to fly Turkish Airlines. It was a series of long flights, great food, incomprehensible entertainment system. But that’s not the point of this little story. As we always do, one of the first things we ask when we board a plane is if the cabin crew have any postcards. (Don’t […]

    Date posted: 11 June 2016 | Comment (2)

    Not quite what it seems, but that’s fine
  • Sepilok

    You might or might not know about Sepilok, but you certainly know the endangered status of orangutans in Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia. Sepilok is an orangutan sanctuary in the Malaysian state of Sabah, and some time ago we acquired a card from there. So we listed it on the website at a high price, with […]

    Date posted: 11 March 2014 | Comment (0)

    Sepilok
  • Taiwan

    We’re overdue to acknowledge the significant contribution of our friend in Taiwan, Lin-Lee, to our collection of Taiwanese postcards.  As part of her work, Lin-Lee travels across the country, and keeps her eyes open for unusual and colourful items she thinks we might like to list.  And she is invariably correct in her choices.   […]

    Date posted: 4 February 2014 | Comment (1)

    Taiwan
  • Customer Stories

    We like it when customers tell us why they want the cards they bought. It adds a human dimension to the process. It also, always, answers the question: who on earth would buy this card? So without revealing any personal details, here are a few of the reasons buyers have shared with us: * Dad […]

    Date posted: 6 December 2012 | Comment (0)

    Customer Stories
  • You’re now on the web forever, if you weren’t already

    We find postcards in all sorts of ways: our own travels, exhibitions, flea markets, yard sales, museums … and friends who keep their eyes open and bring back interesting and unusual additions for the site. It’s guaranteed, if we know someone going somewhere unusual–and we know, unusual for us may be usual for you–we drop […]

    Date posted: 22 November 2012 | Comment (0)

    You’re now on the web forever, if you weren’t already