• Coming Soon!

    After wayyyyyyy too many false starts, we think we’re on
    track now to rebuild and redesign the site. Brighter! Mobile
    responsive! Google might find us! More modern!
    ___________________! (We’ll bet you can think of something else that needed doing.)

    Date posted: 29 November 2019 | Comment (2)

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  • Update

    We won’t send out a general notice about this entry, because it’s not really of postcard interest, but if you stumble onto this at least you’ll know we are still alive. We know the lack of mobile responsiveness in the site’s structure works against us, and we really want to fix it. The overriding problem seems to be that we haven’t found anyone who (A) works in Hong Kong, and (B) can migrate all the information into a new format. We’ve written about this many times.

    Date posted: 15 November 2019 | Comment (0)

  • Scarce Countries

    Now there’s a subjective term. If you live here in Hong Kong, it’s not scarce at all. If you live in (fill in the blank) and can’t find Hong Kong on a map, it might be. But for the sake of argument — ours — countries like Germany and USA are not scarce, but Guyana and Equatorial Guinea are. Let’s go through our own situation.

    Date posted: 24 July 2019 | Comment (0)

    Scarce Countries
  • 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 …