Tuesday, 27 January 2015



Aww yish, more mystical owl cards! Soon I shall have them all...soon *evil laugh* I had to save the best cards for last!

Received: 23.01.2015

Siberian Shaman

Woohoo! One of my absolute favourites from the series :D

Some old USSR stamps (sup Lenin)

And some Ukrainian stamps I never had before, good to see I'm not in short supply :)


Another Soviet era card, very nice. I find it relatively impressive how many old cards like this are still floating around even though the country no longer exists...yes I do admit not buying any GDR cards when I saw them. 

Received: 23.01.2015 

Another Lotto Prize

Jan van der Greef (The Netherlands)
Birds, finalist
The sword-billed hummingbird is the only bird with a bill longer than its body. This one in Ecuador used it to see off a territorial collared inca, while on its way to a bird feeder.

I seem to be rather lucky with the lotteries, but once again another win. Chose this cool looking card, never mess with a humming bird it seems... I bet they do fencing with their beaks lol

Received: 23.01.2015

And here is one of the beautiful domestic year of the sheep stamps, these are sold only in sheets of 25 and they are also embossed :D


A new family, near Forestburg. Photo by Jeanne Bergeson, Killam, Alberta

Another GRC card, the sender had sent a card to New Zealand with 1622 users. Spring has sprung and we have some baby ducks people :D

Ducks are very social animals, did you know they could die of loneliness... that's really sad DX

Received: 22.01.2015


Bubo Bubo
Eagle Owl

Now this is a lovely specimen of owl, such majestic, mice eating creatures |D

Received: 21.01.2015

A Thank You Card

Postal love really has some cool card, I'm digging this anatomy card for sure. This is a thank you card for a thank you card that I had sent XD

Received: 21.01.2015


Artist: Kaj Stenvall
On this side of the good and the evil

We meet again Kaj Stenvall's art, every time I see their art I can't help but think of Daffy duck. 

Received: 21.01.2015

Another cute stamp from Finland, and a matching air mail sticker. Nice.

114th DS + Lotto Prize

Since these are all from the same sender and arrived at the same time, they're all going in the same post. This card was from a facebook lottery, Ikea really makes some nice cards sometimes.

Received: 20.01.2015

An interesting comic art based card, looks like this guy is drawing with his mind. That would be nice if not only were that possible, but the image comes out exactly as you picture it in your mind. 

Charles Burns
Woman without a Face

And here's the same woman from above :P

I don't recall seeing this stamp anywhere, pretty cool though~

A special surprise

Jon Sullivan Bengal Station (Detail)
Art for book trilogy (published by Solaris)

These cool looking sci-fi cards were a nice surprise from one of my lottery winners on the facebook page. It was very nice of her to send these to me :)

Received: 19.01.2015

Jon Sullivan Line of Polity
Book cover (Tor Books UK)

And some stamps too, lots of them from the UK.

Stamp on the left says: War: never again

113th DS

Ah classic suicide bunnies, another awesome card from my favourites. How do people find these cool cards?

Received: 19.01.2015

This carrot stamp XD Aside from the cool stamps, nice attention to detail too

208th Tag

Ofelia - Maria Yartseva

Here's a first timer: the "fish tag." I don't often get cards of fish, but when I do, I make sure to trade it for more fish. 

Received: 19.01.2015

207th Tag

Wow this photo came out blurry, either way some more cards from the "5 mix cards tag." It was kind of cool to receive this card since I visited this area when I was living in Germany. Warnemünde is really apart of the city of Rostock. And as advertized it is a town located on the East Sea

Received: 19.01.2015

The British Airways London Eye
Height: 443 feet (Big Ben is 318 feet)
Weight: 1600 tons
Circumference: 1392 feet
32 glass egg shaped capsules take 800 passengers
25 mile view

The Pavilion of Eternal Spring in the Imperial Garden

Minsk, 1915. Governor's Street

This card is actually quite nice. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

NSFW (Mummies/Dead Bodies):112th DS

Marked NSFW because dead bodies. But before that, an awesome Hetalia insert from my friend in Japan that came along with a relatively gruesome book. The insert has all of the nordic countries on it.

Received: 16.01.2015

And here is the front? XD

I'm surprised there is a volume 1 to this XD Either way this is a photo book about mummies from Sicily, I'm surprised how many sites this one island has 0_0 Either way me and my father both enjoyed looking at this book, thank you as always :)

One of the not so decomposed looking bodies, she is relatively well known but this is the body of Rosalia Lombardo. She died at the age of 2 in 1920, but her body was extremely well preserved to the point one might assume she is merely sleeping.

I saw this at the back of the book, these are a set of playing cards from Sicily. Italy has their own set of playing cards (all the designs vary by region) and each deck contains 40 cards and the suits are different as well. Each suit consists of Cups (Coppe), Coins (Denari), Swords (Spade), and Clubs (Bastoni), very different from the standard (and might I add French) deck consisting of Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, and Hearts. 

This is the Napoletane deck (from Naples or Napoli) which I'm more familiar with and shows all 40 cards  

Now that is one interesting cancel, haven't seen that before but sure is better then constantly stamping things I would imagine. I'm also impressed that stamps were used for this instead of a printed label too 0_0

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


We meet again my hearty owl friends, I thought I received this first card in Germany but I was mistaken, also received it in Canada.

Received: 16.01.2015

206th Tag

Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop as a memorial to his wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. The original collections were based largely on the royal family heirlooms. Hawaiian Hall- built from 1898 to 1903, this Victorian masterpiece features three floors of artifacts that illuminate the fascinating history, culture and ethnic diversity of Hawai'i

Some more cards from the "NA taking out the trash tag x4" and in all fairness I can see why the sender wanted this card gone, the image is very pixelated.

Received: 16.01.2015

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
In the Patio #1, 1946
Oil on paper, 30 x 24 in.

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Red Cannas, 1927
Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. (not actual measurements because I don't have superscript on this thing...)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Purple Hills near Abiquiu, 1935
Oil on canvas, 16 x 30 in. (Same scenario as above)