Saturday, 8 October 2016

Mail and post...

I've joined Maria's Linky of 'Postcards for The Weekend' at Connections to the World - an invitation to all postcard lovers to share their cards - this week's theme is - Postal/Mail Related Items.  Next weekend's will be Children.  For details of the launch see this page on Maria's blog.  All postcard bloggers are invited to join.
4117 - from Sini in Finland.  I collected postcards as a child and still have some of those from that era.  Since it was Postcrossing that fairly recently renewed my interest in collecting postcards this seems an appropriate one to start this blog post with.

4144 - from Eva in Spain who informed me that the word 'post' in Arabic was not well written.

And this was one of its stamps - most appropriate.

4113 - from Irina in Russia - an airmail box.

4155 - from Katya and her Mum, Marina, in Ukraine.  This is Pechkin the mailman based on the book book 'Uncle Fedya, His Dog, and His Cat' by Eduard Uspensky.  Uncle Fedya or Uncle Fyodor is a very independent six year old city boy, "a boy on his own". After his mother forbids him from keeping his talking cat Matroskin, Uncle Fyodor runs away from home to live on his own. He and his friends arrive at the village Prostokvashino, where a house is provided for them. There is a lot of extra space in the house, and therefore the local dog Sharik was called to fill it; he joined them cheerfully and amicably.  Uncle Fyodor's parents became very agitated at the loss of their son, and even put out a missing persons notice in the paper … Such a notice couldn't pass the nose of the extremely curious mail carrier Pechkin, who right then and there declared his hopes to earn a reward for the boy's safe return — a new bicycle.

Thanks Maria at Connections to the World for hosting this Linky.


  1. Those are great cards. I really like the one with all the writing on it!

  2. I like IngeLöök's grannie postcards, the humor, the feeling and colors they have, but my favorite is " Uncle Fedya". We read the book many times for our children and now our grandchildren love it also.

  3. It's a pity that I find so often so-called Arabic words that aren't written in the right way. For a star, it want to say "letters" and no "post" like the other languages. And then, the letters are written from left to right, instead to right to left. And finally, Arabic is written in cursive, so some letters should be united...

    But I still like this design. And of course, the rest of the postcards you published.

  4. Love the star fort, looks the perfect place to picnic for postcrossers and the planes zooming out of the postbox is an airy delight.

  5. I still have a collection of postcards from my childhood and youth as well but haven't looked at those for a while... Been busy enough with all the new ones! :)

    1. At one time I had the idea that I might blog about those old cards but realistically I don't see me ever getting around to it.

  6. I'm envious John! I believe I'm yet to receive a postcard printed for a Postcrossing Meet-up! I specially enjoy Penchkin the mailman postcard. I'm in my late 20s but still very much love reading stories for children.

    My pleasure to host the linky! 😉


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