Friday, October 7, 2016

Postcards for the Weekend #2

Blogging friend, Maria, of Connections to the World, has started a new linky party: Postcards for the Weekend. She has invited all postcard lovers to share their cards under an assigned theme each weekend. This weekend's theme is: Postal/mail related items. We hope Maria will allow flexibility for us to share the following item although not technically a postcard, but definitely postal related.

One of our favorites is from 1962 ... 

First Day Cover
First Day of Issue
Seattle World's Fair
April 25, 1962

We didn't surprise you with that one, did we? A hometown item, just 54 years old. April 25, 1962, was the First Day of Issue for the Seattle World's Fair stamp ... and what a bargain ... just 4 cents!

OK, here is a POSTCARD, first day card ...

First Day Card
Australian Antarctic Territory
March 27, 1957

Linking up with Connections to the World.  Thanks, Maria, for hosting!

Beyond postcards ...

The Seattle World's Fair item above encouraged us to post one of our recent photos of the city from Kerry Park ... most tours of the city stop here for the unusually good overview. The Space Needle, of course, was built for the Fair and continues to be the icon for Seattle.

Seattle from Kerry Park
October 5th  4:53 PM
[Click on image for larger view]

Can't resist giving you an update on the trees in our neighborhood.

Signs of Fall
October 1st  3:21 PM

Closing thought ...

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
     Khalil Gibran


  1. Hello John, the World's Fair postcard is awesome. I love the falls colors and pretty tree. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Never heard of first day cards, though I do have quite a few first day covers (envalopes)

  3. A very attractive Antarctic card, my dream is to receive one from the Antarctic post office. Nice to see the iconic space needle on the horizon, looks a lovely Fall day.

  4. Beautiful fall scene.I love those rich colours. We missed out on much color this year, for reasons I don't know. Have a good weekend.

  5. 4 cents for postage? WOW! Those really were the days.

  6. I remember the days you could post a letter for 4 cents!!
    Beautiful fall tree.

  7. It seems that there's no topic not touched by postcards. No wonder you like collecting.

  8. Great post, thanks. And I loved the Khalil Gibran quotation.

  9. How wonderful to have kept your first day covers. They are really special. I don't have any, sad to say!

  10. I think the Antarctic postcard is really special and I love the autumn colors!

  11. Very nice, John. Thank you for being such a good and frequent blogger. :-)

  12. Thanks for all of these John! It's my first time to see a First Day Card. The fall snapshot is also much appreciated!

  13. Very nice postcards, John, and great views!

  14. Great and very thought-provoking closing thought from Khalil Gibran! I enjoyed your photo of Seattle, and neat to see the first-day cover!


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