I collect many things, and started Postcrossing because of the STAMPS! I have been collecting them on and off since the early 1990's. So if you can, please use interesting stamps on your cards. (I like those more than the postcards!)
I also collect ephemera & antique paper, vintage postcards, car & train related items, etc.
Even though I am a woman, I have many hobbies usually done by men, such as: Building model cars and N scale model railroad structures, "railfanning" (watching & photographing trains), going to car shows, flower gardening, etc. I usually bring my camera when we go out for the day, too.
Here is a list of some postcard topics I am interested in:
- Trains, trolleys, etc
- Automobiles, new or old!
- Vintage/retro advertising
- Old buildings
- BIG cats (tigers, etc)
- SMALL animals (like chipmunks & squirrels)
- Quirky topics (like funny cartoons & drawings)
- Holidays... I don't know WHY so many people in the USA think they should be wiped from the face of the earth!
... or you can look at my favorite postcards wall for ideas. I like looking through the card gallery and picking my favorites!
If possible, please DO NOT send the following topics:
- Liberal-progressive/political topics
If your profile mentions stamp collecting, I will try and use nice stamps for your cards!
In an effort to help pay for mailing postcards, I am offering some of my photographs as cards HERE: https://www.cafepress.com/nellspostcardshop
** NOTE **
Cards mailed to some countries often do not get registered. In an effort to stop this I might mail cards to these locations in envelopes to help them arrive safely.