Hello, my name is Nigel
I am from Swansea, which is a city on the coast of South Wales, with an history of Copper production. In the 19th century, our town was the biggest producer of Copper in the world, and picked up the nickname of "Copperopolis". Described by Dylan Thomas as "An ugly, lovely town", it is now not quite so ugly, but very lovely to most of us.
** If you cannot write much in English, then please write something in your native language. I enjoy trying to translate. **
Some suggestions on subject matter.
.... Firstly, and most important..... Any card, on any subject you have, I will be happy to receive. This includes handmade cards. And if all you have are free cards or advertising cards, then no problem, send those as well.
If your card is personal to you then let me know. Is it a favourite sports team you support?, or a charitable group you support or work with?, or a hobby you enjoy?. I'm interested.
I like the postcrossing project not only because of the contact it gives me with people across the World, but also for the enjoyment I get when a card has arrived, of anticipating what is on the card, and what country is it from.
.. My personal interests are collecting Stamps and Postcards, Rugby, Motorcycles, and anything Australian or Japanese. Some day I will visit both countries.
.. My favourite musician is Tom Waits, so any card with him would be much appreciated.
.. Albert Namatjira (artist), and also any of the Australian impressionists.
Hokusai and other Japanese artists.
Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, and most Art Nouveau or Art Deco Graphic and Poster Artists. I love the early travel and theatre posters.
Art from books, comics and magazines. Especially fairy tales, folklore, children's books in general, pulp fiction covers, horror stories, vintage adverts. From the 19th century up to about the 1960's or 70's.
Children's TV - Old fashioned childrens TV, either animated or drama.
.. Post box's, Mailbox's and Letterbox's
..Post Offices, the more remote the better.
.. Something with your national or local art, cinema, theatre or culture.
"Greetings From" cards are very welcome. If you are sending a card with a city or rural view, I like the ones with place names or country names on the front, which is easier for my family and friends to identify when they look through an album.
.. Seasonal cards, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Saints Days etc. But only postcards not folded cards.
Recently, I have been adding cards to my "favourites" wall, which are a good guide to what I like, so take a look if you need some guidance.
Thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you all receive a good selection of cards from around the world.
Stay safe, stay healthy and happy postcrossing