barryoc, New Zealand
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  • Member since Joined 30th Dec., 2015
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About Barry...

Kia ora,

I live right down at the bottom of New Zealand. I'm a professional librarian. I love libraries and reading. I almost seem to be setting up my own library at home. I also like to visit and hunt around in second hand bookshops. I really like fountain pens, inks, stationery, good writing paper and postage stamps. I enjoy reading about history and good fiction. I have a growing interest in cinema from Eastern Europe. Poland, Russia, Ukraine.

I'm open to and like direct swaps and I've re-discovered my love of postage stamps. If you want to swap some some stamps I am interested.

Any postcard is gratefully accepted but I do have a preference for,

*Black and white photography
*Soviet architecture, (the bigger and more brutal the better)
*Chinese vases
*National costumes of countries
*Tudors (not the TV series)
* Dark Academia
*British mammals, badgers, otters, etc
*1930's and 1940's themed cards
*Birds and bird illustrations
*Desolate places
*Soviet kitsch, East Germany and Lada cars
*Chinese Marxist propaganda
*Greta Garbo and any actress from the 1920s - 1930's

Thanks to some really lovely Postcrossers I have a small but growing collection of fridge magnets. If you would like to swap fridge magnets I will be very interested.

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