ilzeb, South Africa

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Looking at a collection of postcards is like paging through my grandmother's photo-album. There's so much to see, so much to talk about, a story to each in the writing, the stamps, the franking, the picture in itself. If you need some suggestions of the kind of cards I especially like:

• vintage, Victorian, nostalgic

• maxi-cards > Only if they display butterflies/moths ... and stamps too. I've just started a large project involving floral stamps (with values no greater than 24c) and the cardiologist Dr Chris Barnard. If anyone has these to spare, I'll happily swap with you. Go to to see how I use them.

• something painted by Josephine Wall (, Carl Spitzweg ( or Arthur Rackham; or a Mecki card. My gran left me some Spitzweg cards and I still have a Mecki card or two she addressed to me.

• Cards depicting nursery rhymes, esp. Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet and Jack and Jill; or fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, perhaps even Claude Frollo (from the Hunchback of Notre Dame).

• Barbie dolls, puzzle cards, scrabble cards.

• my daughter, Leonie (born 2011), loves fairies/Tinker Bell and clears the post box as often as I do. If you'd prefer sending cards to her, she'd be thrilled! ... just typing that makes me wonder: Are there colouring cards for her age group?

• birthday postcards (not folded cards) at any time of the year.

If you didn't know, collecting postcards is called "deltiology". Have a look here:

Thank you in advance.

Should you be interested in a private swap, please don't offer me touristy or handmade cards. I'm also prepared to trade stamps (worldwide). That said, if you're interested in ordering any of the handmade cards you see in my "sent" folder, contact me directly.


Could I ask that you contact about unregistered cards - I register as soon as I receive and post once I have an address. The more the postal services hear from you, the better.

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