Over the many years of my postcard collection, there have been many donors – friends, family, businesses, myself. But there are only a handful of patrons – those whose donations of such quality or quantity have earned them a wing or two in the Collection (i.e. an Ikea emu).
One such grand patroness, turned 80 years old two days ago. Her donations from travels around the world greatly extended the number of countries that I have samples from. Her donations from Africa, Asia, and small, obscure countries were particularly incredible.
So in honour of her birthday, here is one of my favourites of her donations:
This is from the Faroe Islands (Føroyar in Faroese language). The postcard is of the capital and largest city in the Faroes, Tórshavn.
“Hi Glen. From the Faroe Island. Note the grass roofs on houses”.
This patron went to many such off-the-beaten-path locations and sent me incredible postcards! Like this one from the Falkland Islands or this one from Nepal. She often sent me the only item I have from many countries – as not many people travel to such exotic locales.
So I’m very grateful to this great patron and happily wish her a happy 80th birthday! Thank you!