Here’s two things you don’t necessarily associate together – Greece and gold aplenty. Here’s a recent arrival showing the goldsmith skill of the ancient Greeks:
This specimen is a rare example of a postcard from Greece that doesn’t have a Greek temple depicted.
It also has a unique story about its travels:
“Hello from Greece. We’re touring around the Northern Mainland and went to the tombs at Vergina – the items were incredible, especially the silver service, looked brand new from Harrods, amazing they had the skill to create it.”
[side bottom] “A first? Found this in the suitcase when packing for Crete, mailed Oct. 15 from Crete.”
I wasn’t sure what the sender was referring to so I asked for clarification:
Remember we went to Greece in April? We went again a couple of weeks ago. When we were packing I found this postcard in the suitcase, it was bought and written in April, but for whatever reason wasn’t mailed. So I took it back to Greece in October and mailed it to you from there. I figured it was the first time a postcard was bought, written and mailed six months apart but from the same country.
I do have a lot of postcards bought, even filled out, from one location and mailed from another. Even some bought from some wonderful foreign locale, but only mailed when the person got home. These make location classification a challenge. (As such, I had to devise classification criteria. There are 3 components that determine destination classification: depicted location, stamp, and message.)
I have also taken leftover postcards with me from prior trips and mailed them when at the destination again (as I did with my recent trip to Vancouver – but was stunned when the postcards there were so good that I had to unexpectedly – but delightedly – send my list additional ones).
But I have a feeling that this is the first time someone has gone to the extent of this (or at least informed me of this), so it likely is the first from there and then back again postcard!