I got this postcard last year in Yorkville on my birthday. It was the perfect find for my birthday as it is a 3D postcard that shows my zodiac constellation, Capricorn.
Hope I get another great postcard today – truly an awesome birthday gift.
Happy birthday to me!
I used to get the coolest postcards. I still get cool cards. But since my kid came around – she gets the coolest ones.
So I was particularly delighted when this 3D postcard arrived in my mailbox this week:
The postal system was particularly harsh on it (Greek austerity measures being what they are) and there were a few tears in it. But it is the second 3D postcard I’ve ever got mailed to me and the only one in the Collection of a building – let alone the ultimate building, the Acropolis.
A very exciting addition, indeed!
Here’s the back:
“Hi Glen, I thought you’d like one of these cards too. The ruins at Olympia were amazing. There were so many.”
I noticed that Greek austerity measures haven’t applied to their stamps – as they are decadently oversized.
My recent trip to Orlando had mixed results for my postcard collecting. Universal Studios, as I have recently blogged about, was a delight, but Disney was a drought.
Disney has omnipresent gift stores, of course, but only about 1 maybe 2 stores per park have any postcards. Seriously! I asked!
And when they had postcards they were mostly subpar and dated – there are some that are the same since I was a kid (and not in a good way).
Disney was making me feel that postcards are passé. But they probably just don’t make enough profit for their store space. (My daughter started collecting Disney pins on this trip – cute but at $13 to $16 US each they are tiny, overpriced profit machines).
Here was the best one, and actually only decent one, I could find:
It’s a lenticular type postcard. They are difficult to photograph, but they simulate 3D. Which is appropriate as so many of their rides are using 3D (see my other post on this subject).
Here’s the back side (rather cool back design):
Thankfully, we went to Universal Studios after Disney World and Universal has plentiful and inspired postcards. They bolstered my collection and restored by faith.
Tonight is Nuit Blanche in Toronto – an all-night, public art festival. throughout the city. I’ve been going since the festival opened a few years ago as it is one of the best festivals in Toronto.
In honour of art in the city, here’s a postcard from another city not often associated with fine arts:
This postcard is from Buffalo – from their Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It reminds me of Rothko and colour field art (which the Knox has fine examples of). But I believe the postcard is a contemporary and generic piece made from a German postcard company. But I have heard the Albright-Knox Gallery is incredible. I’m dying to go some day but haven’t yet had an occasion to shuffle off to Buffalo for a weekend to see it.
The postcard is extra cool in that it is 3D (although it, as with many 3D cards, got badly scratched when they go through the postal system).
[translated from German] “…with a slightly different cards”
“Hey Glen. Picking up folks at the airport but came down to Buffalo the night before. Great modern art gallery here – the Albright Knox. Thought their postcards here cool. See you soon.”
Recently, my family and I want to the best amusement park in Canada, Canada’s Wonderland. We had a great time, as my daughter discovered a love of roller coasters this year! The only disappointment were their dreadful mobile app (as I blogged about on my other blog, Webslinger) and their almost complete lack of postcards.
There was only one postcard to be found in the entire park – but what an incredible specimen it is! Behold:
I bought this for my kid as we need a postcard souvenir, of course – and this one is truly kickass!
It cost $4, which is probably the most I’ve ever paid for a postcard. But it promised to be “6D” which sounded impressive even if I had no idea what 6D meant. I asked a stranger on the bus ride home what he thought “6D” meant and he concluded – rightly, I suspect – that it is a 3D postcard that when you move it reveals another 3D image,hence 6D!
Leviathan is one of Canada’s Wonderland’s newest and greatest rides. My kid wasn’t tall enough to ride it yet, but she’s hyped for it. All the more so when we watched it win the honour of one of the top roller coasters in the world on the show Insane Coaster Wars.
The Deltiology Deity has been busy lately and not been blogging, but while he was chained to his desktop computer his friends and family have been out exploring and enjoying the world.
The postcard below arrived a few days ago from Shenandoah National Park, Virginia and is already a favourite:
Unfortunately, my picture of this postcard can’t do it justice. As not only is it 3D but it is also animated! If you move the card, the animals move along with it. This is, unquestionably, one of my best gimmick postcards. It’s the first I have of the animated type (although my daughter already has a few of these.) But there is another first on the reverse side:
Note the round stamp (well, with ridged round). I’ve received odd shapes of stamps before, but I believe this is the first circular stamp I have in the collection.
Thought you might like this 3D card to add to your collection. We are having a great time sitting in the “eating area” today with the rain pouring down.”
Turns out the trip wasn’t as great as the postcard!
Today is Good Friday.
Here is the only postcard I have of the crucifixion. It’s also one of the few postcards that mimic 3D.