More Beer Postcards

Depicting a bus based ale festival in Wirral
Sent by John (the UK)

Sent by Micu (Hungary)

With the second one it happened something funny: the sender used it as a base for a handmade Christmas card. The collage arrived in perfect condition. But, for some reason, detached from the ad postcard.. So I have happened to see the postcard, and it turned to be a favourite beer. So, unintentionally, she sent two surprises instead of one!

My beer postcards album


Set for herbal tea, by ksu_ok
Postcard sent by Laura (the UK)

I added this post to Maria's Linky Party Postcards for the Weekend, the theme being Serenity.

Postal History In Malaga

The Zea Salvatierra Palace is one of the most important 17th and 18th century landmarks of Málaga. Different historical events led to the palace becoming the Town Hall during the reign of Isabella II (1830 – 1904), coming under attack during the 1868 revolution. But it is mostly unknown that, after this, it was used to house the Main Post Office (Casa de Correos) and it continued as such well into the 20th century. Today it is a private residence.

This building is currently the Rectorate of the University of Malaga (Spain), but it was build in 1916-1926 as a main post office. Can you spot the envelope?

This ugly concrete building seems to have been another post building during the last century. Now it is closed (under reparations?)

And this silver postbox belongs also to the postal history of Malaga. I took the picture in the Museo Aeronáutico de Málaga, where I learned that the first air mail line that connected Europe and Africa had a stop in Malaga, in order to refuel. Actually, between Toulouse and Casablanca, the planes had to refuel four times: Barcelona, Alacant, Malaga and Rabat. So Malaga was one the first Spanish cities that enjoyed the high speed of the airmail, and it had to be posted in this special boxes.

Real Lighthouses

On this wonderful envelope sent by John (the UK), made of a page of a magazine (I guess), you can see the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, in Scotland.

And inside, among other things, I found some vintage postcards depicting more lighthouses:

Bidston lighthouse and signal station,
from an original print,
drawn,engraved and published about 1795
by H. F. James of Liverpool
(the UK)

Storm at Great Yarnouth (the UK)

The Coast to Coast Walk (the UK)
The picture top left is St Bees lighthouse.

Goury lighthouse (France)
48 m high

And let me add a very interesting postcard sent by Phillip (only that at first I thanked another person for it...!). It is only my second piece of mail from Puerto Rico, I had never seen a postcard like this: every picture is a sticker; so you can use it, for instance, for you travel notebook. As it says on the back: perfect for scrapbooking!

Centre and down right: San Felipe del Morro (Puerto Rico)

Do It Now!

Sent by Laura (the UK)

Today's theme in Maria's Postcards for the Weekend is Gratitude.

One think I always feel grateful for is... post. Every piece of mail brings with it the time and the effort of the sender. And also the effort of postal workers!

But, of course, gratitude is useless if you do not show it. And the way is... replying to the letters!

Sent by John (the UK)

Send Someone A Love Letter

But do not stick a picture of Antactic ice as a stamp, please!

Some better suggestions:

(Maybe this would be too clear
as a Valentine message...)

Perfect for love letters and letter lovers

This traditional Portuguese embroidery
asks to the letter:
"Go happy on little bird's wings,
when you see my love, hug and kiss her/him..."

This would be perfect too, wouldn't it?

Read Me

There is no way to take a proper picture of this big postcard sent by John (the UK). You can believe me that it is wonderful, or see here the details.

More mail related to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:

A letter from Ângela (Portugal)

A postcard from Bryon (the USA)
Background Painting by Disney Studios

The back of an envelope made by John (the UK)

The White Rabbit on the back of an envelope
sent by Laura (the UK)

Love In The 19th Century

Postcard sent by Laura (the UK) and arrived yesterday. Just in time for this week's theme in Postcards for the Weekend, i. e., Love.

This is a scene of Pride and Prejudice (1813), by the favourite author Jane Austen (My album here). A rather old-fashioned conception of love, for our contemporary standards...