Easter Postcard from McKittrick , Missouri

Happy Easter and Maligayang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay ! to my avid readers,

Easter postcard circa 1911

I was doing some clean-ups in my personal collection will take back for more than a century on April 12, 1911 when an Easter postcard was send from Montevista College from California to McKittrick, Missouri .

The town  is small according to wikipedia and US census  in 2010 the city had a 678 inhabitants per square mile (261.7/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White .Reference: US Gazette

The Easter postcards was written on April 11, 1911 Holy Tuesday and was delivered sometime April 12, 1911 Holy Wednesday  to Mr and Mrs. Andy  Schroff from Mc Kittrick , Missouri – It was send by their cousin to congratulate them for having a daughter Lucile and greeting them Happy Easter. Easter falls on April 16, 1911 .

I got this postcard from a local bourse several years ago

 

 

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New Photo Release of Ghostbuster 3 Casts in Uniforms

 

Ghostbusters 2016 casts:  Melissa Mc Carthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon with Ecto 2

Film director Paul Feig in his Twitter account showed the photos of the casts in uniforms . The all female cast would be quite different compared to the first 2 Ghostbusters movies. The filming location includes Old Everett High School in Massachusetts, United States of America . Production Companies – Pascal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment ( SPE ) . The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures .

According to Mr. Dan Aykroyd , “Ghostbusters 3″ is an exciting movie because of the dynamics of the three female lead stars. Although the three actresses have very distinct voices, they will come together to ensure that fans would have a blast while watching the movie.”

Toy and Film collectors around the world are still waiting for the collectible merchandise releases like character toy, die cast cars , movie posters among others .

original Ectomobile -1 car in 1984 film ( screen grabs)

For die-cast toy collectors -The original Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac professional car with all the ghost busting equipments in the first 2 films .

2016 Ghostbuster Ecto -1

While in the new film , the car looks like Cadillac Superior Hearse 1983-1984 – which is less bulky and more fitting. The commercial chassis had a wheelbase of 144.5 inches, and was a whopping 242 inches long.  This hearse is one of only 450 Cadillac hearses produced by Superior Coach Company in 1983. Ghostbuster 3 film is showing in UK in15 July 2016  and July 22 -USA and Norway , July 27- Belgium , July 29 -Turkey As of the press time , local film distributor in the Philippines still had no release date .

Website Link : IMDB.com

Screen Rant : http://screenrant.com/ghostbusters-reboot-new-car-costume-images/

President Barack Obama and Joe Biden Inauguration First Day Cover

This is a special President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden 2013 inauguration First Day Cover issued by the United States Postal Authorities . This is considered as a collectible item among stamp, letter collectors around the world since it commemorated a historic event.  It is not everyday that one commemorates a President and Vice -President inauguration .

This was given to be as a gift last month when i conducted a FREE walking tour in Far Eastern University campus in Nicanor Reyes Sr. Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

The USPS issued and FDC in 2009 and the 2013 second term FDC.

Website : https://www.usps.com/

Note : I would like like to ” Thank” Mr. Martin Lopez this special First Day Cover

Valentine’s day on stamp

Today marked  Valentine’s  Day , While everyone is busy sending messages of love and gifts. The Philippine Postal Corporation issued a set of stamp celebrate Valentine’s Day this February 14.

According to popular church tradition, St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 AD. At the time the Roman Emperor Claudius II issued an edict forbidding marriage. When Claudius II became the emperor, he thought that he can make good soldiers. So, to assure good soldiers, he banned marriage.

St. Valentine saw the trauma of young lovers, so he met them in a secret place and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned this and arrested Valentine and executed him on February 24, 270.

the custom of sending greeting cards or gifts to express affection to a chosen partner. The cards – valentines – are generally sent anonymously and are often designed with hearts to symbolize love.

Another theory by historian  derived  from the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalis (February 15).  Originally a festival for shepherds, it was celebrated in honor of Faunus.  Its primary purpose was to secure fertility for the fields, the flocks, and the shepherds themselves.

But the tradition of   calling oneself a “valentine” and asking ones beloved to be the same, was  referred to in the Paston Letters, the largest surviving collection of 15th-century English correspondence written by the Paston family and their neighbours in Norfolk.

Valentine’s Day 2010 stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has issued Love stamps for Saint Valentine’s Day  annually since the 1973 issue  which was designed by  Mr. Robert Indiana . The first issue was an 8 cents stamp with a printing production of 320 million stamps.

Several countries have issued love  stamps for Saint Valentine’s Day, such as Belgium, France, PhilippinesSweden, Norway and Denmark. Collectors will often try to collect covers  from romantically named towns. Perhaps the most well known, servicing more than 200,000 each year around Valentine’s Day, is Loveland, USA.

The Philippines started to issue Valentine day stamps on February 9, 1996 .

1996, February 9. Greetings Stamps. Series 5. Happy Valentine’s Day. Stamps inscribed “Happy Valentine”.

  • 2p Love Birds.
  • 6p Cupid.
  • 7p Chocolates.
  • 8p Roses.

Postal patrons can avail themselves of the flowers and chocolates that the mailman will deliver for them or to their loved ones. The special limited edition of Valentine’s Day stamps to be issued by PhilPost, Filipinos can definitely relate with their love ones through love letters.

Valentine’s Day message in different languages

“Despite  modern technology, such as the use of (text messaging), it is still different when love is expressed through the sending of flowers, chocolates and Valentine’s cards,” according to one of the Philpost employees.

Come what may, romance will never be lost to Filipino . As long as there are people falling in love, love letters will always be written, cherished and enjoyed forever by the grateful recipient.

These cards and letters sent through mail, are most of the time kept through the years for sentimental reasons.