I have decided to collect postcards and mail art of CLOCKS during 2015. They can be clocks in any form - I bet there is a clock postcard in your collection of cards to send. So any will be gratefully received and will be posted on this blog. If you haven't corresponded with me before please feel free to e-mail scriptorsenex at gmail dot com to ask for my address. All cards and mail art received will generate a card from me to you so if we are not regular correspondents please put your address on the card. Thank You! John Edwards

Sunday, 22 March 2015

No 16 - The Peacock Clock

This is from my friend Irina in St Petersburg.  This  is large automaton featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.

It was manufactured by the British entrepreneur James Cox in the 2nd half of the 18th century and through the influence of Grigory Potemkin it was acquired by Catherine the Great in 1781. Today it is a prominent exhibit in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Irina also used this stamp -

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

No. 15 - The University of Valencia

In May 1932 a fire took place at the University of Valencia destroying the Natural History Museum which had been established there.  This photo from Eva (who studied there) shows the fire in progress with smoke swirling round the statue of Juan Luis Vives, a 16th Century Valencian scholar and humanist.

And, of course, it shows a clock.  I would have been more than happy to receive this even without the clock because it is such an evocative image.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

No 14 - Take Time

Eva from Morocco sent me this card.

No 13 - A tiny clock

Heleen from The Netherlands sent me this wonderful view of The Hague whoch has a tiny clock on iot.  The clock is on the tower of the Ridderzaal. 

The Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) is the main building of the 13th century Binnenhof in The Hague, Netherlands. It is used for the state opening of Parliament on Prinsjesdag, when the Dutch monarch drives to Parliament in the Golden Carriage and delivers the speech from the throne. It is also used for official royal receptions, and interparliamentary conferences.

One of the stamps Heleen used was this New Year's Eve one from 2013/14 and, of course, it has a clock.  In fact, its clock is larger than the one on the card.

No 12 - What is the real time

Another card from Marti in Indiana.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

No 11 - Cincinnati Museum Center

Another card from Marti.  Cincinnati Museum Center was originally built in 1933 as a train station called Union Terminal.  It was renovated and re-opened as the museum center in 1990.

No 10 - DisneyWorld

This card is one of number sent to me by a reader of my blog, Marti in the USA.  This is DisneyWorld's replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall.  Inside it there is a celebration of the birth and early history of American freedom.

No 12 - A coupon

Marti from Indiana sent me this wonderful coupon.  How often I would have loved to have had this as a child.

Friday, 6 March 2015

No 9 - Mail Art

Heleen from the Netherlands sent me a card in this super envelope:-

No 8 - Moscow Kremlin

A postcrossing card from Tonya which, by coincidence, has a clock.

The Kremlin Clock (Russian: Кремлёвские часы; Kremlyovskiye chasy) is a historic clock on the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.  For decades, the chimes have rung on the quarter hour, with bells tolling for each full hour.