Postcrossing 6: Contagem MG, Brazil

I collect all sorts of postcards but one type I particularly enjoy collecting are advertisement postcards. People are somewhat surprised when I say that. Yes, the postcard ads that almost nobody wants and one that you might usually throw immediately after getting, that kind.

They’re free, ad-driven and easy to get, so why do I collect them? I don’t really have a reasonable answer except that I admire creative people and I find advertising really interesting. I love colored print ads and at some point even kept folders filled with cut-out ads from magazines! I love advertising and I love postcards. So it makes sense, I’d collect FREE postcard ads. 🙂

Postcard ads are not very popular in the Philippines so my collection have been primarily from foreign magazines that sometimes include such. My collection obviously increased now that I’m here in the United States. They’re readily available in bars and restaurants I go to and some specialty shops.

A fellow postcrosser, Ana from Brazil sent me six beautiful postcard ads from her collection (and am happy that I’m not the only strange one collecting free postcard ads!), which she got from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and when she lived in Italy! Cute stamps too! Enjoy…

Created by dmeemai » Posted on May 20, 2008 » Filed in Brazil, Featured Countries, Postcrossing » Link

3 Responses to “Postcrossing 6: Contagem MG, Brazil”

  1. iPost Says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I am glad I found a fellow postcrosser and postcard collector. You have a beautiful collection here. I just started postcrossing not too long ago and am enjoying it.

  2. darren Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    hi there,kinda admire on what you are doing have my support!
    I personally love “A bossa-de copacabana”,love the feel.

  3. thepostcardcollector Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    thanks ipost and darren! always good to know we’re sharing some interests with others 🙂 will visit your sites soon…


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