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Over the years I have seen hundreds of Edwardian cards from Douglas - square circle postmarks from Peel and duplex from Douglas and Ramsey are common, and often found on Douglas Esplanade cards. But I've never seen this one.

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Wild guess - South Africa. The infamous Sun City?

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Bill H UK wrote:
19 Sep 2021 03:15
Wild guess - South Africa. The infamous Sun City?
Well you got the location but not the 'country' but I'll pass the baton ahead of dinner. First instincts are always the best, Bill.

Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, Bophuthatswana Homeland, posted 1991.
Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, Bophuthatswana Homeland, posted 1991.

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My first thoughts were the Canaries or maybe Vegas, then I noticed all the caddies were black.
It wasn't my a real country, was it? Which is why we call it infamous!

That IoM card was interesting - the postage instructions on the back were in Manx! Never seen that before - how common is that?

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At the time you posted this it would have been 01:15 am in Queensland so puffin was probably abed.
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Next card - where do we think this might be?
Posted, but date illegible - 1950s, maybe?
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Caribbean
Jamaica
Ocho Rios
?
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Caribbean
Jamaica
Ocho Rios
?
Noooo...sorry. 3 'X's there.

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South America, Surinam?

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Borneo, which could be Malaysia or Philippines?
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South America, Surinam?
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Borneo, which could be Malaysia or Philippines?
Nope, none of those.

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Africa

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Africa
'Fraid not.

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I'm sure I recognise that picture ..... but I haven't a clue where from!

North America
USA
One of the southern states
?
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NOTE.

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Please note: I have not crash landed in the Louisiana Bayou.
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I'm sure I recognise that picture ..... but I haven't a clue where from!

North America
USA
One of the southern states
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Nope.
This is interesting - I thought this might be very easy, but we've been all around the world!

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Please note: I have not crash landed in the Louisiana Bayou.
Just as well- see above

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FIJI.
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FIJI.
Nooo.....not SOTE.

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Sri Lanka?

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I would say it is
Shatt al Arab in Iraq.

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Myanmar?

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To be a little more organised (we haven’t established which continent yet)….

North of the equator
Not Africa
Not the Caribbean
Not South America
Not North America


Asia,
Vietnam?
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Sri Lanka?
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Myanmar?
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To be a little more organised (we haven’t established which continent yet)….

North of the equator
Not Africa
Not the Caribbean
Not South America
Not North America


Asia,
Vietnam?
TICK
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I would say it is
Shatt al Arab in Iraq.
And you would be correct!
TICK! and BATON!

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Card says Basra, but close enough.

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That was a very good challenge Bill!

Well done Robustian.

Interesting to note that the sender described that part of 1950's Iraq as paradise on earth!
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Indeed, that was fun! (more fun than Clacton!)

I hesitated to use it as to me it looked obviously Arabic, but it's easy when you know :D

Can anyone date it from the stamps?
And who's the guy on them?
It's not my area at all.

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To me the only thing certain about the card was that it was nowhere near Peebles ! :lol: :lol:
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I would say it is
Shatt al Arab in Iraq.
And you would be correct!
TICK! and BATON!

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Card says Basra, but close enough.
Would love to post the next if it’s alright with you.

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You have the baton. Proceed.
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Great, here we go.
I hope this one isn’t too difficult.

Where are we now?

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Indeed, that was fun! (more fun than Clacton!)

I hesitated to use it as to me it looked obviously Arabic, but it's easy when you know :D

Can anyone date it from the stamps?
And who's the guy on them?
It's not my area at all.
King Faisal II
Stamps on card issued 1954 ?
Assassination 1958 linked to the overthrow of the monarchy.
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New card:

Sweden

Landskrona

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New challenge. Iceland.
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New card:

Sweden

Landskrona

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New challenge. Iceland.
That’s a❌.

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Chatting to my friend Candace in Bergen, Norway.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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Chatting to my friend Candace in Bergen, Norway.
Sorry, two❌❌

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Flapped over to Finland.
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Flapped over to Finland.
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Dropped into Denmark.
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Dropped into Denmark.
That’s kind of right, but an❌ Anyway.

Can’t explain more without giving it away.
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Communist eastern Europe
East Germany
Dresden.
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Communist eastern Europe
East Germany
Dresden.
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Sorry ❌❌❌.

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Ok, but we are in Europe, yes?

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