Old Kuwait Postcards

Posted by Mark

I was searching for random stuff on eBay when I spotted a bunch of different sellers selling old postcards of Kuwait. I saved the most interesting ones to share below. Notice how much greener Kuwait was back in the old days? Also you might notice some of the postcards feature the Kuwait Towers while still under construction. The postcard I decided to highlight above is of “The Yachting Club”. [eBay Link]

There are two images of the back of the postcards with writings. I don’t know what language they’re in (my guess Bulgarian and Italian?) but if anyone can translate them to English that would be fantastic. Also what happened to all the seagulls??

Update: A friend noted the seagulls might have been super imposed on that shot. Looking at it closely I can’t seem to find any shadows of the seagulls so that’s probably the case.


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  1. Desert Girl says:

    Greener: When Baba Jaber was still alive.
    Seagulls: Pollution.

    Thanks for posting these. Way cool. How much do they want for them?

  2. and now we have astroturf……

  3. dezrtninja says:

    i wish we still had green space like that now

  4. blackswan says:

    Seagulls are still here, only that now they find more food in the garbage bins that the sea. Not worthy to fish when you can get all-you-can-eat on the streets.
    Look for them inland.
    As for the 2 cards with the writing on the back one is in Bulgarian the second is also a Slavic language.

  5. Robyn says:

    Fab! Love them. It looks somewhere I would like to visit!!

  6. donveto says:

    Nice cards,

    the first card says:

    Hi from Kuwait, Mohammad and Zahra send their regards, I haven’t seen you for six months. Write back to me and tell me what’s new on your side.

    It is addressed to Pavel Pavlov

    It’s Russian but the grammar is all wrong, so it could be bad Russian or Bulgarian Russian.

    In the second card, he is talking about some personal relationship stuff, it wouldn’t be right to translate it here.

  7. 3azeez says:

    I think my father used to have this picture in his old office http://248am.com/wp-content/gallery/postcards/postcard2.jpg

    i’m getting memories of my childhood now… i remember standing in front of that picture for a while just looking at the beatle and the red lights!

  8. amina says:

    hello the first card is in bulgarian.

    dear friends
    Wish you a happy spring
    A big hello from Kuwait
    The weather is warm here
    Mohamed and Zahra say hello. Zahra is one month pregnant.
    How are you ? How is life ?
    Greetings and kisses to both of you.
    from Khristo Antonov
    To Pavel Pavlov in Sofia

  9. Ashraf says:

    I think this is pretty cool… I’m gonna go home and search if i can find anything ;)


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