Where was the Machu Picchu postcard? Anywhere near Machu Picchu?
A cheap version of a news-stand in Galicia ...
Cedeira, Galicia por Owain Shaw Photo, en Flickr
In a similar vein, some gaffer tape on the rope that swings the incense orb at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important in Christendom.
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/owainshaw/10704627754/
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia por Owain Shaw Photo, en Flickr