Thursday, July 14, 2016

No, I'm Not Dead

Sorry, it's been ages since I posted, as some of you have pointed out to me! I've been busy getting married, buying a house, and moving...the last of which has been quite overwhelming. The movers have just finished hauling my 250+ boxes of toys and books, along with my coin op horse ride, the playground spring animals, and a vintage carnival duck pond (Sigh: I haven't even gotten to show you that yet! Or all the stuff I found on our antique toy hunting honeymoon! Or the most recent Christmas haul! Or my first ever attic pick, where I got dibs on an attic in an old house full of 110 years worth of one family's treasures...oh, it was incredible!)  Anyway....we bought a condo, and some downsizing will sadly be necessary....I may have a virtual yard sale of sorts here soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Man Postcard

This jolly pumpkin man and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

Printed in Germany, 1908.

Monday, October 26, 2015

John Winsch Halloween Postcard, 1914

Photos don't really do this antique Halloween postcard justice: it's one of the best in my collection, and my very favorite. Published by John Winsch of New York in 1914, it features fantastic, tiny illustrations of a witch and ghost in a hot air balloon, fending off veggie people clinging to the anchor rope, while a bemused gnome watches the excitement from his airborne bat.

Some close-ups reveal the detail of these imaginative illustrations.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Witch and Owl Postcard

This antique postcard features a witch and a rather unusual owl taking a break from their Halloween festivities while resting on a sliver of moon. The caption reads, "When the owl & witch together are seen, there's mischief brewing on Hallowe'en." Dated 1911.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkin Man Postcard

The dapper pumpkin man on this antique Halloween postcard bears a bouquet of smiling veggies with the caption, "Hearty Hallowe'en Greetings." Printed in Saxony, early 1900s.