Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oct. 27 - Day 27: Vintage Halloween Postcards

Vintage Halloween Postcards at eBay

I love checking out the vintage Halloween postcards at eBay--there are so many listed! Some for less than $10 and some go into the hundreds. This is one area of collecting that you can pick up some of these pretty inexpensively which is nice. One thing I like about these mini works of art is the scenes they depict--so many are representative of the various parties and the merriment that goes on--and some of the games with apple bobbing, mirror/fortune/fate type scenarios and then also the mischief that went on.

Jenn:)

5 comments:

jenclair said...

I love looking at the art on vintage postcards...especially Halloween postcards. My favorites are the last two!

*SHeRRy B* said...

I love the old postcards....just curious as to why so many were made,compared to the rest of the halloween collectibles.

snowbear said...

Those are wonderful cards... I like them all... those with the veggies as living beings are really cool.

dragonmamma said...

I recognize that snippet of the Little Orphan Annie poem! I loved that when I was in kindergarten...an early sign of my preoccupation with all things spooky:

The Little Orphan Annie by
James Whitcomb Riley

Little Orphan Annie's come to my house to stay.
To wash the cups and saucers up and brush the crumbs away.
To shoo the chickens from the porch and dust the hearth and sweep,
and make the fire and bake the bread to earn her board and keep.
While all us other children, when the supper things is done,
we sit around the kitchen fire and has the mostest fun,
a listening to the witch tales that Annie tells about
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!

Once there was a little boy who wouldn't say his prayers,
and when he went to bed at night away up stairs,
his mammy heard him holler and his daddy heard him bawl,
and when they turned the covers down,
he wasn't there at all!
They searched him in the attic room
and cubby hole and press
and even up the chimney flu and every wheres, I guess,
but all they ever found of him was just his pants and round-abouts
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!


Once there was a little girl who always laughed and grinned
and made fun of everyone, of all her blood and kin,
and once when there was company and old folks was there,
she mocked them and she shocked them and said, she didn't care.
And just as she turned on her heels and to go and run and hide,
there was two great big black things a standing by her side.
They snatched her through the ceiling fore she knew what shes about,
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!


When the night is dark and scary,
and the moon is full and creatures are a flying and the wind goes Whoooooooooo,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya, and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about,
or the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!!

Anna of Halloween Night said...

I do love the vintage postcards.