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Old-Fashioned Halloween Cards: 24 Cards (Dover Postcards)

Headless horsemen, ugly witches, devils, and demons — these frightful Halloween symbols have captured the imagination of young and old alike for generations. In the early decades of this century, though, not all images associated with this night of goblins and ghouls displayed sinister qualities — as revealed in these delightfully lighthearted cards issued between 1900 and 1930.Bringing a fairy-tale quality to the holiday, these vintage cards (many with charming rhymes) recall the romantic nature of long-ago Halloweens with festive scenes of kids and cats, witches and bats, jack-o'-lanterns, fortune-telling, pranks, and white-sheeted ghosts.Exhibiting the meticulous detail so highly prized among today's collectors, the 24 full-color cards in this captivating collection include now-rare illustrations by two popular artists of the period: Ellen Clapsaddle (1865–1934) and Frances Brundage (1854–1937), whose rosy-cheeked and startled youngsters became their trademarks.Perfect for sharing warm thoughts of friendship during a magical night, these easily detachable cards are sure to please youngsters of all ages.

Series: Dover Postcards

Cards: 6 pages

Publisher: Dover Publications (August 1, 1988)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0486257460

ISBN-13: 978-0486257464

Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.2 x 11.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #6,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Paper Ephemera & Cards > Paper Ephemera

I was thrilled when these arrived.They are so lovely I almost wish I had ordered another set to cut out and use while saving the other.The cards are a nice quality stock and have a shiny finish to them.The colors are bright and cheerful.I am beyond pleased.

Great Old fashion Prints of Halloween Cards gone BY!! Excellent color and Condition. Maybe a little to Glossy. But Still WOW!

This book delivers 24 adorable vintage halloween images. I was very pleased with the format and quality of the cards. I highly recommend this item. You won't be disappointed!!!

These cards are printed on heavy stock paper with a shiny finish. I was looking for Halloween postcards and wasn't finding many options and selected these. There are 4 cards per page that you have to tear out of the book. The perforation tears nicely but it leaves a perforated edge on the card which is why I am giving this a 3-star rating.

If you like old fashioned Halloween graphics this book is for you. The format is made to allow you to tear out the cards. If you can bear to part with these gorgeous cards they can be send US mail. Or if you love Halloween as I do you will want to keep these to use as inspiration in costumes and perhaps decorating. Very pretty graphics.

The pictures themselves are really great, and I like that there's a decent amount of room to write on the back. What I don't like is the fact that the postcards are perforated, which I think makes them look kind of cheap.

I purchased these late last year. Sent them out earlier in the month. The reproductions of real postcards sent around the turn of the 20th century were impressive. The bright colors used in these illustrations were fantastic. I even used a few for a montage of my own since I love Halloween! Great Purchase. I did the same with some Christmas cards (postcards) too for 2010. Part of the history was people used to send out these postcards rather than greetings cards as we do in modern day. Going back to this tradition myself! These images are much better than the lovey-dovey crap you get from hallmark cards etc....

I ordered this booklet of postcards for my boyfriend because he loves vinatge halloween postcards and other collectibles. I was surprised when I received this booklet because it has 6 pages with 4 postcards on each and they are perforated for easy removal and are very glossy. My only complaint is that I would want the postcards to be heavier stock i fear of them tearing or crumpling in the mail. I would recommend getting two of these books, one to tear out the cards and mail them to friends and family and the other to keep as a coffee table book. It will surely bring back memories of Halloween and keep your friends talking about old memories. I was very impressed with this buy as was my boyfriend. :-)I definetly recommend it!

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