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Trick or treat! Won’t you enjoy our Halloween witch’s tea with a selection of vintage witch postcards?
Postcards got “big” during the Victorian era. Most of the fun Halloween cards I’ve found date from the early 1900s.
Halloween postcards have become the most sought after among collectors, driving up the price. And who wouldn’t want a sexy witch like this one?
Personally, I prefer postcards with poems, spells, or folklore on the front. I also like cards that have something written by the sender on the back. The writing lowers the card’s value, but how else am I going to get to legally read someone else’s mail?
Some of the most popular cards were by the artists Ellen Clapsaddle (above), Samuel Schmucker, and Frances Brundage. This card shows the old tradition of seeing the man you’ll marry in the mirror if you aim it over your shoulder on Halloween. Some variants say you need to do this while walking down the stairs. I wonder how many Halloween-related fatalities that caused?
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About the Author
Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, the 7th and final book in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. It’s available today on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble!