Winch Halloween Postcards are popular vintage collectors’ items. Winch Postcards were published by John O. Winsch between 1910 and 1915. They were often found in sets of six with more popular designs available in sets of 4. The most popular of these collections was the Halloween series, many featuring illustrations of Samuel L. Schmucker (1879-1921).
Halloween postcards used to be a popular way to send out greetings to friends and family much the same as Valentines today, but their popularity gradually died out. The Halloween postcards designed by Schmucker are the most highly collected in the Winsch collections, however the Winsch Halloween Postcards were oftentimes not entirely of Schmucker’s design. His regularly unsigned art was primarily used as a backdrop for these designs and then built upon by other artists.
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The Winsch Halloween Postcard collection would appeal to collectors of all genres, not just media collectors. Even those who are just developing an interest in collecting would be able to find some of these treasures at a significantly lower price point than other collectible antiques – which make them very accessible. They would also lend themselves well to a framed display. They are definitely worth a look!