Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Luminous Halloween


Set shown with paper band with Jack O'Lantern and scary ghost graphics.

Another of those vintage decorations that gets happily ignored by valuation mania --- this is a wonderful set for those who enjoy the old glow-in-the-dark effects on printed ephemera! These heavy card-stock decorations (approx. 3"x4") identified by the ghostly "logo" as being produced by American Novelty Corporation of Omaha were likely created sometime between 1943-1950. One of my favorite for the nostalgia --- (I really LOVED these type of dimly glowing paper novelties when I was a kid hiding under the covers imagining that the glowing form was eerily moving before my eyes). The following photos (at right) were taken in the dark with a time-lapse of 800 ISO for 30 seconds with 5.6 aperture.

Paper collectible novelty from 1943-50, owl from set of 3 shown in light and glowing in the dark.
Decoration shown in light (left) and cat head outline glowing (right) in the dark
Vintage Halloween collectible card printed with glow-in-the-dark ink shown in light (left) and dancing bones in dark (right)


PS - If you like glow-in-the-dark novelties, check out this blog:

SPOOKY THINGS

THINGS THAT GLOW IN THE DARK, VINTAGE TOYS OF A SPOOKY NATURE AND OLD-FASHIONED CHILLS...

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