Vintage Anthropomorphic Halloween Postcard, Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon 1911

Sold at Auction See More Auction Results
We sold this item at auction for $90
 in December, 2017.

This is one of those weird and slightly disturbing vintage anthropomorphic Halloween postcards which are so fun to see.

Published in 1911 in Saxony, the card (no. 914) is titled “All Halloween Greetings”. Above the greeting is pictured an anthropomorphic pumpkin hot air balloon, piloted by a witch in a red costume. Smoke from a bonfire propels the hot air balloon skywards.

Britannic Auctions sold this vintage Halloween postcard at auction for $90. Variations of this design with differing artwork and borders can fetch a bit more at auction depending upon the card’s condition. Very fine examples can fetch closer to $100 at auction.

Anthropomorphic Halloween postcards like this one feature playful, human-like characters in spooky settings, popular in the early 20th century. The prevalence of zeppelins and hot air balloons in 1910s postcards reflects the fascination with aviation during this era, showcasing technological advancements and capturing imaginations amidst a rapidly changing world.

Postcards Produced in Saxony, Germany

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Saxony, particularly Leipzig, became a hub for the printing industry due to its advanced printing technology, skilled workforce, and favorable economic conditions. The region’s expertise in lithography and color printing made it a prime location for producing high-quality postcards efficiently and cost-effectively.

Get a Free Valuation for Vintage Halloween Postcards

If you’re interested in selling a collection of vintage Halloween postcards at auction with us, we offer complimentary valuations. Explore our antique postcard specialties or submit a consignment inquiry today.

Get a Free Auction Estimate

Sell a similar item at auction with us.

We offer complimentary auction evaluations for high quality items such as this Vintage Anthropomorphic Halloween Postcard, Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon 1911.

Auction Highlights

Highlights of items previously sold at auction

Get Alerts for the Dickensiana Auction

 

Join our mailing list for email alerts on the 2023 Charles Dickens auction.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for whatever you collect!

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions.

Let us know your area of collecting or interest and we'll send you updates on that particular subject.

INTERESTS

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions.

Let us know your area of collecting or interest and we'll send you updates on that particular subject.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature vintage Hollywood memorabilia, photos and collectibles.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature collectible militaria items.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature fine antique books, rare volumes, and manuscripts.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature vintage postcards, RPPCs and collections.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature antique photography, albums and important images.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature first edition books and collections of firsts.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature antique and vintage collectibles related to ocean liners and famous ships.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Get auction updates for similar items

 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic email alerts on our upcoming online auctions which feature magic and gambling related books, props, advertising and ephemera.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Britannic Auctions

Be the First to Know with Auction Alerts!

Join now for exclusive alerts on must-have collectibles. Don't miss your chance to be ahead of the pack!

Thanks! You'll be hearing from us soon.

Don't miss this auction!

 

Join our mailing list to receive email alerts on this and future online auctions.

Thanks for your interest! You'll be hearing from us.

Britannic Auctions

Be the First to Know with Auction Alerts!

Join now for exclusive alerts on must-have collectibles. Don't miss your chance to be ahead of the pack!

Thanks! You'll be hearing from us soon.