Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Winter Holiday SNOWMEN Postcards
We open this post with a colorful embossed image of mischievous boys tossing snowballs at a snowman, hitting his tophat. With a cheery expression, he seems unfazed by this attack. Printed in Germany.
Two young girls visit a plump little snowman and the tot in a red outfit kisses his frosty cheek. Nice embossing, an unusual image, postmarked 1912. Printed in Germany.
Above a glamorous young woman hugs a snowman on a fine Winsch-published design from Samuel Schmucker. Rich embossing, a golden background. The circle design so often found in Schmucker images is seen here in the mistletoe garland. Superb artwork, a wonderful New Year design with Winsch's fancy lettering.
Above are two fine snowman cards, both with artwork by Marie Flatscher. On the first, published by PFB, children play with a strong snowman. On the second, published by Langsdorf, a little girl feeds the birds while her big sister watches. A light snow is falling on these pretty embossed postcards.
A little Angel in a red outfit places a shamrock-decorated tophat on a tall snowman who is chilling a bottle of champagne in a snowy pocket. Great unusual image combines three iconic images - Angel, snowman and the celebratory bottle of bubbly. Nice detailed embossing. Published by International Art.
On the last postcard, a little girl wearing a muff hides behind a snowman holding a Happy New Year sign. Her brother has several snowballs and hopes to catch her. Detailed embossing, gold highlights. Printed in Germany.
PRICE ESTIMATES: The cards shown in this post will cost from about $10 to about $20 for the Marie Flatscher designs, and up to $100 for the Schmucker image. As you can see, there are snowman postcards available at a range of prices. Fun to collect, there are many snowman, snowlady and even snowcat images available. These estimates are for postcards in EXCELLENT condition and they are only estimates.