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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Whitney REBUS CHRISTMAS Postcards




Puzzles are an intriguing sub-set of postcard collecting themes and rebus designs, where objects are used to substitute for words, are particularly fun for young collectors.  If you are trying to interest a child in collecting, this is a good place to start.  Whitney published two sets of divided-back rebus Christmas postcards shown in this post.  One has gold borders outside of a red-line border and we begin with those.  Above you see Santa Claus in the main image, and children feature in the large top images on the postcards below.  









These colorful postcards all have messages that seem especially addressed to children. 

The second set of rebus Christmas postcards have no borders and some examples can be seen below.  












If you are a fan of Whitney designs, you have probably noticed that the popular Nimble Nicks series was illustrated by several different artists.  These two rebus series appear to have had different artists, too.  Either set is charming and sure to fit into any holiday collection.  

This is the last post of 2014 - Thanks for your interest throughout the year and Happy Holidays from Florida!

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