Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Grave Die Cut

I bought this skeleton die cut from the same woman at the flea market where I found yesterday's blogged items.  This die cut is make by Eureka and probably dates from the 1960's or '70's.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Grocery Store Halloween Displays

I went to a flea market late season last year (just before Halloween) and happened upon a woman selling a lot of vintage Halloween paper items.

I ended up buying quite a few items from her including some original 1960's or '70's grocery store display pieces.

First up is this Jack O' Lantern.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

When Horror Pops Up

When I was a kids, my grandparents bought me a Western pop up book. Full of pull-tab gun fights and pop up ghost towns, the mechanics of it fascinated me.

This "Classic Tales of Horror" Pop-up book published in 1988 was after my time, but I would have been all over it as a kid.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Gurley Bleeding Skull Candles

I've written about Gurley candles in previous years' posts, here and here.  One of the harder to find, not to mention perhaps a bit more controversial candle were their bleeding skull candles.

I found this one, already burned and bled at a garage sale about a month ago. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Book Me

I've written before about my penchant for children's literature.  Reading children's books is a small investment of time and thought and brings back memories of the books of my youth.

I went to a garage sale about a month ago that had boxes and boxes of library books for sale.  After talking with the seller, he explained he and his wife were at an auction and thought they were bidding on 1 box of children's books only to discover after they won it was actually 17 boxes.  They picked out the books they wanted for their children and were selling the rest.

I dug through and grabbed every haunted house and ghost story I could find.

While these books are considerably after my time, I thought I'd give them a chance.

Here's where you come in.  View the cover and read the synopsis of the books below and tell me which book I should read first.  By the way, it wasn't until I scanned these books that I discovered 3 were written by the same author, Betty Ren Wright who specialized in ghost stories.

I'll read the winning book and write a review of it, hopefully by Halloween.

"A Ghost in the House" Betty Ren Wright 1991

Collegeville Cape

Dracula would be hard pressed to sneak up on anyone in this vinyl cape by Collegeville. This vinyl cape swishes like corduroy pants.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Phantom Phind

At the same sale where I found the paranormal fiction (or are they) books a couple years ago, I found this 1911 first edition of "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux.

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