Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Year Pigs & Good Luck Symbols

This is one of my favorite New Year postcards. It has a nice image with lots of good luck symbols associated with New Years--pigs, money bags, horseshoe, and four-leaf clover. It also has an interesting message on the back.

The writer wrote that she got a burnt wood set, also known as a "pyrographic outfit," for Christmas. Wood burning (pyrography) was popular during the same time period as postcards in the early twentieth century. I have a small pyrography collection, and you can see some of my collection by clicking on the "pyrography" label. The illustration of a pyrographic outfit is from an old catalog reproduced in the Collector's Guide to Burnt Wood Antiques.


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