A Starry Halloween

If Hallowe’en’s a starry night
You’ll see the Gobelins in flight
Perched on their black Bat aeroplanes
They flit about the weather vanes!

I’m not sure if this vintage postcard includes a typo, or an antiquated spelling of “goblin.” In modern English, a “goblin” is an evil and mischievous, somewhat gnome-like, creature. A “Gobelin” is a type of tapestry named for a family of French dyers who produced the artful textile.

The gal in the postcard looks pretty comfortable with the creatures, so maybe she’s one of the Gobelin family…she does have a nicely dyed sash.

Vintage Halloween Postcard


Don’t look at the dogs, work the lock! You looked at the dogs!

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