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Edward Gorey #19

This Edward Gorey postcard looks like it is taking place next to a body of water or at the bottom of the sea. I can’t decide. It’s from ‘The Tuning Fork’. “The simple creature was taken aghast at hearing of her cruel past.” It appears as if the woman is telling a tale- apparently of…

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Edward Gorey #19

Hard to believe that there are only 7 more Gorey postcards for the remainder of 2011. In #19 we have “E is for Ernest who choked on a peach.” Too bad for Ernest. I guess he’ll be joining Prue from card #17.  Both Prue and Ernest are part of The Gashlycrumb Tinies which one reader…

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Edward Gorey #18

The Edward Gorey postcard mail-a-thon continues with card #18 from the 2011 postcard collection book. This addition to the Edward Gorey postcard collection doesn’t say anything about the image on the card, only that it was a drawing by Edward Gorey. To me, it looks like a cat is wearing a mask and walking dangerously…

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Edward Gorey #17

The description on the back of card #17 says, “P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl.” – from The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. I’m not familiar with The Gashlycrumb Tinies but I assume this is P. This cannot bode well for young P as she reaches for the saloon doorknob to go…

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Edward Gorey #16

Apparently Donald imagines things. He seems to have imagined a friendly reptilian creature in his bedroom. At least he looks friendly- like he wants to have a discussion. This is from the 16th Edward Gorey postcard in the 2011 calendar book. At first glance I thought he was a boy, but Donald appears to be…

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Edward Gorey #15

Postcard #15 in the Edward Gorey Postcard Collection is from his collection “The Tuning Fork“. In this illustration we see a woman riding some kind of sea monster. Her expression seems resigned and I’m not sure if she is wearing a long string of beads, or perhaps it’s a string of popcorn. Anybody? “The natives,…

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Edward Gorey #14

Who doesn’t love to get a postcard in the mail? Sending these Edward Gorey cards from the 2011 Postcard calendar has been a lot of fun.  Behold postcard #14!  People on bicycles eating berries, because that’s what people in Edward Gorey’s world do. So I’ve chosen a number between 1-100. The first person to guess…

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Edward Gorey #13

Edward Gorey Postcard #13 is the mile marker to being halfway through the year and half done with the Gorey postcard theme. How does time go by so quickly? Slow down, I say. There is a lot of detail in this color postcard called “The Galoshes of Remorse“.  We see four bored gentlemen framing the…

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Edward Gorey #6

This is one of my favorite Edward Gorey postcards, ‘Bibliophile with cats‘. As you can tell by the date in the calendar below, I am a few weeks behind on my Gorey postcard updates, so I’d better get this in the mail. I’m sure I won’t have a problem finding a reader and cat lover…

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Edward Gorey Postcard #4

The Edward Gorey postcards continue with this fourth card going out in the mail this week. Not all of the postcards in this postcard calendar are black and white. It’s nice to have variety. Keeping with the theme of variety, I think I will change this up and send this card to someone I don’t…

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