I found this tid-bit of info and re printed it for all you Halloween Freaks. Read this and see if it SCARES YOU!! ( made me gasp! well, the cost did! ).
Picture postcards with Halloween greetings began to appear in the early 1900s. They range from simple cards with “Happy Halloween” to elaborate embossed and multicolored cards with gilt trim. This is a “mechanical” card — the girl’s arm can be moved up and down so the jack-o-lantern can cover her face. It was designed by Ellen Clapsaddle (1865–1934), a commercial artist and one of the most popular postcard designers of the time. The 5 1/4-inch by 3 1/2-inch postcard was printed in Germany and sold for $285 at a Hake’s auction in York, Pennsylvania.