We’re almost halfway through the 2015 Countdown to Halloween and it’s really starting to feel like the season here at Branded HQ. Since making the move to Maryland from Atlanta last winter I’ve been dying to know what it was like to experience a true summer to fall transition in a state where I’d get to see a more drastic change in the weather and foliage. Maryland has not disappointed on that front. The days have been in the mid 60s, the nights in the 40s and 50s and the leaves are starting to change. Down in the south it’s not uncommon for the weather to stay in the 80s and 90s throughout November, and at least in the areas that I used to haunt the majority of the trees were everygreens and pines, so there was very little in the way of autumn colors on the leaves. So it’s been really awesome to finally get a taste of what a true fall season is like.
So in honor of that, here’s the most autumn-y stickers I have to share on the countdown this year. I’m not sure exactly on the date or company on this sheet, but I think they might be Amscam from around 1979-1981.
The illustration style is crude but a whole lot of fun and the whole sheet has a very heavy fall feel to it with lots of yellows, oranges, and browns. Love it.
Swing back by tomorrow for more spooky sticker fun and again, if you have a second, check out the Countdown to Halloween official site for a list of hundreds of other sites participating in the month-long celebration of the holiday!
Welcome back to the Peel Here & Scream, the 2015 Branded Countdown to Halloween. Well, sooner or later it had to happen. Lisa Frank had to grace this site. I’ll be honest, as sticker crazy as I was as a kid, it led me to breaking through the gender barrier when it came to falling in love with a lot of the more girl-oriented properties and brands (Strawberry Shortcake and Jem spring to mind.) That being said, I just never got into Lisa Frank. I was aware of all of the stickers, school supplies and clothes, but it fell way outside of the Venn diagram that made up my interests. But as I said, being a guy who loves to collect and share a massive amount of vintage stickers, sooner or later I had to pick up some Lisa Frank stuff. Running across these vintage Halloween stickers was the breaking point…
I’m not positive when these stickers were released, but if I had to guess I’d pinpoint it somewhere between 1987-1989. First things first, Halloween dolphin with. This sheet of stickers is covered in Halloween dolphin witches. That is just…I mean…I’m not sure exactly what to say about it. It’s like two nightmares merging, Ecco the Dolphin meets ridiculously colorful girly Lisa Frank. It’s amazing. That’s not even to discount the trick-or-treating surfer dude ghost duck. There are just so many layers of WTF awesome on these sheet of stickers.
I’m not sure I can top this sheet, but swing back by tomorrow to see what I have to share next, and as always, be sure to check out the Countdown to Halloween website to find a list of a plethora of other sites also celebrating the month of October with blog-a-thons.
So, changing things up just a bit for day 13 of the Countdown to Halloween I thought it would be fun to share a set of the four Halloween-y Trend scratch-n-sniff stickers from the early 80s. Though I know there were more Trend brand Halloween stickers than these four, I’m most familiar with these and can distinctly remember getting them on homework papers from elementary school.
The scents on these stickers is all over the map from normal to weird. For instance, the witch sticker above smelled like licorice, while the description on the skeletons below was bone (though it smells more like musk.)
These Trend ghosts are probably the best smelling of the bunch as they are coconut scented…
The Swooper bat below is described as cave-scented, but it really smells like a campfire.
Swing back by tomorrow for another round of vintage Halloween stickers and remember to check out the Countdown to Halloween for a ton of other sites participating in this marathon of macabre all October long!
Welcome back to week 2 of the Countdown to Halloween here at Branded in the 80s. To kick things off I wanted to share one of my favorite all-time Halloween-y Hallmark sticker sheets from the 80s, these amazing designs from 1984…
I absolutely freaking love these candy trick-or-treating designs! It kills me that imagery of trick-or-treators is rare in vintage sticker sheets, but this sheets almost makes up for it. Remember to swing back by my metaphorical house tomorrow for more sticker treats. And check out the Countdown to Halloween for a ton of other sites also handing out virtual goodies all month long!
Today’s Countdown to Halloween post is a another short but cute one as I take a moment to share another super cute set of stickers that are more adorable than creepy. But they’re still heavy on the Halloween charm. This sheet hails from 1982 and is another Hallmark sheet. Is this the first Owl that’s graced this countdown?
We’re nearing the end of the first full week of the Countdown to Halloween here at Branded. Since I shared a sheet of pun-laden, gravestone-centric AGC stickers earlier in the week I thought it would be fun to share some Hallmark stickers that are in the same vein…
The jokes on these stones are pretty groan worthy, like zombie groans, but I adore the heck out of the illustrations. That vampire is freaking adorable! These hail from 1984, by the by.
Come back around tomorrow for another installment of the Halloween-y sticker countdown and if you’re looking for more sites celebrating the season like mine, you can find a plethora of ’em with a metric ton of spooky content over at the Countdown to Halloween!
For today’s edition of Peel Here & Scream I’m going super traditional with a couple of Hallmark pumpkin sticker sheets. They might not be the most exciting stickers, but they’re classics and I love ’em. First up is this sheet from 1981…
This second sheet is out of this world and hails from 1984. Not exactly sure why these Jack O’Lanterns are in outer space, but I love, love, love them. The only draw back on these sheet is the repetition. At least that first sheet had about 14 different designs…
Remember to come back tomorrow for more Halloween-y sticker fun, and if you have a minute, head on over to the Countdown to Halloween website to scope out all the other sites participating in the 2015 blog marathon festivities!
For day seven of the Countdown to Halloween I’m jump back into my collection of spooky stickers for another edition of Peel Here & Scream. Today I’m changing things up a tad by sharing a vintage sheet of AGC stickers (instead of Hallmark, which admittedly will dominate this countdown.)
These stickers hail from 1983 and feature a bunch of Halloween-y gravestone puns. They’re not all winners (Jack O. Lantern, really AGC?) But some of these remind me of Garbage Pail Kid-style name puns which I love. Dee Funct for the win. Also, the illustration style of these stickers reminds me a ton of the Witch’s Night Out Halloween cartoon special. If you’ve never seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out!
Let’s reconvene back here tomorrow for another installment of Peel Here & Scream, and remember, there’s a ton of other site participating in the Countdown to Halloween, all of which you can find at the site aptly named, Countdown to Halloween! ;)
It’s the start of the first full week of October and it’s been a great season. The house is decorated, I’ve eaten my first Halloween Burger King Whopper, and I scoped out a bunch of fun new candy to buy this year for the trick or treaters. So, surprise, surprise, but I have yet another sheet of vintage Hallmark stickers to share today for the Countdown to Halloween. Keeping it chronological here is a sheet from 1984!
As the decade moves on the illustrations are becoming less eccentric and more tight. This sheet is cool because it seems to be aimed at teachers to use on homework and tests that got good grades. Love that there were seasonal stickers for school work.
Swing back by tomorrow for more Halloweeny stickers, and remember to check out the Countdown to Halloween for a plethora of other sites participating in the month-long blogging insanity.
It’s the first Sunday of the Countdown to Halloween. It’s been a pretty good October so far. The girlfriend and I decorated our place yesterday so there’s plenty of spooky stuff and orange lights all around the house. Really getting into the spirit. Today I have another Hallmark sticker sheet to share, this time from 1983. Again, the illustration work on these is really fun and very much of the early 80s. Just look at that ten ton chin on the witch in that top left sticker! Love it.
Tomorrow starts the first full week of the month so check back by for some more Halloweeny sticker fun. Though I’m not helping to run it this year, I urge anyone who digs this kind of season blog fun to check out the official Countdown to Halloween site for a list of hundreds of other sites participating in the month-long madness.