Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Secret of the OldClock: Nancy Drew 30 Postcards

Nancy Drew novels were very popular when I was a teen.  I spent many hours reading  and talking about them.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the publisher had released a postcard collection of some of the original titles.
 
They are printed in full colour on sturdy card stock.  The cards fit into three groups.  The first, are reproductions of covers from circa 1939.  The covers from this period were illustrated by Russell H. Tandy. These first books were penned by author Mildred A. Wirt Benson.  For decades I had thought they were written by Carolyn Keene. I'm glad I didn't find this out when I was young, I would have been dis-illusioned.
 
These covers, that I am familiar with, are were introduced in 1962 and featured the iconic yellow spine.
This cover was introduced in 1962.

Regardless of the cover style, the intrigue and appeal of the books remained the same.  It will be wonderful to send these cards out to my girlfriends and trigger fond memories of when they were young.

To read more about the Nancy Drew series, visit the site Nancy Drew Sleuth.

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7 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys....even at 67.

Kate said...

I worked in the library when I was a teen and read everything I could get my hands on. Come to think of it, I still do!

Lady Penguin said...

I remember having a few Nancy Drew books around the house. They were my older sister's and I think they were long gone by the time I got bit by the reading bug. Either that or I was never allowed to touch them. Hard to recall all these years later. I believe we still have the Meg box set. My mom has been saving it.

Thanks for the comment. I am into a huge organizational movement this year. I am so tired of having stuff! I want to live a simpler life. Also, I have enough stuff to open a store. A very eclectic store, but a store nonetheless.

Sheila said...

I also loved these books as a teen , still have a couple in my possession .

Colleen said...

The yellow spine ones bring back memories for me too. I read almost all of them, and wanted to be as independent and feisty as Nancy was!

desertskyquilts said...

I'm devastated to learn there wasn't a Carolyn Keene! I never knew that. I read them in blue hardcovers which I don't recall having any artwork. The Hardy Boys were a different color, and the Dana Twins were a reddish pink. In my classroom, I had ones with drawings on the fronts, though, and children were still reading and enjoying them until I retired in 2005. I'd love to have a postcard mailed to me. =)

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

All we had at home when we were kids was Trixie Beldon.
I would have loved to have had a Nancy Drew book.

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