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    HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN Harry Houdini's Halloween, Due July 23, 2021

    ATC Swap Due Date: Due July 23, 2021
    Signup/Withdraw Date: Due July 23, 20201
    Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Media: Any and all mediums and techniques are welcome

    HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN -- Harry Houdini's Halloween



    What was Halloween like when Harry Houdini was alive?
    He was probably doing some crazy escape act... or debunking fake mediums performing seances.
    Maybe he was at a local speak easy picking up ideas and feed-back from the rubes.
    Perhaps he was practicing for his next performance......
    ....some of his practice sessions, like sitting in a bathtub filled with ice, were as bizarre ash is stage performances

    Harry Houdini was a wonder, as well as quite the character, with his magic, escape artistry, theatrics, stunts, and illusions. He worked in the circus & on the streets, as well as on the big stage. He was called the "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. (And he pissed off a lot of cops when he consistently escaped.) Houdini also spent a lot of time debunking the whole phony séance craze in the early 1900-1930s.

    This swap is about Houdini and his life; on the streets, on the stage, and in the circus. This swap also includes his friends and surroundings, his adoring public and the mediums who hated him. This is a swap of how Houdini lived and how he died, in Detroit, MI, on HALLOWEEN, October 31, 1926.



    * This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

    * ALL mediums and techniques are welcome. Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! Please send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

    * Please sign up by posting to this thread. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list below.
    * ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
    * All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
    * All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
    * All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, such as a cereal box.
    * Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
    * Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
    .....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
    * Please confirm there is enough postage on both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
    * If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link. http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

    * If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 20 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

    * International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps/money, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

    * I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

    * Cards are due IN MY HANDS by July 23, 2021. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Please leave iTrader for your host ONLY (me) when you receive your returns and please take the time to leave Reputation/You Rock points for your fellow players from whom you receive cards.

    * A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

    * Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, please PM me for my address when you sign up or when you are ready to mail.

    * Above all ~Have fun!!!

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    Houdini is one of my favorite magicians.

    Even the new magicians, with all their glamor and glitz, not to mention their CGI tricks and illusions, do NOT compare.

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    Who is interested in Magic, Mysticism, Seances, illusions, and stunts????
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 06-22-2021 at 07:07 PM.

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    Woah! Great theme! Lurking for now..
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...hp?u=22646&c=4

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    Lurkers welcome, BAros818.
    Hope you can join us later.

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