Are you feline lucky?

Good afternoon vintage mates. Do you think black cats are lucky or unlucky? Check out some cool vintage black cats by Wibi Wonders and enjoy. I reckon they’re perfect for good luck, for Halloween, and office cats called Wooof approve of them too 🙂

Wibi Wonders

Excuse the pun – I couldn’t resist! There’s not only the international ‘Black Cat Appreciation Day’ (always in August) but also a ‘National Black Cat Day’ here in the UK (always in October). Why?According to the Cat Protection Society, it takes a week longer for black cats to be housed than other cats. One of the myths that could possibly explain why this is, is that black cats are ‘unlucky’. Well, at least at the beginning of the 20th century people thought exactly the opposite. How else can I explain the plethora of Christmas & New Year cards that show black cats bringing or wishing ‘Good luck’? Time for the images to speak for themselves:

W&K Cheerio - wherever you go Publishers: Wildt & Kray  (1903-1915)

may good luck await you - Premier Publishers: Premier

Happy Days - British Manufacture Publishers: unknown

Basket full of luck - publisher unknown Publishers: unknown

Black cats are lucky

Jolly - publisher unknown Publishers: unknown

Here’s a fundraising card:

The Modern Press - ClaytonBack of Lucky Black Cat Perfume Card

I hope I’ve shown that a black cat is nothing to have nightmares about. I will leave you…

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7 thoughts on “Are you feline lucky?

  1. For Tyeth

    Hi TVTA and Wooof, hey Wooof I think your species has been dealt a tough hand since the popularity of Halloween sprang up. Remember the good old days in Egypt when felines were revered? Don’t worry I don’t think black cats are unlucky…which is a good job as my Mother-in-law shares her house with one! And these images are just great. Thanks guys.

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      1. ArcaneHalloween

        Yeah I have always loved the name, I named him after the famous Witch burning town of Massachusetts, as opposed to Sabrina the teenage witch’s cat or Stephen King’s awesome horror novel. (most people do assume it’s the one or the other) He has a facebook page with over 1200 followers!! I currently have 752 followers for the Precinct… the power of cute cats huh!? 🙂

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