Large & Rare Vintage Halloween Beistle He Luhrs 3-d Cat Table Decoration 30s-40s For SaleWelcome Fellow Vintage and Antique Hallowe'en and Paper Ephemera Enthusiasts! Many of you know us as longtime collectors and sellers of vintage and antique Hallowe'en, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter memorabilia, antique dolls, old toys, and lovely old china and glassware. For your all-year-long Hallowe’en loving pleasure, we are HAUNTINGly happy to present a PURRRRfectly wonderful, RARE, 3-dimensional black cat diecut table decoration that was made in the USA by the Beistle Company! This kitty has the H.E. Luhrs mark.ThisBIG andimposing kitty cat – with his super-SPOOKY expression – was made in the late 1930s to the early 1940s. He stands a whopping19 ¼” long x 12 ½” high, and when positioned in place h is 3 ¼” wide.One just like him can be seen on page 259 of Mark B. Ledenbach’s outstanding book “Vintage Halloween Collectibles; An Identification & Price Guide (Second Edition)”. Using his relative scarcity index, Mark has assigned the number “2” for this decoration, which means RARE.As Mark mentions, the front legs fit into two slots in the base and the head is on a separate flap that can move away from the body – giving this item a simple 3-D effect. Interesting to note is that our example has never had those two slot tabs removed! One slot is marked Made in USA, Copr. H.E. Luhrs. The other slot tab explains how to position this decoration.The exact condition is as follows: his head has a reinforced crease to one ear and either a reinforced crease to the head or a repair. There is another elongated crease to Kitty’s arched back, three creases to two paws, and a very light crease to the tail. There are two tiny surface lifts to points on the tail.We particularly love Kitty’s superb and impressivecountenance – which is so typical oficonic Beistle design and always make their pieces so desirable. If you are a collector who loves exceedingly hard-to-find vintage Hallowe'en decorations as we do, and you love the superb artistry that was present in pre-war Beistle creations, then this MAGICally magnificent kitty – with his super-spooky expression – just might be the perfect acquisition for you!Please remember Ziz’s motto: Eat, Drink and Be Scary!No BONES about it, we have SCARED up a great deal for true Halloween DIE-hards! There is on this item and a DEVILishly low starting offer so everyone will have a GHOST of a chance. Thank you for reading our desCRYPTion. Enjoy!WE LOVE OUR buyers! We are thankful for you every day. Please check out our other sales, including Authentic 1939 New York World’s Fair Greyhound Iron Metal Diecast/Tin Toy Tram, Vintage 1939 Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Xylophone Pull Toy USA, Authentic, WORKS!.We charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. We’ll ship this pair for $12.00 Priority Mail in the continental United States insured. The shipping costs for this item are an estimate and may be more or less depending on your location. However, if the actual shipping costs are less, we WILL refund the difference. We pack with tender loving care, and love to combine shipping. We’re also happy to arrange for free pick-up if you can come to Lancaster PA.Please pay within 3 days of end of sale. We'll ship within 1 business day of receipt of payment. Pennsylvania residents pay 6% sales tax. While we prefer to ship to the United States only, we will ship overseas to interested collectors – but will need to quote actual shipping costs at the end of the sale. All international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail International insured. We also cannot predict other fees such as tariffs or duty taxes for each country.
there’ll be spooky doings,
When cometh Hallowe'en,
With black cats loudly meowing,
And witches to be seen;
For ‘tis the night when bats careen,
And hoots the hooting owl,
While in the heavy shadows
The gray ghosts slyly prowl.
Happy Hallowe'en 2013!
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