Mint Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Girl Flapper Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s
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Mint Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Girl Flapper Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s:
Welcome 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.
We have been asked to sell some superbpieces from the collection of a very knowledgeable collector of vintage and antique Hallowe'en ephemera. For your all-year-long Hallowe’en-loving pleasure, we are HAUNTINGly happy to present Germany’s infamous Jack o' Lantern girl Flapper diecut. This one is the smaller, easy-to-place size – and she is in MINT, MINT, DEAD MINT condition!Please meet Flo. She was made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp and painted in matte medium orange, jet black with a slight sheen and matte ivory white. She is embossed Germany on one side. She wears her hair in a bob so popular in the day and her black lips are poised for
This example is by far the nicest one in the best condition we have ever seen
in our many years of collecting. She looks like the day she was made and one
would never DREAM she has seen 90-something All Hallows' Eves. It is Ziz’s
opinion that you may never see an example of this diecut in this superior condition.
This is the only one in this condition Ziz has seen in all of her many years of
collecting and sharing vintage Hallowe'en memorabilia.
Flo measures 5” high x 6” wide.
As an aside: this diecut has always reminded us of Betty Boop. One like Flo can be seen on page 158 of Mark B. Ledenbach’s outstanding book “Vintage Halloween Collectibles; An Identification & Price Guide (Second Edition)”.
We imagine what those FRIGHTfully fabulous parties were like during the Flapper Days of the Roarin’ 1920s and 1930s. We picture smoke-filled speakeasies, MAGICally magnificent parties where mahjong was played, costumes and masks were worn and fun was surely had by all.This oh-so-SPOOKY cool decoration SCREAMS the 1920s with her iconic hairstyle and somewhat naughty expression. She would make a perfect acquisition for the Hallowe'en collector who seeks to add items of memorabilia in only the very best condition.
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 SCARCE VERY FINE Vintage Halloween Perched Owl Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s!
We charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. We’ll ship this piece for $10.00 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.
Oh, 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 ghost slyly prowl.
Happy Hallowe'en 2013!