Rare Vintage Halloween Dual-sided Jol Lantern, Made In Germany For Beistle, 1928 For Sale
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. For your all-year-long Hallowe’en-loving pleasure, we are HAUNTINGly happy to present an exceedingly hard-to-find, dual-sided, Jack o' Lantern decoration with its original inserts and tissue sides!!! According to Mark B. Ledenbach’s outstanding book “Vintage Halloween Collectibles; An Identification & Price Guide (Second Edition)” on page 135, this rarelantern was made in Germany for The Beistle Company of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1928. Using his relative scarcity index, Mark has assigned the number “2” for this lantern, which means RARE.We have been given the great honor of selling this lantern for a well-known andvery knowledgeable collector in our hobby. As Mark Ledenbach states, this lantern tells a great story since it is an example of the short-lived formal association Beistle had in the late 1920s with German manufacturers. Mark’s example is the larger version however, this one we are offering here is the smaller 8” version. It is marked Made in Germany, and features all of our favorite iconic Hallowe'en imagery including flying bats, a smiling full moon, witches on broomsticks, flying crows, running pumpkin men and black cats. Notice that one side of this heavy paper diecut lantern is smiling while the other side is frowning. Cardboard supports are present at both the top and bottom, and accordion pleated tissue paper is present on both sides. Our collecting friend has indicated that the top support is a quality replacement; however it is very well done and does not detract. Although slightly darker in color, we find it difficult to believe it is a replacement. Other condition issues are as follows: Apparently on at least one All Hallows' Eve a candle was lit to prevent ghosts and goblins from entering the owner’s home since a small amount of wax is present at the base. Some paper tothe tissue sidesis missing; please see photos. Part of the tissue nose on the frowning side is missing as well. The cardboard for both sides is in outstanding condition and free from major creases, repairs or damage! If you are fellow Hallowe'en collecting friendwho enjoys adding the rarest of the rare examples to his or her collection, we think this MAGICally magnificent example of the collaboration between Germany and the USA in the Flapper Days of the Roarin’ 1920s would be a SPOOKtacular 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 VERY FINE+ Vintage Halloween Broomed Witch Diecut Decoration, Germany, 1920s, Lovely Antique China Head Pet Name Doll, Hertwig & Co, Germany Agnes 18” ca 1905, All-Original Early Antique Paper Mache & Compo Folk Art Doll, Straw-Filled Body, Vintage Christmas Mickey Mouse Boxed Noma Light Set Disney Characters, ca. 1935, New Without Box Women’s Rockport Leather Slip-On Shoes Size 8 1/2 M Walnut Brown, Exquisite Antique Bisque Head Doll AM 390, 18”, Germany, Original Wig, 1890s, Desirable Antique Bisque Shoulder-Head Doll Dainty Dorothy, Sears, Germany 1910.We charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. We’ll ship this piece for $13.13 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 before 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. Please email us for exact shipping costs to your overseas location. 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!
On Jun-15-13 at 07:39:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
OOOOPS!!! This lantern appears on page 35 of Mark's book NOT page 135. Ziz made a typo.Thank you, Mark!!! :)
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Rare Vintage Halloween Dual-sided Jol Lantern, Made In Germany For Beistle, 1928: $193