Scarce Vfine Vintage Halloween Crescent Moon & Bat Diecut Decoration Germany 20s 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 a SPOOKTACULAR andSCARCE small crescent moon and flying bat diecut decoration that was made in Germany in the Flapper Days of the Roarin’ 1920s! This example is in VERY FINE condition!
PLEASE NOTE:This is a7 day sale!!!Please meet Bart the Bat and his lifelong Man in the Moon friend! This Hallowe'en decoration was made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp and it has outstanding color of darker old brownish-orange (the color Ziz just LOVES), black and ivory white. Diecuts such as this one were made with both matte and glossy finishes. This example has a soft glossy finish which is Ziz’s personal favorite. Bart has flown up to visit with his lifelong smiling Man in the Moon friend as he has done on All Hallows' Eve for 90-something years. Notice the details here including the embossed webbing to the bat’s wings and the embossing on his body designed to simulate real bat fur. Two six-pointed stars decorate the ring and one larger orange star appears as well. This piece is stamped Germany on the reverse and is also embossed Germany in tiny letters under the large star. This piece measures 5” in diameter. Ziz has noticed that some of the smaller crescent moons were made with thicker material than others. The thicker ones are able to retain their condition better than the thinner ones. This example was made from thicker material. YEA!One just like this diecut can be seen on page 162 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 “3” for this diecut, which means SCARCE. As Mark points out, production runs weren’t always standardized. The crescent moon can make up either the left or the right sides of the diecut. The exact condition is as follows: there is a tiny crease to the tip of one of Bart’s wings however the cardboard is still stable. At the originalhanging hole, there is a tiny surface-only line but this isNOT a crease. There is a tiny bit of wear to Mr. Moon Man’s teeth and when we hold the decoration up to the light we see four ever-so-tiny pinholes that do not show in the front. If you are a Hallowe'en collector who has a particular fondness for decorations from the golden age of Hallowe'en as we do, this hard-to-find diecut, in its superb condition and with its MAGICally magnificent color, 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 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 $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 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!