Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Early Beistle Halloween Stand-Up Scary Face JOL

This is an exceptionally rare Beistle item. It is a table decoration with a flip-out base like the two shown on page 251. I feel it was produced only in 1930-31. An example of Beistle being frugal - except for the flip-out base it is identical to their Jack-O-Lantern Fortune game - I don't think this was a strong seller for them. I bought the one in my collection in 2007 in a private sale. Until this listing, I have never seen it anywhere else, ever! It will be instructive to see what this fetches.