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Vintage Halloween Diecut set of 5, Made in Germany

The star of this lot is the one at the bottom. Although the four crescent moon diecuts are part of a great, yet relatively common set of six, the mini-diecut at the bottom is quite hard-to-find, as are all five of its brethren. (The complete set of these mini-diecuts is shown on page 166.) This mini-diecut set was first made immediately after WWII. Items from this preliminary run are marked "USSR Occupied." Interestingly, the one being sold here is simply marked "Germany," so I suspect it was made as late as the early 1950s. I wouldn't think this later marking should have any impact on the value, which is in the neighborhood of $175.