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VTG HALLOWEEN DUAL-SIDED JOL LANTERN, GERMANY BEISTLE 1928

It's nice to see such a rare piece amid all the junk that has taken over the vintage Halloween category like kudzu resulting from Ebay not adequately policing the integrity of their own categories. Although not perfect, this Beistle lantern is a good one to have. As stated on page 35, "This lantern tells a great story. It is an example of the short-lived formal association Beistle had in the late 1920s with German artists and producers, hence the "Made in Germany" mark. It also shows the evolution from this curiously flat German design to the robustness of the memorable Beistle-USA lantern from 1930-31. An 8-inch version was also produced." 

Comment Added 03/22: Given the condition, I feel whomever the buyer was got a solid deal acquiring this lantern for $495.32. Kudos!!