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VINTAGE HALLOWEEN SKELETON NOISEMAKER RATTLE US METAL TOY

This noisemaker is arguably the best designed noisemaker the U.S. Metal Toy company ever manufactured. It is a large one with excellent lithography. Even though it was produced relatively late in the game - and you can deduce this fact by its always plastic handle - this particular noisemaker is devilishly difficult to locate in acceptable condition. (As one of my favorite Ebay sellers likes to proclaim, "There's no bones about it!") These typically trade in the $175-250 price range, so this fetching $305.00 is a strong result indeed - especially considering one in similar condition sold last November for $$220.50.