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Beistle Devil Cat with Original Glassine Sleeve

This seller, one of the pioneers in collecting vintage Halloween memorabilia, doesn't sell much, but when she does she has a tendency to place stratospheric opening prices on her "auctions." I have never liked this practice. Yes, this Skairo Beistle piece is wonderful and hard-to-find, but $900? Really?

05/26 Update: Yes, really. Someone actually ponied up $900 for this diecut and its glassine envelope. This reconfirms that items are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. Interestingly, virtually nothing else sold, so this seller has re-listed those items with lower, yet still aggressive opening bids.