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Antique German Halloween Clown Jack O Lantern

For you newer collectors, this design, along with seven other designs, suddenly began appearing for sale at shows in the middle 1990s. Although possibly made in Germany, these otherwise have no history prior to that time and are known as fantasy items. They have no collectible value. Unfortunately, lots of collectors have bought these faux items. They have percolated into many collections throughout the country.