Wow! It's nice to see a high-end, rare item on Ebay these days. Seeing this, although I don't collect JOL lanterns, was like finding a diamond where I've grown used to seeing nothing but cubic zirconias. Three bidders duked it out near the ending price, so this result seems sustainable. I would say that the size and heaviness of the material contributed substantially to the stellar result, with a nudge upward for the seemingly vintage inserts. Nice!
Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.