Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

NEAR MINT Vintage Halloween Jack o Lantern Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s-30s

Things are perking up on Ebay. One of my favorite sellers has listed this near-pristine example of a German JOL diecut. These used to be ubiquitous but those days are gone - perhaps for good. With so many collectors chasing relatively few near-mint or better vintage items, examples such as these get absorbed in collections not to surface again for sometimes many years. As many of you know, competition is fierce, as it should be for this pleasing icon of long-ago Halloweens.