I love this diecut! When I first read of the Dementors in the Harry Potter books, this is the image I fixed in my head. I'm glad to see these early Dennison paper items get the exposure they deserve. Given the overall condition of this example, I'm not surprised it didn't exceed book value. A cautionary note: 2-3 years ago, I saw 8" sizes of these floating about. All had ragged edges and poor lithography. Given that Dennison always stated the dimensions as being what this seller states, the smaller ones are poorly done reproductions.
Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.