Although it is a great feeling to expand one's collection of German diecuts by five in one fell swoop, it is important to pay attention to condition in formulating an appropriate bid. Except for the JOL, which doesn't have a great deal of value, the lot is made up of items that have a battered look - lots of wear and tear. Because of the condition, I feel the prevailing bidder overpaid. German diecuts, by and large, are relatively common, so when evaluating condition one should take a very hard stance so as not to do what this bidder did - overpay - only to have to upgrade at a later time.
Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.