I haven't seen one of these true gems listed in some time. Although in rough condition, it is nice to see one of these survivors on its way to a good home. Beistle issued this lantern masterpiece in 1930-1931. I feel it is a physical manifestation of the acme of their art. Beistle used this art on an 8" version then only once again: on an enveloped puzzle of this lantern face. The puzzle measures 8” by 9” and was sold with a stock number of 873. SGV is $1,200, but given its overall condition, I think this will be hard-pressed to meet that level.
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