Additional Info and Errata for the 3rd Edition
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I had an opportunity to chat via email with the last surviving son of the founder of Alberts Display and Novelty Company. He told me that his father, Philip Alberts, shut down the firm's operations in 1948. Their Halloween output was restricted to a period from ~1941-1946. Therefore, the dates attributed in the book to all items made by the Alberts Display and Novelty Company are slightly off. The correct date range would be ~1941-1946. Please see pages 29 and 58 where collectively three items made by the firm can be found.
P. 19: At least one of the manufacturers of the Fortune Telling Favor Set was the J. Levinsohn Company of New York, NY.
P. 116-117: I have concluded based on some information contained on the bottom of a Rosen Valentine Pops box that the Rosen mechanical and non-mechanical "Pops" boxes were not meant as retail countertop displays, but were actually sold to the end-consumer. (See the blog section of the site for more information.)
P. 211: The manufacturing date of "1930s" for the trio of T. Cohn clickers at left, near the bottom was inadvertently omitted.
P. 215: The manufacturing date of "1930s" for the tambourine at top left was misprinted as "193s."
P. 215: The manufacturing date of "1930s" for the two tambourines shown at the bottom right was inadvertently omitted.
P. 224: The Beistle reversible nut cups shown at middle left were sold with stock number 1865.