Lot 70                Late 1940s Beistle Gourd with Green Hat Diecut (BOOK ITEM)
Beistle produced this decidedly odd overly large diecut during the late 1940s. It shows a gourd wearing a green hat complete with a feather. The ears and nose appear to be peppers. It was made with an unusually heavy cardboard stock, measures ~21” high by ~14.25” wide and is non-embossed. When this design surfaces, it is typically in poor condition, probably due to its size. The condition issue with this item is the three holes that I have shown in close-up photos. Else, the colors are bright with minimal edge wear. This is the very item photographed for my reference books and appearing on page 152 of the third edition. This entered the collection on May 30, 1999. The prevailing bidder will receive a handwritten note on my personal Halloween stationary attesting to this provenance.   

RSIN: 3/Condition: 7

Final: $75             Bidder #33