Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Halloween Metal Noisemaker SKELETON

This noisemaker is arguably the best designed noisemaker the U.S. Metal Toy company ever manufactured. It is a large one with excellent lithography. Even though it was produced relatively late in the game - and you can deduce this fact by its always plastic handle - this particular noisemaker is devilishly difficult to locate in acceptable condition. (As one of my favorite Ebay sellers likes to proclaim, "There's no bones about it!") These typically trade in the $175-250 price range, although being so soon after the season, it may fetch less. I'll be watching! 

11/26 addendum: I was glad to see this great noisemaker bring a strong $220.50!