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Vintage Beistle Two Sided Standup Halloween Pumpkin

This iconic lantern was made by Beistle in 1930-31 in two sizes: this 12" version and an 8" version. The latter is marginally harder to find. Overall, the condition on this lantern is solid, although it is definitely missing its bottom. Make sure you consider and allow for this fact when deciding on an appropriate bid. This lantern in perfect condition typically brings between $700-800. 

2/16 Update: This iconic lantern ended at $586.50, a wholly expected selling price given its overall condition.