Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

RARE: Vintage HALLOWEEN 9" Cardboard Cat w/Pumpkin Cart / Candy Container

Here is yet another example of a seller offering an item in poor condition but not accounting for the poor condition in the starting bid. If this Fibro Toy cart was in perfect condition, the opening price would still be high. These were manufactured from 1934 through 1953 so there are a lot of them out there, most of them looking as bedraggled as this one: faded, missing surface paper and lots of wear to the points. Remember, as will all paper-based collectibles, condition is key.