Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Halloween Tales book by Ethel Owen 1928 Hallowe'en Tales

I have noticed that the prices for these hard-cover books that celebrate Halloween have been increasing fairly quickly this year, qualifying as a new genre of our fine hobby. This particular item seemed particularly nice given its bright coloration, its dust jacket and the strong cover imagery as well as the pleasing end papers. Still, given that the interior verbiage is mostly pablum, I am surprised that this is a developing trend. I am sure the sellers, good friends and long on my list of those with whom I prefer doing business, were pleasantly surprised by its ending price.