Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Owl Halloween Decoration Die Cut Cellophane eyes 13"x10" Made In U.S.A.

The seller made a mistake listing this with a BIN of $28.95, a mistake probably apparent as a scant 23 minutes elapsed between the time it was listed and some informed buyer snapped it up. This is - hands down - the rarest of the large diecuts Beistle issued with transparencies. It surfaces so rarely that I finally acquired one after nearly two decades of searching only 5 years ago. I feel the true value is closer to $275 than to $29. Kudos to the buyer! 

10/09 Update: Apparently the seller was made aware of this posting and reneged on the original sale, telling the original buyer, a good friend of mine, that she had let her sister handle the listing in error. This unscrupulous seller then went on to tell the buyer that her sister had subsequently sold the diecut to another person. Can you believe this? I encouraged the buyer to lodge a complaint with Ebay, advice that was followed. I know that I'll never deal with this jerk of a seller.