Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Lot - Antique Germany Halloween Masks, Umbrella, Hat, Glasses, Noisemaker, etc.

The star of this lot, such as it is, is the umbrella, made in Germany during the 1920s. These umbrellas were made from the same thin paper the Germans used for their hats, so few have survived intact. When these surface, there are nearly always substantial condition issues. The last one in reasonably acceptable condition surfaced several years ago and sold for nearly $1000. I have not been interested in adding one to the collection as the mere act of opening and closing the umbrella causes damage. The rest of the lot isn't compelling.