Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Scarce c.1920 Vintage Beistle Halloween Lantern - Made in Germany-Witch-Cat-Bat

I've never seen this lantern before. I am curious about the seller's statement that it was made in Germany for Beistle. In looking at the lantern, I don't see any markings to that effect. (I wonder if the seller simply lifted the verbiage from one of my books?) In any event, this is a rare one, snapped up for a song. This listing demonstrates the peril of using a BIN. I would have been a bidder at a level significantly above $125. (The same seller sold an identical lantern a bit earlier for $110 using BIN.)