Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

vintage Halloween JOL pumpkin/squash?. Germany. 40's or 50's.

It is too bad that these well-known reproductions still fool collectors. This seller had a number of auctions end this day with all of the German JOLs having been made no earlier than ~1995. These have decorative value only, nothing approaching what some poor soul paid for this. Do your research!

09/07 Update: The seller contacted me seeking more information as to whether these were truly made beginning in the mid-1990s. After several email exchanges, convinced, she is moving to pro-actively refund the purchasers for this and all the other newish lanterns she sold. I sure wish there were more honest, involved sellers like hoobster1. Brava!!