Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

One Vintage Halloween 1930s GIBSON 4-Sided Lamp Shade Lantern SPOOK HOUSE WITCH

I've noticed that many good items over the last few weeks have been selling for prices that I'd characterize as "soft." (A major exception would be prices for small paper like invitations, tallies and plates. That sub-genre seems over-heated.) This hard-to-find Gibson shade had some creasing, but I still think it should have brought more than the paltry $49.50 it did. Although I can understand the slow sales over this holiday weekend, I wonder if collectors are saving their dollars for what may come up for sale over these next few weeks.