Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Witch Cardboard Halloween Decoration with Broom Wand with a Cat Head Bat & Moon

I have long searched for this diecut, but have been foiled over the years by the same issue dogging this listing - poor condition. Beistle made a set of three witch diecuts in the late 1950s. (All are shown on page 159.) Each witch looks decidedly grumpy. Each is depicted with odd touches: one has green shoes, one has a humped back and one, this one, has shoes that need to be re-soled. Interestingly, if you look closely at each in the set, what appears to be the artist's initials can be discerned. 

01/04 Update: This diecut sold for $92, less than one third it surely would have fetched had the condition been near-perfect.