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Rare Beistle Halloween Die Cut Decoration Made In USA Green Witch w/Bats 19" 50s

This superbly designed diecut was produced by Beistle in the late 1950s as one of a set of three. Each is hard to find in collectible condition. Made from a thinner, non-embossed cardboard stock, this particular design has eluded my grasp for decades. (I tend to be sometimes too fussy about condition. I was never considering a bid on this item.) The three witches of the set are all idiosyncratic - and therefore quite interesting and memorable. This is actually my favorite design. As I write on page 159, "Get this hag a new pair of shoes!" In near-mint condition, this diecut would easily fetch $300.