Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

1920's Halloween Fan Black Cats Witches Made by Beistle of Shippensburg PA.

The pickings have been slim on eBay overall, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this exceedingly rare Beistle honeycomb fan up for auction. I have seen this fan only 3-4 times in nearly 30 years. The crease seen near the bottom is a result of the fan being used, unavoidable based on how it was designed. This is an early Beistle item. They made two iterations, one with a black honeycomb interior and one in orange, like this one. Both are valued equally. It has been a long while since one of these has surfaced, so it will be exciting to see what it fetches. Guide value is $450. 

4/11 Update: I don't understand this result, as this great and rare Beistle item only fetched $128.30.