Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Lot of 6 Halloween Die Cut & paper Hat, lanternd & blowers-USA/Germany

The star of this lot, by far, is the triangular hat. Made before WWI by a German firm, their output is maddeningly elusive. The hats were made from very thin paper stock, so they are nearly always thrashed when they surface. This hat was in the finest condition I've seen in years. I was tempted by it, but the condition still falls short of the mark for acquisition. If you turn to page 137, you can see four treat satchels that were produced by the same firm.