Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

antique papermachie paper card board Germany Halloween OWL clacker noise maker

The Germans produced several different clapper designs during the 1920s, all the same in the way they were assembled - two identical diecuts affixed to an orange shaped cardboard paddle. What some collectors don't know is that more often than not these diecuts were painted to look distressed. What a casual observer may conclude is wear actually isn't. You can see other clapper designs on page 196.