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Vintage Halloween Lantern 4 Different Sides Cat, Bat, Pumpkin, Owl Unique

This very busy shade was produced by Gibson during the 1920s in two variations. The one up for auction is the later variant. The earlier version has cut-out silhouettes as part of the main frame, rather than having these images printed directly onto the orange paper. These early versions are much rarer and have a value significantly greater than later versions. This item has but one bid at $19.99, so a bargain may be in the offing.