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Halloween Collectables by Dan & Pauline Campanelli

This is an outstanding reference published in 1995. I am surprised yet happy that one in "new" condition is being offered for sale. When I decided to write my own reference guide, the first edition of which was published in 2003, this was a key resource for me. During the intervening years I have come to appreciate it all the more. The vast majority of information conveyed in the book was correct, a true feat given that not much research scholarship had been done on the subject when this was being put together. Dan and Pauline were winging it and got it mostly right. I had the pleasure of written correspondence with Pauline, all of which I retain in my archives. Sadly, she passed away in 2001. Their collection was auctioned by Noel Barrett in 2003.