Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage Halloween Noise Makers lot of 3 Witches Cats Bats Skeleton Pumpkin

My eye quickly breezed over this listing until I saw the ending price. Puzzled, I took a moment to comprehend what I was seeing and the result made more sense. However, instead of wondering why someone paid so much, I wondered how they managed to pay so little. The star of the lot is the noisemaker on the right. This design is rare, appearing in two forms to my knowledge, a clanger as shown here and a pair of cymbals. This design has been on my "I Want" list for some time. I regret not seeing it. I feel that alone should have brought between $200-225.