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Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

RARE GERMAN LUHRS DENNISON BEISTLE SCARY CLOWN BROWNIE MECHANICAL DIECUT TOY

This very odd mechanical decoration was made by a company whose mark is so miniature on the piece that it cannot be discerned. The vampire clown pushing a JOL in a wheelbarrow is such a weird combo that this particular diecut hasn't received the collector "love" it deserves. This particular item shouldn't bring much because of the extensive damage. Not only is the tip of the hat missing, the item is soiled and the "foot wheel" at the front shouldn't be there. If you look on page 284 you can see the original wheelbarrow's wheel has been clumsily replaced with the damaged "foot wheel." This is one of a set of four designs this unknown company produced - and definitely the most bizarre. You can see the others on page 284. 

11/01 Update: This Frankensteined item brought $101.01. 

#185 ANTIQUE HALLOWEEN 3 CARDBOARD DIE-CUTS MAID WITCH CLOWN GERMANY 1920s/1930s

This is merely one example of the great bargains to be had this time of the year for Halloween collectors. (Although a great time to buy, it is a horrific time to sell, since the recently passed holiday seems to have sated collectors' appetites, a phenomenon that occurs regularly from about early November through late March.) My advice, unless you have to sell, just wait until early April to begin selling anything noteworthy.