I'm glad to see these Veggie figurals getting some secondary market love. The Germans made these figurals in an astounding assortment of designs. I have collected them since the beginning. Made from composition, these lightweight figurals brighten up any display. The mate to this boxer can be seen on page 81, upper right.
Although this sub-genre of German figurals is not universally loved, I've long appreciated Veggie people. I feel the very best set issued was the six member band of which this is the centerpiece. Although all of its members are hard to find, this bass drummer seems to be the hardest to find of all. This is only the second time I've seen it for sale. The one in the collection came from a long-time collector and dealer's estate. I picked it up in 1994.
The seller inaccurately describes this is a candy container top. This is simply a very nice figural made in Germany during the later 1920s. Given its condition, the opening price of $125 is somewhat aggressive. The quoted shipping cost seems to be absurdly high.
This seller epitomizes someone who simply wants far too much for items in sub-standard condition, refusing to accept the overall wisdom of the marketplace. She has listed, re-listed, then listed again this fivesome for what I consider to be a laughable, ask-for-the-moon-and-maybe-I'll-find-a-fool price. Please seller, catch a clue and simply list these in an auction format with a reasonable starting price of $49.99.
These diminutive figurals (sometimes they were made as candy containers as they would stand atop a small box) came in a wide variety of forms. I have an entire crew of these cavorting in my vintage Halloween house shown in one of my videos. (Check them all out right here on this site...) This particular figural looks to be in great shape. It is also offered by a friend of mine who is on my trusted sellers list. You can't go wrong doing business with Keith!
This seller has been trying to unload this incomplete set of veggie band members for a very long time. Catch a clue! No one wants these damaged pieces for such a high price. Offer them at a starting price of $200 and see where the bidding takes the lot. I dislike sellers who have vintage Halloween, know the market for such items has been strong for years, yet slaps a head-shakingly optimistic price on items without taking into account condition.
I love unbridled optimism - especially at this time of year. Although this partial set is quite desirable, given the many condition issues this seller's Buy-It-Now price is the very definition of unbridled optimism.
Although a very nicely crafted vintage item, this wasn't made for the Halloween season but to commemorate St. Patrick's Day.
This is a cool variant to what I have in my collection. From about 1913 through 1932, German porcelain manufacturers - there were at least two different "factories" producing this kind of material - issued a dazzling array of Halloween-themed tea set pieces. The children's sized tea pot, lidded sugar bowl and creamer are perhaps the most common of the output. There is a wildly rare set of items made for the adult table. Not only are the sizes significantly larger, but the designs tended to be more complex. The item up for sale here is from this extremely hard-to-find adult-sized set of items. The one in my collection, shown on page 117, has an orange cat. Prior to seeing this listing, I was unaware that a variant featuring a black cat existed. I expect this item to bring quite a high price.
(And it brought just that, the very strong price of $576.99.)
These are all great items (especially the small cups and saucers) and appropriately marked, but the opening price is already a fully valued number. I think the seller is making an error starting so high as that price will engender few bids. Why not start the lot at $500 and let the vagaries of the auction setting determine the price?