Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Smiling German Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Pipe Noisemaker!

Horns like this first began appearing at large antiques shows in the middle 1990s. There were several different styles - a skull, a witch face, a black cat face - that all began appearing at once. I remember seeing large quantities of these different pipe noisemakers on the table of a dealer from Germany at one of the Atlantic City antiques shows during the middle 1990s. I wondered then just how many would be sold before collectors realized they had no age to them. I'm glad this item was listed in the correct category!