Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.

Vintage RARE GERMAN WindowFrame diecut,Cat with crow on the fence,1 of 4 produc

$399.99 as the opening bid for this heavily damaged German diecut is the very definition of optimism. The seller, whose grasp on grammar, punctuation and spelling is tenuous at best, really should tamp down the optimism and simply list this remnant at $9.99 without a reserve. 

09/03 Update: The seller, after no interest at her too-high opening bid price, lowered it to $39.99. That action has attracted some interest, with the price now at $79. 

09/04 Update: This remnant sold for $152.50. 

Large 13" Vintage German Halloween Embossed Jack-O-Lanterns Diecut!

This result is truly pushing the very boundary of sanity. This windowpane diecut, one of a set of four made during the early 1930s, has never sold for anything remotely close to this (frankly) ridiculous level. $5799.99 is more than was paid ~10 days ago for a one-of-a-kind German diecut. Hey, I'm not greedy - anyone wanting the one shown on page 170 can have it for $3500.  I am worried that these unsustainable prices are so daunting to new collectors that the overall hobby will be damaged.