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Timeless Halloween Collectibles: 1920 to 1949

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This is the definitive reference guide for vintage Halloween collectors looking for accurate information on each piece, as well as for designers looking for the best in Halloween graphics. The collectibles showcased span what some people consider the "Golden Years" of Halloween production - 1920 through 1949. You'll be charmed by the artwork of the many invitations shown and wonder how a host ever survived without the myriad party helps. Dozens of die cut items have graphics so vivid they almost jump from the ...
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Overview

This is the definitive reference guide for vintage Halloween collectors looking for accurate information on each piece, as well as for designers looking for the best in Halloween graphics. The collectibles showcased span what some people consider the "Golden Years" of Halloween production - 1920 through 1949. You'll be charmed by the artwork of the many invitations shown and wonder how a host ever survived without the myriad party helps. Dozens of die cut items have graphics so vivid they almost jump from the pages! See the artist's creativity at its best when you pore over the party games and hats. And what Halloween would be complete without the Jack-O-Lantern? The stock number, initial release year, and object's proper name, are taken directly from holiday sales catalogues and interspersed with the author's comments. Over 350 photographs include some never-before-seen items. A value guide accompanies each entry. Learn to identify Halloween items at antique shops, flea markets, and yard sales . Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone contained within. This is one Halloween source guide that you'll refer to again and again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764321467
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
A Brief History of the Beistle Company 7
Using the Value Guide 8
"October's Party" 9
Chapter I You're Invited...Invitations 10
Chapter II Party Helps 16
Chapter III Die-Cuts 40
Chapter IV Party Games 76
Chapter V Party Hats 90
Chapter VI Lanterns and Shades 126
Miscellaneous 157
Beistle Die Boards 159
"The Pumpkin" 160
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