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Tiny & Adorable Antique Halloween Composition Veggie Man Candy Container Atop Cardboard Box Candy Container, Germany Pre-1920s

$295.00 ($11.00 shipping)

Item # HCCON-08202017-1



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This is without question THE most adorable antique Hallowe'en candy container I have ever laid eyes on!

This tiny composition veggie man has cucumber legs and a pumpkin head with endearing hand-painted facial features, and an oh-so-charming smile. While he unmarked, he is unquestionably German.

His arms are carrots, and his body most likely a squash or a lemon. He may even have potato feet! He stands casually-posed atop a round cardboard box, making him an early candy container where tiny sweet treats would be placed inside. Candy containers such as this one were often given out as game prizes or used as party favors back in the day.

He is so brightly colored, and that expression gets me every time! This candy container is a mere 3” tall.

The sweet fellow has a hairline going around his head. However, this composition figural may have been made in two halves, and this could be a mold line. There is a chip to the back of one foot. He stands just a little crooked, but that adds to his casual countenance. The bottom plug to the candy box is present but loose, and there is some wrinkling to the top cardboard.

I ADORE this piece, and I love its early history, its design, its color and its condition. I think once you see him in person, you will too!




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Tiny & Adorable Antique Halloween Composition Veggie Man Candy Container Atop Cardboard Box Candy Container, Germany Pre-1920s










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I charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. I’ll ship this item for $11.00 Priority Mail in the continental United States insured. If the actual shipping costs are less, I WILL refund the difference. I pack with tender loving care, and love to combine shipping. I am also happy to arrange for free pick-up if you can come to Lancaster PA.

I'll ship within 3 business days of receipt of payment. Pennsylvania residents pay 6% sales tax. While I prefer to ship to the United States only, I will ship overseas to interested collectors – but will need to quote actual shipping costs BEFORE you make your purchase. Please email me for an international shipping quote. All international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail International insured. I also cannot predict other fees such as tariffs or duty taxes for each country.

Oh, there’ll be spooky doings
When cometh Hallowe'en,
With black cats loudly meowing,
And witches to be seen;
For ‘tis the night when bats careen,
And hoots the hooting owl,
While in the heavy shadows
The gray ghost slyly prowl.

Happy Hallowe'en 2017!


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