SCARCE Vintage Halloween Dual-Sided 3D Flying Bat Diecut Decoration, Gibson, 1930s

SCARCE Vintage Halloween Dual-Sided 3D Flying Bat Diecut Decoration, Gibson, 1930s

$75.00 ($10.00 shipping)

Item # HDECO-10082017-1





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This ultra-creepy-cool, identically-sided three-dimensional flying bat diecut decoration is Gibson Art Company’s work at its FRIGHTfully finest!

Gibson, from Cincinnati Ohio, produced this showy piece in the late 1930s. The body measures 10 ¾” long, 13 ¾” high with the wings fully extended. This leads me to believe that there were at least THREE sizes of this decoration made, since the measurements vary from the one seen on page 272 in the outstanding reference book entitled “Vintage Halloween Collectibles: Third Edition” by esteemed collector, expert and author Mark B. Ledenbach. It also varies from the size of the one in my own collection, which is much smaller.

This piece looks best when the wings are extended when hanging him from his original string. Look at the expression on his face! If that does not scare you, nothing will! He is two-sided, with both sides having the same design.

There are some pinholes, and a lovingly-done repair to both sides of one of his ears, and tiny creases at that ear’s tips. The wings are in good condition, but the top tips have some wear and slight bends.

This is a difficult piece to find, especially in this large size. This decoration displays BOOOtifully, and would be an ideal acquisition for any vintage Hallowe'en collection.


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SCARCE Vintage Halloween Dual-Sided 3D Flying Bat Diecut Decoration, Gibson, 1930s







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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!


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