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SCARCE Vintage Halloween Jack o' Lantern Pirate Diecut Decoration with Skull & Crossbones on Hat, Germany 1920s

$80.00 ($10.00 shipping)

Item # HDIEC-08272017-2-100




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This frowning pirate diecut decoration has a pumpkin for a head, and FRIGHTfully fabulous embossed skull-and-crossbones on his hat.

This German Jack o' Lantern pirate was made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp in the 1920s. A similar pirate diecut can be seen in another one of our offerings. This one is frowning and the other is smiling.

He measures 5 ¼” high x 5 ½” wide, and is embossed Germany.

He is nearly pristine condition, with NO bends and NO creases whatsoever. But he does have some original factory over-paint under his hat. The original hanging hole shows absolutely no wear and is unused.

One just like him can be seen on page 181 of the outstanding reference book entitled “Vintage Halloween Collectibles: Third Edition” by esteemed collector, expert and author Mark B. Ledenbach. Using his relative scarcity index Mark has assigned the number “3” for this diecut, which means SCARCE. We are so deeply honored and grateful that Mark invited us to showcase some of the pieces from our collection in this incredible book!

I love the detail that was created by the German artisans on this piece! Notice, for instance, the embossed striations that simulate those of a real pumpkin. Tiny embossed Jack o' Lanterns even decorate the ends of his hat.

This is difficult piece to find, especially in this condition, and it would make an outstanding addition to any collection of Golden Age Hallowe'en memorabilia.




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SCARCE Vintage Halloween Jack o' Lantern Pirate Diecut Decoration with Skull & Crossbones on Hat, Germany 1920s




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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 2018!


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