This charming and talented musically-inclined diecut decoration features a Jack o' Lantern-headed musician playing the accordion, and who is very reminiscent of the earliest version of “Mickey Mouse.”
He was made in Germany in the 1920s or 1930s, and is one of a set of six band members – all of whom play different musical instruments. He was made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp and painted in outstanding shades of bright orange and black, and he has a magnificent original glossy finish.
He is embossed Germany on one foot, and he measures 7 ¾” high x 3 ¼” wide. One like him can be seen on page 186 of the outstanding reference book entitled “Vintage Halloween Collectibles: Third Edition” by esteemed collector, expert and author Mark B. Ledenbach, and he is considered to be SCARCE.