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2 Very Fine+ Vintage Halloween Black Cat Diecut Decorations, East Germany 1940s For Sale

2 Very Fine+ Vintage Halloween Black Cat Diecut Decorations, East Germany 1940s


Welcome Fellow Vintage and Antique Hallowe'en and Paper Ephemera Enthusiasts! Many of you know us as longtime collectors and sellers of vintage and antique Hallowe'en, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter memorabilia, antique dolls, old toys, and lovely old china and glassware.

For your all-year-long Hallowe’en loving pleasure we are HAUNTINGly happy to present two PURRRRfectly wonderful large black cat diecut decorations that were made in the 1940s and these two FRIGHTfully fabulous felines hail from our personal collection.

Please meet Percy and Penelope. They were the slightly later iterations of these German diecuts, made in the 1940s since they have their circular “Made in USSR Occupied Germany” stamps. Bothpieces are also embossed Germany.

The colors used for these two SPOOKtacular decorations are unusual and just magnificent, including old brownish-orange, black, golden tan and metallic golden bronze was used for their eyes. They are large, measuring 19 ½” high x 8” wide.

They were both made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp and they are in outstanding condition for their age. Percy stands casually posed with hands in pockets and wears a fabulous costume with jaunty bowtie and dapper hat. He even has a feather in his cap! His pants are decorated with many six-pointed stars and the band of his hat is also decorated with stars and a crescent moon. His longtime companion, Penelope, stands coyly with paws behind her back. She has matching six-pointed stars on her dress.

Two just like these can be seen on page 155 of Mark B. Ledenbach’s outstanding book “Vintage Halloween Collectibles; An Identification & Price Guide (Second Edition)”. Mark’s are the slightly earlier version made from 1920 through the 1930s.

The exact condition is as follows: neither piece has any wear to the hanging hole placed by the manufacturers at the top of each diecut. Percy retains his cardboard easel on the back, which makes him a stand-up. He has a little crackling to the black paint which is commensurate with his age. Please see photos. On the reverse there is some indication that tape was used and this has created an area of surface lifts at his hat. This is reverse-side only! The metallic paint used for his eyes is in excellent condition, with only a few small rubs. So often, when metallic paint was used, it is the first area to show wear. However, both of these kitties have stunning golden eyes. Penelope has no easel. Again, tape was used on her reverse and a shadow remains there. This appears at the very top and at the very bottom of her paws on the reverse. There is a paint rub to her tail and only a tiny bit of crackling to her black paint at her tail – but this particular example is in amazing condition.

This is an opportunity for you to own two incredible pieces of Hallowe'en history! We think that this pair, in their WICKEDly wonderful condition and with their charming and endearing expressions, would make an outstanding addition to any collection of Hallowe'en memorabilia and ephemera.

Please remember Ziz’s motto: Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

No BONES about it, we have SCARED up a great deal for true Halloween DIE-hards! There is on this item and a DEVILishly low starting offer so everyone will have a GHOST of a chance. Thank you for reading our desCRYPTion. Enjoy!

WE LOVE OUR buyers! We are thankful for you every day. Please check out our other sales, including Darling Antique Bisque-Head Doll Simon & Halbig Heinrich Handwerck Germany 21”, NEAR MINT Vintage Popeye in the Music Box Tin Litho Toy Mattel Early 50s, WORKS, 6 Vintage Halloween Party Decorations, Hats, Noisemakers, Hard Plastic, 30s-50s, Antique Bisque-Head Doll, Armand Marseille 390, DRGM 22”, Germany 1890s, LOVELY!

We charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. We’ll ship this pair for $12.00 Priority Mail in the continental United States insured. The shipping costs for this item are an estimate and may be more or less depending on your location. However, if the actual shipping costs are less, we WILL refund the difference. We pack with tender loving care, and love to combine shipping. We’re also happy to arrange for free pick-up if you can come to Lancaster PA.

Please pay within 3 days of end of sale. We'll ship within 1 business day of receipt of payment. Pennsylvania residents pay 6% sales tax. While we prefer to ship to the United States only, we will ship overseas to interested collectors – but will need to quote actual shipping costs at the end of the sale. All international sales will be shipped USPS Priority Mail International insured. We 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 2013!


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