Scarce, Near Mint Vintage Halloween Perched Owl Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s
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Scarce, Near Mint Vintage Halloween Perched Owl Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s:
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 a FRIGHTfully fabulous example of Germany’s scarce perched owl diecut decoration. This one is in DARN CLOSE TO MINT condition!
Please meet Horace. He was made from thick, heavily-embossed cardboard or pressed paper pulp and painted in superb colors of rich black with a bit of a sheen, old brownish-orange, andGHOULISH green metallic paint was used to accent his eyes. This green paint, which looks positively eerie in candlelight, is often the first area to show wear on these old diecuts. Horace, however, has MAGICally magnificent metallic green paint that is in perfect condition!
Measuring just under8 ½” high x 4” wide, Horace is imposing to say the least. He has no damage – there are no bends, no creases whatsoever, and there is no wear to his hanging hole placed there by the manufacturers. He retains his original hanging string, which will make decorating with him a breeze. There is a tiny bit of wear to the orange paint – however, some of this was done intentionally when Horace was made to create an immediate aged and oh-so-Hallowe'eny effect. Horace was cut at a slight angle at the base of his tail feathers, which was done by the manufacturers when he was made. He is embossed Germany between his talons on his branch.
This is without question one of the nicest examples of this ravishing raptor that Ziz has ever seen and he hails from our personal collection. His heavy embossing, which simulates real feathers, is very effective. It has been Ziz’s pleasure to know several examples of this owl diecut. Each one is a little different. Horace is very dark with only a very small amount of the intentional shading done by the German manufacturers. One similar to Horace can be seen on page 163 of Mark B. Ledenbach’s outstanding book “Vintage Halloween Collectibles; An Identification & Price Guide (Second Edition)”. Using his relative scarcity index, Mark has assigned the number “3” for this diecut, which means SCARCE.
This oh-so-spooky cool decoration, made during the Flapper Days of the 1920s, would be an outstanding acquisition for collectors who demand pieces in the very best condition. We are hoping you will love him as we have!
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!, 2 VERY FINE+ Vintage Halloween Black Cat Diecut Decorations, East Germany 1940s
We charge actual shipping costs with no handling fees. We’ll ship this pair for $10.00 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!