Scarce, Near Mint Vintage Halloween Perched Owl Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s For Sale
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
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
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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Scarce, Near Mint Vintage Halloween Perched Owl Diecut Decoration, Germany 1920s: $130