Ledenbach, Mark B. Vintage Halloween Collectibles Identification & Price Guide
Krause Publications. 2003 0873495624 / 9780873495622 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket
0.52 x 11 x 8.22 Inches; 208 pages; Halloween was once considered an adult practice referred to as "going a-souling," but it was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money. The tradition of trick-or-treating can be traced back to the early 1900s, but the decorations of all things scary began much before that. Some time around the late 1800s pumpkins, witches, black cats, and ghouls began appearing in parades, adorning city streets, and decorating homes.
Mark Ledenbach shares his collection of vintage Halloween collectibles for the first time in this new identification and price guide. Nearly 1,250 vintage collectibles are vividly displayed in full-color, with the majority of them having never before been published in previous works profiling Halloween memorabilia. Each masterfully photographed item includes manufacturing country, company, and dates; specific measurements to the nearest 1/4 inch; and reproduction alerts, item iterations, and more.
* Nearly 1,250 collectibles displayed in full-color * Features captions with manufacturing data for each item displayed * Includes different marks and packaging used by companies, such as Beistle, Dennison, Chein, US Metal Toy, T. Cohn, and Kirchhof