Halloween Collectibles As a child, I adored Halloween–the costumes, the revelry, the trick or treating–it was all such great fun. I was in a rural area so going from house to house meant going in the car!
Our little church would have a party for the kids, which included homemade costumes, bobbing for apples, our Mothers made fudge, Carmel apples, Cookies, hot cocoa, apple cider, and we as kids were so excited to get be together and have a fun time.
Halloween is that one exciting night a year when a person experiences fear, fantasy, and mystery at the same time. Decorations add to the ambiance and each year the decorations get more and more elaborate.
I always went as a Little Imp, it was my moniker! It stuck with me forever. I was and still am very mischievous! Not bad just full of piss & vinegar as my Daddy always said.
Halloween is considered pagan by some people, we went to church every Sunday, that included Sunday school, and my Mother was very involved in the church, and a Sunday School Teacher.
I was never taught anything about it being Pagan, it was a fun filled, pretend to be someone else for a change, day. Seeing neighbors, being scared, treats, dressing up, going to a party, all the fun things that any holiday would imply.
Halloween has its roots in an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, celebrating the end of summer. These pagan celebrations were adapted by the Catholic Church as All Souls Day and All Saints Day. The night before All Saints Day would be called “All Hallows Eve,” then “Halloween. Victorians made Halloween a genteel holiday about romance, parlor games, and child’s play. Even ghost stories, were told to add to the fun.
There was a time when Halloween was not about gruesome monsters, zombies, and serial killers. Halloween was a night for “merry-making” as they called it. Halloween was about tricks and treats. Vintage Halloween is making a strong comeback.
You can see the influence in today’s Halloween art, collectibles, party goods and even our happy home mavens like Martha Stewart and Matthew Mead have adopted the style, Vintage
Because so many of us have fond memories of Halloween, collecting vintage Halloween items is getting to be a very popular thing these days.
Where are the best places to find vintage Halloween toys? You can sometimes find items at garage sales, estate sales, and auctions (both online and live auctions) as well.
Halloween is highly collectible today from advertising art to party goods and it’s quickly disappearing. Let’s take a look at Halloween from years past and enjoy a little holiday merry-making.
The most beautiful and most collected Halloween postcards were published by John O. Winsch of New York between the years of 1911 and 1915.
One of the most popular candle manufacturers of vintage Halloween candles was the Gurley Candle Company. Empire Plastics Corp is one of the Blow Mold companies that made its mark with Halloween, along with Union.
The purpose of making a great racket on this occasion was originally to drive away the creatures of cold, darkness, death and decay which were the frightening realities of winter to our pagan ancestors.
Here are some examples of Sold on Ebay Collectibles!
EX: Vintage Fitz And floyd Japan Halloween Ghost Pumpkin Pitcher Coffee Pot
Sold $60.75 15 bids
RARE NOS Vintage German Die Cut Diecut Halloween Diadems in Orig. Bag Skull Cat
Dept 56- RARE Halloween Large Head Ceramic Google Eyes Candy Bowl
Rare 1995 HALLOWEEN HARVEST SCREECH OWL COOKIE JAR – Fitz & Floyd
96 Halloween The Munsters Monsters Salt and Pepper Shakers
HALLOWEEN Bath & Body Works SLATKIN 2012 HAUNTED HOUSE Luminary / CANDLE HOLDER
In conclusion, I could fill up this page with the Halloween items I have sold. I will never purchase anything with damage, because collections will always want as close to excellent condition as possible.