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Vintage medium size Paper mache "egg crate" Smiling Jack O' Lantern pumpkin! 1940 - 1950s
Here for your consideration is this wonderful paper mache smiling Jack O' Lantern pumpkin! This is made of composition "egg crate" molded paper pulp with orange paint. When you put on your window sill people outside can see the spooky sight! These lanterns are becoming rarer today; they were made for Halloween and usually were disposed of soon thereafter. Those that remain usually roughed up by child's play or just in storage. This lantern is in good condition with slight paint loss and small rubs consistent with its age. The insert is missing and could be easily replaced. The bottom of the Lantern has a hole where a previous owner opened it up to allow a candle to be placed there to illuminate the lantern. Also there is a small hole just below the lower lip of the Jack O' Lantern. The wire handle is original. This type lantern is American made circa 1940s and 1950s.It is a smaller size approximately 5" high by 6"wide. Just for you a very nice lantern to light up your Halloween night. This would make a wonderful addition to any Halloween Collector's collection or a wonderful gift for someone special. Here is your opportunity to own this piece of Halloween history.