Thursday, October 15, 2009

Move Towards The Light.

There you are, in a sea of darkness, you can't even see your hand in front of you. You're sure you felt something breathing down your neck. What are you going to do? Reach for a super cute Halloween lantern of course! It is yet another week of our Halloween collection. This time we are focusing on lanterns.  There are so many styles to choose from, it's hard to decide which is my favorite.

These were mainly 1960's,
manufactured in Japan for the US market, and are metal with either
glass or plastic light covers. Flip the switch and kids carried them
so they could be seen at night.

Newer 1970's or so versions of the earlier Metal/Glass ones.

Circa 1950s/60s. A candle was put inside and either
carried or used as a decoration.The cat has original tissue paper
eyes and mouth. Other side is a ticked off cat.

Pulp Jack-o-Lantern is a MINT condition Lantern with the
original tissue face insert (eyes/mouth) and label. It was either used as
a lantern with a candle or carried by kids to gather candy. Circa 1950's

These are from the same era as the
first one. No inserts in either one of these. The little one on the right
is called a Choir Boy because he looks like he is singing.

These are basically the same function as a Lantern
but are a generation or two apart. The one on the right is older and  made of
metal and used a candle to illuminate it. the one on the left is made of
plastic and is battery operated - from the 60s/70s.

Now you have a cute lantern in your hand so you can see that scary monster staring back at you under your bed. Don't  you feel much better? Until next time kiddies........

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