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Vintage Halloween

October 7, 2016

It’s the beginning of October and Halloween decorating is in full swing for most. How do you typically decorate your home for this time of year? Carved jack-o-lanterns? Spider cobwebs? Maybe some ghouls and ghosts?

The Collector’s Guide to Beistle Company’s Vintage Halloween Party Goods in the September issue of Country Living shows us what Halloween decorating looked like around the 1930s. And a local business, Beistle Company, was a major player in churning out these decorations! Very cool.

Photo by Brian Woodcock

At our auction on Columbus Day (Oct. 10th) we will be selling a collection of vintage Halloween decorating items – you can take a look at our gallery to see more photos.

Photo copyright Gateway Gallery Auction

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