Perhaps one of the most famous holidays celebrated by Americans is Halloween, which falls on the 31st of October. The earliest mass celebration of this holiday dates back to the early 1920s, although some of the customs included in its celebration date back to the Pre-Colonial Age. Some historians even suggest that the actual roots of the celebration of Halloween can be traced back to the Druids. And given the richness of the history of the celebration of Halloween as a holiday, there are many Halloween collectibles that have survived from these times and can still be found today.
There are actually many items that are related to Halloween that can be described as collectibles, such as post cards, lanterns, candy containers, games, figures, and German-made die-cuts which are perhaps the most valuable of them all. These die-cuts are highly detailed cut-out decorations which are made individually from flat pieces of paper. And since their production is known to be a painstaking task, these cut-outs cost more than a hundred dollars at the very least. Some of the earlier versions of die-cuts are even embossed or raised in order to give the drawings a life-like effect.
Halloween-themed candy carrier collectibles have many different designs with the most common of them being pumpkins and cats. However, candy carriers which contain the designs of well-known Halloween images such as witches, demons, and bats can also be found, although they are rarer and more expensive. And aside from the German die-cuts, paper lights and lanterns that contain designs related to Halloween are also among some of the most expensive collectibles that can be purchased from the market. This is because they are likewise impossible to mass produce during the early twentieth century and therefore only have limited quantities which are available in the market.
What is common about all of these collectibles is that they have come from a past decade or era and are not anymore being produced in this day and age. And as the case with most vintage collectibles, the age of the item is proportional to the value that it will fetch in the market once it is sold. Naturally, the collectibles that are most sought-after by collectors and Halloween enthusiasts are those which were made a long time ago and were made in limited numbers.
Some of the most expensive Halloween-themed collectibles are actually accessories or decorations which have been bought for only a handful of dollars during the time that it was still being produced, and their prices had increased only through the passage of time. Finding these collectibles can truly be difficult, but there are actually many individuals on the internet who have created websites that showcase their Halloween-themed collectibles and are willing to sell some of them at a price. People who are looking for collectibles related to Halloween can also look for such items on bidding stores where they will be competing with other buyers who are likewise in search of such decorations and accessories.
The celebration of Halloween is indeed a timeless tradition that traces its origins many decades ago. And the presence of Halloween collectibles that were produced around this time is a testament that Halloween is a holiday that is already popular even before. It is true that there may not be a lot of these collectibles that are still in existence today due to the damage that these Halloween items have taken over time. But despite this, each of these collectibles is very valuable because more than being mere accessories and decorations, they are relics of the past that offer people an insight about how Halloween was celebrated many years ago.