|Courtesy, Keith and Donna Kaonis|
Vintage Halloween decorations have been popular collectibles for many years. Dolls are part of the collectibles enjoyed. Sharon Fiffer, mystery novelist and collector, features them in Scary Stuff.
Antique fortune teller dolls, with papier mache witch heads or delicage French Fashion heads, had skirts folded into leaves that when unfolded, foretold one's fate. Hex is a famous German bisque antique depicting a witch, and many penny dolls and vintage wax candles are shaped as witches, scarecrows and pumpkins.
Several articles on Halloween dolls, old and new, are featured on the site Doll Collecting at about.com; collectdolls.about.com.
Here, featured are figures from the Kaonis family collection, shares with their compliments.
Safe Trick- or -Treating, and I hope The Great Pumpkin brings you at least one doll!