Last Updated on 10/13/2005 by bidz

Collector prizes vintage Halloween memorabilia | The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier Online!
Sunday, October 9, 2005 6:04 AM CDT
BY MELODY PARKER, Courier Arts / Special Sections Editor

WATERLOO — Halloween lives at Annie Hein’s house.

Although the yellow bungalow’s exterior reveals little about the seasonal haunting, her living room is a Fright Night delight. An eerie orange glow emanates from pumpkin and black cat lanterns glowering from the fireplace mantel and other vantage points, illuminating a spooky but fun collection of Halloween collectibles.

…She paid $100 for the green-roofed mansion — “the most I’ve ever paid for a Halloween item” — which can bring $600 on eBay. The Department 56 black-roofed mansion can fetch $2,000.”

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