Spellbinding. Pictured for the first time together the Beistle Company’s elusive witch table decorations in a bewitching photomontage.
Witch table decoration, USA, Beistle, (no mark), 1930-1931, 14″h. This item has an easel back with arms jointed at the shoulders and elbows. The honeycomb skirt came in the following colors: orange, black; green, yellow; orange and green, and yellow and black. While all variations are exceedingly rare, this orange and green, and yellow and […]
The Beach & Arthur Paper Co., of Indianapolis, Indiana, made some of the most coveted party plates so how better to kick-off the season by introducing one of their most obscure designs produced for two seasons only. Beach & Arthur conjured up paper party products with imagination and this design is certainly without exception paying homage to All Hallow’s Eve pumpkin […]
The Beach & Arthur Update: William Hamilton Arthur Descendants Decry Events Surrounding Lois Arthur’s Untimely Death.
William Hamilton Arthur’s maternal granddaughter, Sherri O’Donnell (Joanne “Joanie” Arthur’s daughter) and paternal grandson Bruce Arthur (William Hamilton Arthur Jr.’s son) came forward to denounce the rumors and innuendoes that have perpetually swirled around Lois Arthur’s death including the chain of events leading up to that tragic day as well as quelling the lingering questions […]
We were contacted by William Hamilton Arthur’s maternal granddaughter late September 2015 regarding our post, ‘Beach & Arthur’s Untimely and Tragic Ending’. She was elated with the article and our interest in her Grandfather’s company. The Arthur descendants were also eager to share additional commentary as well as setting the record straight regarding a few historical facts. […]
This diecut has eluded me since the inception of my collecting interest in vintage Halloween collectible memorabilia. A fragmented remnant (the JOL boy against fence) surfaced in the early part of this century piquing my curiosity and likewise what was to become my unrelenting quest to discover what, exactly, was the entire perspective. I was fortunate […]
The NOMA Decorative Halloween Outfit. This ultra-rare all original set, including its elusive original box, comes complete with seven orange, exterior painted, General Electric, MAZDA trademarked, intermediate base lamps, original black and orange cloth-covered lighting strand having seven bakelite sockets and plug, seven celluloid JOLs with shiny black noses, eyes and mouths, with white gleaming […]
Was the dissolution of the Beach & Arthur Company due to Lois Arthur’s untimely and tragic suicide which husband William Arthur never fully recovered? The Beach and Arthur Paper Company was a paper mill founded in 1926 in Paperville (now known as Modena), Chester County, Pennsylvania. The two partners were Richard White Beach (1896-1981) and William Hamilton Arthur (1894-1947). Both […]
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It’s with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of our Phase II vintage Halloween collectibles dispersal originally slated for September of this year. We’ve been presented with exciting alternative avenues and are currently exploring options which would greatly benefit all vintage Halloween enthusiasts by further expanding the boundaries of knowledge available to collectors on all levels. Our […]