05/2019 Update: I was fortunate to come across this superfine upgrade. It entered the collection October 2018. This acquisition subsequently lead to the deaccession of my former ‘POPS’ box on May 10, 2019 which I procured October 28, 2015 E. Rosen Company Pumpkin Pops Mechanical Countertop Display, mid-1930s. This Pumpkin Pops mechanical point-of-sale sucker holder is amongst the rarest of all items in the collection. I have seen only one other intact example in another collection. Each sucker had a net weight of “not less than 1¾ ozs.” When the cat tab at the top is moved back and forth the eyes roll, the tongue wags and the broomed witch floats across the nose. This is only the second time I’ve seen this complete item offered for purchase, other than when I acquired the first (now former) Pumpkin Pops, inclusive of the Witch Pops and Magic Pot. The Witch Pops and Magic Pot resided in our collection for many years prior to their deaccession in 2007. Subsequently, they are depicted in previous works profiling vintage Halloween collectible memorabilia. Most notably the ‘3rd Edition, Vintage Halloween Collectibles (2014), Mark B. Ledenbach, p. 117, The Inner Sanctum’. The Pumpkin Pops mechanical countertop display measures 9″ h x 1.5” w x 7” l.
This superfine upgrade (left) entered the collection October 2018. This new acquisition subsequently lead to the deaccession of the former (right) on May 10, 2019 which I procured October 28, 2015.