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Hallowe’en Tango Witch, USA, Beistle, (printed name), 1930-1931. This highly coveted item has a patent number of 1,593,637 granted in 1926. The construction of this figure didn’t lend itself well to survival over the decades. Opening and closing the honeycomb stresses the main body and degrades the honeycomb. The points along the border typically are creased and bumped. Because she cannot stand and must be hung, there are invariably creases or repairs at the feet. The severity of these nearly always present condition issues has a direct correlation to value. This extraordinary example is invaluable in her condition. Measures 16” h x 8” diameter.