Halloween plastics are one of the fastest growing areas for collectors. Items from the 1940s and the 1950s are quickly gaining value, now matching the prices brought in by papier-mache, metal, celluloid, and bisque items. This book gives an overall historic perspective of the Halloween collectibles field, 372 colour pictures from many collections, has a price guide, and shows you how to judge plastics quality and tell old from new. Plastics collectors have needed a guide like this since many Halloween collectibles made in Hong Kong and China tend to be confusing.
Charlene Pinkerton is a collector and dealer of antique dolls and holidays. She began selling hard plastic toys exclusively fifteen years ago at the flea markets and doll shows across the United States. She now resides in Newport Beach, California, with her husband and son.