Halloween in America (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Paperback)

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Next to Christmas, more money is spent on Halloween decorations and novelties than on any other holiday. This wonderful book has been credited with inspiring the Halloween collecting craze, giving its devotees a chance to celebrate the holiday all year round In addition to color photography and a brand new price guide, there are also many fascinating insights into Halloween. Most people are familiar with the symbols--ghosts, Jack-O'-Lanterns, witches, bats, skeletons, and black cats--but few know about Halloween's past. Why does it exist? What is the origin of trick-or-treating? Why does it fall on October 31st? Through these pages you will experience Halloween celebrations of the past and take a look at Halloween today. For collectors, this is one of the largest collections of Halloween memorabilia.

About the Author

Stuart Schneider is an attorney in Englewood, New Jersey who has collected Halloween remembrances for many years. He has also written Halleys Comet - Memories of 1910, Collecting the Space Race, Fountain Pens and Pencils - the Golden Age of Writing Instruments, The Illustrated Guide to Antique Writing Instruments, and The Book of Fountain Pens and Pencils.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887407079
ISBN-10: 0887407072
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: January 6th, 1997
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors