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Kovel's Antiques: Lanterns collectible for all occasions

Published 10/31/2013, INFORUM

Lanterns are among the earliest Halloween collectibles – and not just jack-o’-lanterns. The early-1900s jack-o’-lantern was made of metal. Within a few years, jack-o’-lanterns were being made of pressed paper with thin paper inserts creating see-through eyes, nose and mouth. That way, a candle inside the paper pumpkin could light a path. But it was dangerous to walk and run with a lit candle in a flammable container.

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