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Collecting Monsters => Masks and Busts => Topic started by: Sean on June 16, 2021, 09:17:52 PM

Title: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 16, 2021, 09:17:52 PM
I found an old photo of my mom on Halloween 1960. She appears to be wearing a Topstone Vampire Girl mask. I’ll post the photo if I can remember how to do that 😂.  Anyway, is anyone knowledgeable about such a mask? I’m sure it’s long gone—but I was wondering what something like that would be worth today.
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sir Masksalot on June 17, 2021, 03:18:53 PM
I never could tell all those girls apart. Was it one of these?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320x240q90/922/3GQL68.jpg)     (https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320x240q90/924/shbqzt.jpg)     (https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320x240q90/923/4CFM7W.jpg)
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 17, 2021, 08:32:42 PM
Sean! Welcome back.
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 17, 2021, 09:00:14 PM
Sir Masksalot—it looks just like the one on the right.😎👍
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 17, 2021, 09:02:23 PM
Mars—thanks, old friend. Good to see you here.😎👍
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 17, 2021, 09:08:39 PM
So anybody out there: how do I post a photo taken on my phone?
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2021, 11:03:35 PM
So anybody out there: how do I post a photo taken on my phone?

Post you photo to the internet. Get the file's URL and post it in your message using the Forums code.
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 18, 2021, 11:20:48 PM
Up.oad here Use "direct link" as the link to post image.

https://postimages.org/
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 19, 2021, 12:13:50 AM
Arrrgh.... still trying to post the damned pic!!😂
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 19, 2021, 12:17:53 AM
Yeah!!  There it is!!  Thanks Dr. Terror and Mike Scott!! So this was Halloween 1960! What would that mask fetch if it was somehow miraculously intact? 

(https://i.postimg.cc/gjP1bcr2/778-D7711-F7-E0-4-D30-8-EEB-474-C277-C0-DDC.jpg)
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 19, 2021, 12:21:44 AM
It all depends on who wants it when.  But safe to say if in good shape, an early 60s era Vamp Girl would go for $250 easily.    Most likely much more than that in todays market.
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Sean on June 19, 2021, 12:37:06 AM
Dr. Terror—definitely agree on the “depends” who wants it scenario. I saw a reproduction on Ebay going for $450 and was thinking an original would be more... but ultimately everything is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it!😀 I guess a better question to ask would be: “Does anyone know how much a mask just like this has fetched before?”

Thanks, again Dr. Terror for your help!😎
Title: Re: Topstone Vampire Girl mask circa 1960?
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 19, 2021, 07:44:04 PM
That was done by a retired artist. Why it was so high. Some folks prefer the modern castings because they are thick and are true to the sculpt also.

You should contact Raymond Castile.  He's the authority on Topstones.    Dont see him post anymore, but he's on Facebook.