Several Tom Clark figurines donated by Patricia & James Beech of Springfield, VA.

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Cornelia #5062

Cornelia

Cornelia

(Scorpio, 1988) Cornelia is named for candy corn, a treat that she loves. This witch has an amazing trick — she can disappear in an instant. In fact, she can disappear as fast as candy corn disappears inside children at Halloween. Cornelia likes to appear in homes as a part of their Halloween decorations. You may hear her ask, “Have you seen my black cat? She looks just like this.” Then she’ll point to the Australian coin. Cornelia is sitting on an unusual pumpkin. It’s a two-faced jack-o’-lantern, and the face she’ll present will depend on whether she wants to give you a trick or a treat.

Hal

Hal

Hal

(Scorpio, 1984) Happy Hal-loween! This fellow is still pondering whether or not to put a lightning bug inside the pumpkin or to jump in himself. What a surprise he could give to Linus (of “Peanuts”) when he visit the sincere pumpkin patch! The little gourds are from New Jersey and the Halloween hoot owl is from Greece.

Hazel #1003

Hazel

Hazel

(Sagittarius, 1983) A good witch, Hazel has her heart on her sleeve. On the other sleeve is the new moon which shines on the nights when she most likes to fly on her broom. She keeps troubles away with her “hole-ly” coin from Norway. The dried garlic clove behind her protects against vampires. Her little cat is named Nip.

Rumpkin #160

Rumpkin

Rumpkin

(Scorpio, 1981) Rumpkin’s curiosity caused him to investigate the source of light coming from inside this jack-o’-lantern. He was nicknamed Rumpkin because his little rump caught in the pumpkin. His German coin shows someone planting, perhaps a pumpkin patch.

The Wiz

The Wiz

The Wiz

(Gemini, 1983) This delightful fellow gives out recipes for home remedies (when he isn’t telling ghost stories). He wears the customary robe and hat with stars and moons emblazoned thereon. There is a small tree Gnome at the base, about to catch sight of a beetle. On the other side is a salamander who has spotted a wee beetle of his own. To protect the insects, there is an ancient Egyptian scarab, which will bring the insects good luck. The English coin is in honor of the Wiz’s patron saint, Merlin the Magician.

Trick or Treat #8039

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Pint-sized ghosts,
Petite little witches,
Outlandish clowns,
Too small for their britches,
Costumes so bulky
They can’t scratch where it itches,
Going door to door
Collecting their riches.

Trixie And Treat #5091

Trixie and Treat

Trixie and Treat

(November, 1989) Trixie and Treat have been married a long time, yet they still love to tease each other. Treat has just said to Trixie, “Sit here and I’ll show you my Halloween costume.” Treat has a Spanish coin with a picture of King Juan Carlos, because Treat is the “jack” in the jack-0′-lantern. Won’t Trixie be surprised? She’ll probably just laugh and ask, “Oh are you my pumpkin?” For her husband, it’s always a “treat” to see Trixie’s smile.