All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1900 item #1455729
A steel cowbell hand-painted on one side with a detailed rendering of a living room with stockings hung above a roaring fireplace, a grandfather clock showing midnight, and a sleeping cat (or dog). “’Twas the night before Christmas.” the opening line of Clement Moore’s 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is painted at the top...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455728
A very rare cobalt blue version of the Santa Claus or Belsnickel bottle created around 1900 by Monroe Gandy Husted of the Husted-Hall Mold Works in Bridgeton, NJ. The bottle was blown into a three-part mold. This example retains the original quatrefoil-shaped front label showing a snow-covered mountain cabin surrounded by a holly leaf border. The clear bottles have an embossed “M.G. Husted” signature, but the cobalt bottles do not, leading some to suspect the blue versions were reproductions...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455727
A colorful vintage Germany Santa Claus squeeker toy. He has a composition face and cotton batting beard. His suite is red and blue wool felt with white trim. The boots are pressed paperboard. The body conceals the bellows for the squeeker. The bellows still moves, but no longer makes noise. The original “Made In Germany” sticker is still inside one foot.
  • Origin: Germany, ca...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455682
A 1930's Santa Clause figurine with a composition face and boots, a cotton batting beard, a felt jacket, and a cotton toy bag and pants. He stands on a mica-covered paperboard base. Unmarked, but definitely pre-war Japanese. Some of the Japanese Santas have rather fearsome faces, but this one is quite jolly. At 7" tall, he's also a bit larger than most.
    Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, bright colors
  • Height: 7"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455679
A colorful antique iron Christmas feather tree stand decorated with three gnomes dancing under a mushroom. In German folklore the mushroom was considered a good luck omen and it frequently pops up as a motif in antique German Christmas decorations. The stand is heavy enough to hold a very large feather tree...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455641
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$125.00
A delightful bisque figure of a skiing Santa Claus carrying a cloth sack on his back. The paperboard skis are enhanced with glittery mica snow. The bottom is stamped "Made in Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1925
  • Condition: all excellent, except one ski has an old break that was reglued
  • Height: 2-3/4">/li>
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455640
A delightful bisque figure of a skiing Santa Claus carrying a cloth sack on his back. The paperboard skis are enhanced with glittery mica snow. The bottom is stamped "Made in Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1925
  • Condition: all excellent, except one ski has an old break that was reglued
  • Height: 2-3/4"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454958
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$245.00
Outstanding antique German snowman Christmas candy container. We've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never this design. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454957
Outstanding antique German snowman Christmas candy container. We've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never this design. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1454911
A delightful set of six vintage composition turkey place card holders for the Thanksgiving table. Each turkey is brilliantly decorated in colorful paint including a metallic silver that adds touch of realism to the feathers. Each is stamped "U.S. Zone Germany" indicating they were made between 1945 and 1952. Origin: Germany, 1945-52
  • Condition: excellent; the paper covering at the bottom of one has been opened; two 1/16" paint nicks to one turkey
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1454910
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$185.00
A delightful set of six vintage composition turkey place card holders for the Thanksgiving table. Each turkey is brilliantly decorated in colorful paint including a metallic silver that adds touch of realism to the feathers. Each is stamped "U.S...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454579
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$195.00
A delightful belly-laughing Santa, patriotically dressed in red, white and blue, stands atop a round box candy container enhanced with mica to represent snow. Santa is stamped "Japan" at the back.
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or paint loss
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454568
A delightful belly-laughing Santa, patriotically dressed in red, white and blue, stands atop a round box candy container enhanced with mica to represent snow. Santa is stamped "Japan" at the back.
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or paint loss
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #1452514
An outstanding vintage hard plastic Halloween candy container in the form of a jack o'lantern scarecrow on wheels by Rosbro. This particular item is almost always found with the little top piece broken off. The colors are all very bright.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1955
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" tall
  • Conditions: excellent, completely intact, no cracks
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1450092
A delightful vintage Halloween bisque figure in the form of a broom-carrying witch and her black cat. Items such as this were used as table decorations, but it’s also possible that they were filled with small candies through the hole in the bottom, then sealed with paper and given as party favors. The witch, with her pasty complexion, gaping mouth, and crossed eyes really looks more like a space alien than a traditional witch...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Ornaments : Pre 1990 item #1434439
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$45.00
A fun set of vintage Christmas ornaments depicting circus characters--a ringmaster, a strong man, a clown, an animal trainer, and a pair of flying acrobats...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Accessories : Pre 1990 item #1431675 (stock #N9-107)
Just in time for Christmas. This mint condition Santa Claus is made of felt with fur beard and trim. This is a 1953 replica and includes the Stieff tag. The molded face shows a happy, jolly Santa. He measures 12 inches high.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1431174
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$195.00
Vintage Halloween papier-mache Veggie Person or Jack o'Lantern, one side painted with a male face and the other side with a female face. Both sides have protruding red nose. The bottom is stamped "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent, all original, bright color
  • Dimensions: 3" diameter