An unused 10-dime Gibson money Christmas card featuring Santa and his reindeer of 1950s vintage. The front of the vintage card shows Santa and one of his reindeer at the doorway of a red country barn, all decked out for holiday travel. Santa's beard and the white fur trim of his suit are decorated with glistening mica glitter. At the front barn loft 'window' is the first dime insert; open the fold-out card to find a Christmas tree on the second panel, glistening with mica gli..
Almost perfectly preserved and downright adorable, this old Christmas candy boot appears to be made of a thin cardboard, painted white, and then coated in a tiny white popcorn beading with gold glitter accents. Riding on the front of the Christmas boot is a red chenille Santa, with a sprig of holly to add a touch of green. At the top of the boot is a loop satin thread trim with a white netting to allow the boot to be filled beyond the brim, with candy and other goodies kept s..
A fabulous Woolson Spice chromolithograph trade card dating to 1893 and featuring a gorgeous curly-haired girl Writing the Letter to Santa. The white border frame around her holds visions of buggies, candy canes, Christmas trees, dolls, and more as she, at the center, ponders with quill pen in hand just what she should write.In researching this little beauty, I didn't find this particular trade card, but I did find another illustrated by Frances Brundage, that (to me)..
Beautiful unused 1950s mid century vintage Sunshine greeting card in blue, gold and white, with three wise men kneeling and standing in reference to the Christmas star shining bright above the palatial city of Bethlehem. An angel hovers over the three kings in the upper left-hand corner, while this greeting of A Child is Born fills the oval center:A Child is BornIt happened so long ago it's hard to believethat because of it, tonight candles are lit,bells ring, children sing -..
Adorable vintage die cut Hallmark Christmas greeting card depicting the cutest of young reindeer, with the spotted fawn sporting little golden antler knobs atop his head. Around his neck is an evergreen Christmas wreath with a variety of colorful holiday ornaments. The top-folding card reads "Hi, Brother!" above his head, with the inside greeting of:Wishing you a Christmas
That is happy all day through,
Because it's so much fun to have
A brother as nice as you!
1950s vintage Gibson Christmas card featuring Santa, with the pom-pom and brim of his Christmas Santa hat having cutouts to insert five dimes. The card cover is the Santa hat folding over his face and reads "Christmas Dimes for You" with one dime at the bottom pom pom edge. Open the card and the inner part of the hat readsLook what's here And just for you --Five Christmas dimesAll bright and newAnd each one brings A wish to sayHope you haveA happy day!Measures appro..
Unused vintage Gibson greeting card with snowflakes and a bright pink sleigh on the cover loaded with ornaments, presents, and a tree, while inside is a green honeycomb tissue Christmas tree with Christmas tree candles printed on the card. The card cover says Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! with the inside reading 'Here's hoping your Christmas will turn out to be as gay and as bright as the lights on the tree. And here's hoping the New Year is might nice, too, and brings e..
Precious unused vintage holiday greeting card from Greetings, featuring a Christmas tree being decorated by three sweet young angels, all decorated with a light sprinkling of mica glitter. The card cover wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, with the inside reading 'With every good wish - For every nice thing - A wonderful Christmas Day - Ever can bring!'Card measures 7-1/8 inches long and 3-7/8 inches wide, and comes with its original envelope, both in excellent con..
1950s vintage Hallmark Christmas money card depicting a Christmas stocking full of toys, with a built-in plastic box for inserting coins. (Feeling generous? You could always insert dollar bills!) The card edges are finished with a pinking shears zigzag edge. The card front greeting is printed on a gift tag cutout top and says 'To wish you a merry Christmas'. Open the card and the holiday wishes read: 'Here's a Christmas stocking that's a very special one because it brings you..
A charming colorful vintage die cut Christmas card from The NewBury Guild depicting Santa driving an old-fashioned delivery truck, loaded down with Christmas presents. The overhang on the truck front reads Here Comes Santa, with the side panel labeled Nick Claus ~ Christmas Delivery. The back of the card is equally charming, with a truck overhang reading There Goes Santa above an even larger collection of wrapped packages, with a decorated Christmas tree making the delivery c..
Doll #3 from the Land of Make Believe Hallmark doll card series, this is Mary Mary Quite Contrary, issued in 1947. This die cut card is one of the paper dolls created by Hallmark artist Vivian "Viv" Trillow Smith. The card has a couple of gentle creases, but no tears, and Mary is missing the feather in her hat.Card measures approx. 5-7/8 inch long, 5 inch wide. Marked on the back with simply A Hallmark Card / Viv...
A pair of vintage Santa face Christmas decorations, each approx. 5 inch high and 3-3/8 inch wide, made of hard plastic and decorated with Mica on both Santa's beard and cap pompom, his cap made of red felt. His face comes to life with painted rosy red cheeks and bright blue sequins eyes. Only one of the ornaments remains in the package, marked as a Christmas Wonderland ornament, with the Star Band Made in Hong Kong paper label around the ornament loop. At the back is a hard p..
Adorable 1950s red flocked vintage Hallmark money holder greeting card, die cut in the shape of a stocking. Peeking out from the stocking top is a gray mouse, just below the note 'There's something tucked inside this sock' (with the 's' actually a dollar sign). Inside the card reads 'And what it's 'sposed to do — is buy a little Christmas gift for me to give to you!! Merry Christmas Happy New Year'.The right side of the card is printed with a ribbon bow and bells, with a cut ..
Wooden vintage Bradford's Santa and Mrs. Claus Christmas unbreakable decorations, still in their original, unopened packages, made in Taiwan for Bradford Novelty Co. Santa holds a bottle brush-type Christmas wreath, and has pipe cleaner trim around his hat and jacket, while Mrs. Claus appears to be in domestic mode, with a broom and tulip-decorated painted apron.Both holiday decorative figures are made of wood and stand approx. 3-1/2 inch high. Each package is marked Item..
Just way too cool (and super colorful!) this vintage 1950s Gibson holiday Christmas coin holder greeting card takes on the form of a Christmas Circus Train, with the card folding out into three panels to reveal a variety of circus animals - giraffe, seal, elephant, and tiger. The circus animals are hanging out of the train windows and joined by two circus clowns, all decorated with glistening mica to provide a wonderful finishing touch. As a child, it was always fun to receiv..
A precious unused vintage Hallmark Slim Jim Christmas greeting card for that special sister, with a hint of fruity, a touch of fashion, and finishing off with a warm and fuzzy feeling, thanks to a couple of adorable kitties (the second cat, inside, featured at the center of an image of a pink Christmas ornament). The card greeting reads:We cannot pick our SISTERS
Like an APPLE or a PEAR,
We cannot pick and choose them
Like we do the HAT we wear,
To think of all..
A nice vintage honeycomb tissue paper heart, pierced by Cupid's arrow that reads in two parts With Love - To My Valentine. The heart opens up to have a flat back and has a string at the top so it will hang on the wall. Measures 8-3/4" long.
The center spine is marked Made USA - Patent 1809593, a patent number for this heart-shaped Folding Ornament of Expansible Tissue filed by (Henry) H.E. Luhrs in February 1930. (For those not familiar with the Luhrs name, he was the..
Unused vintage mid-century (1950s) die cut full face Santa greeting card with Merry Christmas across the top of Santa's stocking cap. Over one brow is a sprig of green and red holly with a touch of gold, and the embossed Santa hat pom pom is finished in a glistening gold.The left inside card panel is decorated with an open sack of colorful toys, with what appears to be a doll, drum and dollhouse. visible. The Christmas greeting on the right side of the card reads:When Santa c..
Royal Copenhagen blue and white collectible Mother's Day (Mors Dag) plate dating to 1975 and featuring a mother bird (possibly quail) and her young chick in the nest, the baby holding a flower in its beak. I've seen this plate listed as having an official name of Bird in Nest With Her Young One. Plate is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and measures 6" in diameter. Marked Royal Copenhagen Denmark - Mother's Day. Designed by Arne Ungermann...
Vintage Roly Poly Chein Santa tin lithograph figural decoration, made by CHEINCO in the USA and dating to 1980. Perfect for a candy container, Santa measures about 6-1/2" tall, 5-1/2" in diameter, with an opening of 3-1/2" in diameter when the head is removed. In very good condition, with some very minor surface scratches and one clear blemish (perhaps leftover glue from a sales sticker). No box. ..
Vintage 1970s vintage hand-painted ceramic Chadwick-Miller Santa Claus face ashtray, still in its original packaging, appearing to have never been used. Although the box label indicates its original intended design/purpose was that of an ashtray (note the cigarette rest is molded into the beard), this delightful piece would also make a wonderful open trinket pin dish or even a hanging wall decoration (note the hole on the back of the dish). Made in Taiwan for Chadwick-Miller..
Vintage Christmas coach stagecoach lantern hanging light with plastic frame and foiled cardboard backboard behind the light to provide a reflective look. Previously used but in good working condition, still in the box. The base of the light has a few superficial scratches and wear in the gold-tone plastic finish, and there is a torn plastic window to the box (not the light; the light has no side panels). Light measures 13-1/2 inch long, point to point, and 6-3/8 inch wide at ..
Beautiful Christmas ashtray and matchbox, elegantly decorated with sprigs of holly tied with bows under an enamel finish. Ashtray measures 3-7/8 inch across, 4 inch at the cigarette rest, and 7/8 inch tall. The matchbox is 1-3/4 inch long, 1-1/8 inch wide, and 1/2 inch tall, and still contains 6 matches (believed to be original). In excellent condition, no chips, cracks or other damage, perhaps some very minor signs of wear. Cardboard and striker portion of matchbox is cle..
Sweet vintage Christmas handkerchief, its scalloped edges decorated with Christmas holly and each corner resembling a holly wreath, finished with a red flaming candle at its center. At each wreath top is a red bow, the bow loops done in cut-out fashion. (The last four photos show each of the corners.) This handkerchief has no labeling, but I'm rather certain it is cotton.
In great vintage condition, appearing to have never been used, and with no stains or holes, but there i..
If your sweetheart lady is one to love vintage hankies and is also a December baby, this Christmas poinsettia handkerchief birthday greeting card is sure to win her heart! The Treasure Masters birthday card handkerchief sleeve is embossed with red roses and other flowers, while the hanky itself has Christmas poinsettias around the edges and happy Santa on the inner segments. Hanky has oval All Cotton - Made In Philippines tag, along with the Sears, Roebuck & C..
Vintage unused Prize Christmas greeting card with a die cut fold-over, interlocking flap cover to complete a Christmas tree in true vintage style, all lit with candles. The cover reads Christmas Thoughts, with a scroll and scallop edging to the red frame. Inside the card reads To Greet You and all who gather around your Christmas tree with a cordial Merry Christmas and a Happy Year to be!Card measures 5-7/8 inch x 4-7/8 inch and is accompanied by its original envelope,..
Perfect for table decoration at the Christmas holiday, a set of collectible Fitz and Floyd Plaid Christmas salt and pepper shakers still in its original box. Santa measures 4 inches high while the wrapped gift box shaker measures approx. 2-1/4 inch high and 2 inch square. Both shakers are in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips or cracks. Box shows a copyright year of 2002...
I love it when I find something decades old but still like new in its original box! Offered here is a 1950s 7-piece Hazel Atlas Hazel Ware milk glass eggnog set consisting of six mugs and one serving bowl, each featuring the lyrics and first few measures to our first favorite Christmas song, Jingle Bells, in red and green. This decoration repeats three times on the egg nog punch bowl. On the reverse side of the mugs are the words Egg Nog in an Old English-type font.All pieces..
Hand blown and hand-painted mini glass ornaments, made in Poland, in excellent, very lightly used condition, dating to 2002. Two boxes of 6 each, 12 ornaments total. All are between 2" tall, 2" wide and 2" deep — a perfect size for feather tree ornaments. One box contains traditional Christmas-themed ornaments: Santa, drum and bugle, stocking, teddy bear, tree, and moon. The other is decidedly non-traditional, animal-themed: monkey, lion, dolphin..
Vintage Santa salt and pepper shaker set, made in Japan, featuring Santa Claus carrying a full bag of Christmas gifts. Shakers measure approx. 3-3/4 inch high, each retaining their original plastic stopper and marked with a red Japan stamp on the underside. No nicks, chips or cracks noted, but there are a few rubs and transfers of color to the finish...
Vintage embroidered Christmas Santa & bell handkerchief, featuring Santa Claus hanging from the ribbon to a bell, with clippings of holly to add to the festive appeal. I acquired this hanky in this case, but can't state with certainty that the case is its original packaging. Oval yellow label confirms that it was made in Switzerland and is all cotton, while the price tag ($0.39) would suggest it dates to the early 1960s.In good condition, with no holes or fraye..
From Hallmark's Kiddie Car Classics Collector's Series, this cast metal ornament is based on a 1953 Murray Dump Truck, featuring a movable tailgate and dumping mechanism. The fourth piece issued in the series, it is dated 1997 and is in its original packaging (w/ tag still attached and original Kiddie Car Classics informational brochure). Measures 3-7/8 inch long, 1-3/8 inch wide, and 2 inch high. ..
Offered here is the 1998 Tin Locomotive ornament, commemorating not only the Tin Locomotive series, but also the 25 year anniversary since Hallmark introduced its Keepsake Ornaments in 1973. Measures 4" long and 3" high, with moving wheels and strong, crisp coloring. This ornament is in its original packaging, with the price tag still attached. Gift inscription on the inner flap of the lid, as well as the year (1998) marked on the back of the box...