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..
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..
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...
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..
An unused vintage letter from Santa to Dearest Friend, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter talks about Santa's preparations for Christmas and the approaching sleigh ride with reindeers bringing good cheer and wishes for joy.With a picture of Santa, his finger to his lips hushing the team of reindeer all geared up and ready for the Christmas trip, with snow-topped roof..
Vintage Christmas vinyl plastic flannel backed tablecloth featuring poinsettia flowers and holly. Dating to the late 1970s (1978), this easy care vinyl surface plastic tablecloth measures 70 inch long and 52 inch wide; "cleans instantly," and has a protective polyester flannel backing. Still in its original packaging, all indications are that this tablecloth has never been used. In excellent condition.Made by Hermann & Jacobs Corp., at a time when things..
An unused vintage letter from Santa, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter is addressed Dear Little Chum and talks about Christmas magic and the reindeer and how, together, they'll be bringing joy on Christmas day.With a picture of Santa changing out of his boots and slipping his slippers onto his feet, while a young spotted fawn is curled sleeping nearby, two adult dee..
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..
18-piece vintage Italian paper mache nativity set, made in Italy, with the tallest piece standing approx. 8-1/4 inch high. This set is believed to date to the 1950s or 1960s.All pieces show age-appropriate wear, with a few having some issues, none too severe or detracting from the overall appeal. There are some relatively minor rubs and chips in the paint, with the paint appearing to be original. One of the king figures has a split in the side, as shown. The f..
Beyond precious, a lot of 3 vintage drummer boy ornaments made in Japan. Likely dating to the 1950s, these ornaments are made with gold foil paper drums wrapped in velvet flocked paper (white paper with red flocked stripes) and sprinkled with mica or tiny glitter on the top and underside. Each drummer boy has chenille pipe cleaner arms and wears a felt hat that is topped with a tinsel plume.The drum is 1-3/4 inch in diameter and the ornament stands approx. 4 inch high to..
A lot of 3 vintage melted popcorn plastic Christmas decorations, with two featuring candy canes and the other a teddy bear, Christmas tree and candy cane in a Christmas stocking. The double candy cane decoration is finished with a sprinkling of silver glitter. Two still retain their original Kage Company, Inc., marked as completely hand made and retaining the "Made in America with Pride" label; the other is of an unknown brand. The unmarked single candy cane decora..
A lot of 4 vintage knee hugger pixie elf Christmas ornaments made in Japan. Two of the knee-hugging elves wear red and white striped felt clothes and hat with green trim, while the other two smaller pixie elves are dressed in red with white felt. All four have hard plastic heads.The larger pixie ornaments are approx. 5-1/2 inch long, including their cap, with each having a blue and white Made in Japan label on the back. The other two pixies are approx. 4 inch long ..
A lot of 4 vintage red flocked reindeer Christmas tree ornaments with silver glitter antlers and tails. Made in Japan, these ornaments likely date to the 1950s. Standing approx. 3 inch high, each ornament is in good condition with minor rubs in the flocking but no significant wear or damage. All have a silver Japan label on the underside. ..
A lot of 6 mid-century vintage honeycomb paper Santa Christmas ornaments made in Japan, with black paper eyes and red bead-like nose or mouth, these are finished with glitter around the hat brim and rounded belly. The front of his "coat" is accented with gold and black paper to resemble a belt buckle.Standing 3-3/8 inch high, all are in good condition, with some crinkles in the paper edges, but nothing too extreme. One of the ornaments still retains its original red and gold ..
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,..
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament from the 1990 Collector's Series, this vintage Hallmark Christmas ornament is titled Festive Surrey Here Comes Santa and features Santa Clause in a four-wheeled carriage with a full bag of Christmas gifts in the front at his feet. The carriage' white canopy is marked 1990 on each side. This was the 12th ornament in the Here comes Santa series.In the original box with the interior plastic packaging included, this ornament measures approx. 3.75"..
A fabulously large felt Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas stocking from Robert L. May, likely 1970s 1980s vintage. This stocking measures 25 inch long and 12 inch wide at the top.The original plastic sales display hanging hook still intact strongly suggests it's never been used. There's a hint of felt fuzz or pilling in a couple of places, but overall condition is near excellent to match the day it was made...
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..
A lot of 6 red vintage large mercury glass Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments still in the original box. Measuring approx. 3 inch in diameter, each red ornament has a crimped top that is marked Shiny Brite and Made in U.S.A. There are no breaks to any of the ornaments, but they do show signs of aging with fading rubs, spots, and crackling in the red color finish.Originally purchased from Stix Baer & Fuller, the price tag is showing a regular price of 99 cents for the bo..
A pair of long candy cane stripe vintage Santa pencils made in Japan, with hard rubber plastic Santa heads with felt hats and fuzzy beards with dangling bells topping the long red and white striped pencils. The back of each hat has a red and white Japan label.Measuring 14 inch long from the top of the head (not including the extended hat), these pencils appear to have not yet been used...
Beautiful Bucklers Fifth Avenue Christmas ashtray and coordinating matchbox smoking set, elegantly decorated with sprigs of holly tied with bows under an enamel finish. The round 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). This tobacciana set makes for a fabulous vintage holiday addition, and is in excellent cond..
A set of 9 vintage ribbed, cone-shaped Christmas tree plastic light bulb covers in a variety of colors (blue, red, green, yellow/orange and pink). These measure approx. 1-1/4 inch long, with the cone-shaped top about 1 inch in length and the round opening 8mm wide. These light covers were made to slip over miniature lights. In great vintage condition, with no cracks in the hard plastic...
A new old stock vintage NOMA twinkle flasher plug, catalog no. 409, this plug "gives action lighting". Likely dating to the mid/late 1960s, this flasher will operate up to 24 C6 series lamps or 15 C7-1/2 multiple lamps or up to a 100 watt lamp. NOMA was once the largest manufacturer of holiday lighting in the world and best known for making Christmas lights.Made in Japan, the display back states "NOTE - When Current is first turned on this flasher element may issue some smok..
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..
A lot of 6 old fashioned wooden bird vintage Christmas ornaments, hand painted in a folk art motif, finished with clips on their underbellies for clipping to the tree. Made in Taiwan Republic of China and likely dating to the 1950s, three of the birds have a red body and three in white, with the red birds finished in white, black and yellow and the white birds decorated with red, black, yellow, and green. These are made with a lightweight wood, and appear..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..