Oh so charming, this Woolson Spice trade card shows a sleeping Santa, dressed in brown boots and a green suit, his red bag now empty, the presents delivered. Hovered around him are five young girls, delighted and intrigued by their discovery, with one daring girl tapping Santa's cap with a pointed bough of Christmas holly.
With a landscape orientation, this card is in very good condition, with a crease in the upper right-hand corner; a short tear in the bottom edge, to the..
Send Christmas cheer to that dear aunt with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a white rabbit tucked away in a red boot trimmed with white flocked "fur" and evergreen garnish with Christmas bells. The card cover says, "Hello, Auntie!" and the message inside reads:But everyone would like to have an auntie just like you because you're nice as you can be and you do such nice things, too! Merry Christmas, Auntie - Here's lots of love.Back of card has th..
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!
For those who love vintage ephemera, here's a beautiful 1894 antique Woolson Spice Easter Greetings For Grandma chromolithograph trade card featuring a sweet curly-haired girl carrying a small wicker basket in one hand and a white flower in the other. Her wide brim Easter hat is topped with billowy white feathers. I couldn't find another online offering of this particular trade card in my research, but the illustration quality is near that of Maud Humphrey or Frances Bru..
Send love and Christmas greetings to your nephew with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a young boy wearing flocked red footed pajamas and matching stocking hat, delighted with his haul of Christmas toys. The card cover reads: "For You, Nephew Merry Christmas." Open the card to find a 3D tree at the fold, with a message inside that reads: "For such a very nice Nephew, Christmas should be just right. So here comes love and a big wish, to..
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...
Vintage cat Christmas wrapping paper doesn't get much more adorable than this! Featuring the cutest white kittens playing with ornaments and wearing green bows or striped Christmas stockings, there's one lone black kitten that's snuggled up in the mix. Marketed as A Purr-fect Christmas, this package contains two sheets measure 30 inch x 20 inch. Given its original price of $0.25 and the lack of a zip code, I speculate it dates to the early 1960s. In excellent condition, ..
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..
An unopened package of four Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting a Christmas tree with antique candle lights, garland and candy canes and stock-on tags with a stack of presents off to the side. Great for using on gifts or even for crafting!
The stick-on Christmas trees are approx. 4-1/2 inch high, while the name tags are 3 inch wide and 1 inch high (on the left side).
Product number is marked as 29XS 72-1. Given the $0.29 original price..
An unopened package of four sheets of Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting Santa with his rosy red cheeks full of delight over the bag full of Christmas gifts carried in his back. A separate smaller sticker depicts a pile of three Christmas gifts, also accompanied by a small square stick-on name tag.
For size reference, the Santa press-on sticker is approx. 4-1/2 inch high.
Product number is marked as 29XS 70-1. Given the $0.29 original ..
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..
I love the simple yet beautiful color combination and design in this unused 1950s Sunshine mid century vintage Christmas greeting card in gold, white, and green. The outer edges of the card front are framed in embossed white holly leaves with gold evergreen pine, with Christmas bell, tree, and ornament to add to the card's Christmas greeting message: 'Christmas morning never dawns, its evening never ends without a though of good old times a though of good old friends.' ..
A beautiful, unused vintage Hallmark greeting card offering a Christmas Prayer by Peter Marshall. The soft green parchment paper shows a winter church scene, with a river in the foreground and the eye drawn to a horse-drawn carriage in front of and parishioners entering a country church. The cover cover is printed with the following Christmas Prayer by Chaplain Peter Marshall, chaplain of the United States Senate:And we do pray, Lord Jesus, that as we celebrate Thy birt..
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..
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..
A vintage Norcross Christmas Babies gift wrap wrapping paper sheet in colors of red, white, and green, depicting precious babies all dressed in red at various adorable modes. There is a sleeping baby; a bright-eyed child with a bough of holly in its hand; an infant entertained by the ribbon on his leg, the other end tied to a young baby fawn wearing Christmas holly; a pair of infants studying a green gingham stuffed dog, one with a rattle in its hand; and another young lad, o..
An unused roll of gorgeous vintage Christmas wrapping paper with a red backdrop for elegant gold Christmas bells finished with sprigs of holly on a sculpted foil paper.
The Rhapsody brand was made by Papercraft Corp., likely in the 1960s or 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $0.77! Roll is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
Vintage Christmas wrapping paper is refreshingly sweet with this red sculptured foil Christmas gift wrap covered in silver and pink candy canes.
Created expressly for Sears Roebuck and Co., this roll likely to the late 1960s, early 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $1.79! One end of the roll shows a bit of a crease, but otherwise it is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
An old trade card extending New Year wishes from the Woolson Spice Co. featuring a young girl, her fur muff and doll snuggled close on her lap, as they sit out in the Winter snow. To the bottom right corner of the card is an inset image of a church. The card face is printed with 'A Happy New Year from the Woolson Spice Co. - May Heaven prosper all they ways wherever thou mayst go And Blessings rich of hope and health upon thy path bestow.' The artist name (Bufford) can be fou..
Looking for a vintage finial Christmas tree topper? This holiday season finish your tree with this sweet 11 inch triple indent vintage mercury glass tree topper, with a forest green and white bulb finished with three silver indents decorated with red and green.In good vintage condition with some wear and paint loss due to years of use, and nicks on the open rim at the base, but otherwise no cracks or breaks. ..
Add some mid century vintage cheer to your holiday season with this 1950s vintage Santa die cut foil embossed Christmas indoor decoration. This full body image of Santa appears to be walking and waving as he carries a bag full of toys. Measuring approx. 13 inch high and 8 inch wide, he is in good condition, with some rubs and wear in the red coloring and some minor crinkles in the foil, but nothing too detracting from his vintage charm. Note that as made, his legs ..
1954 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings depicting Mr. Fezziwig's ball, in its original box and with original information insert. The plate front has a lightly colored drawing of Mr. Fezziwig's Ball, a script painted banner message reading "May you have a joyful holiday" across the center of the image. The insert card cover reads "The limited editions of The Christmas Carol series of pla..
1956 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings and depicting the Spirit of Christmas Past with a young girl. Around the image, it says Remember it, said Scrooge with fervor (to the Spirit of Christmas Past) I could walk it blindfold.NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:The Buffalo..
1957 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting the artwork of Buffalo China artist Rix Jennings with Scrooge hanging out his store window, telling a boy on the street, " .. Not the little prize Turkey ... The big one!" as his plans are to buy a Christmas turkey for the Cratchets.NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:"Greetings - The 1957 exclusive..
1958 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting the artwork of Buffalo China artist Rix Jennings with a flurry of activity in the poulterers' shops as the people prepare for Christmas day. The outer edge of the plate reads "The Poulterers' shops were still half open, and the Fruiterers' were radiant in their glory. The Grocers'! oh the Grocers'! ... everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress: ..."NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am ..
1959 vintage Shenango China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate titled A Glorious Christmas Day and featuring the work of R. Flading. As with all the plates in this series, the colors are green and black on white porcelain, with a gold trim around the rim. NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s to 1960s era plates from the Shenango China Charles Dickens Christmas Carol series that I am offering, the others of which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:..
1960 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting people with rosy cheeks out on the street on Christmas Day. The front says "... and away they (all the good people) came flocking through the streets in their best clothes and with their gayest faces ..." Rix Jennings 1960. (Rix Jennings is the artist who sketched the image.) NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is mark..
1961 vintage Shenango China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate titled Here Comes The Plum Pudding and featuring the work of R. Flading. As with all the plates in this series, the colors are green and black on white porcelain, with a gold trim around the rim. NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s to 1960s era plates from the Shenango China Charles Dickens Christmas Carol series that I am offering, the others of which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follo..