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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
A lot of 3 large West Germany vintage Christmas ornaments, in a mix of bright colors and all extremely lightweight. The two teardrop ornaments in pink and blue measure approx. 7 inch long, while the red rounded ornament is approx. 4-1/4 inch long and 3 inch wide. All are decorated with fine silver mica glitter around the top and tiny mica polka dots scattered around the ornament.All have crimped silver tops that are marked West Germany.There's something magical about old Chri..
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 pink vintage Shiny Brite ornament with white stencil finish of Merry Christmas with poinsettia flowers on two sides of the mercury glass ornament. Measuring approx. 2-1/2 inch in diameter, this ornament has a crimped Shiny Brite top. There are no breaks to this ornament, but it does show signs of aging with paint flakes, age spots, fading rubs, and crackling in the color finish.(Plastic display stand not included.)..
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..
Display your incoming Christmas cards on the mantel or shelf in vintage style with this 3d Ambassador Hallmark Santa and sleigh Christmas card holder 3-piece decoration. Unused and still in its original package, this set stands 6-1/2 inch high, with Santa's sleigh approx. 7-3/4 inch long and the reindeer boxes approx. 5-1/2 inch long.With what looks to be an early UPC code , this set likely dates to the late 1970s. In great condition with no tears to the sleigh or ..
Vintage Ardco coin bank featuring Santa Claus and a snowman standing to the sides of a front door of a Winter or North Pole cabin, with a red front door decorated with white lettering that reads MERRY XMAS and a red and green holly bough hanging over the door. The building roof is covered in white to resemble snow. This 3d figural bisque coin bank will make for a delightful vintage Christmas decoration. Stands approx. 4-1/2 inch tall, 3-3/8 inch wide, and 3 inch deep. The bot..
Mid century vintage die cut foil embossed indoor holiday decoration with one banner reading Merry Christmas and the other Happy New Year. The embossed lettering is a blackletter Old English Gothic script font style with a stippled texture. Each measures approx. 12 inch long and 8 inch high. Both are in good, used condition with some wrinkles in the foil and some light rubs and wear in the red coloring.Now's a perfect time to take advantage of combined shippin..
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 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..