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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1469857
Kensington House Antiques
$115.00
A nice vintage pulp jack o'lantern with the original paper insert. The paint is bright.
  • Origin: America, ca 1940
  • Condition: very good, a dented area over one eye, a crack at the back that appears to be stable, no burn marks
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" tall excluding wire handle
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1900 item #1455729
    Kensington House Antiques
    $275.00
    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. One narrow side of the bell is painted, “Happy New Year,” and the other with “The year is going, let him go,” a line from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s 1850 poem “Ring out, wild bells.” The other large side shows a woman walking along a snowing path, her arms laden with holly wreaths and the legend, “Merrie Xmax,” Given the literary references of the other decoration, this image must refer to some long-forgotten Christmas or New Year’s tale.
    • Origin: America or England, ca. 1875
    • Condition: good, considerable darkening of painted scene (darker than in photos), some rust (see photos)
    • Dimensions: 4-3/4” high; 3-1/2” wide; 2-1/2” deep
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455728
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    $395.00
    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. The original label and the wear marks on the basal rim clearly indicate an early date. Husted died in 1923, so it’s likely that these bottles were made in the years following his death, up to the 1930s.
    • Origin: America, 1923-38
    • Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, original paper label intact
    • Height: 12-1/4”
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455727
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    $250.00
    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. 1930
    • Condition: excellent painted details, a 1/4" hole to one side of the felt hood, no noise
    • Height: 7”
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455682
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    $110.00
    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
    Kensington House Antiques
    $335.00
    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. It would also make a great centerpiece for a Holiday table.
    • Origin: Germany, ca 1900-30
    • Condition: good; some paint loss and rust (see photos)
    • Dimensions: top diameter, 7-1/2"; base diameter, 10-3/4"; opening diameter, 1"; height, 8-3/4"
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1455672
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    A delightful vintage snowman feather tree topper made of spun cotton batting. He wears a black paper hat and carries and wood walking stick in one hand. Tough made for a feather tree, the size would be appropriate for a small live tree or he could be hung from a thread as an ornament.
    • Origin: probably German, ca 1925
    • Condition: excellent, all original
    • Height: 5-1/8"
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455640
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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"
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454957
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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. 1930
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: diameter, 4-1/2"; height, 5-1/2"
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1454911
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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. 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 1940 item #1454568
    Kensington House Antiques
    $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 1960 item #1452514
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    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 1930 item #1452513
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    A rare composition Halloween candy container in the form of a three-dimensional owl, complete with glass eyes. The container is large enough to hold quite a generous amount of candy!
    • Origin: probably Germany, ca. 1920
    • Dimension: 4-1/4" tall
    • Condition: very good, but some cracking along side seams and a flake at the back edge of the container opening
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1452512
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    A rare vintage pressed paper Halloween noisemaker in the form of a carrot. The colors are bright and the mouthpiece retains the reed, so it makes a nice squawky sound. The side has a handwritten price of 10 cents and is faintly marked "Germany."
    • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
    • Dimensions: 8" tall
    • Condition: excellent, bright color, working
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1450092
    Kensington House Antiques
    $210.00
    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. Only her broom and black cat betray her true nature!
    • Origin: Japan, ca. 1930
    • Condition: very good, about 5% paint loss, mostly to her dress near the broom
    • Dimensions: 4” tall.
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1450091
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    Early German Halloween candy container featuring a composition black cat perched atop a red paperboard container. The bottom once had a stick-on label of some sort that scuffed up the paper, so there is no longer a “Made in Germany” mark, but this is clearly a German piece. The cat has tons of personality, from crossed eyes to a bright red mouth oddly shaped like human lips. MEEOW!
    • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
    • Condition: very good, light paint flaking at the back and tip of one ear
    • Dimensions: 3-3/4” tall
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1369778
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    A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of a pear. The container was made from composition, then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany."
    • Origin: Germany ca. 1910
    • Good condition; there is a small nick on the top and a crack extending across the bottom from the opening (it is only in the outer layer and does not go through to the interior
    • Dimensions: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1346915
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    A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of a peach. The container is made from composition then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany." Origin: Germany, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 2.25" x 2.25" x 2.25.".