Rare German Christmas Postcard with Early Gnome Santa Claus and Angel Helper

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 23, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

This Winsch backed German printed postcard is hardly ever seen. The subject is very unique, also very whimsical. Emerging from a forest setting comes a very rare gnome like Santa Claus who carries a Christmas tree and a lantern. An angel helper holds a basket full of treats. A rabbit and a crow keep the pair company. In the distance we see a town which includes a church with a tall steeple. A boy wearing a pointed hat, who is hard to see, waits for treats next to the angel's shoulder. The textured silver background is very pretty. The used back is postmarked 1910. There are tiny sized bumps on both left corners and no other issues. The condition is Excellent.

Your postcard will be placed in its poly sleeve inside a rigid plastic holder for safety. The holder will be placed inside a greeting card for mailing, providing even greater protection. The postcard will be shipped by FREE FIRST CLASS MAIL. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for looking.