Memories of Santa - Lot of 24 - Collectible Ornaments

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 26, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
Memories of Santa - 24 Piece Lot

This is an incredibly elegant lot of ornaments. It would be beautiful as a an homage to Christmas displayed on a mantel or actual display case.

THIS IS THE INFORMATION ON THE ORNAMENT INSERTS:

About The Memories of Santa...

THE MEMORIES OF SANTA COLLECTION ARE AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS FROM ANTIQUE CHOCOLATE MOLDS, EARLY CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHS AND TURN-OF-THE-CENTRY POST CARDS. THESE BEAUTIFUL REPLICAS DEPICT THE EVOLUTION OF SANTA CLAUS FROM THE EARLY ST. NICHOLAS TO THE SANTA WE KNOW TODAY.

ALTHOUGH HIS GARMENTS CHANGED FROM DECADE TO DECADE AND HIS NAME VARIED FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, THE GENEROITY AND SPIRIT OF OLD ST. NICHOLAS SURVIVED THROUGH THE AGES UNTIL HE BECAME THE GIFT-GIVING JOLLY OLD SANTA CLAUS OF OUR TIME.

1. 1860 - Father Christmas with Turkey - At Christmas time in England, the turkey was the popular feast bird before it was used at Thanksgiving in America .

2. 1867 - This Santa Claus, drawn by Charles G. Bush, appeared in Harper's Weekly December 28, 1867

3. 1887 - The Trojan Santa -Dressed in black fur, was inspired by a trade card distributed by the Troy Bazaar, Troy , NY .

4. & 5. 1888 - Father Christmas, with the wassail bowl, from an illustration in a December issue of "Punch." (Duplicate of this
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