ca. 1900 antique cardboard Christmas ornaments, German
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Thse are a group of 8 very old (1890's to World War I) cardboard Christmas ornaments from Germany. I believe they are old store stock, since they came in their original brown paper package (see photo), which shows much wear but the pieces inside are perfect - no stains, or fading from age. Meanwhile, I put a hole in two of them to hang them up (see "Condition"). The ornaments represent a camel, elephant, a star, scissors, a nutcracker, a mask, a bell and a harp, all decorated like gingerbread. Height of most from 3" to 4". The brown paper package is labelled, "Herolin, Christbaumschmuck, No. 21739," with addition advertising of their other products, and is stamped "Germany.