Christmas Eve, Inc. was founded by the late Don Warning, the creator of the wonderful Memories of Santa Collection and was later renamed Christmas Reproductions Inc. In 1983 Christmas Eve, Inc. introduced a limited edition collection of ceramic Santa Claus figurines. This one is the 1890 Santa, Pelze-Nicol, from Germany, a depiction of the fur-clad Nicholas. Collectors of the Memories of Santa Ornaments will recognize this as the 1890A version with Santa holding a clown under his right arm and a cat under his left. This 5-1/2" figurine is marked on the bottom Christmas Eve, Inc. 1983 Limited Edition of 20,000. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. This rare, early piece from the Memories of Santa collection would make a wonderful addition to your own collection of these marvelous Santa Clauses.

Buyer pays all shipping charges. I ship only by U.S. Mail-- Priority Mail, 1st Class or Media Mail. I charge actual postage plus delivery confirmation. Never a handling charge. Insurance is optional, but strongly recommended. If you win more than one of my auctions in the same week AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO PACK & SHIP THEM TOGETHER I will be happy to combine items to save you money on shipping charges. I accept M.O.'s, cashier's checks, personal checks (must clear before shipping) and credit cards through PAYPAL.

Payment is due within seven days of auction's close. No COD'S. Please email questions before bidding. Unless advertised as new all items are vintage. Most items I list have come from Estate Sales or Auctions or are being sold on consignment so I cannot guarantee that the item has never been exposed to cigarette smoke, perfumes or pets. I try very hard to describe all items completely including any flaws. You can bid with confidence. Please check my feedback. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding! I have had a lot of interest in the four Santa Claus figurines I have listed this week and several questions about them. As I explained in the listing these four I have listed this week are the ceramic figurines made by Don Warning's company, Christmas Eve, Inc. in a Limited Edition of 20,000 each in 1983. They are not the more common ornaments, so t is no gold cord nor a wire on the top of the heads for hanging. I also do not have boxes or paperwork and I actually do not remember that these ever came in a box. None of the year dates were filled in with color the way the dates on the later ornaments were. Don Warning's companies did produce items other than the earthenware ornaments--such as the larger Santa's that look like they are carved from wood. These figurines are actually more rare than the ornaments and are another addition to a collection showcasing Mr Warning's brilliant and timeless designs.

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