Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

American, late 19th century, marked at feet "Santa-Claus", Shepherd Hardware Company, 6-1/4 in., original paint with extensive chips and losses.

Although Santa’s looks have change over the years, he’s always been a popular Christmas collectible. Because he’s been so well documented, it’s often easy to determine the age of a Santa figure. From the tall and thin St. Nicholas, to the Jolly old Elf we love today, Santa has been rendered in every possible form and material. His likeness can be found on every type of Christmas collectible, like thecast iron bank pictured.

Price:   Estimate $600 - $1,000

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