Vintage German Triptych Advent Calendar, 3 Panel Stuttgart Rohr Christmas Countdown Calendar with Envelope
Wonderful and lively large German triptych advent calendar, featuring a colorful Spanish village scene with musicians, animals, and adorable children! Please view the detail photos to see all that is going on in this fun, three panel glittered Christmas decoration. Stuttgart Rohr #255, complete with original unused envelope, circa early 1950s.
The wonderful sparkly scene features a group of children gathering and playing in the village. Look closely and find a cat on a doorstep, friendly dogs, sheep, and a donkey led by his maiden. A trio of musicians is in the square, ready to play holiday music. Colorful flowers hang from the balconies, with an inviting fruit and vegetable stand nearby. Numerous town buildings and towers create so much detail.
The panel edges are die cut with pop-outs, showing children crossing a stone bridge on the left, and a candlelit nativity window scene on the right. Sparkling glitter accents are scattered throughout on all panels. So beautiful! When closed, it measures 11.25 inches wide by 8 inches. When opened and flat, it measures 22.5 inches wide. Wow!
It is in excellent condition perhaps having been used only once. All of the doors are present and fit tightly. We have no idea what delightful surprises will appear behind the doors, but we know they will be fun! There are no marks, tears, or stains. The color lithography is vibrant and crisp with no fading. Early German lithograph printing is known for its high quality and attention to detail.
The lower left is marked “Printed in Western Germany by RS Stuttgart Rohr”. The style number “Order Nr. 255” is printed in the lower right corner. The illustrated unused envelope is clean, showing some age toning and one pen squiggle on the back. The edges are lightly worn, likely used to store this amazing calendar all of these years.
This hard to find triptych is a must-have for the serious German advent calendar collector!
SIDE NOTE: We estimate this to have been produced in the late 1940s to very early 1950s since both the envelope and calendar are marked, “Printed in Western Germany”, a required mark beginning in 1949 when West Germany was formed. The first marks used this spelled out Western Germany text. A bit later, it was shortened to simply “West Germany or W Germany”. This fun vintage Santa village calendar was distributed into the early to mid 1950s Christmas seasons.
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