Vintage German Christmas Advent Calendar Chriskindlmarkt, Unused Count Down Calendar with Envelope
Wonderful sparkly unused German countdown to Christmas advent calendar, featuring Santa arriving at the bustling Christkindlmarkt! Please view the details to see all that is going on in this fun vintage Christmas decoration. Complete with original unused envelope, circa late 1940s to early 1950s.
The wonderful village scene features Santa in his classic red suit, greeting children as he enters the town Christmas Market. A large decorated tree is in the center, surrounded by holiday craft and food booths. Children play and a snowman is being built. The rooftops are covered in snow and the mountains can be seen in the distance. There are numerous silver glitter accents outlining the lively design throughout.
It measures 9 inches by 9.5 inches and is in excellent, mint condition having never been opened. There are no marks, tears, stains, or tape residue. The color lithography is vibrant and crisp with no fading. Early German lithographic printing is known for its high quality and attention to detail. The door tabs are shut tight, unopened in their die cut holes. We have no idea what delightful surprises will appear behind the doors, but we know they will be fun! The style number 270/3 is printed in the lower right corner. On the left, “Printed in Western Germany” is printed in small text. The unused envelope is clean and crisp, showing some age toning. It also has this mark.
We estimate this to have been produced in the late 1940s since both pieces 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 Christkindlmarkt calendar was distributed into the early to mid 1950s Christmas seasons.
Open a door each day in excited anticipation of the coming Christmas holiday. What a great addition to your vintage German count down to Christmas advent calendar collection!
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