Some wonderful finds--first up courtesy of ScottG--when plastic was new and exciting! Scott says: Santa Reindeer Vinylite by Raylite Electric Products, 1950s, Large Version 1--Made of Vinylite plastic and a metal back. Measures about 33" wide by 20" tall by 3.5" deep. Over time the vinylite gets brittle. But for 60 plus years this is in good condition.There are a few cracks around the edges. It needs to be re-wired before lighting it--from the early 1950's.
That's followed by this year's "French putz" a.k.a. the Marie Antoinette putz village from you know who, smile....vintage and handmade ornaments; blue castle by Karl Fey, a copy of one from the 1930's but in custom colors.
The cathedral is illuminated by LED's and is by Howard Lamey.
The "French" figures are vintage made in Japan, the gold frames are vintage Limoges; the ship is a pillbox; the lamppost was an after-Christmas purchase at Walmart.
And all this is followed by David Montreal's Christmas village, close-up; all vintage/antique; clay faced Santa and putz houses made in Japan; sheep and horses are undoubtedly German or American made and very early...
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And if you're into vintage "toy" castles, you may have missed this http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/10/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_24.html
For collectors of Christmas house shaped tins, the 2011 BIG LOTS collection: http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/01/werthers-2011-christmas-candy-tin-2011.html
REMEMBERING JOHN LENNON on the anniversary of his death http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/remembering-john-lennon.html