So worth looking at again: Scotty's 2011 tiered putz tree, with vintage houses from the 30's through the 70's--and some newer ones as well. Click on the photos.
Will's first castle https://cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1236
Speaking of castles...see the lakies/laquies/castle putz gallery here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157636286186613/
And even more castles http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_18.html
Did you know that NOMA made toys, not Christmas lights, during the war years? Check out this 1944 ad https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211928543279635&set=gm.923304211140366&type=3&theater