Mid-Century Western Germany
Santa Claus on a Snowy Rooftop
Vintage Cardboard Cutout
While attending the famous Nuremberg Toy
Fair, or Nürnberg Spielwarenmesse in 1989,
we were thrilled to espy these authentic old
cardboard Christmas cutouts tucked around
the corner in the booth of the original maker.
The elderly owner was quite helpful, and he
agreed to look through their factory storage
to find these mid-century cutouts for us.
Stored undisturbed for more than 60 years,
this authentic old stock cardboard flat is still
in its original, unused condition. The back of
each piece is stamped FOREIGN along with
MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY.
Made of crisply embossed, die-cut Karton -
a high-quality cardboard - each cutout was
lacquer-painted in a satin matte finish, then
accented with sparkling clear glass glitter.
Do note that as these cardboard
flats were manufactured in
the traditional fashion, the tip of
Santa's nose may have a slight
split due to the deep embossing.