Rare Antique Estate Large Father Christmas Paper Embellishments. Beautiful scraps, or die-cuts as they are sometimes called, of a Victorian Father Christmas -how absolutely divine are these? Made by Paul B. Zoecke Company of Berlin, which was founded in 1896, these date to the late 1910’s early 1920’s.
Rare to find in this large size, each stunning Santa Claus, Pere Noel or Father Christmas was printed so expertly, colorful and vibrant. Finely embossed, they carry Christmas Trees, and plenty of toys! The assortment of toys is wonderful and includes Teddy Bears, Dolls, Checker Boards, Games, Race Cars and more, fruits (which were still an expensive treat in the early 1900’s} and more to gift to lucky boys and girls on Christmas Morning.
These are old unused stock I was thrilled to find on our latest buying trip. Perfect to frame, to make holiday ornaments with, to embellish gifts for the holidays, an exciting decorative find! Marked PBZ. Sold per sheet, each has 2 Santas as shown.
- Measure per Santa: 9-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.