Nostalgic Christmas Decorations
"Nostalgic", think "new" being offered on the following sites. Although offered as new productions, they can be sold for "old" or "vintage" on the internet and markets; some of them will fool the inexperienced collector.
Further down a few links to sites where fakes and falsifications are shown and described.
|Nostalgie Christbaumschmuck||A German website offering Christmas ornaments as new production, but with OLD CAPS !!!!|
|Victorian Ornaments||Ornaments made with antique and vintage materials.|
|Lucy Webber's Batting Ornaments||Cotton ornaments|
|Feather trees||Feather trees|
|Vintage Xmas/reproductions of antique ornaments||Identifying reproductions : hints and links to items for sale|
|Glitter houses||Putz houses|
|Marolin||New production, but frighteningly very much in the old style papiermaché Santa's, Easter, Manger figures, ...|
|Holiday Reproductions||Reproduction of early belsnickels, candy containers etc., in the Christmas section.|
|Advent calendar : beware buying from photo's||
I found this on ebay, and being curious for the cut-outs, I bought it. The seller did not show the "Zweckfom Adventskalnder No. 4064" top, nor the barcode on the back, and I thought it would be of the 1950-1960s. So beware !!!! And always ask for extra photo's and detailed description.
|Below a few sites where more information is given on repro's being sold as "old" or "antique"|
|About falsifications||Link to the Margrit Utz's website, "The Ornament", on repro's.|
|Real or Fake ?||A Dutch site, "Christmas Past" by Egbert Dikken, with on this page a video with fakes and falsifications. It is in Dutch, but there are online translators available.|
|Reproductions||Tony Johnson's site, "Oldgermanornaments", with page dedicated to repro's.|