Christmas & Holiday

Without doubt, the merriest of collectibles… Whether you collect Christmas, Easter, Halloween or Valentines, nothing puts a quicker smile on a collector then a fine example from, say, one hundred years ago, knowing it brought pleasure then, and still today. Please visit one of our Holiday sales… we’re sure you’ll smile a bit.

Past Prices Realized

Hubley Bathing Beauties

Dresden Horse drawn Coach Truly exquisite German craftsmanship is evident in this intricate Dresden Christmas ornament, offered in September 2012. Est. $2,000 – $2,500

Price Realized ($4,425)

German Belsnickle with Glass Beard

Tripling high estimate, this extremely rare German Belsnickle with glass icicles as a beard was the highlight of the Christmas group in our Novemeber 2013 sale. Est. $5,000 – $7,500

Price Realized ($20,060)

Dresden Smiling Cat Ornament

A fantastic Christmas ornament from the Tom Fox Collection, this Dresden smiling cat was a big surprise in the November 2013 auction. Est. $350 – $450

Price Realized ($5,900)

Dresden Dog at Doghouse

This fine Dresden example depicts a dog lying in front of embossed doghouse which lifts off base for candy storage, from our November 2009 sale. Est. $600 – $800

Price Realized ($3,163)

Folk Art Santa Belsnickle

This was a very rare, spectacular Pennsylvania folk art, brown chalkware Belsnickle with a wonderful and well detailed face looking down over folded arms, a classic form of Pennsylvania Christmas folk art from the late 1800s, offered in November 2011. Est. $10,000 – $12,000

Price Realized ($18,400)

Jack-o-Lantern Basket Container

A cute piece from the Tom Fox collection in November 2013, this extremely fine German basket candy container doubled its high estimate.

Price Realized ($1,770)

Halloween Duck Nodder

Standing tall at 22 inches, this wonderful duck nodder dressed as a Halloween witch was a popular lot at the March 2014 sale. Est. $3,000 – $4,000

Price Realized ($4,425)

Dresden Elephant with Tusks

Far surpassing our auction estimate, this Dresden elephant with realistic ivory like tusks and glass eyes stomped its was to a big price in March 2014. Est. $600 – $700

Price Realized ($3,540)

Dresden Steam Locomotive

From our November 2013 auction, this impressive Dresden loco had all the bells and whistles, but the steam itself. Est $2,000 – $2,5000

Price Realized ($2,655)

Dresden Horse drawn Sleigh

This is another exquisite example of German Dresden craftsmanship, a beautiful horse pulling the fine red sleigh from the Tom Fox Collection sold in November 2013. Est. $2,000 – $2,500

Price Realized ($3,835)

Dresden Boar Head Popper

Tom Fox had one of the most detailed and fascinating Holiday collection we have handled in years, this Dresden popper was one of those examples from our March 2014 sale. Est. $1,600 – $1,800

Price Realized ($4,425)

Peter Rabbit Trade Stimulator

Dressed in his best Easter finery, this bunny rabbit nodder stood at 27 inch high and his head and carrot arm move when mechanism is activated, from our March 2014 sale. Est. $1,200 – $1,400

Price Realized ($4,130)

Early Santa Belsnickle

A large composition Santa Belsnickle candy container standing over snow mound in the November 2013 sale. Est. $1,200 – $1,400

Price Realized ($3,835)

Santa on Nodding Polar Bear

German made, this exceptionally large, furry polar bear nodder with glass eyes and Santa mounted on top was offered in our March 2014 sale. Es.t $3,500 – $4,500

Price Realized ($5,605)

Halloween Foot Lantern

Given that a live candle was placed inside of these paper mache lanterns, they are quite scarce. This whimsical Halloween foot was a treat for a new collector in November 2011. $1,000 – $1,200

Price Realized ($4,025)

Clockwork Sleigh Nodder

At over 30 inch in length, this exceptional clockwork nodder Reindeer drawing Santa in sleigh was a big hit in the March 2014 sale. Est. $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized ($11,210)

Tabby Cat Lantern

An outstanding example of a hand painted composition tabby cat Halloween lantern sold in our March 2014 auction several times over the estimation. Est. $500 – $600

Price Realized ($2,006)

Pink Santa Belsnickle

A seldom seen, large 20 inch tall Santa Belsnickle candy container in bright pink with rabbit fur beard was offered at our March 2014 sale. Est. $2,500 – $3,000

Price Realized ($3,540)

Simon Halbig Doll on Rabbit

A wonderful German Halbig doll atop a glass eyed rabbit with carrot in mouth sold in our March 2014 sale. Est. $1,200 – $1,400

Price Realized ($1,888)

Early Santa Belsnickle

With an endearing hand painted face and rabbit fur beard, this wonderful German candy container was offered in our November 2009 sale. Est. $1,200 – $1,400

Price Realized ($3,163)

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