They are from the late Depression (late 1930's) through the war years (1940 to 1945), and were made in the US. They are large, measuring from 4 1/4" across for the stars, to 4 3/4" long for the long ornament. They are made from molded cardboard that is slightly pleated, covered in silver.
The silver has darkened but still has a bit of gleam lieft! Each ornament has a pleated center of red cellophane, with a tiny composite berry in the middle.The cellophane is fragile, and the berries are slightly worn, but all are there. Some of the ornaments have creases, but they are all sturdy and clean. They all have their original wires - green paper over wire that goes through the hole and the attaches through the back to the composite berry in the middle. Composite, by the way, is a combination of glue, sawdust and plaster. The set displays really well, and they are sooooo charming and different.
This is the only set I have ever had - I have found one of these at a time, ever once in a while, but since they are made from paper, they really didn't last over the years. These are definitely from the category of "how DO these things survive"! They show their age with really great patina, and won't disappoint.
I try and recycle packaging materials as much as I can. I will make sure it's sturdy and the item well packaged. I believe in offering the best customer service. I have a lot of fun doing this, and I want it to be fun for you, as well.
I really want you to be a happy customer, and come back and visit me. I have thousands of items to sell, and would like you to be a return customer. I specialize in vintage holiday decorations, and vintage craft items. I also like kitschy religious items, so sell those as well! I guarantee authenticity on everything I sell.I have spent many years studying my specialities, and feel comfortable in guaranteeing my listings. You as my customer are the most important facet of my busines. I try and respond to every message within a few hours. This will ensure that I get your message in a timely fashion! Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "SET 6 1940'S XMAS ORNAMENTS, SILVER FOIL OVR CARDBOARD SHAPES CELLOPHANE CENTERS" is in sale since Thursday, May 10, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Ornaments". The seller is "jonesantiques" and is located in Bronson, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.