This design was probably first made in the early 1900s and, with the rising popularity of electric Christmas lights, redesigned and produced as a store display attraction in the 1930s. Standing 27" and 31" with hat extended, Santa is the tallest Buckram style figure we have ever seen and only the second electrified one we have seen for decades. Well detailed buckram face, handsome flowing beard (probably mohair), hard composition boots, oilcloth? Black belt, flannel mittens and silky red suit edged in a furry material over a firmly intact original core body which stands very nicely without tipping.
Santa is equipped with our special low intensity, long life, low heat bulbs also available for sale elsewhere in Evergreen Emporium; shorter C7 bubble light replacement bulbs could also be used. Outstanding original condition for one hundred years with only very minor issues like cracks in the belt, facial indentations which can be pulled out to original shape, fur loss on suit edging. Some uncleaned stains and soiling but not a visual deterrent to warrant risk of cleaning.
More photos are available if you wish a different view; Noma Staggered Candolier not included but similar styles available in our store. Please contact for additional details or information. Be sure to view other items at Evergreen Emporium. The item "RARE 90 Year Old SANTA CLAUS w Buckram Face Tall 1930s Lighted Store Display" is in sale since Wednesday, December 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Figures\Santa".us4" and is located in Afton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bermuda, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.