From the first Christmas her grandparents opened the store in the 1940's they had him displayed with a sign sticking out of his hand and had other signs to change out. She does not know what happened to the signs. Here parents continued displaying hime every Christmas until they closed the store. She thinks it closed in the 1970's but was not too sure.
Then her parents use to display him in their house every year and when they passed she inherited it. Now I can not confirm her story but figured I would pass it along. If anyone recognizes one of these and can share some other information it would be appreciated.He does look old just don't know exactly how old. Now he seems to be made of a plaster and is hollow inside. From age he does have cracks as seen some wider than others. The top of the hat has been repaired but not very good and repainted red as seen.
The cracks are on the right side by hand and side as seen. There are some spots paint is just missing and some where there are niks/chips. The base has chips around it also and was touched up with black paint.
Now at one of the chips you can see a mesh material was used before applying plaster or whatever the material is. Measures 39" tall x 14" wide x 13 front to back. These measurements are to furthest points. I put weight and measurements and it automatically calculates to your location. Again can send more pictures on request.
Will be packed very well and insured. The item "Rare Vintage Plaster Christmas Santa Claus Store Display 1940's 39 Estate find" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Figures\Santa". The seller is "nicksqualityfinds" and is located in Spring Hill, Florida. 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, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands.