VINTAGE 1959 HAROLD GALE SANTA CLAUS WITH MADE IN JAPAN PIXIE ELF. I have never seen one so clean, I see a Harold Gale site online that posted the white one as being made in 1959 by Harold Gale and his wife. I would say this particular Santa has been stored away most of his life, and wasn't displayed much, he is very very clean. Beard is Ivory wool, Suit is Crushed Velvet, Belt is white plastic with stainless steel buckle, boots are hard white plastic. I think he's on a wire armature, he is very stiff not bendable type, and seems to be stuffed with paper possibly.
I can hear a crinkle sound when I squeeze him. The little wire folding knee elf on his shoulder was made in Japan and was already sitting on Santa's arm like that when I bought him so I will include the elf as well. The little elf has felted legs, the softest furry red hair with netting over wire wings and has a Wire that allows you to position him on a branch as well as a gold string for hanging. I see a made in Japan sticker on his bottom still. Facepaint to Santa is awesome also and is very pink and jolly looking with no wears.He is pretty good sized and stands approximately 14 tall to top of his hat. The hat is wired close to his head, Im pretty sure you can move it but I left it as found so its original as possible. Belt does slide to the center I just didnt realize it was off to the side when I was taking pictures. I just noticed the pixie wing needs to be opened as well. Its wired and appears to be folded over to ine side in the picture it should be open in the back like wings are supposed to look, netting is decorated with glitter. The item "VINTAGE HAROLD GALE SANTA CLAUS WHITE VELVET 1959 WITH JAPAN PIXIE ELF" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Figures\Santa". The seller is "timebottle" and is located in Washoe Valley, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.