Sunday, October 30, 2011

Need Help from a Vintage Collector or Vintage Seller

My family and I recently held my grandma's estate sale.  She was a minimalist and didn't have much, but I'm trying to get as much as I can from what she did have.  We came across an old nativity that my mother says predates her, which would be before 1956.  I've looked all over to find something similar or just like it all over the Internet and have found nothing. So I thought, ask my readers!

I'm usually very good at finding anything, but can't find this.  There are no markings on it.  The ceramic or porcelain pieces do not move, they are attached to the wood.  The closest thing I found similar was a Sears Roebuck cardboard diecut (on Etsy), but this is neither diecut nor cardboard, but very similar is design with the 5 pieces and minimal look.  

Can anyone tell me who made these?  Or how much I could sell it for?  

My family thanks you! 

7 comments:

  1. Sorry I can't be of any help. :( Good Luck with finding an answer!

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  2. Thanks Jennifer. I think I'm going to need it.

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  3. How pretty.

    Sorry I can't be any help. Good luck!

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  4. Okay, I have the same exact Mary figurine, but not as part of the nativity. Is it possible someone glued them into the creche? I'll dig out my Mary and look for marks on the bottom.

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  5. Oh, never thought of that. I'll have to find out myself. I'm going to go see my grandma this afternoon and I'll ask her. She may not remember. That might explain why I can't find any markings. Thank you so much for your help. I'll keep you posted on what I find out.

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  6. Good luck. Sounds like Cristy may have provided a good clue. Cheers, Marian

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  7. Yea. Thanks. My grandma was sleeping when I went by, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to ask her. Maybe she glued them. She's awesome at gluing things back together. My mom said it's always been around.

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