Many companies are selling wonderful vintage-look pieces these days. They have the look many collectors are after, but do not have the high price and are certainly worth adding to your collection. Again, do your homework before spending big bucks and make sure you are not paying vintage prices for a new item.
"Tacky" Plastic Santas Collecting. . .
My favorite category of Santa Claus was most popular in the fifties and early sixties and usually sold for around a dollar or two. Some of these were made as candy holders, to hold artificial flowers, or just as decoration to put on top of the TV. They were inexpensive to begin with and are still fairly affordable to collect. Although these vintage Santas are a far cry from the beautiful Lenox, Waterford and Lladro figures, they have a certain charm all their own. Look for these at thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales and, of course, online.
Santas are made in as many different ways as there are collectors to collect them. If you are new to collecting Santas, it can be very confusing knowing which ones to buy or look for. Take your time, look around and see what really appeals to both you and your wallet. Remember, as in all collecting, let your heart do the talking and you will always be happy with your collectibles.
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