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Although Santa’s traditional appearance features his rosy dimpled cheeks, cherry-red nose and the trademark red Santa suit, black boots, and Santa hat, astute collectors are thrilled to find early papier-mache Belsnickles and Santa ornaments with robes of unusual colors or adorned with fur.

Christmas Wagon With Santa And Toys Circa 1900 For Sale

Christmas Wagon With Santa And Toys Circa 1900 For Sale

The Belsnickle, known as Father Christmas, traveled from house to house brandishing his switches urging children to not be naughty, but nice. To good children the Belsnickle would hand out cakes or candies. It was the custom for the Belsnickle to receive a treat at each house. The image of Father Christmas was later depicted on early 20th century German candy containers and Santa chocolate molds.

ANTIQUE BELSNICKEL WITH YELLOW COAT FOR SALE

Antique Belsnickel With Yellow Coat For Sale

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Antique Belsnickle With White Coat For Sale

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