WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL VINTAGE CARDBOARD, PAPER MICA GLITTER COVERED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PUTZ HOUSE CANDY CONTAINER. Perfect for your your Christmas Village, Nativity, Putz or Model Railroad, under the tree. This piece also doubled as a candy container, a cardboard cap fits over the hole in the back of the house, to hold the candy inside. Rare to find these still with the cardboard caps. Christmas village decorations such as these, were sold in the local five and dime stores, from small towns to large metro cities after WWII, when exports from Japan to the U.S. began again. This was the "Golden Age" of Christmas Holiday decoration, 1940's-1960's. Beautiful detailing and coloration. Unusual double pitched roof design. Heavy mica snow glitter covers the base and roof of the house, for a beautiful, wintry snow effect. The village putz house / candy container, is in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. Paper litho door and cellophane windows are there, minor tears, can easily be restored and replaced if you wish to do so. It has the original hole in the back to insert a small size light, which is what we have done, to show the lovely glow of Christmases past thru the windows and door. The house measures about 4 1/4" wide, 3 1/4" tall, and 2" deep. It is ink stamped on the bottom, "MADE IN JAPAN". For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site, the national Christmas collectors club. What a great addition for your CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY collection!!!!