WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL VINTAGE CARDBOARD, PAPER MICA GLITTER COVERED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PUTZ CHURCH. Perfect for your your Christmas Village, Nativity, Putz or Model Railroad, under the tree. 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. Tall steeple to the side of the church. Very unusual star burst background. Heavy mica snow glitter covers the front, base, roof and sides of the building, for a beautiful, wintery snow effect. Lichen tree and shrub secure to the base. The village putz church is in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. Paper door and cellophane windows are there. 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 church measures about 4 1/2" wide, 5" tall, and 2 1/2" deep. It is ink stamped on the bottom, "JAPAN". There is also an F.W.Woolworth Co. original paper price tag on the bottom......ohhhhh the good old days!!!! 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!!!!