WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL VINTAGE CARDBOARD, PAPER MICA GLITTER COVERED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PUTZ HOUSE. 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. Very unusual two story castle design. Heavy mica snow glitter covers the front, base, roof and sides of the house, for a beautiful, wintry snow effect. Lichen tree is secure to the base. The village putz house is in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. Colorful paper litho door is there and intact, cellophane windows are there, a few little slits showing. Can easily be repaired or restored. 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 large scale house measures about 6" wide, 3 3/4" tall, and 3" deep. It is ink stamped on the bottom, "MADE IN JAPAN", and has an original price stamp of...29 cents...aaahhhhh, 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!!!!