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. Unusual two story castle design, with a removable watchtower at the top. Heavy mica snow glitter covers the roof, front, base, and sides of the house, textured Venetian Dew mica covers the base, for a beautiful, wintery snow effect. Lichen tree is secure to the base. The village putz house / castle is in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. Cellophane windows and paper door 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 house measures about 4 7/8" tall, 3 3/4" wide, and 2 1/4" deep. It is not ink stamped on the bottom, but would have been, "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!!!!