WONDERFUL EMBOSSED PAPER / CARDBOARD, VINTAGE GERMAN CHRISTMAS BELL . This is a beautiful old cardboard, paper die cut. Many businesses would give their clients or special customers a piece like this during the Holiday season. Rich, vibrant coloration, sprinkled with mica glitter. Beautiful detailing to the intricate cut out bell design, unusual red crepe paper backing of the, "MERRY CHRISTMAS", greeting in the center of the piece. Hold up to the light, the words glow!! They were manufactured in Germany after WWII, some pre-war, into the early 1950's, some exported to the U.S., once trade began between our countries. The die cut is ready for framing. It is in very good vintage condition, free of rips or tears, as shown in the photo. The Christmas bell measures 15" long, 11 1/4" wide. This one is unmarked. Some die cuts will have this type of mark, some with an ink stamp, some embossed into the mold, "Germany", "Western Germany", "Foreign", and some will have no mark at all....this is common for this type of paper die cut. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!