WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL VINTAGE CARDBOARD, PAPER MICA GLITTER COVERED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PUTZ HOUSE, WITH BISQUE SANTA CLAUS. What a great village 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. Large scale, two story design. Unusual pitched roof on main building, slanted roof over front entry. Hand tied bamboo fence. Unusual lichen tree with trunk. And the lovely little hand painted, bisque Santa Clause figurine, secure to the base, in the front yard. Heavy mica snow glitter covers the front, base, roof and sides of the house, for a beautiful, wintry snow effect. The village putz house is in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. Cellophane door and windows are there, one window missing from second floor. A few slits in the others. Can easily be restored or replaced, if you wish to do so. It has the original hole in the back to insert a small to medium 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, 4 1/4" tall, and 3 1/2" deep. It is ink stamped on the bottom, "MADE IN JAPAN". Again, this is a great old pre-war house. 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!!!!