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Santa Box of Mica by Lancaster Market


 

Box of Mica for Christmas Putz Display

Box full of mica with a vintage Santa print and hanger. Use as an ornament and also create a winter wonderland for your Christmas villages with the mica inside. Box is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1". By Lancaster Market
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Description
 
Its antique counterpart:

Shared with permission from Robert Brenner's Christmas Book on antique Christmas items "Christmas: 1940-1959" Christmas Snow Mica Flakes.
"It was a popular practice to place a cotton batting sheet under trees and place on this sheet either a creche scene or a simple setting of a few village houses and some Christmas figures. However, it was much more simple then those before World War II. Perhaps, people just did not fined the time to create such elaborate scenes in an economy which demanded much more work from our Americans. So the custom of a scene under the tree was continued, but with some modifications.

Ground mica, some which was mined in the United States and some of which came from India, was packed into boxes so that Christmas snow could be sprinkled on the white cotton batting sheets placed under the tree. This white, glistening snow look extremely realistic, especially with the lights lit on the tree. "Christmas Mica Snow" was labeled as a product of the Geo. Frank Sons Co., Baltimore, Maryland. This snow was prepared for them and sold under their name as they were primarily concerned with selling and producing glass ornaments as well as other decorations for the tree. "Double-Glow" was sold by Paper Novelty MFG, Co., Stamford, Connecticut, but the mica was produced by National Tinsel and sold under the Double-Glow" trademark. B. Wilmsen, Incorporated, Philadelphia, PA, was listed in Nation's Business, December 1950, as a manufacturer of artificial mica or plastic snow, tinsel, and tree hooks. At that time they had about 140 employed and produced different labels for different wholesalers and retailers.."

Assortment of different snow products used under the tree, on fireplaces and even on tables in the late 1940's.

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