Retro Santa Christmas Stocking c1948-55
A delightful Merry Christmas from the mid-20th century. The middle of the 40s through to the beginning of the 50s saw the manufacture of this style stocking. To be hung by the chimney with care. Quite tall, quite thin, the exact proportions of the earlier stockings. Felt with paint decorations ~ a fireplace burning bright with stockings filled with toys, Santa in his sleigh with the reindeer at the lead, flying through the Christmas sky, headed for a cottage with a pine tree and the moon and stars overhead. This stocking brings back memories of those long ago Christmas Eves when I kept one eye on the clock and the other on the night sky. In good condition, although some minor crackle to the paint and the stocking is tattered at top edge of the back. This could be rectified by hemming or by trimming and decorative stitching, like that on the front of the stocking. To me, though, it looks fine as it is. 15 1/2" heel straight up the back to top edge; 7" heel to toe. Free USA shipping, compliments of Santa.