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Yes,right this very minute!Box of 12 Vintage Premier Unsilvered Christmas OrnamentsWorld War II Era ~ 1940's ~Made in the USATwelve Unsilvered Glass Christmas Ornaments from the early 1940's World War II years made by Premier Glass Works.
Distinctive and unusual shaped ornaments decorated with transparent and matte paints in various bright colors.
One has a 'paper' cap ~ these WWII Era ornaments are rare and getting harder to find with each passing holiday season.Twelve ornaments are:
Bunch of Embossed Grapes ~ leaves at the top ~ painted transparent Red ~ 2.5" tallPatriotic Bell ~ Frosty White at top and bottom with two thin Blue Stripes and a band of Red around middle ~ 2.5" tallBell ~ painted transparent Blue/Green with a thin Yellow and two thin White stripes ~ 2.25" tall
Bunch of Embossed Grapes ~ leaves at the top ~ painted transparent Red ~ 2.5" tallRailroad Lantern ~ painted transparent Red at top and bottom ~ clear double indents ~ painted Blue/Green around middle ~two thin Yellow stripes ~ 2.75" tallDeco Saturn Rings ~ Patriotic colors ~ RARE color combination to find ~ painted with stacked or stepped horizontal ringsof transparent Red and Navy Bluewith thin Navy Blue, White and Red stripes ~ 3" tall
Railroad Lantern ~ painted transparent Red at top and bottom ~ clear double indents ~ painted Blue/Green around middle ~two thin Yellow stripes ~ 2.75" tall
Large Bell ~ painted matte Blue at top and bottom with two thin Yellow stripes and a band of transparent Red around middle ~3" tall
Indented Teardrop with two clear Diamond shaped indents painted transparent Red around middle and frosty White rings and thinRed andGreen stripes ~ 3.75" tall
Indented Teardrop with two clear Diamond shaped indents painted transparent Blue/Green around middle and transparent Redrings and thin Yellow and Whitestripes ~ 3.75" tall
Extremely rare and hard to find ~ large Bauble painted Teal Blue with hand-painted White abstract design (repeated twice) ~paper cap and hanging string which are in excellent condition~ 3" tall
Transparent large Bauble painted transparent Red around middle and matte Blue rings at top and bottom and thin Yellow, Blue/Greenand White stripes ~ 3" selection of antique traditional and/or feather tree of twelve Vintage 1940’s WWII Era Christmas Ornaments made in the USA by Corning for Premier Glass Works.
These Vintage Unsilvered Christmas Ornaments are in very good condition.
The pikes are just fine without any chips or missing glass.
A truly spectacular set to add to your nostalgic collection of vintage items.
ShowyVintage World War II EraChristmas Ornamentsdecorated with beautiful, bright paint colors.
World War II Ornaments are becoming quite scarce and hard to find.
They come to you in a large, vintage Shiny Brite Ornament Box ~3.5" x 9.5" x 12.5"~ (shown in photo #12).The Green and Beige Shiny Brite Box has cute graphics of Uncle Sam shaking hands with Santa.There is tape on the top. The bottom has 12 compartments and is in good condition.
This box will be used to ship yourornaments and for storage and display.
Please remember....These twelve vintage ornaments are not new and have been used ~there will be signs of usage, storage and aging.Made in the USA in the 1940's ~ it is incredible that they have survived for more than 75 years old.Ihave taken 10 photos of the ornaments and 1 of the box, so please enlarge them to get a better idea of the condition of these ornamentsbefore making your Era "Unsilvered" Ornaments ~ with the United States joining the war in 1941, wartime shortagesand restrictions of materials started toplague the new American glass ornament industry. The silver nitratesolution was declared to be "nonessential" by the War Production Boardand the manufacturing of it wasstopped. By 1942 American ornaments were being produced without their shiny look. And as a result,Corning, Premier and Shiny Britebegan to produce "Unsilvered" of Unsilvered Christmas Tree Ornaments
In 1939 England was at war with Nazi-controlled Germany and the British Navy set up blockades that effectively stopped any exportsfrom war-torn Europe reaching the USA. Many Americans found their first wartime shortage was to be Christmas decorations. Up tothis point, most of the Christmas decorations used by Americans came from Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan.
By 1942 American ornaments were being produced without their shiny look. To compensate, some companies inserted a sprig ofsilver colored tinsel inside the ornament to give it the familiar sparkle that the public was used to. Soon, even the silver tinsel wasused up and the ornaments were left without any inside decoration. Around 1943 all metal was conserved for the war effort.
To cover this shortage, theCorning Glass Companystarted to produce round clear glass balls that were blown automatically bymachine rather than hand blown by mouth as their European counterparts had been. Corning produced these new American madeornaments 24 hours a day and by 1944 they were making 40 million round glass ornaments per year. Corning then sold theseglass blanks to other companies such asPremier Glass Works, Inc., K & W Glass Works, Marks Brothers and Shiny Brite, who in turndecorated,capped,boxed and resold the finished Christmas ornaments to retail stores nationwide.
These beautiful Unsilvered Glass Christmas Ornaments which were made during the World War II era are 70+ years old.These ornaments were UNSILVERED and OUTSIDE PAINTED because metals were being conserved during World War people who get the bug for collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments start out with the easy tree ornamentsand otherChristmas collectibles often handed down from grandparents and parents. Others find a collectionat a tag or yard sale andso it begins. You add one or several ornaments each year and slowly the collection begins.
The joy is in fact actually being able to display your Vintage Christmas Ornament Collection each year andeventuallypassing them down to your own children and grandchildren. They also make cherished Christmasgifts that can last anentire lifetime when given by one family member to another.
Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's are by far extremely popular these dayswith collectors. They can fetch prices as low as twenty dollars all the way up to several hundred dollars forsome of the rarer pieces.
Because these are true relics from the past, all have some signs of wear which may include light scratches,surface wear, spotsof paint loss and areas of discoloration. This is part of the vintage charm!
So remember, ''BUY WHAT YOU accept PAYPAL ONLY.
Winning buyer must make paymentwithin 2 days of purchase.
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We ship with the USPS.
We only ship to customers in the CONTINENTAL COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS HAS have lots of vintage Christmas offerings this season.My ornaments have been gathered throughout my years of collecting.They have been on their journey through time and all have such beautiful patina.Please remember to stop by every now and again as I add special ornaments daily.Thank you for shopping with me.
Happy New Year,Annette
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