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Tinsel:
Tinsel ornaments are often decorated with scraps, foil, wax, Dresden stars, etc, while some have glass beads and chenille figures added. The old tinsel has usually turned into a a warm dark golden glow, not always easy to catch on the photo's.

The tinsel garlands without additions, e.g. beads, bells, etc., are shown under "All Others-Decoration materials"



Tinsel tree top star with tinsel center; ca dia 18cm

Tinsel tree top star with red and silver foil flower; ca dia 18cm

Tinsel tree top star with red foil and tinsel flower; ca dia 17cm

Tinsel tree top star with blue foil flower; ca dia 17cm

Tinsel tree top star, somewhat worse for wear, with red and silver foil flower; ca dia 23cm


Large tinsel star with blue and silver foil flower with red sequins heart; ca 24cm dia

Tinsel star with purple foil flower with heart; ca 13cm dia

Tinsel stars with silver Dresden flower and scrap St. Nicolaus; dia ca 14cm and 15cm

Tinsel hanger with yellow gelatine covered glass oval beads with tinsel tassels;
total ca 20cm long

Tinsel hanger with silver gelatine covered glass bead with tinsel tassels;
total ca 10cm long

Tinsel garland golden color, ca 2,50m long
 

Tinsel garland with mica covered cotton bells

Tinsel garland with silver beads and tinsel tassels

Tinsel "Star of Bethlehem" with cardboard, glittered stars; ca 19cm high

Tinsel "Star of Bethlehem" with foil and Dresden stars, tinsel center; ca 15cm high

Tinsel stars with a small Dresden flower; ca dia 10cm

Tinsel stars with a small silver Dresden flower and scrap angels; ca dia 8 and 10cm

Tinsel stars with wax flowers; ca dia 13 and 9cm

Tinsel stars with pink wax and green paper flower with scrap angels and St.Nicolas; ca dia 9 and 12cm

Tinsel stars with paper flowers and scrap Santa's; ca dia 9cm

Tinsel stars with paper and scrap flowers; ca dia 10cm

Tinsel ornament with red cut glass stones, surrounded by small silvered beads; ca 8cm dia

Gold tinsel star with red foil and Dresden flower; originally it would have ca 8 or 6cm dia
 

Tinsel stars, reminds me of tinsel icicles, but is much stronger; ca 16cm wide
 


Tinsel chandeliers with white wax candles and glass unsivered and silvered bead;
total ca 7cm high


Tinsel chandeliers with red wax candles and glass silvered bead;
total ca 7cm high

Tinsel ornaments; all ca 10cm high

Tinsel stars; ca 10cm dia

Tinsel ornaments, with scrap angel and Dresden flower on copper red tinsel; 7 à 8cm high

Tinsel ornament with gelatine covered glass beads; ca 9cm wide

Tinsel and Dresden paper handbag,
sometimes labeled Sebnitz or
Dresden; total 8cm high

Tinsel star ornament with yellow glass beads; ca 10cm wide

Bell of gold and green tinsel;
ca 7cm high

Tinsel swings with 2 chenille santa's with scrap faces, ca 11cm high;
cotton face, chenille hands & legs and red cèpe clothes, ca 13cm high

Tinsel hangers with scrap angels; ca 9cm, 10cm and 8cm high


Tinsel hangers with thick paper Christ Child and scrap of a young girl; ca 9cm high


Tinsel icicles with scrap girl's faces and foil flowers, now crumbled up; ca 10cm high

Tinsel flower birds nest, two yellow textile birds, attached with dark paper cover wire; on top there is residue of the wire, so something must have been attached; total width ca 9cm.
I have contacted people but we have not been able to find a similar ornament. Help please.

Tinsel plane with red and green additions; ca 14 x 18cm

Tinsel ornaments some with green, red and blue tinsel and a silvered bead; from 3cm to 15cm high

Tinsel ornaments with clear glass beads;
ca 9cm and 8,5cm high; dia ca 7cm

Tinsel ornaments with red plaster berries and pink flowers with green paper leaves; between 8 and 11cm high

Tinsel ornaments with paper and cotton dove and cotton bell; dia ca 7 and 8cm wide

Tinsel ornaments with cotton mushrooms; dia ca 11 and 9cm high

Tinsel ornaments without additions; 7 and 7,5cm wide

Tinsel ornaments without additions; 11 and 10cm wide

Tinsel ornament with pink chenille,
foil with green tinsel flower;
14cm high

Tinsel ornament with foil silver and
blue flower with tinsel heart;
12cm dia



Tinsel ornament with foil blue flower with tinsel heart;
11cm dia


Foil flowers with tinsel heart and glass bead; largest dia 9cm and smallest 5cm
 

Foil flowers with glass bead on tinsel icicle and cotton mushroom in a tinsel hanger; icicles ca 16cm and 11cm high

Very attractive tinsel icicles, wrapped with turqoise and sivler garland and red and green foil cap; ca 18cm long
 
Lametta:
Below are packages with strands of lametta, which apparently is sometimes also called icicles or tinsel. The first one, ICICLES, but having tinsel strands, is the largest, being 13 x 34 cm high. The brand's name is "Swan Decorations" and on the box is also mentioned "Made in Wales". The other packages are approx. 10 x 27 cm or 7 x 29cm. Larger packages have been made, as can be seen with the Santa/toys above city with different size, but same main design. Usually the text leaves no doubt as to their provenance, except for the second and third, where the front says "Silver Moss Tinsel" although they are made in Western Germany.

East-German tinsel is made of aluminium and not traditional tinsel with a lead core ("Stanniol") because lead was too valuable a natural resource. Factories’ names  in East Germany started with VEB, which stands for "Volkseigener Betrieb", i.e. "Factory owned by the people" (= literal translation) (ref. Frank Paul).

Some have figures on the back, which can be cut out.

"Made in Wales"
On the back printed "FOREIGN" and "WESTERN GERMANY"
"Western Germany" "Foreign"
On the back printed text  "WESTERN GERMANY" and  decorated with holly, christmas tree sprig and  mistletoe.
"Western Germany" "Foreign"
No text on the back, but decorated with christmas tree sprigs.
No factory name
Printed on the back "MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY" and "DBGM".
"Made in Western Germany"
DBGM
Printed on the back "DBGM"
DBGM

Same design, but different text and no text on the back.
No factory name,
same design previous
The back has also the cut out figures. Made in West Germany
"Made in West Germany"
The back has  cut out figures as shown in the next picture. Made in West Germany This shows the back of the previous one.  The back of the next picture has the same cut-outs.
"Made in West Germany"

No factory name

Same design, but the right one with extra windows, smaller star windows and
the back with extra middle closing flap; no factory name

No factory name



No factory name, both same design but different size: left usual 10,5 x 26cm;
right larger 10,5 x 32,5cm and has star window at top, probably older

No factory name
Made in Italy by Italpino
"Made in Italy by sas italpino mec"
Made in Italy by Italpino
"Made in Italy by sas italpino mec"

No factory name, notice how the graphics front and back form complete Christmas scene
 


Gold lametta with on the back of the package product information



Silver lametta with on the back of the package product information


Text on the back: "Lametta aus Alufolie"

Text on the back: "Hersteller: VEB ALU-GLAS LAUSCHA"

This box is clearly marked "MADE IN HOLLAND"; it has no dividers and furthermore on the side is a white label stating typewritten "Lametta 30/62 1 dozijn".
But the Au Bon Marché price label states "4 pièce", but the white label is glued over the printed text "INHOUD CONTIENT AANTAL QUANTITE", covering the original contents?

 



Icicles


No other text, the back same design but
without the three windows, here black
On the back:"REG.U. N° 46961  MADE IN WEST-GERMANY " and decorated with an angel holding a Christmas tree.
On the back:
"REG.U. N° 46961 MADE IN WEST-GERMANY "
and decorated with an angel holding a Christmas tree.
On the back: "Registered   Made in the U.S. Zone - Germany"
On the back:
"Registered Made in the U.S. Zone - Germany"
On the back: "IJSPEGELS   DE MOOISTE VERSIERING VOOR DE KERSTBOOM  -  FIREPROOF   MADE IN HOLLAND" and decorated with holly.  (Icicles the loveliest decoration for the Christmas tree).
On the back: "IJSPEGELS DE MOOISTE VERSIERING VOOR DE KERSTBOOM - FIREPROOF MADE IN HOLLAND" and decorated with holly. (Icicles the loveliest decoration for the Christmas tree).
None have text on the back.
None have text on the back.
Similar design as the previsous lot, but probably older. No text on the back.
Similar design as the previsous lot, but probably older. No text on the back.
On the back: "WESTERN GERMANY"
On the back: "WESTERN GERMANY"
Text on the side: "Fabrication française"
Text on the side: "Fabrication française"
 
       
     
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