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6:Paper for decorating; heigth is 12 cm, lenght approx. 6m.
1:Three different designs wrapping paper
1:Three different designs wrapping paper.



2:Three different designs wrapping paper. Text printed near the edge:  "GRANVILLE" MADE IN GT.BRITAIN".
2:Three different designs wrapping paper.
Text printed near the edge:
"GRANVILLE" MADE IN GT.BRITAIN".
3:Two different designs wrapping paper.  Text printed near the edge:  "GRANVILLE" MADE IN GT.BRITAIN".
3:Two different designs wrapping paper.
Text printed near the edge:
"GRANVILLE" MADE IN GT.BRITAIN".
10:Two different wrapping papers; in the margin of the red one "A DENNISON PRODUCT" and "PRINTED IN ENGLAND".
10:Two different wrapping papers;
in the margin of the red one:
"A DENNISON PRODUCT" and
"PRINTED IN ENGLAND".
11:Three different designs wrapping paper, sold in rolls of 5 sheets, each about 50 x 72cm.
11:Three different designs wrapping paper, sold in rolls of 5 sheets,
each about 50 x 72cm.
5:Two different Dennison crepe  paper, sadly not really christmas colors.  The  right one is the oldest.
5:Two different Dennison crepe paper,
sadly not really christmas colors.
The right one is the oldest.
8: Crèpe paper, both orange. The one on the right being the oldest; text on the label "Pierrot".
8: Crèpe paper, both orange.
The one on the right being the oldest;
text on the label "Pierrot".
4: Crèpe paper decorated with Santa and his sleigh and reindeer in a snowy landscape. The note on  the door of the Santa Claus house reads “out on business”. The paper is 51cm high and 210cm long, sold folded around a piece of cardboard. The wrapping label reads “Dennison’s Decorated Crepe for Christmas Decoration” and on the other side  “The Name Dennison for over 100 years has denoted products of the highest quality and distinction. Dennison Manufacturing Co;Ltd. Park Royal  London, N.W.10”, and a rubber stamp “x189”.

4: Crèpe paper decorated with Santa and his sleigh and reindeer in a snowy landscape.
The note on the door of the Santa Claus house reads “out on business”.
The paper is 51cm high and 210cm long, sold folded around a piece of cardboard.
The wrapping label reads “Dennison’s Decorated Crepe for Christmas Decoration” and on the other side
“The Name Dennison for over 100 years has denoted products of the highest quality and distinction.
Dennison Manufacturing Co;Ltd. Park Royal London, N.W.10”, and a rubber stamp “x189”.
7 : Text on the plastic wrapping: “Tableset Pack  contents 8 serviettes 8 coasters  8 place mats, 144940”.
7 : Text on the plastic wrapping: “Tableset Pack contents 8 serviettes 8 coasters 8 place mats, 144940”.
12: Paper napkins
12: Paper napkins
9: Set, consisting of a large, 19,5x29,5cm, and a small bag, 14,5x21cm, and a sheet wrapping paper, 70x82cm.
9: Set, consisting of a large bag, 19,5x29,5cm, a small bag, 14,5x21cm,
and a sheet wrapping paper, 70x82cm.

23: Paper "dripmats" is what it says on the box; dia 9cm
   

21: Two cigar bands, "Gelukkig Nieuwjaar" (Happy New Year)
but with Christmas decoration

22: Christmas table band "Tischband",
12cm high x 6m; not very old
 

Notgeld, in English "Emergency money":
Special money issued primarily in Germany and Austria to deal with economic crises situations such as a shortage of small change, during or shortly after WWI, and lasted until 1924. Some have been issued also in The Netherlands and France, and I have seen Notgeld issued in Belgian cities. Most of notgeld are made of paper, but other materials were also used, such as coins, porcelain, cloth, silk, linen, aluminum foil, leather, ... Usually they were only valid for a certain period; usually the expiration date is mentioned. The production really got on the go when towns and villages started making their own notgeld, reaching its peak in the early 1920s.
Any imaginary subject was used for the graphics, even some very distasteful ones, but here are only some of the "known" Christmas ones.

Because deviations may occur in the cutting, the dimensions are of the print and not of the paper.

Kahla, 1921, all 50 pfennig, expires December 31, 1921;
showing the story of birth of Jesus
Dim. : diagonal 12 x 12cm, back 11,9 x 11,9cm

 

Schneeberg, 1921, all 50 pfennig, "Gültig bis zum Aufruf der Stadtrat"
(valid until call of the city council);
the Christmas theme being the "Bergmann und Engel" (miner and angel).
Dim.: front 9,2 x 6cm, back 9,1 x 5,2cm


Neustadt, 50 Pfennig, 1 December 1918
Dim.: 8,9 x 5,5cm, back 9,1 x 5,7cm


Sonnenberg, 50 Pfennig, 20 February 1920
Dim.: 7,7 x 5cm, back 7,7 x 4,9

Langeln, front and back, 2 x Pfennig 25, 50 and 75 but each with different front grafics and titled "EIN WEIHNACHTSSPIEL" (a Christmas game),
while all have the pine tree on the back; valid until 31 December 1921; Dimensions front & back: 8,4 x 5,6cm (5,5cm),


Pössneck, front and back, three different sizes:
25 Pfennig: 8,5 x 5,5cm, Kurrende:
(
Kurrendensingen or Kurrende Singers: This comes from an old tradition in Germany when children, students or choristers, from poor families went from home to home in their district singing hyms. They were always boys and were given a few coins. They were called Kurrende Singers. It seems it goes back to the Reformation (17th c.). The word would come from the Latin “currere”, meaning walking or going.
They were dressed, and still are, in black capes and flat black hats.
Presently the custom has not disappeared, boys are no longer specifically from poor families and girls are also participating. A boy’s choir that maintains this tradition today is the Wuppertaler Kurrende, but they are not the only ones. )

50 Pfennig: 9,4 x 6,1cm, Marktplatz (market place)
75 Pfennig: 10,3 x 6,7cm, Weihnachtsfeier (Christmas, and it looks like a Christmas market)

Bruck im Pinzgau, January 15, 1921, complete series with Santa, Krampus and children dancing in the moonlight;
the back is the same for all of them;
Dimensions: Santa 4,8 x 8cm; Krampus 4,9 x 7,6cm; children 4,8 x 7,5cm:

Lauscha April 1921, 50 Pfennig, front and back
Dim.: 9cm x 5,9cm

 

Nativity woodcut engraving, signed "Weihnacht" and the artist "Gg. Sedlmair "
or something like that.
HELP for the history of the artist!

It is not dated, but considering the framing I would think 1900-1920s; other works by this artist..

Dimensions of the engraving: ca 8,50 x 11cm.

Well known handcolored engraving of lady decorating a Christmas tree, titled "L'Arbre de Noël, d'après Arpad De-Migl."; the engraving is signed "M? Baude", and on the right "ARPAD DE MIGL. 1894".

The black border, which someone has drawn around it, is rather a pity. Therefor I think the handcoloring is not contempory.

Dimensions: ca 21 x 30,5cm.

Engraving titled "Weihnachtsabend Originalzeignung von Knut Ekwall" (Christmas Eve original drawing by Knut Ekwall; Swedish painter, 1843-1912), with his monogram "KE" below in the left corner. It is probably from a magazine.
On the internet I found info dating it 1871.

Dimensions: ca 50 x 35cm.

   
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