Highlighted on page 144 of Mary Morrison’s 3rd edition of the book, Christmas Jewelry, is this special Santa Claus pin signed Hollycraft. Perfect for the Christmas pin collector, or any holiday enthusiast, the book’s value for this vintage Santa ranges from $95-225.
The Hollycraft name was used on jewelry from l948 through the late l970s and was a product of the Hollywood Jewelry Manufacturing Company. During that time the Hollycraft brand was especially known for quality jewelry, interesting designs, and Christmas tree pins. As you can see from this Santa pin, the Christmas tree motif is integrated into his design.
Overall, the Santa is in good to very good condition showing limited wear for his age with one exception which prompts the "good." The bottom stone on Santa'a right has a crack and appears to have been re-glued at some point – see middle picture. My low pricing reflects that. Since he is a highly collectible pin, I’ve left him in the condition I found him; no cleaning or adjustments have been made by me. His ruby colored rhinestones and faux seed pearls are intact. The pin and safety clasp are in good working condition.
The front of Santa is textured, with a gold tone wide, decorated belt, and open slits under his eyes; the back is a brightly colored brass. He is of a substantial weight and measures 2.5” tall. The pictures offer greater perspective on Santa's condition and vintage charm.
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