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vintage advent calendar, made in Western Germany by Kruger, retro graphics with glitter
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I grew up with advent calendars (although mine had plastic backs and were filled with chocolate) so when I spotted this darling calendar at a local estate sale, my heart literally skipped a beat!

This is an old paper-backed calendar by Kruger, printed in (West) Germany, likely in the 1950s. Most (though not all!) of the little doors appear to have been opened at some point, although some more than others (some are slightly bent).

The scene is of a typically German Christkindlmarkt, a festive holiday market usually held at the old town square (note the old buildings and church steeple in the background). The image is filled with happy children enjoying the carousel, Lebkuchen (ginger bread) treats and there's even a little Teckel (dachshund) that snatched a sausage from a little boy! Too cute, really!

There is a bit of damage (see last photo: tape residue at the top and small tear in the Dec. 24 window) but overall this piece is absolutely charming and still has plenty of life left!

Size: 11" wide x 7.875" tall

vintage advent calendar, made in Western Germany by Kruger, retro graphics with glitter

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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