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Found in one of the estate boxes of holiday ornaments were these 5 vintage snowmen decorations.

The snowmen are really just heads -- made of cotton covered papier-mâché, perhaps? The eyes and mouths are painted on; the noses are painted shiny red and stick out... They look sort of like protruding matchsticks. Each snowman wears a black plastic top hat and a red metallic foil bow-tie -- and each has his own peppermint-striped drum beneath a pair of white pipe-cleaner arms. (There is also an additional pair of white pipecleaners for attaching to the tree etc.) Each drum has metallic gold foil trim, and a green metallic bow.

Two of them remained in the packaging; three appear to have been used -- but still are lovely.

It appears there were more in the set; the cardboard packaging seems to have been cut... But there is a diagram showing that the pipecleaner arms of each snowman were to be would around the Christmas tree lights. (See photo.)

Each drumming snowman measures roughly 2 and 1/2 inches tall.

On the back of what remains of the cardboard packaging it states Made In Japan. Chenille pipe-cleaners, circa 1940s.

Minimal signs of age / wear. Please view photos and, if you have questions or concerns, contact us prior to making your purchase, thank you.

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5 Vintage Made In Japan Pipecleaner Snowman Snow Men Drummers For Your Vintage Christmas Tree & Decorating Kitschy Cute!


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: plastic, paper, pipecleaners, pipe cleaners, wire, cotton, foil, chenille
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 76 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people