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Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier

Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier

Adding the Traditional Toy Soldier to Your Christmas Tree

It is hard to even picture a traditional vintage Christmas scene without the inclusion of a wooden toy soldier, either as a Christmas nutcracker, as part of the The Nutcracker ballet, or as a toy or ornament for a Christmas tree.  Any Christmas tree that is filled with vintage or antique Christmas ornaments should have at least one toy soldier hanging from the tree or guarding the presents at the base of the tree.

Vintage and antique toy soldiers are not as easy to find as you might think, however, so if you come across one at a garage sale, vintage shop, or online that is in good condition, you should snatch it up right away.  You may have better luck looking for wooden toy soldiers as antique nutcrackers because of the popularity of the The Nutcracker ballet over time.

Nevertheless, the wooden toy soldier ornament can be found with some searching in wood, and also in some other materials like paper mache, and plastic.  If you are a traditionalist, wood is really the only material that will work for you.

For that reason, I have listed the vintage wood toy soldier ornaments first below.  I am sure that they go quickly online, so if you want one, don't wait.

Vintage Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments

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Vintage Wooden Christmas Decor Toy Soldier
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Lot of 4 Vintage Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments Giraffe Soldier Wreath Bear
$8.99
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Vintage Wood Pull Toy HAND PAINTED Christmas Ornament Soldier
$14.99
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Lot of 4 Vintage Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments Wishing Well Skater Soldier
$8.99
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Vintage Hallmark Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

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Vintage Hallmark Christmas Ornament 1986 Clothespin Soldier French Officer 5
$4.99
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VINTAGE HALLMARK 1973 YARN KEEPSAKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SOLDIER
$10.00
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Vtg HALLMARK Christmas Ornament Yarn Felt Patriotic Soldier for July 4th too
$19.46
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NEW dated 1982 HALLMARK holiday TIN SOLDIER keepsake ornament CHRISTMAS vintage
$8.99
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Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

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VINTAGE Christmas Ornament 1989 Porcelain Soldier
$9.99
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Searching Ebay for Vintage Toy Soldiers

You will note that if you search Ebay for vintage toy Christmas ornaments, that there are not a lot of choices, but you can find toy soldier ornaments in wood, plastic, felt, and sometimes porcelain.

I recommend searching for vintage Christmas ornaments, then narrowing it down by type.  If you take a look at this picture to the right, these were finds at a vintage shop.  The soldiers are plastic, but in beautiful condition.  It is hard to pass up finds like these.

If you are not satisfied with the picture on Ebay, you can ask the seller for more pictures or a better description.

Vintage Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments Made from Fabric

From time to time, you will also come across fabric toy soldier ornaments, made from felt, spun cotton, or flocked.  Soldiers will be shown alone, or sometimes with musical instruments like a horn, or drum.

Vintage Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments from Japan

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Set of 2 Vintage Drum Soldier Christmas Ornaments JAPAN
$9.99
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Vtg Christmas Tree Ornament Toy Soldier White Gold Made In Japan 1950s
$9.99
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VTG Kurt Adler British Wood Toy Soldier Guard Xmas Ornament Japan 7 1 2
$8.99
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Vintage JAPAN Nutcracker Soldier Flocked Christmas Ornament Lot Set
$16.95
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Vintage Felt Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments

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VINTAGE HANDMADE FELT SEQUIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SOLDIER
$7.99
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3 Vintage Drummer Boy Soldier Felt Christmas Ornaments
$9.49
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Vintage Bucilla Christmas Felt 4 Ornaments Toy Soldiers Hobby Horses Kits RARE
$44.99
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VTG Bucilla Christmas Felt Ornaments Kit Santa Friends Soldier Angel Snowmen
$44.99
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Vintage Toy Soldier Nutcrackers

If you don't like the selection of vintage toy soldier Christmas ornaments, you may be better off searching for a vintage toy soldier Christmas nutcracker instead.  There are some really interesting wooden and cast iron vintage toy soldier nutcrackers available from Ebay sellers.  I have listed just a few of them below.

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Nutcracker Soldier Squeaky Toy Dogs Christmas Vintage Unmarked Paint Wear Works
$19.00
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NUTCRACKER Pin SOLDIER Boy Vintage Christmas Vtg Xmas Jewelry Holiday BROOCH
$8.00
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Vintage KWO Made in Germany Nutcracker Old World Christmas Wind Up Toy Soldier
$20.00
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CHRISTMAS STOCKING Vintage QUILTING Kit TOY SOLDIER Nutcracker BEECRAFTY NIP
$12.99
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If you need more information about vintage or antique Christmas decorations or home decor, the resources below have a lot of information about collecting including pricing, how to find what you are looking for, what you might find.  Another resource to check are vintage and antique dealers in your area or online for recommendations and help.

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List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $13.95
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List Price: $24.95
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51vCl%2BEJbWL. SL75  Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and Values
Sale Price: $48.48
 



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