Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier

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Adding the Traditional Toy Soldier to Your Christmas Tree

Old World Christmas Toy Soldier OrnamentIt 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.
Featured: Old World Christmas Toy Soldier Ornament

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

Three Vintage Wooden Christmas Ornaments Santa Soldier  Bear
Three Vintage Wooden Christmas Ornaments Santa Soldier Bear
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Vintage Wood Wooden Christmas Ornaments lot of 3 Santa Girl Soldier
Vintage Wood Wooden Christmas Ornaments lot of 3 Santa Girl Soldier
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5 Vintage Hand Painted Wooden Christmas Ornaments WreathTreeSoldierKingClaus
5 Vintage Hand Painted Wooden Christmas Ornaments WreathTreeSoldierKingClaus
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Vintage Clothespin Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments LOT OF 6 Soldiers Horse
Vintage Clothespin Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments LOT OF 6 Soldiers Horse
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Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

Vtg Christmas Ornament Porcelain Sitting Soldier Bear by Roman Japan
Vtg Christmas Ornament Porcelain Sitting Soldier Bear by Roman Japan
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 Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
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Vintage Christmas Ornament Toy Soldier Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
Vintage Christmas Ornament Toy Soldier Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
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NOS Nutcracker Soldier Trinket Box Figure Old Mini Vtg Ceramic Xmas Ornament
NOS Nutcracker Soldier Trinket Box Figure Old Mini Vtg Ceramic Xmas Ornament
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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

Vintage Elf Elves Lot Soldier Christmas Ornaments Retro Vintage 1960s Japan
Vintage Elf Elves Lot Soldier Christmas Ornaments Retro Vintage 1960s Japan
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Vtg Japan Christmas Flocked Felt Plastic Ornaments 2 Santa 2 Marching Soldier
Vtg Japan Christmas Flocked Felt Plastic Ornaments 2 Santa 2 Marching Soldier
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Vintage Drummer Boy Soldier Christmas Tree Ornament Set of 2 Japan Drum Band
Vintage Drummer Boy Soldier Christmas Tree Ornament Set of 2 Japan Drum Band
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Vtg Christmas Ornament Porcelain Sitting Soldier Bear by Roman Japan
Vtg Christmas Ornament Porcelain Sitting Soldier Bear by Roman Japan
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Kurt Adler Wooden Nutcracker Ornament Set
Kurt Adler Wooden Nutcracker Ornament Set

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.

vintage Christmas wood Nutcracker 15 Red soldier Russian King
vintage Christmas wood Nutcracker 15 Red soldier Russian King
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Vintage Cast Iron Christmas Nutcracker Soldier Mounted on Wooden Base
Vintage Cast Iron Christmas Nutcracker Soldier Mounted on Wooden Base
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Vintage Christmas Wooden Nutcracker Soldier Red White Navy Black Wood 9
Vintage Christmas Wooden Nutcracker Soldier Red White Navy Black Wood 9
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Vintage Green Soldier Nutcracker
Vintage Green Soldier Nutcracker
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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.

Christmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3 Christmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3
Sale Price: $79.62
 
Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
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Sale Price: $13.69
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Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and Values Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and Values
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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.

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