Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier

Share Button

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

Vintage Clothespin Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments LOT OF 6 Soldiers Horse
Vintage Clothespin Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments LOT OF 6 Soldiers Horse
$6.95
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $6.95
Buy It Now
17pc Vintage Wood Horse Christmas Ornament Lot Crate Rocking Wheeled Soldier
17pc Vintage Wood Horse Christmas Ornament Lot Crate Rocking Wheeled Soldier
$19.99
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now
Lot of 6 Toy Soldier Nutcracker Wooden Christmas Ornaments Vintage
Lot of 6 Toy Soldier Nutcracker Wooden Christmas Ornaments Vintage
$3.50
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
Buy It Now
Vintage Wood Christmas Ornaments 9 LARGER CLOWN SOLDIER SANTA HOUSE BELL
Vintage Wood Christmas Ornaments 9 LARGER CLOWN SOLDIER SANTA HOUSE BELL
$11.98
Time Remaining: 21d 20h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $11.98
Buy It Now

Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

Vintage Christmas Ornament Toy Soldier Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
Vintage Christmas Ornament Toy Soldier Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
$3.99
Time Remaining: 19d 10h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $3.99
Buy It Now
NOS Nutcracker Soldier Trinket Box Figure Old Mini Vtg Ceramic Xmas Ornament
NOS Nutcracker Soldier Trinket Box Figure Old Mini Vtg Ceramic Xmas Ornament
$12.95
Time Remaining: 20d 23h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
Buy It Now
 Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
$11.99
Time Remaining: 15h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Buy It Now
VINTAGE Christmas Ornament 1989 Porcelain Soldier
VINTAGE Christmas Ornament 1989 Porcelain Soldier
$12.99
Time Remaining: 2h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now

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

Tinsel Elf Soldier Christmas Ornaments Retro Vintage 1960s Japan
Tinsel Elf Soldier Christmas Ornaments Retro Vintage 1960s Japan
$24.99
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now
8 Fun Vintage Japan Toy Soldier  Snowman Christmas Ornaments
8 Fun Vintage Japan Toy Soldier Snowman Christmas Ornaments
$15.00
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now
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
$7.95
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $7.95
Buy It Now
vintage toy soldier with drum body Christmas ornament Made In Japan Holiday old
vintage toy soldier with drum body Christmas ornament Made In Japan Holiday old
$7.49
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $7.49
Buy It Now

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 BRASS  WOOD BELL MADE IN JAPAN SOLDIER CHRISTMAS NUTCRACKER
VINTAGE BRASS WOOD BELL MADE IN JAPAN SOLDIER CHRISTMAS NUTCRACKER
$9.95
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
Buy It Now
Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Dane 15
Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Dane 15
$15.00
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now
Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Hessian 15
Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Hessian 15
$15.00
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now
VtgOriginal Erzgebirge Germany Wood Nutcracker Soldier Expertic GDR
VtgOriginal Erzgebirge Germany Wood Nutcracker Soldier Expertic GDR
$14.50
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50
Buy It Now

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.

Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and Values Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and Values
Sale Price: $37.97
 
Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $13.85
You save: $11.10 (44%)
 
Christmas Ornaments: A Festive Study (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Christmas Ornaments: A Festive Study (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $11.99
You save: $17.96 (60%)
 


Summary
Article Name
Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier
Author
Description
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.

BowlingShirt.com - Fun, Fads, & Fashions from the Fabulous 50’s

Leave a Reply