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

VINTAGE LOT OF 24 MINI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WOOD Soldiers Nutcrackers 1 3 4
VINTAGE LOT OF 24 MINI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WOOD Soldiers Nutcrackers 1 3 4
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3 Cute Vintage Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments
3 Cute Vintage Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments
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Vintage Lot 6 Christmas Motif Bandanas Santa Golly Toy Soldiers 20 x 215
Vintage Lot 6 Christmas Motif Bandanas Santa Golly Toy Soldiers 20 x 215
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Pair Of Vintage Wooden Puzzle Christmas Ornaments Toy Soldier
Pair Of Vintage Wooden Puzzle Christmas Ornaments Toy Soldier
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Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

TWO VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS SANTA IN ROCKER TOY SOLDIER 1989
TWO VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS SANTA IN ROCKER TOY SOLDIER 1989
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VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT LITTLE SOLDIER FIGURINE JOAN WALSH ENGLUND
VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT LITTLE SOLDIER FIGURINE JOAN WALSH ENGLUND
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Vintage Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
Vintage Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament 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 Christmas Ornament Felt Soldier Drummer Boy Major Made In Japan
Vintage Christmas Ornament Felt Soldier Drummer Boy Major Made In Japan
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VINTAGE JUMPING SOLDIER x5 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT JAPAN FLOCKED FELT STYROFOAM HEAD
VINTAGE JUMPING SOLDIER x5 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT JAPAN FLOCKED FELT STYROFOAM HEAD
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Vintage Toy Soldier Pixie Elf Christmas Ornaments Green  Blue Handcrafted Japan
Vintage Toy Soldier Pixie Elf Christmas Ornaments Green Blue Handcrafted Japan
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Lot of 5 Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments Japan House Soldier Drums
Lot of 5 Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments Japan House Soldier Drums
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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.

Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Hessian 15
Brand New in Box Vintage Erzgebirge Nutcracker Soldier Red Hessian 15
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VINTAGE LOT OF 24 MINI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WOOD Soldiers Nutcrackers 1 3 4
VINTAGE LOT OF 24 MINI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WOOD Soldiers Nutcrackers 1 3 4
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Vintage 1980s Nutcrackers Soldier Lot of 3 Christmas Wooden Free Shipping
Vintage 1980s Nutcrackers Soldier Lot of 3 Christmas Wooden Free Shipping
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Vintage 15 VOLKMAR MATTHES Nutcracker Wood West Germany Soldier Nutcracker
Vintage 15 VOLKMAR MATTHES Nutcracker Wood West Germany 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: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
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Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations) Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations)
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Christmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3 Christmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3
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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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