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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 Marching Soldiers Christmas Ornaments Lot Of 5
$9.99
Time Remaining: 5h 37m
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Vintage Lot Set 3 Wood Wooden Puzzle Christmas Ornaments Bell Candle Soldier
$10.42
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $10.42
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Vtg Lil Lil Merry Makers Wooden Christmas Ornaments W Box Snowman Soldier Santa
$4.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 38m
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Vtg Antique Wooden Christmas Nutcracker Toy Soldier Figurine Ornaments BIG 5
$4.99
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 58m

Vintage Hallmark Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

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VINTAGE HALLMARK TIN SOLDIER PRESSED TIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT NIB 1982 A BEAUTY
$25.99
Time Remaining: 26d 7h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $25.99
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22 VINTAGE LOT HALLMARK OTHERS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS 1980 + SANTA ELF SOLDIER +
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 54m
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Vintage 1982 Hallmark Christmas Tree Soldier Ornament
$2.99
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

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VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT LITTLE SOLDIER FIGURINE JOAN WALSH ENGLUND
$8.00
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 58m
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VINTAGE Christmas Ornament 1989 Porcelain Soldier
$9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

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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6 VINTAGE XMAS CHENILLE PIPE CLEANER TOY SOLDIERS PAPER MACHE HAND PAINTED JAPAN
$18.99
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 34m
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Cute Vintage Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament Figure Japan
$3.25
Time Remaining: 12d 17h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $3.25
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Vintage Blow Mold Rocking Horse with Soldier Christmas Ornament Japan 1950s Era
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 17m
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Vintage paper toy soldier squeaker toy Christmas tree ornament made in Japan
$5.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 19m

Vintage Felt Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments

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Vintage Hallmark Christmas Tree Ornament Felt Yarn Blue Soldier
$5.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 21m
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VTG Felt Applique Xmas ORNAMENTS KIT Snowman+Soldier+Panda Bear+Rocking Horse++
$14.99
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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VINTAGE HANDMADE FELT SEQUIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SOLDIER
$7.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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Vtg Soldier Drummer Large 6 Decoration Ornament Satin Chenille Felt Xmas
$3.99
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $6.00

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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RARE HTF VINTAGE TPI CHRISTMAS NUTCRACKER SOLDIER BLOW MOLD YARD DECORATION
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 48m
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Vintage Cast Iron CHRISTMAS NUTCRACKER Soldier nut cracker mounted on Wood Base
$19.99
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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TWO 2 Vintage Union Products Lighted Nutcracker Toy Soldier Christmas Blow Mold
$29.99
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 28m
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Vintage 1978 Empire Christmas 34 Toy Soldier Blow Mold Lighted Blow Mold
$34.99
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 42m

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.

51ZseFgTssL. SL75  Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $13.95
You save: $11.00 (44%)
 
5179FXSQW1L. SL75  Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations)
List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $19.85
You save: $5.10 (20%)
 
51XERADMZRL. SL75  Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier Christmas,1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $12.35
You save: $17.60 (59%)
 



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