Vintage Christmas Ornament: Toy Soldier

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

5 Vintage Soldier Christmas Ornament Lot Wooden Japan Buckingham Palace Guards
5 Vintage Soldier Christmas Ornament Lot Wooden Japan Buckingham Palace Guards
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VINTAGE LOT OF 18 WOODEN TOY SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
VINTAGE LOT OF 18 WOODEN TOY SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
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Vintage Wood Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament
Vintage Wood Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament
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Set 3 Vintage Painted Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments Horn Drum Cymbals
Set 3 Vintage Painted Wooden Toy Soldier Christmas Ornaments Horn Drum Cymbals
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Vintage Porcelain Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament

 Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
Vintage Porcelain Boy soldier Doll Christmas Tree Ornament 7
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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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Vtg Gobel christmas Ornament porcelain soldier nutcracker Germany FiTZ Floyd lot
Vtg Gobel christmas Ornament porcelain soldier nutcracker Germany FiTZ Floyd lot
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Vintage 1984 Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
Vintage 1984 Toy Soldier Christmas Ornament Marilyn Conklin R Dakin
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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

4 Vintage JAPAN DRUMMER BOY  SOLDIERS Felt and Flocked Christmas Ornaments
4 Vintage JAPAN DRUMMER BOY SOLDIERS Felt and Flocked Christmas Ornaments
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5 Vintage Soldier Christmas Ornament Lot Wooden Japan Buckingham Palace Guards
5 Vintage Soldier Christmas Ornament Lot Wooden Japan Buckingham Palace Guards
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BRITISH SOLDIER TREE ORNAMENT JAPAN VERY NICE
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BRITISH SOLDIER TREE ORNAMENT JAPAN VERY NICE
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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.

VTG 1993 Trendmasters Moving Musical Christmas Toy Soldier Plays 12 Songs 17
VTG 1993 Trendmasters Moving Musical Christmas Toy Soldier Plays 12 Songs 17
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Vtg NikoNiko Christmas Angel Baby Boys Holds Nutcracker Toy Soldier Doll
Vtg NikoNiko Christmas Angel Baby Boys Holds Nutcracker Toy Soldier Doll
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Vtg Xmas HEIRLOOM Needlepoint Tree Skirt SOLDIER Nutcracker Dog Poinsettia GIFT
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Vintage Christmas Smirnoff Vodka Toy Soldier Nutcracker Decanter Glass Bottle
Vintage Christmas Smirnoff Vodka Toy Soldier Nutcracker Decanter Glass Bottle
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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 (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations) Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector's Identification & Value Guide (Christmas Ornaments II, Lights & Decorations)
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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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