3 RARE UNCUT OLD SCRAP SHEETS RED DEVIL HEAD
Rare Christmas paper collectible - (3) large uncut scrap sheet of Red Devils head. There are 32 images on each (10-3/8" x 8") sheet, each head is 1-3/4" high. Marked VB, number 043, dated (4th edition) 1939. St. Nicholas Day (December 6th) was very popular Holiday in Europe. On this day small children were visited by the trio of St. Nicholas, Devil and an Angel. The Devil reminded them that they should listen their parents and behave well - otherwise he would take them with him. The Saint Nicholas would then reward the children usually with gingerbread cookies with the St. Nicholas, Devil or Angel scraps pasted on them. This vintage chromolithograph coated with gummastic based laquer survived its 70 years of age in MINT condition. Please refer to "Christmas Ornaments, Lights& Decorations" by George Johnson, comparable, more common scraps list at $2 -3 each. "Devils head" in this condition is very hard to find, full sheet is a RARITY!!! Remember, you are buying (3) sheets with total of 96 images!!!
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