STEINBACH GERMAN WOODEN NUTCRACKER "Spirit of Christmas Present" Signed Damaged For Sale
This sale is for a German made Steinbach wooden nutcracker. I acquired it at an estate sale auction where he was sadly mishandled. When I first noticed him, he had his flaming septor, but was missing the basket of food. I found the basket several tables away, but when I came back to attach the basket, the septor was missing, never to be found. Anyway, I went ahead and purchased him as he was. He comes as pictured - no box, but does have original hangtag. The nutcracker is called "Spirit of Christmas Past" 4th design in the Christmas Carol series - Limited Edition of 7500 pieces. He was presented at a signing event and is wonderfully signed on bottom by the Steinbachs. He stands 17" tall and is handsomely dressed. He has some other issues to mention: the food in the basket is complete, but some had come unglued in the shuffle (turkey leg needs glued back to the turkey body and the orange fruit needs re-glued in the basket). His left hand is attached to the top of the basket, but the dowel needs re-glued to his wrist (it fits in the hole snugly, but needs a drop of glue to make it permanent). Also, there is a smudge on the white robe fur on the back neck area and his green robe in back shows a white residue line (see photo of back view). Perhaps with a little tender loving care and re-gluing, you could repair the food basket, remove the smudges, and with a little research, you may be able to find a septor. Please look at photos carefully as they show the details and condition of the nutcracker. Last three photos specifically show condition issues. He is being sold as is. I ship standard shipping to only continental USA within one business day when payment by PayPal is confirmed. Payment is expected within 3 days of auction end. Thanks for looking!
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