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STEINBACH GERMAN WOODEN NUTCRACKER "Spirit of Christmas Present" Signed Damaged For Sale

Current Bid: $ 85.00  

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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