I found these Darling 1950’s Santa Claus Display Pieces years ago and just had to have them. Now that the shop is transitioning to a Christmas theme, it seemed to be a perfect time to put them up for sale in Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel.
The larger one measures just over two feet tall, including his wooden base. He has a mohair beard and eyebrows, red velveteen suit, black boots, and wooden base. The boots and base are covered with mica for extra sparkle. He can be positioned in many stances, beneath his clothes there seems to be some sort of mechanism that lets him rotate forward and back at the waist. He probably was part of a large window display in a storefront.
The little guy has an identical face and measures about 11″ tall. His suit is made of red velvet and he is wearing white boots! More than likely, the little one was for display inside of a display case. Both are perfect, Retro Santas for home or commercial decor!
Tell me what you think! Are these Harold Gale Santas? I am not the santa expert; just know when I see something that I like! Ho Ho Ho!