A reader asked me about this nativity we showed on our About Nativities page:
Here's an irony - we have a set, and there are no manufacturer's markings on it, so we don't know who made it either. A friend of mine who sells vintage Christmas decorations was recently able to track one down, though. I'm sending him your e-mail in case he can find another one.
Fred, here's another person who could use a nativity like the one you found for me. Just on the off chance you've seen one somewhere. In fact if you've seen two somewhere, I have another person who is looking for one, too.
My very-informed friend Fred Fox, of NoelKat, wrote:
The set is most likely early 1970s. I say this as some of the pieces I have seen still retained a made in Korea label attached to the bottom and prior to 1970, most Imported Christmas items like lights and decorations were being brought in from Japan by Importers of such merchandise like Holt Howard, Napco, Lefton and Giftcraft to name just a few. The early 1970s saw change, these previously made in Japan items were now being made in Korea. As to the Importer that brought this set to North America, I do not know. Most of the Importers I mentioned above dissapeared along with the Japanese merchandise and Importers from Korea no longer made their name stand out on the merchandise they were bringing in. I will certainly keep my eye out for pieces to the set. Fred (NoelCat i at: http://www.blujay.com/?page=profile&pro ... e=noel-kat