Johann Claus (Switzerland)
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All our collectibles are 100% Made in the USA!
Johann Claus released in 2015
Only 100 Issued
Pictured is a stock photo of Johann Claus. Each one is slightly unique since they are all hand painted. Please note that there might be slight imperfections, as well. These are folk art pieces and are made to look old, even though they are brand new.
Each Old World Santa is a limited edition collectible and is serially numbered. They are mounted onto a wooden base, the underside of which is engraved important info about your Johann Claus. Your Santa will also include a wooden story chip with the following story engraved on it:
Everyone always talks about Johann's beautiful beard. Especially in his hometown of Juf, Switzerland. The highest town in Europe. Johann's farm is located just up the hill from town, making his home the highest home in Europe. Every winter he builds a snowman on the hill near his house for all of Avers valley to enjoy. He's trained Stoffel, his pet red robin, to carry small candy canes to the children of Juf on Christmas morning.
For the past several years, all our newly released pieces have had a much higher quality paint job and come with a story chip (made from actual wood) and each has a wooden base with their name and other details engraved into the underside (see pictures). Although the artistry is much more detailed and distinct than our old style of painting, they all still have the folk art carved appearance that we have all come to know and love about Great American Collectibles. But the time it takes now, to paint just one Santa, is orders of magnitude more than the older method. Hence the higher price points. But along with the higher price point comes a piece of art that retains even more value as time marches on. We hope you enjoy it.
He's brand new, in the original box with all the original accessories including the registration instructions on how to obtain the Certificate of Authenticity and it also comes with his story chip (engraved wooden plaque.)
USPS Shipping is included free with the price. If you wish to have it sent outside the US, purchase the item at the listed price and then tell us where you need to have it sent in the comments during your purchase. We'll come to a mutually agreeable additional price and solidify the purchase. If we don't come to an agreement, we'll just cancel the purchase and you won't be charged.