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WWII Unsilvered Paper Cap Shiny Bright Ornaments (c.1940s)

WWII Unsilvered Paper Cap Shiny Bright Ornaments (c.1940s)

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If you are a history buff, these old WWII unsilvered paper cap ornaments might be right up your alley.

As the story goes, wartime shortages and restrictions prevented the use of silver nitrate and metals caps for Christmas ornaments in 1942. Therefore, glass ornaments were manufactured without the shiny look and with paper caps. These restrictions lasted until 1946. 

Prized by collectors, our set of four striped Shiny Brite ornaments are easy to date since they are both¬†unsilvered and use a paper cap (so¬†were made between 1942-1946). With the original box, ornaments like¬†these exemplify shortages, hardships and ingenuity.ūüéĄWant to know more about WWII¬†ornaments? Click here.

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Listing Includes

- FOUR unsilvered paper cap striped Shiny Brite ornaments with original box (as shown)

Item Condition

Good vintage condition with overall surface wear to ornaments and box. Two ornaments have the original string hang cord; two are absent. The ornaments show loss of surface paint, smudges, discoloration and soil and dust. Glue residue present near paper caps.

We recommend cleaning these ornaments ONLY with a soft dry paint brush to remove surface dust. Avoid cleaners or water which will remove color.

Item Details

- Materials: glass, paper, plastic, string

- Color: various colors

- Dimensions: 

glass bulbs - 3" diameter
box - 14" L x 3.5 H" x 3 D"
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