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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    Picked this up at the December Rose Bowl. It is the classic Elf on a Shelf although this one has his eyes closed. As these decorations tend to lack markings it can be difficult to find information on them. As usual the only information is others making guesses. As there is no real info I will pass on putting an age estimate on this other than vintage.
    This is a fairly tall shelf elf. With legs unfolded he stands 10 1/2" tall. He has the standard issue jingly bell on the end of his hat.
    And this is how you post something when you have no clue.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Ha ha, you did a good job of posting something with no clue! ;))

      For myself, I've never understood the appeal of Elf on a Shelf, I suppose now it's all about childhood nostalgia. I'll see what I can find out about their origins and get back to you. :)
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Okay, these are officially known as knee-huggers, originated in the 50s/60s by a company called Yuletide of Japan. That's what you have, a knee hugger. Elf on a Shelf is a different creation inspired by a vintage elf, written in a book and turned into a kit to create elves,, started by Chanda Bell.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      He is adorable fort
    4. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Cute little guy :-) I had a whole box of these old knee huggers from japan in a box lot from a auction many years ago . I kept them till last year and was stupid and threw them out :-( Before I realized they are collectible
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Eyes closed in bliss, the best kind !
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much katherinescollections for doing my research for me. Looks like I have another post to amend. I am bit behind on that.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Manikan. But such a sad story.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil and for seeing what I did not see.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      rhinoman
      katherinescollections
      Newfld
      nutsabotas6
      TassieDevil
      Manikan
      ho2cultcha
      Trey
      PhilDMorris
      vetraio50
      AnnaB
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That is so very cool!! Merry Christmas friend!!
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much and Merry Christmas Scott!
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      jscott0363
      elanski
      twistedvintage
      Caperkid
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      He's scheming you know. The taxidermy is not safe. I would cover him with a nice, big enamel pot and bang on it with one of your best spoons.

      The you can have a great Christmas!
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I took your advice and had a great Christmas.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      SEAN68
    17. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you betweenthelens.

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