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  1. A Christmas triptych's golden glow

    At 30.5 x 20 inches, this large backlit crèche fills the room with a golden glow.  
    A much smaller backlit crèche, lit with a battery-powered flickering candle. It measures 20 inches high and 30.5 inches wide, and it fills the room with its golden glow, the closest thing to a beautiful, sun-lit, stained glass window in the gray Midwest winter days.

    How this large, fragile — the image is cigarette-paper thin — survived intact is a mystery.
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  2. Wondrous Christmas Crib

    A marvelous vintage German paper nativity glows — and mesmerizes with its revolving star…

    The Wondrous Christmas Crib glows, and its Bethlehem Star turns by the slight heat generated by the small five-watt bulb inside.

    The Wunder-Weihnachtskrippe, circa end of the 19th century. I can't be sure how long this large brown envelope (shown at left) has been in my collection. All I know is that every time I've run into it when looking for a paper ...
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