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Published December 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

Santa Claus

This 10-inch-tall Santa Claus wears a blue cloth coat and carries the traditional fir tree and a basket of goodies.

The blue coat suggests he dates from before 1915. The figure was made in Germany, probably to be used as a candy container. Morphy Auctions sold this Santa for $4,025 in 2010. Cowles Syndicate

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