1995 RETIRED EDITION:
SANTA CLAUS - STONE SOUP 1995 HAND-SIGNED.
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Artist Shelie Robertson One-Of-A-Kind.
This was displayed in Store Christmas Displays since 1995, so over 20 years and showing some signs of wear., but still in a nice displayable condition given his age.Under his sheepskin beard, he is hand signed by the artist, Shelie Robertson and dated 1995.
STONE SOUP Santa with Beaver Valley Polar bear and Antique Goat Cart.
STONE SOUP Artist Shelie Robertson One-Of-A-Kind.
Signed by Shelie Robertson 1995.
Seated Santa Claus in cream brocade with sheepskin edged robes. Large cape, fancy belt with light grey crystal. Holding light grey chamois sack with decorations, toys. Blue eyes with a full beard of sheepskin, with the artist's signature under it, sheepskin mustache and hair. Sheepskin feet are showing some wear at the seams.
This magnificent Santa comes with a wonderful original 1980s cream plush Beaver Valley Polar bear by Kaylee Nilan in really great condition. 29 x 17 inch, with black eyes, and Kaylee's famous articulated jaw and teeth. The polar bear is on all fours, pulling an antique all original wooden children's goat cart from Maine from the late 1800's. Wood goat cart measures 65 x 27 inch. Wheels measure 18 inches. It has a brown leather harness and straps with studs, in fair shape given its age.
Stone Soup Santas were the covers of the Christmas Neiman Marcus catalogs for many years. Their Santas have hand-casted heads and hands, with stuffed bodies and limbs, are dressed in vintage clothing and fabrics, with vintage Christmas sacks of toys that Shelie finds at antique shows and fleamarkets.
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STONE SOUP Santa with Beaver Valley Polar bear and Antique Goat Cart