The following years are available for the prices shown:
1995=$25 NEW IN BOX
1999=$30 NEW IN BOX
2001=$25 NEW IN BOX
These are all original Biedermann "Merry Christmas" Commemorative Ornaments in Limited Edition.
Hand cut in West-Germany and part of the Original Biedermann Collectors Series.
The condition of these Biedermann's are MINT. They are brand new and have never been removed from the package. The BOX, of course, is really a cellophane envelope.
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase these vintage years in original condition
PLEASE RESPOND WITH YOUR INTEREST AND I WILL SEND YOU A PICTURE OF THE SPECIFIC ITEMS.
BIEDERMANN HISTORY: More than 800 years ago, the village of Schwaebisch Gmuend was founded by the Kings of Staufen, who were responsible for settling this region known for its artisans specializing in the production of gold, silver, and brass jewelry as well as decorative ornaments. These works of art were shipped to markets in Italy and Western Europe.
The tradition in metal arts survives today in this medieval walled town located near Stuttgart, Germany.
For generations families have engaged in ornament cutting, designing their own unique decorations to give friends and relatives as gifts during the holiday season.
The Biedermann’s originated the creation of a single Christmas ornament commemorating each year, drawing on the talent from this region. In the fall of 1970 they contacted several artisan families who among them designed and cut the first brass ornament, which depicted the town square of Schwaebisch Gmuend.
Since that first edition, each year a group of artists has selected a single design from those submitted by the townspeople and the ornament to be cut for the coming season is chosen. This is now a tradition that the people of Schwaebisch Gmuend and America cherish. Designs through the years have been selected from those created by school children and adults
The Master Cutter, Georg Neumaier, directs the production of the Biedermann Commemorative Ornament and is also involved in selecting the year's winning design.
In 1984, they began issuing silver-colored ornaments. A few years later they started producing other commemoratives for babies, children, housewarming, etc.
Beginning in 1987, alternate years depict the story of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Nineteen ninety-eight began the first edition of the "Christmas Quotations" Series of ornaments.
Several of the earliest in this series have a market price well into the thousands of dollars and almost all are valued well above the original selling price. Signed pieces tend to trade at a premium to market price