Commercial promotions began and The Easter Season was created for profit.The USAs late entry into the market impacts what we collect, see and pay for these items in todays market. Some have painted-on clothes, fabric clothes or no clothes.Look back to perhaps 1900, 1925, 1940, 1950 and remember.Germany is well noted for being the pioneer in this industry, specifically with candy containers but the whole industry as well. Germany remained the leader in Easter items for many years.I display my Easter collectibles for a full month before Easter Day.The Made in USA items tend to be newer, less expensive, more common and easier available typically from 1930 to 1950. Once you start finding these treasures in your local shops or on-line, you will see all the varieties and different age/place of origin indicators.The more you learn about a particular field of antiques, the better shopper you become.
The bright colors on eggs and Easter baskets soon followed.
The Easter season offers a variety of collectibles for you to buy/collect/use/display.