Dating German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs
- Pieces stamped German were generally produced before 1918.
- Pieces stamped German Republic can be dated between 1918 and 1933.
- Pieces that are marked East Germany, German Democratic Republic, West Germany and Federal Republic of Germany all generally date after World War II.
Depending on the imagery depicted on paper mâché Easter collectibles it can significantly influence the value. However German eggs and Easter collectibles dating back to the turn of the last century hold the most value and appeal, for example if you’re fortunate enough to find paper mâché rabbits with removable heads which date from 1900 – 1930 they often exceed $100 or more in value. On the rare occasion you can find a rabbit dragging a cart, their value can be several hundreds of dollars.
If you’re smitten with the imagery and thought of seeking out some of these beauties for an Easter collection or display and you have a budget you can still find these lovelies from the 1940’s onwards at affordable price points with some ranging around the $25 – $40, but you will generally have to act quick to nab them. We fortunately still have a few in listed on Etsy, if you’d like to check them out.