Whether you call them tops, lanterns, tornados, UFOs, or something else, these classic staggered rings Shiny Brite Christmas ornament shapes are instantly recognizable. They're about 3 inches high with white mica glitter horizontal bands alternating with transparent green and red colored stripes. These ornaments are from the 1940s World War II years, unsilvered due to rationing and shortages of silvering agents, which were needed for military use.
The ornaments are in excellent condition with no chips or breaks. One is a little whiter than the other, and there is a little wear to the mica glitter, not bad - they're actually amazingly close to the way they looked when new 75 Christmases ago.
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