Have you ever heard of Hallmark Miniature Gallery products? Most Hallmark collectors haven't. Before the new Hallmark Galleries Collection, there was the Little Gallery giftware line that began in the late 1970's and was discontinued in the early 1980's. But if you go back even earlier in the history of Hallmark than Little Gallery, you'll find Miniature Gallery. Not much is known about this line, and I'd guess that most of the information on it has been lost over the years
Miniature Gallery was the predecessor to Little Gallery, and was started in the early 1970's. Miniature Gallery items included cameo lapel pins, miniature "canvas" prints of paintings complete with easels, and these rare, early Hallmark Christmas ornaments.
Designed by (Artist's Name*) Hallmark Cards, Inc. (Stock #*)
* Varies from ornament to ornament
Madonna and Child in Wreath
200AWN4201 - "From the Workshop of Andrea della Robia"
200AWN4202 - "Designed by Susan Tinker"
"Hang In There" Koala
200AWN4203 - "Designed by Ruth J Morehead"
200AWN4204 - Designed by Mary Hamilton
Not A Creature Was Stirring" Mouse
200AWN4205 - Designed by Polly Brewer
200AWN4206 - Designed by Janet R Manco