Circa: 1969 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: Bradford Novelty
This very cool and very scarce lighted Christmas star tree topper was made by Bradford Novelty in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It comes in its original package, which calls it The Magic Mirror Christmas Tree Top "An Amazing Display of Infinite Starlight When Fully Lit".
The front is a 3-dimensional 5-point gold plastic star with mirror-effect center, about 11" high. Nice enough when unlit, but the magic comes when you plug the cord in - an angel appears in the center of the star, brilliantly reflected in the refracted mirror-effect lighted interior. You really cannot see the angel at all until the topper is lit up.
The topper works fine though one bulb is either burned out or needs to be screwed all the way in. The back of the box gives instructions for replacing the bulbs. The back panel of the star has been taped - I'm not sure why or even if this is necessary, because it snaps together and I can't see any breaks. The plug is the old fashioned non-polarized type but both plug and cord are in good condition with no damage. The box has quite a bit of storage wear but is intact with the exception of the cellophane window, which has been taped all the way around the opening. This decoration was made for a very short period of time and is very hard to find.