#251 Gorham Crystal

Acquired 2000

From Gorham, a division of Lenox, this is my first large set of a crystal nativity. I found these pieces at the Lennox Outlet store in Gilroy on November 18, 2000. Bob was hunting in Canada while Janine, Pennie & I went to the Gilroy outlet stores! Oh, what fun we had! These pieces were markedly reduced in price, and it made the set tangible for my collection. The pieces are heavy crystal with elegant gold trim. It includes the Holy Family, a shepherd with his sheep, and a drummer boy. The angel was designed especially for Year 2000, and she holds the "gold star 2000" in her praying hands. The outlet store had two of the three kings and a camel. They were missing the third king and a donkey. While the price break wasn't the same, I was able to find the two missing pieces at Kellers. Therefore, my set is now complete. The reduced purchase price was $369.