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Kubašta, Vojtěch - Very Rare Pop-Up Nativity 1967 The Bethlehem of Trebechovice

Kubasta Stained Glass Pop-up card
Kubasta Pop-up

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Kubašta, Vojtěch -

The Bethlehem of Trebechovice

Pop-Up Nativity

Quite rare: Only one edition was published in 1967 in Czech. Held by only one WorldCat member library worldwide, Broward County Libraries.

Greeting Card made with Kubastas trademark cardstock.- The Bethlehem of Trebechovice,.

Double pop up page with red cellophane windows, printed in Bratislava 1967

Size closed: 23cm X 15cm - when open: 23 x 23 x 15 cm.

Text in Czech, German, and English.

Self Mailing “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” Greeting card, with a flap for sealing.

Fine: Excellent unused condition, no damage to popup or cellophane windows.

About this nativity:

While visiting the Montreal Expo in 1967 with an artists’ group, Kubašta saw a Bohemian nineteenth-century wooden crèche, The Bethlehem of Třebechovice, with 2000 individually carved figures and 300 movable parts. Inspired, he created this pop-up. Reference: Popuplady.com

Abridged wording from verso: The greeting card is a representation of The Bethelem of Trebechovice created by Josef Probost and two assistants. This unique woodcarving from the end of the 19th century is equipped with a mechanism of 152 cog-wheels and composed of 2033 figures. The nativity scene was displayed at the World Exposition of Montreal 1967.


Product Code: K-54