Rumen Claus (Bulgaria)
Released: 2020 (Released late due to COVID, in 2021)
Number Issued: 100
Paint Design: Mary Jo Gross
Dimensions: Approximately 6.75" tall
You can see a video of each of our two new Santas over on our Facebook page.
Cryptocurrency Feature: Beginning in 2021 and continuing with all our future collectibles, we will be embedding an NFC chip into the Santa. When this is scanned with any moderately newer smartphone (towards the bottom rear edge of the Santa), you'll be taken to a page on your mobile device that will show all the details related to your collectible. And you can register your new collectible from that page, too. So your new Santa will include $19.50 worth of Bitcoin, embedded into the resin. It's a fun tradition to start, every year, you scan your Santa to see how much Bitcoin has gone up or down since it was issued. You can read more about this on the "Crypto Embedded" page.
Design Detail Note: Since he's our 2020 Santa, we thought we'd be remiss to give him something that would remind all of us of that year. Notice what he's holding over his left forearm? Each one will have a different design on it. Just as our real world ones did (still do).
Dyado Koleda is the Bulgarian name for Santa but he goes by Rumen because of his rosy cheeks. Rumen is from Veliko Tarnovo which is known as the "City of the Tsars". After midnight mass, Rumen leads an all male choir around town (making sure the sun never catches them) and sings Christmas carols to all that will listen. Before moving to the next house, he leaves presents for the good children and wishes the household "Vesela Koleda". (Merry Christmas)
Handmade wooden storage box with his name and story on the lid. He also has an engraved base with his serial number, name and year of release. In addition, an NFC chip is embedded into the resin to aid the Collector in registering and tracking the value of the Bitcoin on the NFC chip. This Collectible will have $19.50 worth of Bitcoin on it, calculated at exchange rate on the day your collectible is purchased. Read more about this on our "Crypto Embedded" page.