I'd like to show you my jolly little group of felt Santas with "clay" faces before they go out to the antique malls for sale. I bought these in a box lot at an auction, and most of them were marked "Made in Japan" on the bottom. The faces are indeed made of a clay material, probably pressed into a mold. The Japanese versions very often have pipe cleaner hands, and are prone to rust if kept in a damp basement. They sell for $8.00 on up depending on the details.
This example from an Ebay seller, although unmarked, appears to be German made to me. It has higher quality components including real fur for the beard, molded clay hands, and nicer details on the clothing. Its value is over $100.00:
Once we get into candy container territory, prices go much higher. The Santa below can be filled with candy. He has a mesh bag on his belt and once again has nice details. His value is over $300.00:
And now we're hitting to top-of-the-line for stand-alone Santas. The candy container below sold for $453.00 on Ebay:
This is how you fill the Santa with candy:
Why didn't my box lot contain that candy container?