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Magic Show - Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting a Magic Valentine Trick Valentine Couple Hiding under Mechanical Umbrella
Price: $10.00
Price: $12.00
Magic Show - Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting a Magic Valentine Trick Valentine Couple Hiding under Mechanical Umbrella
Small Boy Wearing Top Hat Presenting Couple Hiding  under Mechanical Umbrella
Mechanical Valentine Girl with Baby Carriage - Come for a Ride? The Jointed Paper Doll Family by Carolyn Chester, Jean’s Young-Lady- Sister, April 1913
Price: $14.00
Price: $20.00
Mechanical Valentine Girl with Baby Carriage - Come for a Ride? The Jointed Paper Doll Family
Mechanical Valentine Girl with Baby Carriage The Jointed Paper Doll Family Series by Carolyn Chester was found in The Woman’s Magazine in 1913.
Set of Mechanical Valentines - Girl Polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. Is this a Valentine Date? Valentine -Two Mechanical Bonnet Girls with Dresses, Bowes and Secret Messages
Price: $20.00
Price: $20.00
Set of Mechanical Valentines - Girl Polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. Is this a  Valentine Date? Valentine -Two Mechanical Bonnet Girls with Dresses, Bowes and Secret Messages
Girl polishing her Nails, Boy Brushing his hair. Valentine -Two Mechanical Bonnet Girls with Dresses
Uncut Lion Paper Toy Kitchen Klenzer Circus 1932 The Dancing Chinaman—An Amusing Cut-Out 1909, A Jointed Paper Doll
Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
Uncut Lion Paper Toy Kitchen Klenzer Circus 1932 The Dancing Chinaman—An Amusing Cut-Out 1909, A Jointed Paper Doll
Unpunched premium for Kitchen Klenzer by Fitzpatrick Bros. Inc - Lion. An uncut 9 ½” x 14 ½”newspaper comic sheet with a jointed paper doll to cut and construct.
Mechanical 'Copper' #14 Looking Tough on Valentine’s Day - I want to COP your Heart Uncut Zebra Paper Toy Kitchen Klenzer Circus 1932
Price: $25.00
Price: $30.00
Mechanical 'Copper' #14 Looking Tough on Valentine’s Day - I want to COP your Heart Uncut Zebra Paper Toy Kitchen Klenzer Circus 1932
Mechanical Copper #14 Looking Bad Ass on Valentine’s Day Zebra - Kitchen Klenzer by Fitzpatrick Bros. advertising premium cut out.
Mechanical Valentine Magician with Parrot is trying a Trick with Monkey and Mice Embossed Die-cut Paper Toys - Wild Animals - Lion Family & Hyaena
Price: $35.00
Price: $35.00
Mechanical Valentine Magician with Parrot is trying a Trick with Monkey and Mice Embossed Die-cut Paper Toys - Wild Animals -  Lion Family & Hyaena
Mechanical Valentine Magician An intricately detailed little group of embossed die-cut card stock toys.  Includes a lion, lioness and two cuts, who appear somewhat docile with a nearby dish of milk.  It also includes a less then docile  hyeana who has presumably grabbed meat from the wagon.   c1900.  Light wear. The lion measures 4 1/2” x 3”.
Walt Disney StudiosMickey Mouse Waddle Book: The Story Book with Characters that Come Out and WalkApplewood Books.Bedford, MA.1992 Peterli rat! c1890s German Lotto Style Counting Game c 1900
Price: $35.00
Price: $40.00
Walt Disney StudiosMickey Mouse Waddle Book: The Story Book with Characters that Come Out and WalkApplewood Books.Bedford, MA.1992 Peterli rat! c1890s German Lotto Style Counting Game c 1900
unpaginated. Illustrated applied hard cover, color illustrated end pages, black and white and color illustrations by Walt Disney Studios, color punch out characters for Mickey Mouse, Tanglefoot, Pluto, and Minnie Mouse (Mickey Mouse has been removed). An exciting story of the new horse, Tanglefoot, that Mickey and Minnie  buy. They accept a bet that he can beat Farmer Goat's horse 10 1/4" x 7 3/4". Mickey Mouse character punched out and not included A 10” x 13” boxed game with applied litho label.  It is Peterli rat! – Lustiges Gesellschaftsspiel fur grosse u. kleine Kinder (social game for children young and old). c1900.
Who Knows? A Scripture Game. Published by Milton Bradley Co. Springfield, MA. Susie Goes Shopping, Lowe #5803. Lowe. 1958
Price: $40.00
Price: $40.00
Who Knows? A Scripture Game.  Published by Milton Bradley Co. Springfield, MA. Susie Goes Shopping, Lowe #5803. Lowe. 1958
Scripture Game of WHO KNOWS by Mrs. J. A. Thurber 1869. Biblical parlor game. The front cover states that it is a "Fun Folio [that] contains all these things -- Play coins and bills, Wonder Slate and stylus, Illustrated Story 'n Fun Book, Do-It-Yourself Toys, and a Wipe off Magic Window on the back cover." There are three booklets, or rather small activity books included are "A-MAZE-ing Fun", "Puzzles to Do ", and  "Pencil Games are Fun!" There are two pages of un-punched out pieces that make a merry-go-round that turns. And some uncut money bills and coins. The folio has two interior pockets to store all these pieces. This is Lowe # 5803. There is some slight cover wear. The three booklets are stapled together. The wonder slate is no longer functions as the surface material has cracked over time. The left interior pocket has an intact tear on it. The punch out pages are missing one piece. Measures 12" x 10 1/2".
Three Little Pigs Cutouts. Whitman Publishing.Racine Wis..1939 New England Botanic Medical & Surgical Journal. Semi-Monthly. Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor. Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester. Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
Price: $40.00
Price: $45.00
Three Little Pigs Cutouts. Whitman Publishing.Racine Wis..1939 New England Botanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
6 card stock pages with punch-out characters and accessories.  No narrative except for brief directions on placement,, etc. All characters self-standing with side easels. Indoor and outdoor scenes with the 3 little pigs, their mother and the Big Bad Wolf. Measures 8 3/4" x 9 3/4". . New EnglandBotanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
Divided Proverbs, A new, Amusing, and Instructive Game for Everybody, But Especially Intended for Teachers and Students of the English, German, French and Spanish Languages. Published and for sale by The Phonographic Institute, Cincinnati, O. Copyright Kellogg's Funny Jungleland: Moving Pictures . Kellogg Company.Battle Creek, Mich..1932
Price: $45.00
Price: $45.00
Divided Proverbs, A new, Amusing, and Instructive Game for Everybody, But Especially Intended for Teachers and Students of the English, German, French and Spanish Languages. Published and for sale by The Phonographic Institute, Cincinnati, O.   Copyright  Kellogg's Funny Jungleland: Moving Pictures . Kellogg Company.Battle Creek, Mich..1932
2 sets of cards--each printed in 4 languages. Set 1 is the first half of the proverb; Set 2 contains the conclusion to the proverb. The book features six (6) pages of sliced animals in 6 pieces to provide numerous, hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet when flipped about. There are also little verses that pair with the illustrations that give some context, which also happen to mention Kellogg's various cereal products as well. Measures 8" x 6". .
Boxed Set - Metamorphic Round Art Deco Playing Cards Armour's Star Armour's Star Frankfurters Links of Goodness - Mechanical Hot Dog Bun. ..1905
Price: $50.00
Price: $55.00
Boxed Set - Metamorphic Round Art Deco Playing Cards Armour's Star   Armour's Star Frankfurters Links of Goodness - Mechanical Hot Dog Bun. ..1905
A complete deck of 52 circular playing cards.  The image on the back of the card is metomorphic--when held in one position it depicts a women with a large neck shawl; when rotated 180 degrees it depicts a woman in a large brimmed hat.  The face of the card depicts the suit at center with a border decor of alternating face value and suit.   Housed in a circular box with felt top.  Received on December 29, 1932 from W.V.C. penned on underside of the box.  Cards are 3" in diameter. Light to moderate wear. The front panel features a drawn colored illustration of men, women, and an automobile waiting in line for Armour's Star Frankfurters. The inside panels features a colored illustration of a pop-up roll revealing a frankfurter inside a bun. Below the pop-up are a few paragraphs promoting the hot dog. The rest of the inside panels are dedicated to six recipes that utilize Star Frankfurters in them. The recipes listed are: Star Frankfurters and Potato Salad, Star Frankfurter Rolls, Cooking Star Frankfurters, Star Frankfurters and Baked Potatoes, Casserole of Star Frankfurters and Potatoes, and Roasted Star Frankfurters. Next to the recipe is another colored illustration depicting a plate of frankfurters and an unopened a package. On the back cover the numbers 120722 are printed along with "patent pending." Measures 5" x 3" (folded), 11 1/2" x 3" (unfolded).
My Smallest Doll's Room - Fishery Seaside German c1930 Uncut Playset - Six Kut-up Toys – All Mechanical, illustrated by Medford Thorne. Fisherman, Sawyers, Pin-wheel, Elephant, Duck Rocker, and Tiger and Monk. Copyright 1930
Price: $75.00
Price: $75.00
My Smallest Doll's Room Uncut Playset
An uncut four fold paper doll set and it's original envelope. Made in Germany 10305.  In the uncut state measures 3 1/4" x 13 1/2". Six heavy card stock mechanical toys in a paper wrapper.  Kut-up Toys, All Mechanical  for Boys and Girls, New, Novel, Durable by Mechanical Kut-Up Toy Co., Manufacturers, Los Angeles, CA.
Set of 5 Die-cut Alpine Figures with Horse & Donkey Decorated for a Festival c1900 The Big Book For Peace Book Cover, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak as a Jigsaw Puzzle.
Price: $75.00
Price: $75.00
Set of 5 Die-cut Alpine Figures with Horse & Donkey Decorated for a Festival c1900  The Big Book For Peace Book Cover, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak as a Jigsaw Puzzle.
5 different embossed die-cut Alpine figures dressed in festival attire.  All appear to be poised to dance. The women in dirndl skirts and the men in lederhosen all adorned with flowers A 10 1/2" x 8" wooden jigsaw puzzle with applied litho depicting the cover of The Big Book for Peace. Printed signature at base, Maurice Sendak '89.  Two tips of one piece lacking.  Discoloration right lower margin
My Smallest Doll's Room - Fishery Seaside German c1930. .. 4 Bizarre appearing Infant Toddler Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scraps
Price: $75.00
Price: $85.00
My Smallest Doll's Room - Fishery Seaside German c1930. .. 4 Bizarre appearing Infant Toddler Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scraps
An uncut four fold paper doll set and it's original envelope. It is the Furnished Fishery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same. It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room.  Made in German.  In the uncut state measures 3 1/4" x 13 1/2".  The two fold scene has six "slits" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories.  Includes a boy and girls  transporting fish from the shore. 3 costumes plus accessories and twofold shore scene.   Most likely from the 1930s.  This is a scarce item. Four (4) different 6" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of infants or young toddlers.  Each with a different flowing gown.  Three of the four hold objects. One is in a high chair with the tails of the gown tucked under the legs of the chair.  What makes these items particularly unusual is the maturity of their faces and the deep set eyes.   REverse is blank.
Unused Animal Alphabet Stacking Blocks. Penn York Box Supply Co.York PA.1950s-60s Sand Toy for Grands Magasings Du Printemps. .Paris, France.1890s
Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00
Unused Animal Alphabet Stacking Blocks. Penn York Box Supply Co.York PA.1950s-60s  Sand Toy for Grands Magasings Du Printemps. .Paris, France.1890s
A set of unused and unconstructed stacking blocks constructed of litho on pressed board. The largest block is A-E and the smallest is U-Z with a donkey or burro on the top. A is for alligator, J is for Jaguar, K is for Kangaroo, S is for Squirrel and Y is for Yak.  The largest measure 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" when flat.. This paper toy depicts a woman on one side milking her cow and a little girl drinking milk at the table on the other side. Both the little girl's glass of milk and the stream of milk produced by the cow are tissue paper with a capsule of sand behind it. This means that as you turn the postcard over, the sand gives the illusion of milk gushing from  the cow's utter into the pail on one side, and the milk disappearing from the glass as the girl drinks it on the other side. The toy was sold by Printemps, a French department store, sometimes called Grands Magasings Du Printemps, with 'Grands Magasings' (translates to big store) being the class of store it was. The store focused on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories and men's wear. It was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos. Printemps is credited with revolutionized retail business practices as they marked their goods with set prices rather than the haggling style (that started the price based on the customer's appearance) that was predominate at the time. The store is still open today. The product itself was made in Japan. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931 We Two, Carriers Greetings for 1910. Cleveland Press.Cleveland, Ohio.1910
Price: $95.00
Price: $100.00
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931  We Two, Carriers Greetings for 1910. Cleveland Press.Cleveland, Ohio.1910
A set of twelve animals (printed two per sheet) meant to comprise a zoo. These anthropomorphic characters are: a pig, a cow, a rabbit, a cat, a fish, a parrot, a rooster, an eagle, a donkey, a dog, an elephant, and a duck. The animals are dressed and often holding props, such as the rooster who is carrying an umbrella and smoking, or the eagle who is wearing a top hat while holding a spyglass or the donkey who is wearing glasses and smoking a pipe. On the front of the envelope provided to store the characters, it states "you may make innumerable others on enclosed tracing and drawing paper". Since these animals were meant to be used as a basis to also create additional animals the bodies of the characters (such as the position of their limbs) are the same or similar across the board. The front of the envelope shows a smiling pig and fish holding a sign that says "Do-A-Zoo". The artist has signed this with his initials, L. C. The back of the envelope has a silhouette of three dancing animals, a cow, an elephant, and a donkey, all holding hands. The interior of the envelope has a die cut geometric element. This item was created by Juvenile Graphic Productions, a division of Empire Lithographing Co. No tracing and drawing paper, but all 12 animals are included. The each sheet with the animals on it measures 9 1/2" by 6". The envelope used to store the sheets measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" (folded), 12" x 9 3/4" (unfolded). A three page calendar for the year 1910. The calendar is a Courier Calendar that was produced by the newspaper Cleveland Press. Each page features a doll couple from a different country. The first image of dolls from Britain: the girl doll has blond hair and is in a green dress, while the boy is a toy soldier in the uniform of a Buckingham Palace guard. The second couple is from Japan, and features the boy and girl dolls in traditional clothing, kissing. The last couple is from Sweden, the girl in a traditional Swedish milk maid outfit hugging the boy doll, with both wearing wooden clogs. At the base each of the pages are two lines to poem, which altogether is: "For every star a drop of dew- For every heart a heart as true. Like to like is drawn, love As I am drawn to thee! I am made for love and her, And she for love and me." The right margin of each illustration features the calendar months.  The first page only has January on it. The second has February through July, and the last page has August through December on it. The three pages are hole punched at the top and bound together with a piece of twine. Measures 10 3/4" x 7 1/4".
Group of 9 Gouache Wentzel (?) Paper French Infantry Soldiers 1870s Punch and Judy Die Cut Embossed Die-cut Story Scrap. ..1890s
Price: $115.00
Price: $115.00
Group of 9 Gouache Wentzel (?) Paper French Infantry Soldiers 1870s Punch and Judy Die Cut Embossed Die-cut Story Scrap. ..1890s
Nine (9) gouache paper soldiers Believe to be French Infantry Soldiers. c1870s. Most like printed by F. Wenzel Tells one of the classic Punch and Judy stories in a die cut.multi-panel picture book.  The story is meant to be read through a series of windows reading left to right. The story starts with several small children surround a toy theater. Each subsequent second is the stage of the toy theater. There are ten scenes shown with small text descriptions of each one. The story starts of with Punch and Judy happily holding their baby while their dog, Toby, looks on. As the story progresses, various other classic characters show up, such as the policeman, the doctor, and Joey the Clown. The last scene show him meeting a ghost, where on his knees Punch claims "I'll never do it again, Mr. Ghost!" In each section the characters are shown in colorful outfits and props and sections of the back ground have been cutout to emphasize the action in the foreground. Embossed die-cut scrap story sheet. Measures 8 3/4" x 2 1/2"..
McLoughlin Bros. Game of Bear Hunt Board 1870 Hank Hart Pals on Our Farm. New York,Animated Book Company,1944 . ..
Price: $125.00
Price: $125.00
McLoughlin Bros. Game of Bear Hunt Board 1870  Hank Hart Pals on Our  Farm. New York,Animated Book Company,1944 . ..
The front has an applied label depicting a bear and cubs in the woods with a hunter in the tree. Diorama-style children’s book with ten (10) die-cut movable animals A 11 1/2" x 9' ” heavy card stock fold-out diorama-style barnyard scene. Includes ten (10)  different easel back, mechanical animals, each with a printed verse. They are Wooley the Sheep, Gobbie the Turkey, Dobbin the Farm Horse, Hissie the Goose, Gruntie the Pig, Shep the Dog, Rex the Pony and Mooey the Cow, plus a die-cut donkey with a duck and a goat with a chicken. Complete. . Wear from handling, intact tear at base of fold-out.
My smallest doll's room - Furnished Nursery with several dolls for dressing and nice toys for same. In six different designs. Germany, c1930s. . .. My Real Doll House, with Cut-Out and Stand-Up Illustrations and Colored Lithograph. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, Ohio.c1910
Price: $125.00
Price: $125.00
My smallest doll's room - Furnished Nursery with several dolls for dressing and nice toys for same. In six different designs. Germany, c1930s.. .. My Real Doll House, with Cut-Out and Stand-Up Illustrations and Colored Lithograph. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, Ohio.c1910
An uncut four-fold paper doll set with its original envelope. It is the Furnished Nursery with Several Dolls for Dressing and nice toys for same. It is one of six different designs for the My Smallest Doll's Room. Made in Germany 10300. When uncut measures 3 ¼” x 13 ½”. The two fold scene has six "slit marks" for placement of the dolls, their costumes and accessories. light toning on envelope My Real Dollhouse is an activity book where each page when cut out and properly folded makes one room of the doll house. Along with the directions the following rooms are included the Kitchen, the Garden, the Play-Room Circus, the Living-Room, the Nursery, the Dining Room. The rooms are wonderfully charming colored lithographs depicting scenes in each room. The covers There are no dolls with this book. Measures 13" x 10". Heavy edge wear. The covers themselves are soiled and partially detached and the back cover has a section that is fully detached. The interior pages are fully detached, and the direction sheet is toned and brittle due to age. The rooms themselves have some edge wear and  are tone, and cut out. There are crease marks where they were folded in order to make them stand, and in some cases there are slight tears along these folds.
The Three Bears Model Cut-outs. England: Philmar Lt., c1930s. Copyright M1/3234. Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat Let's Play Store No. 971. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1933
Price: $135.00
Price: $150.00
The Three Bears Model Cut-outs. England: Philmar Lt., c1930s. Copyright M1/3234. Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat Let's Play Store No. 971. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1933
A 12" x 10" litho on heavy stock folio. Includes four (4) sheets to cut and construct according to instructions published throughout. Addition pieces on the back cover. Light wear. Very Good.. Grocery store themed punch out activity book activity. 7 pages of grocery store pieces and 206 total pieces that, when assembled, create a complete grocery store including produce, shelves, money, customers, and more. Each character and food stand has a corresponding easel back stand  Characters include the Store Keeper, a child with a hat, a boy and a woman. A myriad of tiny display pieces to help develop fine motor skills including tiny box, jar and bundle facsimiles to be placed on shelves.  Measures  10" x 13 1/2". .
Little Leprechaun Valentine Mechanical Marionette Toy - Raphael Tuck Massachusetts Boatman's Meticulous Journal containing Milage, Expenses, and Records of Trips for the Polaris, 1911-1919. F. W. Barry, Beale & Co..Boston, MA.1911
Price: $175.00
Price: $175.00
Valentine Marionette - Leprechaun  Massachusetts Boatman's Meticulous Journal containing  Milage, Expenses, and Records of Trips for the Polaris, 1911-1919. F. W. Barry, Beale & Co..Boston, MA.1911
An 11" x 9" embossed die-cut mechanical marionette paper toy by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd. An unknown boatman's journal detailing the mileage, expenses, and trips taken on a launch (an open motor boat) named Polaris. The journal has been divided into several sections, with one side of the journal being used as a "Mileage and Cash" ledger, while the back portion is used for "Miscellaneous and Operation of Engine." These titles have been written on the journal's cover so that the reader knows which section they are on. Starting on the "Miscellaneous and Operation of Engine," the journal starts in 1911, when the boat was ordered that March. The owner visited the shop twice before the boat was delivered to him in 1911. Based on anecdotal evidence contained within other entries in the journal and advertisements in local newspapers (not included) that ran around the time of purchase, the boat was most likely constructed at the Atlantic Company in Amesbury, MA. and was a gurnet dory. What follows are various entries of advice from friends or workers at the Atlantic Co. on how to run the boat's engine and records of minor repairs. Additionally there are summaries of  the 1911-1913 seasons chronicling the time in the water, distance traveled, gallons of gas used, and repairs/maintenance.  Next, is a chart that states the distances to various points traveled to in miles. This was most likely complied in an effort to know how much gas might be need for various trips. Lastly, in this portion of the journal  is a section of pages which gives instructions on how to use the engine and perform maintenance on it. Flipping the journal over and starting on the "Milage and Cash" cover, the journal records the date of each trip take, its starting point and/or destination as well as the mileage of each trip. Often times there are notes regarding the people accompanying the owner on the trip, as well as short notes on what the trip was for, such as coon shooting or fishing. At the end of each year the total mileage is tallied up. After several blank pages a ledger for cash expenses incurred, such as an anchor and fire extinguisher. Immediately following this is a list of gasoline expenditures, including the gallons bought and  the cost. At the end of each year the total amount used has been added up, and, for example, in 1911 190 gallons costing a total of $28.10. These various  ledgers in the journal cover 4 seasons, from 1911 to 1914. At one point there are brief notes detailing the expense of storing the boat from 1915-1918, followed by the entry "Sold Polaris and tender, with fithnap and accessories, to Mrs. Anna D. Porter of 280 Lowell St. Peabody, MA, for $600. She is to pay the storage for the current year.' Following several blank pages, there are several extremely detailed records of some of the trips taken between 1911-1914. For example, on a trip from Haverhill to Annisquam (a waterfront neighborhood of the town of Gloucestor), the location of the boat was documented every ten minutes.   At times these trip entries have time stamp records to the exact 1/2 minute. Interspersed throughout the journal are four photographs that have been pasted in. Two photographs are attached to the front and back interior covers and depict the boat, Polaris, itself. There are quotes about motor boats, cut from newspapers pasted behind the photographs. The other two photographs are pasted on interior pages, one is of the lighthouse on White Island, while the other one depicts a buoy. Included are ten loose sheets, mostly lists of items left in the boat, or repairs needing to be done. Lastly there is a trimmed piece of cardboard that depicts an advertisement for the International Typographical Union, that was most likely used as a book mark. Red leather covers. Graph interior pages. Approximately 1/3 filled out. Measures 6" x 3 3/4".
Unpunched Boxed Set - Puppet Parade - “The most Fascinating and Beautiful Toy in Existence”, Reed Toy 1943 Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
Price: $200.00
Price: $250.00
Unpunched Boxed Set - Puppet Parade - “The most Fascinating and Beautiful Toy in Existence”,  Reed Toy 1943 Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
An 18” x 12” x 1 1/2” box containing “ Puppet Parade - The  most Fascinating and Beautiful Toy in Existence” A Reed Toy, Paper Products Division,  Electric Coproration of America,  Copyright 1943.  The set includes A t22” high x 25” wide x 18” deep Puppet Parade Stage with 12 different acts and scenery for each.  The 25 characters include The Terrific Trio, Mr. . and Mrs. Bones, Pete and Repete, Midnight Masters, Comrade Borscht, Han ‘n Eggs, Smoothie Smith, Shirley Screech, Professor Discord, Madame Lotta Song, Honeybelle Lee and Henry Highpitch..  Lacking one sheet - Honeybelle Lee and Shirley Screech., otherwise complete including promotional paper wrap on box.  Some wear.   There is also an instruction sheet for assembly and narratives regarding the characters and a play.  The characters  as designed in various forms and would be of interest to those who collect mechanical paper.  Some have articulated joints, others movable eyes, “3-d” bodies, etc.  Quite a charming set. A 15 1/2" x 12" hand-colored lithographic German board game with anthropomorphic characters. Originally illustrated by Jakob Schmitt some time between 1820-1830, this is a reprint on thick board from around 1870. There are are forty-one (41) numbered squares, half of have characters in them. Square #41 is the large drawing in the center that depicts anthropomorphic characters at a banquet. There are instructions at the bottom, in German.. Minor edge wear and toning due to age.
Reise durch die Schweiz or Voyage en Switzerland . Otto Maier.Germany.1891 Morality Wooden & Litho Jigsaw Puzzle- Anthropomorphic Dog and Fox. n.d. c1860s
Price: $250.00
Price: $275.00
Reise durch die Schweiz or Voyage en Switzerland . Otto Maier.Germany.1891 Morality Wooden & Litho Jigsaw Puzzle- Anthropomorphic Dog and Fox.  n.d. c1860s
Applied litho of scenic overlook depicting a valley and the Alps above on heavy pressed board 13 1/4" x 15" box.  Fine three-fold  game board with images of sights and scenes of Switzerland with a map of Switzerland at center. Track board in the style of Game of Goose. Measures  23" x 24 3/4". Original game believed to include 7 lead counters, 3 dice, game cards (5 sets of 6 cards, 1 set of 4 cards, 1 set of 1 card), lead coins, 15 card cards, 1 medal of misfortune, 1 decoration, rules of the game This game includes 1 lead counter, 2 dice, a total of 16 cards, lead coins, 1 medal of misfortune (Ich habe Pech!), and the rules of the game. . The story of Ravensburger begins in 1883 with Otto Maier, a German publisher living in the small town of Ravensburg, in the south of Germany, near Lake Constance. In addition to his printing activities - he was printing instructional manuals for craftsmen - the idea came to him of developing a game with which he could play with his family. This is how he created the board game "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the novel of the same name published by the French writer Jules Verne. Made in a traditional and artistic way, the game had a great educational value. These characteristics would form the common thread of the Ravensburger Spiele's history? An 8 1/2" x 13" hand finished litho on wood jig-saw puzzle with a six )6) vignette morality lesson  discussed by an anthropomorphic dog and fox.  Printed in French. Matted and framed.
7” Watercolor paper doll w 15 handmade costumes. C1900. .. Boxed Set - Early Litho Puzzle Blocks or Cubes- Bizarre Imagery - Children Trampled by Animals & Children at War. ..c1860s
Price: $300.00
Price: $325.00
7” Watercolor paper doll w 15 handmade costumes.  C1900. .. Boxed Set - Early Litho Puzzle Blocks or Cubes- Bizarre Imagery -  Children Trampled by Animals & Children at War. ..c1860s
Lovely well executed young women paper doll dressed in a slip, black stockings and a hair bow.  Costumes with a wide array of design elements and style.  Includes one tissue paper dress – the remainder are watercolor.  Includes all of the fashion of the day including a middy dress with bloomers, sailor dress, pleated and flounced dress with bead decoration, dress with geometric design and pleats, one with a pinafore, lace color and ruffled base and many others. . A 7" x 4 1/2" x 2"  litho on wooden box with sliding top.   Includes 15 six-sided cubes to create the puzzles.  Includes five (5) litho sheets illustrating the puzzle.  Additionally, the box cover has the sixth puzzle.  Five of the six are images of children either being trampled by farm animals or children with weapons, as though perhaps pretend "war"...  Box wear; minor wear on cubes. .
Metamorphic Valentine - Rifleman's Call. Mansell.London. Mechanical Lotto Cards. ..
Price: $350.00
Price: $375.00
Metamorphic Valentine - Rifleman's Call. Mansell.London. Mechanical Lotto Cards. ..
Single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" with lace paper cover and solid cartouche.   At first view one sees a lithograph of a rifleman with a verse titled "The Rifelmans Call".  It reads Roused by the bugles pealing call Into the warlike ranks you fall, But when your sailor calls, I hear, Bys some back door you disappear." The bottom half of the rifleman flips up a gent with a tipped hat and a list of "Town Traitors" appears.  Marked Mansell. Back page embossed "Collection of Helen Benson Matthews".. Each card from a French lotto set has four (4) mechanical parts, that move to reveal the lotto numbers. Great whimsy.Measures 5 ¼” x 8 5/8”.  Light edge wear.
Our Peepshow. Ernest Nister.London.1897 Boxed Set - Au Bon Marche - Vehicles with Children Les Enfants en Voiture (4 Equipage Varies)
Price: $400.00
Price: $450.00
Our Peepshow. Ernest Nister.London.1897 Boxed Set - Au Bon Marche - Vehicles with Children Les Enfants en Voiture (4 Equipage Varies)
Unpaginated. Introduction by F.E. Weatherly. c1897. Three (3) double page pop-ups including Neddy’s Friends (farm scene), Bunny-kin Town, and Wild Indians. The first scene has creases in donkey's head and dog leashes at fold. Second (center) pop-up detached (pulled away from staples) from book, but present. Cover and edge wear from handling. Light warping on cover. Measures 7" x 7 1/2". A 4" x 6 1/4"  box with applied litho label.  It includes four (4) different easelback litho on card carts being pulled by animals.  The carts are designed to "seat" (paper slates on reverse) two (2) children each.  There are a total of eight(8) children. Can be arranged in any order.   Each cart with animals approx. 5 1/2" long.
Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly. .United States.1917-1996 Hand Made Game of Old Maid - Gender Roles Occupations. ..c1940s
Price: $575.00
Price: $575.00
Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly. .United States.1917-1996 Hand Made Game of Old Maid - Gender Roles Occupations. ..c1940s
In the 1880s companies saw a way of reaching a wider audience by creating advertising material that was directed towards a young audience. The hope was that children might help to direct their parent's spending habits. By the early 1900s, advertisers had perfected this technique and had come up with a wide variety of paper games and toys meant to attract a child's attention. One such paper toy that was used by advertisers was paper dolls. With the combination of cheap printing and a surge in the popularity of paper dolls, manufacturers of all kinds of household goods took advantage by using them to promote their wares. The fashion and clothing industry in particular used this to great effect, as these ads were designed to mainly target young girls, and encourage them to desire to dress like their favorite paper doll. This collection consists of 11 items (25 dolls) of advertising paper dolls. Below is a brief description of the items within the collection. Dandyline Company Paper Doll (1917) The Dandyline Company, based in Chicago, IL, made dresses for young girls in the early 1900s. It then sold them to retail stores across the country along with an advertising paper doll. While the two dolls in this section are extremely similar, they are slightly different. This is mainly seen in the details of the yellow dress they are both wearing. The back of the doll had a space for the retail store to print its name and address.  This is the "Little Sister" series and includes two dolls and 14 costumes. Note the gender specific objects being held by the costumes. The back of each out had a Lot No. so that one could order the exact outfit. The two stores on the back of the dolls in this collection are E. M. Devine in Philadelphia, PA, and Hirsch D. G. Co. in Decatur, IL. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits, CUT, Measures 7" x 2 1/4" (Doll) FA Quality Family (c1920) During the 1920s a company by the name of FA Quality Trimmings, which sold various ribbons and trimmings meant to accent clothing, started a line of dolls called the FA Quality Family. It was a set of 4 dolls- Mother, Sister, Betty, and Buddy (Buddy is missing from this collection) with three outfits each.  On each sheet is the advertising phrase: "These cut out dolls serve two purposes; to amuse the children and to give you the style suggestions designed by experts." 3 UNCUT SHEETS (3 dolls + 9 outfits), Measures 7 3/4" x 5" Stories and Fashion (1934) Like the title suggests, this 16 pp. black and white booklet contains both paper dolls and short stories. Published by Mabley & Carew, a prominent department store in Cincinnati, Ohio, its goal was to help sell the clothing available at its store. The book contains six dolls: Mary, Tommy, the twins Betty & Bobby, Billy and Baby Jane. Beside each outfit is the price and department store floor in which it can be found on. The stories in this booklet are: The Little Boy and the Brook, My Fairy, and the Baby Stuart. Cover is detached. 6 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 7 1/2" 5 1/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (1949) Sunbeam Bread used their Miss Sunbeam doll to not only encourage the purchase of their baked goods, but also as a mean of selling their "Simplicity Printed Patterns". These sewing patterns allowed mothers to recreate the dresses Miss Sunbeam wore for their daughter. Next to each outfit was a product code that correlated to a specific sewing pattern. There are two pages for this item, the first page, with the doll, is in color, while the second page is in black and white. This would allow the child to have even more fun with the toy by coloring in the outfits. These two sheets are stapled together. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (c1950) The same paper doll as mention in the previous item, but with new outfits, mean for a new season. These outfits, along with the product code also gave an age range. Additionally this version had a teddy bear paper doll as well. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Gibbs Kids Paper Dolls (c1950) Produced by Gibbs Underwear Company, based in Philadelphia, PA, Gibbs Kids was a series of paper dolls intended to help local retailers sell their clothes. The doll featured is the "10 year old Sister", and it showcases 4 outfits. What is unique about this item is not all the outfits paired with the doll are made or sold by Gibbs. Additionally, on the back of the sheet is a stamp that says "Compliments of Paperdoll Gazette, Shirley Hedge, Editor, Route 2, Princeton IND. 47679" 1 Doll + 4 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 9" Carter's School Wise Cut-Ups (Sept 1952) Printed in the September 1952 issue of McCall's, a monthly American women's magazine that ceased publication in 1992, was a printed ad for Carter's. Carter's was a clothing store for children selling clothes from 'cradle through school'. This ad features two dolls, a Big Sis, and a Baby Sis, each with their own outfit. The ad speaks directly to the child stating that their outfits mean that "Daddy saves dollars galore!" 2 Dolls + 2 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEET, Measures 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" Pretty as Picture (1961) In a children's magazine, entitled 'Jack & Jill', a paper doll was printed for Vogue Patterns, a company that sold patterns for fashionable clothes. This doll was designed by Betty Jaxon and was meant to capitalize on the Easter holiday. In two sheets, a doll named Jill (there are two version of the same doll, each in a difference stance) is surrounded by colorful, fashionable outfits. Each outfit has the pattern number printed on its tabsThe Pretty as a Picture sheet was a store give-away, the second sheet is a proof presumably for future designs. 2 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 14" x 10 1/4" (Larger sheet) Bendel's Cut-Out Dolls (1962) Henri Bendel was an innovator when it came to high end luxury fashion and his boutique shop in New York City soon became a beacon of luxury for the cities elite. He also was a strong proponent fashion-centric illustration, and since paper dolls are a natural progression of that he soon had several books of them that he used to sell his clothes. The item is a 12 pp. booklet with paper wraps. The cover is an illustration of a cut out sheet of paper dolls. The book includes three (3) paper dolls and four (4) pages of outfits. The reverse of the page provides a narrative description, sizing information and pricing for each of the paper doll costumes. There is even an introductory note in the beginning of the book that asks the children not to cut out the dolls until mother has ordered the desired outfits. 3 Dolls + 21 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 9" x 7" Vind Garn Til Vinterens Dolls (1966) Published in Familie Journalen, Denmark's longest running weekly family and women's magazine (it was started in 1877), are two paper dolls. The advertisement is for Dale Crepe, a yarn company in Europe. The dolls are meant to help selling knitting patterns, and each sweater is a pattern you can purchase. There is a both a boy and girl doll, each with fours knit sweaters, and at least one knit hat and pair of mittens.  In Danish. 2 Dolls + 8 sweaters with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 13 1/2" x 10" Look Book Holiday (1996) This advertising pamphlet was aimed directly at both young boy and girl fashionistas. This is evident even in the title, as a 'Look Book' is a collection of designs compiled to show off a style or clothing line. Even the names of the outfits advertised in this accordion folded pamphlet are titled to reflect that. Such as "Glamor Girl", "Updated Classics", and "Long, Lean Look". Published for the holiday season by The Children's Place, an American specialty retailer of children's apparel and accessories since 1969. It comes with two dolls, a boy and a girl with several outfits each. The pamphlet is printed in color and is double sided. As such, it is impossible to cut out both dolls and all the outfits from the same pamphlet. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits with accessories, UNCUT, Measures 5" x 3 1/4" (folded), 26" x 5" (unfolded) To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/XwvcVTTJih1xvwYr7 . An interesting take on the game of Old Maid. A set of 39 numbered cards. The cards are numbered in pairs (1-18) with each set depicting a different occupation with a card for a man and another for a woman. A true study in gender roles -- 1 - A priest and a nun 2 - Circus Performers - burly male clown with an ax and a delicate woman tight rope walker in pink 3 - Wait Staff - a male in tails with a menu and a female cafeteria worker 4- Tailor designing pants and a seamstress hemming a dress 5- Hair Dressers - man styling hair and women washing hair 6- Street Merchants - Man with an ice cream card and woman selling vegetables 7 - Gardening - man digging and woman with watering can 8 - Cleaners - man with vacuum and woman with feather duster 9 - Artists - man carrying finished works and woman with paints and an easel 10 - Cookery - man sampling and preparing a dish and woman rolling dough 11 - Office Workers - man executive with brief case and woman typing 12 - Playing - boy on a hobby horse with a toy gun and girl playing with doll 13 - Beggars - man organ grinder with  monkey and woman (waif) begging with her apron extended 14 - Musicians - man conductor and woman plays harp 15 - Sports - man down hill skiing and woman diving 16 -  Butchers - man chopping meat with clever and woman twists sausages 17 -  Farming - man wheels a  scythe and woman milks a cow 18 - Leisure time - man whittles a man and woman plays with  toy village 19 - Medical Profession - man is a doctor setting a bone and woman is a nurse pushing a dinner card. 20 - The old maid and her cat... Drawn with pen and crayon. Reverse is blank.  Measure 5 3/8" x 3 1/2".   Housed in a plain white box  with "Old Maid" crayoned on the top. .
Paper Doll Family -- No. 1. McLoughlin Bros..NY.1875-76 La Belle au Bois Dormant et le Prince Charmant (Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming) Paper Dolls. Unknown.France.c 1890s
Price: $725.00
Price: $900.00
Paper Doll Family -- No. 1. McLoughlin Bros..NY.1875-76 La Belle au Bois Dormant et le Prince Charmant (Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming) Paper Dolls. Unknown.France.c 1890s
A set of six (6)  paper dolls created from embossed die-cut scraps with textured paper skirts, trimmed in lace paper. Housed on original backing.  Title reads "Paper Doll Family -- No. 1. Captions below each include Susie, Charley, Rosey, Harry, Lilly and Willie.   Dolls and stands affixed to card with string ties.   Reverse is blank.   Each doll is approximately 5 1/3 " tall.  The card measures 12 1/2"x 9 3/4". Pictured in 'Those Fascinating Paper Dolls", Marian B. Howard, pg. 193.  Note some of the names on the set from the 1875-76 McLoughlin catalog are different. . No. 74350. An embossed die-cut litho on heavy card paper doll or pretend play set.  It includes two (2) 8" dolls Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming.  They are shown in scenes as adolescents and young adults. The adolescent scene he sleeps adjacent she on a fainting couch. They each have three (3) full costumes with additional hats and collars.  Also includes back drops, spinning wheel and other accessories.  Appears complete. .
The Gipsey's Last Legacy, or New Pack of Fortune Telling Cards. Edward Wallis.London.1806 Lucius Tuttle & Helen H. Morris 2 hand made Card Games Created by Children - The Game of Birds & The Game of Animals. .New Haven, CT area..1888
Price: $950.00
Price: $950.00
 The Gipsey's Last Legacy, or New Pack of Fortune Telling Cards. Edward Wallis.London.1806 Lucius Tuttle & Helen H. Morris 2 hand made Card Games Created by Children - The Game of Birds & The Game of Animals. .New Haven, CT area..1888
Applied label on marbled slipcover. Image of courting couple and fortune-teller.  Comprises 24 fortune-telling cards, 12 marked for ladies, and 12 for gentlemen, each of the two sets with an accompanying card containing five questions to ask the fortune-teller.  Question cards lacking replaced with facsimiles of the originals.  Women's questions include What your husband is to be. Where you will see your intended the first time. What the gentman will be doing the first time you see him.  What you like best. What you will do after you are married.  Each card measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/4". . Two (2) small handmade card games with  paper slip cases.Created in pencil.  Both sets are complete. The message on the first set reads Helen from Ray Xmas 1888 Game of Animals Played Like Authors.  It includes 46 cards each ordered  A-N, each card has a number at top and lists different animals and the number of cards in that letters group or set.  The animals are grouped by family or region. The top animal on the card is underlined.  The letters identifying the cards do not relate to the animal names. Letter L- Baboon, Monkey,  Gorilla; Letter B - Polar Bear, Walrus, Seal.  Cards measure 2 1/2" x 2". The message on the second set reads The Game of Birds invented by Lucius Tuttle on the front  and Helen H. Morris from Lucius Tuttle, Xmas 1888.  Dec. 25, 1888 on the reverse of the slip cover. This set includes a single fold instruction booklet.  Played like Great Battle Fields; Artists, Politics, etc. It lists the rules for play. Decorated covers.  t includes 40 cards organized in 10 groups of 4 ordered A-J.  Each card with a primary and 3 secondary birds.  Cards measure 2 1/2" x 2". Charming and dear..
Peep Show or Tunnel Book - Maruc-Platz at Venice. .Germany.1835
Price: $1,000.00
Peep Show or Tunnel Book - Maruc-Platz at Venice. .Germany.1835
A hand-colored lithographic  peepshow,  with the cover with peep hole, three  cut-out sections and a background scene. The cover scene depicts  the Marcus-Plaza.  The three (3) cut-out scenes and background depict people enjoying the square including a jester,  dancing couples, a musicians and many others enjoying the square.  Rather naive design with a few characters as caricatures with somewhat oversized heads. The back scene has commedia  del  arte  figures.  Concertina style folding papers join the scenes. The front facing surface dimensions are 3 1/2" x 5 1/4".  13" long when extended fully..