Toys with a History

A small collection of some importance arrived over the holidays, it's significance due in part to the toys' provenance. They were built by the seller's great-grandfather (b. 1877) for his granddaughter (now 80) and stored away since his passing in 1956. They date to the '30's.

A bingo-type ball cage, hopping kangaroo pull toy, ducky pull toy and stacking rings. While the finishes might not be childsafe by today's standards, these playthings- possibly inspired by project magazines of the time- exemplify workshop craft and loving attention to detail.

Simple, well-made, beautiful.


Great classics

At my age, that really takes me back to a time when every gift was very special and didn't require batteries or a card of some kind. Thanks for the memories.