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Humpty Dumpty Circus

Actors and Accessories

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Condition guide descriptions:

Mint - Without flaws of any kind. No excuses for age. Pieces in this condition are extremely rare even for those commonly found. Most H-D circus pieces are not known in this condition.
Excellent - Displayable in even the best quality collections. Minor flaws in paint and costume. Rarely does one find Humpty Dumpty circus pieces any better.
Very Good - Some paint loss or costume flaws. Still a nice display piece. Suitable for all but the fussiest collectors. Rare pieces are very acceptable in this condition.
Good - Quite displayable but has considerable paint or costume damage.
Fair - Looks pretty bad, ugly looking paint or clothing.

Poor - Barely acceptable condition for circus displays. Might benefit from some restoration.
Rough - Too poor to restore. Suitable for repainting to look like an original or for fantasy circuses. 

Areas of damage, repaint, missing or replaced parts are described. Symbols +- are used to describe little better then, or worse than condition code standard.

Restringing, when properly done, increases the value of a piece. Contact me if you need to have any of your pieces restrung.

Postage via insured Priority mail within the 48 contiguous states is included in price unless otherwise indicated. Will quote a final discounted price with shipping for purchase of more than one piece. I will quote shipping outside of the USA. We have customers in Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. Money back if not satisfied.   


How to Buy
If you are interested in purchasing any item in this shop, contact Jim at: and tell me what you are interested in. 

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I will quote shipping outside of the USA to almost any country.

This page updated Tuesday, April 23, 2019

All pieces carry a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Unless otherwise indicated, all pieces below are by the A. Schoenhut Company ca 1903-1935. All have been properly restrung and are ready to perform in your circus.
PE = Painted Eyes - made after WWI
GE = Glass Eyes - made from 1903 up to WWI
TPH=Two Part Head
OPH=One Part Head
All pieces are regular size unless otherwise indicated.

Schoenhut doll and circus pieces - restringing and re-springing. From $12. Will also do other, similar toys such as Cameo and Jaymar. We can do some minor repairs and touchups. Can also make or replace some missing parts. Contact me for details and quotes. Jim 
See the Humpty Dumpty circus animals I have for sale by clicking here.

See the nice Humpty Dumpty circus repainted and redressed pieces by clicking here.

Item number

(unsold pieces are shown in green or blue)

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  Hobo clowns for sale
21 Oct 2015

If you see any hobo pictured here, email Jim at:


Three very nice one-part head hobos

Three earlier two-part head hobos


See Dutch clog dancers below


JSM-1 TPH Hobo - very pretty. All original and complete except for replacement hat. Brown jacket's right lapel is torn and left lapel has some missing material. Still looks fresh. Great looking face. Sold    
JSM-1A Bisque Head Lady Acrobat - exceptional. From my collection. Suit excellent. Has desirable blond-colored string knot rather than wire a top back of hair. $420    
JSM-1B Reduced-size canvas tent - every Humpty Dumpty circus needs a tent to present the performers. Here is a good one for not much money. $490 plus shipping

24 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and about 25 inches tall


16 Flags of nations - several are missing. Side banners and American flag at top are missing but I can provide good-looking repros.

Bright colors. The trapeze and rings are present for your acrobats.

A few canvas tears in this area only - they can be closed
JSM-2 Ringmaster - early two-part-head style with red jacket and black hat. Jacket has very small thin spot in lower tail. Head paint is very good - no touchup. Everything is correct - gold hat band, one-piece under-garment, sewn lapels. Sold  
JSCC-2 Bisque Head Ringmaster - complete and all original. Garments are slightly oxidized. Unusual gold bands around each jacket sleeve. I think these must be factory since they are sewn into the sleeve inside the seam - not glued. Sold    

 Ringmaster - bisque head ca 1910-1917. Complete and all original. Only real flaw is a small hole in one jacket tail. $420

JSM-3b Maggie - complete and all original with her rolling pin and original box. About 8 1/2 inches tall. Excellent overall with a little of her hair skinned at top and a tiny chip on her lip. Box is excellent. Sold
JSM-3c Jiggs - one of the few characters Schoenhut made. About 7 inches tall. Excellent+ condition including his corned beef and cabbage pail. Sold    
JSM-3d Maggie and Jiggs - buy these together for Sold    

Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus Ring - about 24 inches square. In very good, complete and all original condition. Sold

JSMJM-5 Two-part-head clown - colorful suit. In very good, complete, all original condition. Hard to find this nice. Sold    
JSMJM-6 Two-part-head clown - early white suit. Red pompons are newly made from old Schoenhut felt. Complete and all original. Small tear in suit at lower left leg. Sold    
JSM-7 Hobo - great one-part-head. Complete and all original. Beautiful shirt. Jacket has tears on right sleeve and left lapel areas (he is a hobo after all). Sold    
JSM-8 Clown - two-part-head in Harlequin suit. Suit is an early version with red, black, blue, white, and green diamonds. Complete and all original. About as good as you will ever see. Sold    

Wheel barrow - rare orange-red color. All original. Excellent paint. For you farm set or circus. Sold



JSMRM-10 Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus Train - set 01/100. Most of litho gone from cage wagons but otherwise in very good, complete condition. $300        
JSMJM-11 TPH Dude - needs a better hat and missing collar, vest, and tie. Face excellent. Jacket very good. Contact me if interested. Sold    
JSM-12 Accessories - I have a number of accessories for your circus - both reduced and regular - many more than are shown here.  Chairs are $10-25 ea; tubs $15-40 ea; ladders $10-15 ea; balls $20- $40; goblets $6. Have more. Check with me for current inventory of tubs, pedestals, chairs, barrels, and ladders. AccessoriesChairsReducedR1200.jpg (728649 bytes) AccessoriesLadderTubsdR1200.jpg (873685 bytes)      
JSM-13 Negro Dude - early version TPH. Complete and all original except for his right ear and his boutonnière. Very clean. His right ear is made from old Schoenhut leather and his boutonnière is made from old felt. There are two hard to see, small holes in his jacket. There are a few normal repairs to his pants and shirt that are not easily visible. Will be very hard to find better. Sold  
JSMH-14 Bisque Lady Rider - very good condition. All original and complete. Brown hair. Could use a cleaning which I will quote if interested. Sold    

Negro Dude - later one-part-head with purple jacket and white hat. Complete and all original. One of the nicest I've seen. Unusual and pretty collar print. Slight unevenness in the purple color of the jacket - probably a result of how he was displayed over the years. Tiny tear in his pants in the rear under the jacket - small and doesn't show anyway. Sold

JSLN-15b Negro Dude - another one in all original, complete condition. Some material missing from right sleeve. Otherwise as good as you will find these. Sold    
JSMH-16 Two Chairs and three Ladders - excellent to very good condition. $65        
JSMJM-17 Two-part-head clown - colorful suit. In very good, complete, all original condition. Hard to find this nice. Sold    
JSMJM-18 TPH Hobo - I need a nice early jacket for him. Contact me if you have one or if you are interested in this piece. Sold      
JSM-19 Steam Toys A Symphony in Motion by Morton A. Hirschberg. This is the reference book on old steam toy accessories. $70 in book stores. This one used but in great condition $40 Can ship book rate.      
Reduced size with regular size circus
I mix the reduced and the regular sized pieces in my circus display.
JSMH-20 Accessory Group - 2 chairs and 3 ladders. Regular size and in very good to excellent condition. $60 plus shipping.        
JSMJM-21 Regular size ball - very nice condition. No sea lion hole. All original. Sold      
JSM-22 Blond Gent Acrobat - extremely rare with blond bisque head. Only two are known among all collections. Costume is in very good condition with but a few defects. No head issues. All original and complete. For those who want the rarest. This will be the focal point for any great Humpty Dumpty circus. Sold

Early two-part head clown - very good condition. Complete and all original. Slight suit fading. From ca 1910. Sold

JSM-24a Mary - early two-part-head ca 1910. Nice dress. Original hat but missing its last outer row of straw weave. Original bow. Face has heavy craquelure but paint is adhering fine. Not so noticeable in hand. Sold  

Coal Wagon - all wood construction. Excellent, original condition.  Looks like an S. A. Smith toy. Not Schoenhut but the right size for Schoenhut displays. Sold

Shown with a regular-size Schoenhut donkey.

TPH Clown - later style with a cloth hat over a wood cone. Complete and all original. His suit still has good colors generally and with no evidence of rotting but with some lite oxidation and fading of the black colors. $190


Jolly Jigger - one of Schoenhut's best toys and also one of the rarest. This is the only example I have even seen in over 18 years of collecting Schoenhut toys and photographing Schoenhut collections. Versions of this toy have a single Dutch boy or girl. Toy depicts a pair of Dutch clog dancers. Moving the wood paddles as shown in the ad below, will spring the dancers into action. Their feet make a tapping noise and their arms fling about - a lot of fun.

The condition of this example is complete except for the girl's apron which is an original one but not to this piece. Rubber bands not original. There are a few chips on the dancer's faces and some light wear to the wood platforms.

It originally sold for about $2.50 but you can have this one for $990.






An original apron will be included

JSMJE-28 Redressed clowns - on left original head, suit well done (Sold) Hand stitched suit on right also well done. Head repainted not so well Sold.        
JSMJE-29 Bisque head gentleman - redressed in tux. Bisque head has wear. Sold      
JSM-30 Horse team of six for your circus wagon (not Schoenhut). Black and white. Hand carved. Ca 1930s. Each horse is about 6"tall and 6" long. Highly detailed tack. $250        
JSM-31 Huge circus tents - would be great for a Humpty Dumpty circus background (not Schoenhut). A Big Top tent, a Menagerie tent, and a mess tent. Made by George Barlow III of Binghamton, NY ca 1930 for a miniature circus. Well built. Include 3 tent wagons. About 160 poles and about 70 benches included. POR
JSLN-32 Hobo - one-part-head. Shoes and face not so good. Otherwise very nice. Would be good for restoration or to salvage clothing. Sold    
JSMH-33 Bisque Ringmaster in poor condition. Jacket pretty good. Head is OK. $80
 Milkmaid - poor condition. Bonnet and apron in good condition. Dress very poor. Sold
JSMH-34 Accessories - all in poor condition. Restoration projects. $50 for all.        
JSCC-11 Accessories - price on request. Star ring and pedestals are sold.      
JSM-35 TPH Harlequin Clown - Complete and all original. Suit has about 10 repaired holes. Suit colors are still pretty strong - brown, red, white, blue, and green. Sold    
JSM-36 TPH Clown - in clubs, hearts, stars and diamonds suit. Suit colors are good. His head is very good. Complete and all original. $270    
JSM-37 GE Pig - early style ca 1908. Very good condition. Complete and all original. $380  
JSM-38 Blue Wheelbarrow - rarer color than the red ones usually seem. Very good, all original condition. For your farm set or circus. $250      

Schoenhut Seesaw - very good all original condition. Piece of wood about 1/2 inch for actor slots missing at one end. 21 inches long. $250


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  I buy Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus collections. I also buy European versions of this circus.

Consignments also welcomed. Email Jim for details.