I buy the Schoenhut circus
and pre-WWII wooden toys. Large and small collections - whole and parts
pieces. I will need to see good photos before making an offer. PayPal
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Our recommended dealer is Judith Lile of
Her Schoenhut circus
toys inventory is shown in this site at Judith's Toy Shop.
We have histories of the
A. Schoenhut and other Schoenhut companies.
here to read.
Join the Schoenhut
Whether you collect Schoenhut wooden toys, dolls, rolly dollys,
or the Humpty Dumpty circus, you'll want to join the Schoenhut
Collectors' Club and meet other collectors with similar interests.
See this unique piece of
Schoenhut history here.
Fred Keller has given us a great
article with photos of his amazing
miniature Humpty Dumpty circus.
We have pulled together
some of the patents related to Schoenhut toys. Click here to see them.
about the Humpty Dumpty Circus:
Jim has an article showing how
the Schoenhut circus reflects the American circus of that time.
Did you know that
the Schoenhut Hobo is a circus clown? Or that the Schoenhut Negro Dude is a minstrel? See why in Jim's
article - The American Circus. Click
here to read it.
|Jim has three new articles: "
The Eyes of the
glass-eyed, painted-eyed, and decaled-eyed animal varieties, the
Humpty Dumpty Elephants, and "Displaying
the Circus" showing ideas for showing off your circus.
Toy Price Guide
and Keith Kaonis have authored a beautiful price guide to the Schoenhut circus.
A "must have reference" for circus collectors. 32 pages, all with
color photos of rare circus pieces. Send $10.00 postage paid to:
Clark Martire & Bartolomeo
375 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs NJ 07632
Often, Humpty Dumpty circus items are
offered for sale or at auction that were not made by the original Schoenhut
Company of Philadelphia. We have even seen Schoenhut copies made in China - pretty
bad looking stuff! However, the Delavan Company of Seneca Falls, New York obtained the
rights to produce the Humpty Dumpty circus and did so between 1950 and 1952. To
see photos of this reproduction circus and others, go to Schoenhut
The A. Schoenhut made many toys other
than its famous circus over its years of production. We are compiling a list of
these toys with descriptions. Click here.
We are compiling information about the
O. Schoenhut company who made toys starting in the late 1930s. See where we are here.