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The Carolina Collections
Part 1

from the collection of a prominent Humpty Dumpty circus collector
Pieces added 2 Oct 2023

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The following Humpty Dumpty circus pieces are from a long-time collector who resides in the Carolinas.  The pieces are of high quality with some very rare pieces to common ones. There is something for everyone so take a look.

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.

All pieces carry a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Schoenhut doll and circus pieces - restringing and re-springing. From $1. 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.

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(unsold pieces are shown in green or blue)

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  We added pieces Sept 1-4, 2023 and Oct 2, 2023

Tents are at the bottom of this page
   After you look at the beautiful pieces we have on this page, go to Page 2 that we finished on Oct 5, 2023. There are more giraffes, ostriches, a rhino, and we are adding more this week including a gent acrobat, a Chinaman acrobat and more.  
JSCAR-2 Bisque Gent Acrobat - with extremely rare red hair. Only this one is known to me.  In excellent, complete and all original condition. For those who want the rarest Humpty Dumpty circus pieces. $900
  Hair Colors of the Bisque Head Gent Acrobats - from left, Brown, Black, Blond, Red

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Please note that these photographs show every detail in a way that can't be easily seen when in hand. Flaws are magnified greatly.
JSCAR-2a Reduced Size Poodle - these are hard to find especially in nice condition. This one is complete and all original. Displays well with dolls. $250
JDCAR-15 Lady Rider with Hat - only example of a Lady Rider's hat I've seen in over 20 years of collecting. Factory original. Found in an old house in Kentucky.
Complete and all original. One-part-head. ca 1930. $480
JDCAR More will be added in Sept 2023
JSCAR-20  PE Elephant - complete and all original. Nice glossy paint and original trunk tip. 1920s. $140        
JSCAR-21  GE Elephant - complete and all original. Early blocky body style. Original trunk tip.  $170        
JSCAR-22 GE Alligator - all original and complete with original leather feet. Wear all over (life in the swamp is hard). $180 Sold  
JSCAR - 23 Hobo - from the 1920s - He has a beautiful one-part-head. He is all original except for his shirt which is modern but cute. $240  
JSCAR-24 Two-Part-Head clown in white suit - complete and all original. This is a very early clown ca 1908. Yellow ruff. $320 Sold
JSCAR-25 Reduced Size Ringmaster No Hat Style - complete and all original. ca 1920s. $200
JSCAR-26 Reduced size lion - smaller size, closed mouth - complete and all original. Paint is excellent. This is the smaller of the two reduced size lions Schoenhut made. $280

JSCAR-27 Reduced size Lion - open mouth. This fellow is the larger reduced size style. Paint is very good with some blotching on his hind quarters. Complete and all original. ca 1920s and pretty rare - $190

JSCAR Donkeys - I have Humpty Dumpty circus donkeys. I have both reduced and regular size ones and painted eyes and glass eyes. Contact me if you want some donkeys.    
JSCAR-28 Rare one-part-head clown with possibly unique suit  His costume material is found on some hobo shirts from the same period but never for a clown suit - until now. I guarantee factory made. A little touch-up to the red paint on his cheeks. ca 1920s. $330  
JSCAR-29 Another on-part-head clown with a possibly unique suit  His costume is found on some reduced size clowns of the 1920s but until this one, never on a full size clown. Complete and guaranteed all original. $350  
JSCARB-30 Two Part Head clown - in somewhat faded cards suit. Red paint touch-up to ears. Cute face. $130  
JSCAR-31 Reduced-size canvas tent - every Humpty Dumpty circus needs a tent to present the performers. Here is a good one for not much money. $800 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


I have many other tents in nearly every style and size that the company made.      
JSMRM-32 Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus Train - set 01/100. Most of litho gone from cage wagons but otherwise in very good, complete condition. $300      
JSCAR-33 PE Bactrian Camel - pristine all original and complete condition. I have seen none better. Superb. $295

JSCAR-34 PE Bactrian Camel - complete and all original. A later production example. Beautiful paint. Out of a fine collection. $260  
JSCAR-35 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)    
JSMH-36 Two Chairs and three Ladders - excellent to very good condition. $65      
JSCAR-50 Delavan Elephants ca 1950 - left excellent $50; center excellent $50; right nice but missing right eye $35    

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Schoenhut Seesaw - very good all original condition. Piece of wood about 1/2 inch for actor slots missing at one end. 21 inches long. $210


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GE Donkey with Red Blanket - very good to excellent condition. Complete and all original. Some blanket felt missing. $130

JSCAR-62 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. Ask for a price
JSCAR-63 TPH Clown - in clubs, hearts, stars and diamonds suit. Suit colors are good. His head is very good. Complete and all original. $270 Sold  
JSCC-64 Accessories - price on request. Star ring and pedestals are sold.    
JSALN-65 Bactrian camel - excellent, complete condition with some light chipping around face mainly. $230

JSCAR-66 PE Zebu - complete and all original. A fine example from a great collection. Expressive eyes. $550  $490 Sold
JSCAR-67 PE Buffalo - a beautiful example of this circus animal. Complete and all original. From one of the great collections. Buffalo were often used in circuses especially in wild west shows. $330
JSCAR-68 Twistum Pig - from the Twistum Circus ca 1920s. In good condition. Colors bright. Damage to back of one foot. $110

JSCAR-70 Les Jouets Migault Acrobat Circus ca 1925 - consists of 4 clowns, each about 11 inches tall (27 cm). Heads made with a composition material, the bodies are metal with cloth suits. Three of the clowns have a working clockwork mechanism that rotates their bodies a full 360 degrees, over and over. Also included are 4 chairs, 2 ladders, 2 pedestals, the possibly original windup key, and 2 parallel bars. All the the pieces interlock so various working displays can be made. Red cloth disk is not part of this sale. In very good condition with a couple of wood breaks and some small condition issues with clown suits. Fantastic toy circus    $1,700











JSCAR-71 Painted eyes Brown Bear - ca 1920s. Has a very unusual greenish-mustard colored undercoat. In excellent condition. Replaced tail - expertly done. $290
JSCAR-72 Reduced size Tiger - ca 1920s. Complete and all original. Paint is excellent. Has a small neck chip that looks like factory flaw. $210  
Many collectors (including me) mix reduced and regular sized pieces in their Humpty Dumpty circus displays.
JSCAR-74 S. A. Smith Bald Eagle riding toy - about 39 inches long. Massive all wood toy ca 1900. Highly patriotic theme. In excellent condition with just a few small repairs. Pook and Pook sold one of these (not is as nice condition) for over $6,500 a few years ago. This one $4,500

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See: American Eagle Riding Toy - Nov 19, 2011 | Pook & Pook, Inc. with Noel Barrett in PA (

JSCAR-75 S. A. Smith Cat and Mouse Doll's Wheelbarrow - fantastic toy wheelbarrow ca 1900. The mouse is on the wheel and animates running from the menacing cat when pushed. Would be a nice piece for your doll display.

Overall length is about 35 inches, wheel is 8 inch in diameter, 12 inches tall at its highest point.



CAT & MOUSE WOODEN WHEEL BARROW - Aug 07, 2021 | Milestone Auctions in OH (








JSCAR-76 Schoenhut Wire Cage - rare silver or tin plated. Some rust. Missing its clips. $110 Sold  
JSCAR-77 Horizontal Bar - for your acrobats. Wear to stanchions. Metal bar is not original but I think it works better than an original. $180    

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JSCAR-78 Oval Litho Tent - ca 1920s. Schoenhut's largest and most colorful tent. This example is in excellent condition. Litho colors are strong.

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$6,000 plus shipping.


I have another one of these litho tents with a few more condition problems but also with excellent sideshow panels for $4,000.

Contact me for pictures and details.

Main tent is about 44 inches wide X 19 inches deep X 34 inches tall to top of flags.

Flags are nice reproductions.

The lithos are simply beautiful and interesting.

The white thumbtacks are factory original. One is missing in the back.

There are two sideshow panels included. Each is about  50 inches wide and about 17.5 inches tall.

Each panel depicts a typical 1920s crowd scene.

Small repair at left flag hole. Almost all of these tent are torn in this area as it is a stress point.

This tent will accommodate any size Humpty Dumpty circus pieces. It can be easily lighted.
The pieces below have been sold.  Go to Carolina Collections Part 2 by clicking here.
JSCAR-1 Bisque Gent Acrobat - with extremely rare blond hair. Only two are known by me. This one is ex Yaffee and ex Kaonis collections. The other example resides in Europe. In excellent, complete and all original condition. For those who want the rarest Humpty Dumpty circus pieces. Sold
I display this fellow as a strong-man. You can have the Schoenhut 100 lbs bar bell for $100 with the acrobat.
JSCAR-3 Early Gent Acrobat - ca 1905-1906 - red over green suit. These first gent acrobats are very rare in any condition. This one came from a family who owned a hardware store in New England in 1906. He is all original except that his brown hair has been repainted. Small paint chip at lower left jaw. Sold  
JSCAR-4 Early Gent Acrobat - ca 1905-1906 - yellow over blue suit. These first gent acrobats are very rare in any condition. This one came from a family who owned a hardware store in New England in 1906. He is all original except that his brown hair has been repainted. Sold

I have several barbells if you want to display him as a strongman.
JDCAR-5 Early Lady Rider - this may be the first Lady Rider style ca 1905. She is complete and all original. Some wear to head and body. Sold
JDCAR-7 Negro Dude - Uniquely dressed. Factory. Original bow tie. Pants are same as found on some hobos. Vest is a polka dot red and white found on some hobo scarves.Shirt and collar is a blue print over white as found - material sometimes used on hobo shirts. Only one I've ever seen.  Sold

Commonly dressed early Dude
JDCAR-13 Glass eyes Poodle - carved head. Original tail. Nice condition. Complete and all original. Rare poodle. Looks good in a doll display.  Sold  
JDCAR-14 Painted Eyes Ball Neck Tiger - very rare transistional tiger. Made for a short time during WW1 when the glass eyes that were made in Europe ran out. The tiger's head was then redesigned to eliminate the ball neck. Original and complete. Body crack around left front leg. Beautiful painted eyes.    Sold

JDCAR-12 Glass eyes Lion - furry mane. Very early lion style. This one is excellent with most of his fur still attached. Complete and all original. Sold
JSCAR-73 Schoenhut Milk Wagon - Fairfield Western Maryland Dairy. Complete and in pristine condition. This is one of very few of these milk wagons that are complete - has driver with hat and tie; has original brass ringing bell; complete horse's tack. Also included are milk bottles from this dairy and from this 1930s period. Sold Can provide more pictures.
JDCAR-6 First Ringmaster - Snidely Whiplash. Complete and all original. ca 1905
Replaced boutonniere. Cane not included but I have original canes for sale. Very, very nice condition. $950 Sold
JDCAR-8 Lady Acrobat - Bisque head with brown hair. Rare version with red leggings and sleeves. Beautiful and complete condition.Green suit with old gold rickrack.  $520 Sold
JDCAR-9 Lady Acrobat - Bisque head with blond hair.  Beautiful and all original. A couple of holes in the back that can be patched in. Early gold rickrack.  $420 Sold
JDCAR-10 Lady Acrobat - Bisque head with blond hair.Rare version with both red leggings and sleeves. Nice purple suit. $570 Sold

JDCAR-11 Glass eyes donkey - with red blacket with early gold rickrack. Nice original condition. $230 Sold  

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