Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus empty box set 21-27


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Albert Schoenhut was a third generation wood carver, born in Germany, who established his toy factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872 for making wood toys; his first toy was a piano.  It's believed the first dolls copyrighted in 1903 were for the Humpty Dumpty Circus including lady and gentleman acrobats, lion tamer, lady circus rider and a ringmaster. 

This is a rare lithographed set 21-17 box for reduced / small size figures that has absolutely wonderful colour lid and box sides illustrations of the circus in full swing. It measures 36 cms / 14 inches long x 23.5 cms / 9.25 inches wide x 7 cms / 2.75 inches high

in good plus original bright condition with all copy complete and would make a wonderful display piece. The edges are rubbed and worn and one lid corner is crushed. The plain box base has had a later repair 



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