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Lot # 826 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1928 Schoenhutt Toy Catalog Original Artwork

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For -

This is the actual original artwork used to illustrate the colorful centerfold of the 1928 A. Schoenhutt Co. toy catalog. The centerfold is the highlight of the Schoenhutt catalog, and the primary advertising vehicle showcasing the company's most popular toys. This beautiful watercolor on paper depicts children playing with Schoenhutt's popular Humpty Dumpty Circus Toys, with a circus populated by Schoenhutt animal toys in the background. Founded in 1872, A. Schoenhutt Co. introduced Humpty Dumpty Circus Toys in 1903 and produced them up until the company's closing in 1935. Today Humpty Dumpty Circus Toys are among the most actively collected lines from this period. This work measures 17.25 x 11.5 inches and displays beautifully. The paper is deeply tanned and there is some mild foxing around the borders; however the detailed area of the painting is clear and vivid. The piece is accompanied by a copy of the original catalog featuring the work, which is beautifully double-matted and framed below the painting, with a window on the reverse allowing the cover to be viewed from the reverse as well. Toy advertising art from this era is virtually unheard of, let alone an example of such extraordinary display value, from one of the era's most prominent toy manufacturers. A gorgeous example of vintage toy advertising display art, featuring very significant and popular subject matter, magnificently matted and framed to total dimensions of 24 x 29.25 inches. Very Good/Excellent condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR

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