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= Fairy Tale Wood Plaques!

These vintage Fairy Tale Wood Plaques are a cornucopia of beauty and of history.
They are all made of wood. Many of them are hand-painted.
With this website I want to create something beautiful.
So, if you love vintage art, take a close look and enjoy:

No 121. Pied Piper one leg new hanging

Why I Love this Hellerkunst Hamelin Pied Piper

For one thing, it's his elegance. Balancing on one leg, doing everything else he does. Then again, haptics: If you...
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No 18. YellowBodice

Evolution of the Mertens Kunst Snow Whites

1950ies example: 1960ies example: 1970ies example:
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No 155. blueberry

Hellerkunst

Hellerkunst was founded in 1927 by Magda and Georg Heller. They became famous for their lovely Wooden Fairy Tale Wall...
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No 341. SilverfluteFairy

Other Brands

Here you find brands like Eifelkunst or Bergischer Engel. The never became as popular as Mertens Kunst or Hellerkunst but...
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No 264. War Redcap

Solenemn Wartime Faces

There are quite a few wooden fairytale wall figures that seem to remind us that people had hard and fearful...
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No 434. NewPrincess

How old are these Ravi-Kunst Crowned Princesses?

Dating wooden wall figures is not easy, unless you have got cast in stone evidence, which is rare. There are...
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No 335. WrangellSmoker

Which German Currency is the number on the back of this Wall Figure?

Knowing the currency of vintage price numbers in the USA is an easy task, because the USA has always had...
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No 250. Green Rumpelstilzkin

Ever had a tantrum like Rumpelstilskin?

If you don't know it yet, google it and read it! It is one of the more famous of the...
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No 91. New Flute

The New Hellerkunst Musician Dwarfs

They are "cuter", more modern and they don't have the very fine lines which Magda Heller did at the beginning....
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No 100. Heller big bass

The Old Hellerkunst Musician Dwarfs

The Old Hellerkunst Musician Dwarfs are those you see here: They look different from the modern Heller dwarfs, like ancient...
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No 165. redcap star

Who is the Cutest?

Hellerkunst is probably the producer of the most cutest Fairytale Wall Figures. After having produced the more serene dwarf and...
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When were the last Mertens Kunst items produced?

Mertens Kunst produced until the beginning of the new century. In 2001 they had to give up due to missing...
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No 126.  Blue blue Heller Mother

Art Nouveau Mothers

I know of these three different ones so far. One of them is marked Hellerkunst. They were produced around the...
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No 358. WhiteBonnetWitch

Mertens-Kunst

The style of the first Fairytale Wall Figures by Alfred Mertens was similar to Hellerkunst. Through the decades however Mertens...
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No 218. cradle

Ravi Kunst

Ravi-Kunst was a roughly 1960ies manufacturer of Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of Germany....
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No 105. Piedpiper

GDR / DDR

The German Democratic Republic existed from 1949-1990. It was also called East Germany at that time. They produced a lot...
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No 315. BigBassDwarf

Homemade

There were always those with a talent for fret word. (I have never been among them, though.) Especially in the...
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No 433. Bow-Belt

Interested?

For those who asked: After some years of collecting Wooden Fairytale Wall Figures, I have got some double items that...
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No 412. SandmanHeartbase

Gallery

Here you will find the complete photo gallery!
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No 411. GrumpyMonkey

Bergischer Engel

These Vintage German Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Plaques have two different lables on the back: Either "Original Bergischer Engel" or "Bergischer Engel." They date...
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No 220. rogue

My Favorites

These are those Fairy Tale Wall Plaques that I love the best:
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