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Welcome to the Online Museum of Fairy Tale Wood Plaques

These Fairy Tale Wood Plaques are a cornucopia of beauty and of history.
They are all made of wood. They are all from the 20th century. Many are hand-painted.
With this website I want to create something beautiful.
So, if you love vintage art, take a close look and enjoy, maybe remember, too.

Christiane Dietz

(Deutsch) Zeitungsartikel über Märchen-Holzbilder

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.
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Background-Knowledge: Which is the copy, which the original version?

On the right you see the original version of the Goose Maid by Mertens-Fries. On the left you see the...
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Background-Knowledge: Does Mertens-Kunst still exist?

No, they don't. Mertens-Kunst is one of the many Fairy Tale Wood Plaque manufacturers that didn't make in into die...
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Background-Knowledge: GERMAN CURRENCIES ON THE BACKSIDES

Knowing the currency of vintage pricing in the USA is easy, because the USA has always had the dollar. Germany...
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Background-Knowledge: Mertens Kindergarten Songs:

There are many Mertens-Kunst Wood Plaques depicting German kindergarten songs. These are showing themes from the songs "Ein Männlein steht...
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Background-Knowledge: The last Mertens fairy tales:

Mertens-Kunst didn't make it into the new century. You recognize the last wood plaques by the missing base and the...
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Background-Knowledge: About the manufacturer Original 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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Background-Knowledge: The Most Elegant 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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Background-Knowledge: 60$ for THAT? On Cleaning Fairy Tale Wood Plaques

I once seeked advice on cleaning fairy tale wood plaques. Restauration expert Birgit Linnhoff has worked for years on preserving...
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Background-Knowledge: SOLEMN WARTIME FACES

There are quite a few Fairy Tale Wood Figures that seem to remind us that people had hard and fearful...
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Background-Knowledge: Manufacturer Münchner-Kunst:

The name "Münchner-Kunst" is hardly known. This is mainly due to the fact that they didn't write their name on...
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DOTTED UMBRELLA TOADSTOOL DWARF – Fairy Tale Wood Plaque by Original Bergischer Engel

This fairy tale wood plaque belonged to a pediatrician’s waiting room. Her stamps are on the back.
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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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OTHERS

Here you find brands like Eifelkunst or Bergischer Engel. The never became as popular as Mertens Kunst or Hellerkunst but...
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RAVI-KUNST

Ravi-Kunst was a 1950ies to 1960ies manufacturer of Wooden Fairy Tale Wall Figures located in Hamburg, in the north of...
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“Manufacturer” GDR

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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HOBBY-ART

Hobby-Art applies to the thousands of boys and girls and sometimes their partents, too, who produced their fairy tale wood...
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PRICES

I am frequently asked about the worth of Fairy Tale Wood Plaques and if the items of this Online-Museum are...
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GALLERY

Here you will find the complete photo gallery!
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GALLERY of 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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