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Welcome to the Online Museum of German Wall Figures!

These Vintage German Wall Figures or 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 Online-Museum I want to create something beautiful. So, if you love vintage art, take a close look and enjoy, maybe remember, too.

Mission Statement: The era of German Wall Figures (1930s to 1970s) has almost been forgotten, even in Germany, where 99% of the Fairy Tale Wood Plaques were produced. I am working on preserving the beauty of this era in the World Wide Web.

Christiane Dietz

1940s GERMAN WALL FIGURE Carnival Dwarf

#germanwallfigures #maerchenholzbilder #kunst #art #kind #child #holz #wood #vinage #decor #fasching #carnival #dwarf #zwerg // Ebay-Shop: germanwallfigures // Online-Museum: germanwallfigures.com
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1950S MERTENS-KUNST Puss in Boots with Yellow Eyes

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1930s HELLERKUNST Hessian Dirndl Children

🇬🇧 #antique #art #brothersgrimm #child #decoration #fairytale #fairytalewoodplaque #fretwork #germanwallfigures #hellerkunst #mertenskunst #nursery #plaque #toy #vintage #waldorf #wood // Ebay-Shop:...
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1930s WRANGELL-KUNST + 1970s GDR VEB DRESDEN-MEISSEN / Mother Holle’s Golden Mary

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1940s HELLERKUNST Freezing Dwarf in Torn Clothes

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1930s GERMAN WALL FIGURE Thumbelina in the Flower

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1930er HELLERKUNST Thanksgiving Children

🇬🇧 #antique #art #brothersgrimm #child #decoration #fairytale #fairytalewoodplaque #fretwork #germanwallfigures #hellerkunst #mertenskunst #nursery #plaque #toy #vintage #waldorf #wood // Ebay-Shop:...
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German Wall Figure of the Day / 1960s HELLERKUNST Red Orange Flower Dwarf in Un-Optimized Condition / #hellerkunst #germanwallfigures

Very damaged and very happy. Seems all right for him! Maybe a haptic metaphor for out society which is so...
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1930s HELLERKUNST

Check "HELLER" in the menu: You will find more like this!
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1930ies Paper Scrap: Sleeping Fairy Tickling Fly Agaric Dwarf

Dwarfs and fairies were not only popular as Wooden Wall Figures but also as papier scrap motives.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel / Frog King Princess with White High Collar #originalbergischerengel #germanwallfigures

When I visited Mrs.Gruner-Witkop in summer 2017 I had the chance to take pictures of her archive wood plaques. She...
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ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL ~1950: MRS. GRUNER-WITKOP’S BEAUTIFUL SAILOR

(WILL BE TRANSLATED LATER) Dieses ist ein ganz besonders schönes Motiv, das Frau Gruner Witkop um 1950 herum entworfen hat....
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(Deutsch) WAS IST MIT DIESER RÜCKSEITE LOS?

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.
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(Deutsch) Zeitungsartikel über Märchen-Holzbilder

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.
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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: 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: 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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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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AND THIS IS HOW VINTAGE HOBBY-ART WAS DONE

IN THE ART BOX IT SAYS "JUNGER BASTLER - ALTER MEISTER" = "YOUNG CRAFT CHILD - OLD MASTER". THAT WAS...
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ABOUT 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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ABOUT 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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“PRODUCER” 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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WORTH / “MUSEUM SHOP”

The two most frequently asked questions are: 1. How much are German Wall Figures worth? 2. Can I buy them...
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GALLERY

Here you will find the complete photo gallery of more than 700 German Wall Figures.
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ABOUT MERTENS-KUNST

Mertens-Kunst was the most successful manufacturer of German Wall Figures. Ute Mertens (*1937+1996), the daughter of Alfred Mertens, created many...
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ABOUT ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL

The manufacturer Original Bergischer Engel produced both Fairy Tale Wall Figures and Jumping Jacks, all made of wood. The production...
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