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Welcome to the Online Museum of Babyboomer’s Fairy Tale Wood Plaques = Vintage German “Märchen-Holzbilder”

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:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interested?

For those who asked: After some years of collecting Wooden Fairytale Wall Figures, I have got some spare wood plaques...
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Gallery

Here you will find the complete photo gallery!
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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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My Favorites

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