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Wiki / 1940s Bell Skirt Cinderella on Green Base

In the early years the designs were simpler.
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Wiki / 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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Wiki / The most touching DEDICATION of them all!

You find the translation below, and yes, there really are these endearing grammar mistakes which I put into the translation...
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Wiki / 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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Wiki / 1950s Frog King Princess with Waterfall Hair

If the colors of a figure do not photograph well, use e.g. a bill to help the color. In this...
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Mertens-Kunst Goose Maid / Logo “Cradle without Cross” (Date 1978)

Luckily, this Wall Figure has a date. Some dates are very helpful for Wall-Figure-knowlegde. In this case it tells us...
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Wiki / Hartmann Fretwork Templates for Ironing (Brothers Grimm)

Theses booklet has 9 templates for fairy tale fretwork art. They could be ironed onto the ply wood. In this...
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1940s Hansel and Gretel with Red Dot Bag

A dull figure, the lacquering layer is missing!
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Wiki / Jaeger&Riederer = Münchner Kunst und Handwerk

This is what a stamp of the manufacturer "Münchner und und Handwerk" looked like. The great thing about this very...
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Wiki / 1940s Colorful Hansel and Gretel Witch

In war times, there was material shortage. The lacquering layer was missing and the figures looked dull.
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Wiki / What is special about this HELLERKUNST Pied Piper of Hamelin?

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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Wiki / 1930s Accordion Dwarf with Red Dot Hat

In the 1930s and 40s, dwarfs were often named "gnomes", which would be "Gnom" in German. Later they were named...
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Wiki / 1960s ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Dotted Umbrella Dwarf with so many Stamps

This fairy tale wood plaque belonged to a pediatrician’s waiting room. Her stamps are on the back.
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Wiki / Background-Knowledge / Manufactury 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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Wiki / GRAUPNER = GRAUBELE

Johannes Graupner was the creative mind behind "Graubele", later called "Graupner". At the beginning, he had worked for "Cannstatter Laubsäge-Arbeiten"...
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Wiki / 1930s Paper Scrap: Fiary, Dwarf and Fly Agaric Mushroom

Dwarfs and fairies were not only popular as Wooden Wall Figures but also as papier scrap motives.
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Wiki / ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL / Toy Fair Nuremberg 1966

Which is the most famous Toy Fair in Germany? Most likely it’s the Nuremberg Toy Fair, taking place once a...
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Wiki / Background-Knowledge about 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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Wiki / 1930s HELLERKUNST / The Heller Family

The artist Magda Heller (right side) with her Children. Her Husband and artist Georg Heller is holding the wall figure...
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Wiki / Dating German Wall Figures / “Ski Rabbit” Christel 1946

"Christel das kleine Skihaserl" = "Little Ski Rabbit Christel" - You can actually feel the paint layers and the unusually...
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Wiki / Many designs were inspired by Ilse Schneider

Ilse Schneider wrote and illustrated books about dwarfs and fairies. Many of her motives gave inspiration to wall figures motives....
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Wiki / Summer 2017 Germany Trip looking for Vintage Wall Figures: Are there any in the Dresden Folkart Museum?

My Dresden friend Brigitte had arranged an appointment it the Dresden Folkart Museum, its proper name being: „Museum für Sächsische...
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Wiki / HELLERKUNST in the Archive of the Dresden Folkart Museum

This picture shows treasures of the Dresden Folkart Museum, but they can only be seen on these archive picture so...
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Wiki / Visiting Dresden and the Ore Mountains in Summer 2017: Are they still producing Fairy Tale Wall Figures there?

I was lucky to have made a wonderful new friend in 2017. Brigitte is very interested in art (talented, too!)...
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Wiki / What is wrong with this one’s back?

This backside was once planned as the front side. The printed grey dots were supposed to be cut out. The...
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Wiki / 1950s ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL / Mrs.Gruner-Witkop’s Wonderful Sailor

This beautiful Sailor was a gift of its designer, Mrs.Gruner-Witkop, to my husband, who is a single handed sailor. He...
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Wiki / 1930s HELLERKUNST / Magda Heller at her Work

Picture: Courtesy to Klaus Heller, son of Magda Heller.
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Wiki / This is how Hobby-Art was done

In this art box it says: "Junger Bastler - Alter Meister" = Young craft child - Old Master." That was...
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Wiki / ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL: Mrs Gruner-Witkop Remembers the Beginning

Starting a manufacturing business right after World War II, that was very different from today. Winter 1945/46 was very cold,...
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Wiki / German Wall Figures in a 1950s German toy catalogue

As Mrs. Gruner-Witkop had told me, the ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Jumping Jacks were the most successful items of the product...
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Wiki / The very last Mertens-Kunst Logo

Mertens-Kunst fans know the 1960s Mertens-Kunst logo showing a cradle with a canopy and a cross on top. In the...
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Wiki / How to Mount German Wall Figures

... or on the wardrobe. Or on the door. I took pretty 1970s Christmas gift wrap, padded mirror mount tape...
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Wiki / 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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Wiki / 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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Wiki / This Lovely Sweep was sent back to the artist 60 years after she had designed it – and almost forgotten!

This ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Jumping Jack Sweep Girl was sent by me back to its designer Mrs.Gruner-Witkop in Solingen-Wald, where...
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Wiki / Searching information about ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL: This is how I succeeded!

How do you find information about a manufactory that produced their last Wall Figure roughly 40 years ago? I got...
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Wiki / 1950s GRAUBELE = GRAUPNER Chronicle

The most interesting part in this Graubele-Cronicle is this: Johannes Graupner started working in the fretwork template business in 1930....
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Wiki / There was not only one German Currency in the Last Century …

Knowing the currency of vintage pricing in the USA is easy, because the USA has always had the dollar. Germany...
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