13. Hobby: Others

Here you’ll more fretwork like Vobach, Hartmann, Signo and others. They all provided paper or plywood templates for craft lovers. You’ll also find copies of manufacturer’s products like Heller, Mertens and RAVI as well as hobby craft worked after templates that I haven’t known so far.

1960s H+R Ortmann: Braid Girl with Bird / Hand-Painted 37 cm

Details: Sixties Outfit Long Blond Braid Cage Teckel Dog Apron (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy...
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1960s H+R Ortmann: Flower Girl with Squirrel / Hand-Painted 28 cm

Details: Sixties Head Scarf Bond Hair White Stockings Dirndl Puffy Sleeves (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique...
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1960s H+R Ortmann: Cake Children with Cat and Dog / Hand-Painted 28 cm

Details: Cute Boy Girl Siblings Red Bow Endearing Animals Jummy Pink Icing Poppy Flowers (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood...
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Unknown: 1940s Little Brother and Little Sister with Golden Hair Band / Hand-Painted 27 cm

It could be a copy of early Hellerkunst oder Eifelkunst. Details: Blue Dress Doe German Wall Figure Antique Plywood Toy...
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Hartmann: 1930s Confectioner with Layer Cake / Hand-Painted

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood with varnish. This is a figure of the Hartmann's People Series called "Gestalten aus dem Volk." Details:...
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Unknown “MA”: 1940s Frog King with Yellow Princess / Hand-Painted 14 cm

Details: Crown Brothers Grimm German Wall Figure Fretwork (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage...
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Unknown: 1930s Little Red Riding Hood in 2 Versions / Hand-Painted 23 cm

Details: Basket Plaited Skirt Brothers Grimm Winebottle (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage Nursery...
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Hartmann’s Fretwork Templates: 1930s People from the Street / Hand-Painted

Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with varnish. Hartmann invented lots of fretwork designs. And very creative, too. Some of them are rather...
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Hartmann’s Fretwork Templates: 1930s ALL People from the Street / Hand-Painted

Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with varnish. (Hartmanns Laubsäge-Vorlagen 61.) (German Wall Figure Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage Nursery Old)
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1930s Vobach: Fretwork Templates as Ironing Sheets

These Vorbach templates were rather pupular back then.
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Hobby Fretwork Craft: This is what they needed

In this art box it says: "Junger Bastler - Alter Meister" = Young craft child - Old Master." That was...
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1940s Vobach: Collection with Carving

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. Sometimes the lines of a figure were painted black, but here they were carved. Very...
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1940s Vobach: Colorful Princess and Swineherd

Hand-painted on plywood. Height: 22cm. I love the colors and the size: The usual size for Vobach figures is much...
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1970s Unknown: Whelp Girl with Long Curls

Hand-painted on plywood. Height: 23 cm.
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1940s Unknown: 1940s Gooden Daughter with Gold Gate / 30 cm / Hand-Painted

You can hardly see the gold coins, there are only some flecks on the apron. (Mother Holle / Hulda) (German...
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1940s Unknown Producer: 1950s Dragon Princess / 19 cm / Hand-Painted

Hand-painted on 5 mm-plywood. Height: 19 cm. (German Wall Figure Fairy Tale Wood Picture Handicraft Antique Toy Fretwork Vintage Nursery...
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1940er Unknown: Fire Dwarfs on Toadstools

Key hanger, hand-painted on plywood. Height: 18 cm. (Unknown Producer)
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1940s Unknown: Fleeing Mouse Family / 20 cm height / Hand-Painted

A beautiful motive, great work! Here it's a key hanger. I'd really like to know the producer, if this was...
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1940s German Fretwork: Happy 7 Miles Boots Boy

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood, 13cm height.
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1940s Ingeborg Immel: Angel with Corkscrew Curls

Hand-painted on plywood. On the back someone wrote with a pencil: "Original von Ingeborg Immel", so it might be the...
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1930s Graupner: Antique Madonna Mother Fretwork Template

Fretwork template made of plywood. (Graubele 9302). The grey spotted areas had to be removed, that was the fretwork technique....
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1930s Hartmanns Fretwork Templates No. 181: Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Ironing

This booklet has 9 templates for fairy tale fretwork art. They could be ironed onto the plywood. In this booklet,...
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1930s Vobach (?): The Swineherd with Pencil Lines

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. There is much paint wear so we can see the pencil lines.
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Unknown Producer: 1930s Shot Put Dwarf in Tunic Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. A very unusual motive on unusual wood: 6mm-plywood, twice as thick as usual! The metal triangle hanger...
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1940s Unknown: Golden Mary with Jesus and Angels / Hand-Painted

This is one of the rare religious motives on Children’s Wood Figures. I love the light and gold details on...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Hansel and Gretel with Swan

Hand-painted on plywood. In the first 1812 version of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales collection it's actually a duck carrying...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Market Woman with Colorful Flower Stall

Look at all the colorful details! I love the big roses, especially the whites lines on them. Hand-painted maybe in...
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1940s Vobach: Little Brother and Little Sister with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 21cm. Great work using the Vorbach template. This wall figure is larger than usual.
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1940s Unknown: Land of Cockaigne with Pigling Man / Hand-Painted 24 cm

Hobby fretwork craft using a template. Somewhat creepy, but it's a rare motive, so I show it here. (German Wall...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Snail Dwarfs as Calendar Holders (War Christmas 1941)

Hand-painted on plywood. There is a text on the back which translates to: „Merry Christmas 1941". A funny gift for...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Funny Dwarf with Toadstool Desk

Hand-painted on plywood. The Fly Agaric bureau equipment makes you look twice here and also the funnily shaped behind of...
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1950s Unknown Producer: A different Struwwelpeter

Hobby fretwork craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood, 15cm. Unknown producer. (Shock Headed Peter)
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1950s German Wall Figure: Dandy Boy with Polka Dot Hat

A nice hobby craft wood picture on 4mm-plywood.
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1950s Wooden Wall Picture: Sick Hoerzu-Mecki with a Bottle of Rum

Mecki is the Hedgehog Mascot of vintage and current German TV Magazine Hoerzu. I don't know anything about the producer...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Politically Incorrect Hoerzu-Mecki in Traditional China Dress

I know of two large ethnical Mecki wall figures, obviusly without political correcness, this is one of them. Hand-painted on...
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1950s German Fretwork: Micky Mouse in Blue Suit

Thick colors on 6mm-plywood 22cm height. He looks like a pilot at first glance.
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1950s German Fretwork: Politically Incorrect Hoerzu-Mecki in Africa

I know of two large ethnical Mecki wall figures, obviusly without political correcness, this is one of them. Hand-painted on...
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1950s Mertens-Kunst: Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern and Cat

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting on 4mm-plywood, 27cm. A high qualitiy version, even the wood is thicker than usually. ("Mertens-Kunst C41...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Johnny Look-in-the-Air by Heinrich Hoffmann

I think it's a Hobby craft using a template. Hand-painted on plywood. Heinrich Hoffmann is the author of the Struwwelpeter...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Curvy Little Red Riding Hood with Hidden Wolf

Most likely a hobby craft using a fretwork template. A rather funny version, the Basque cap, the hidden wolf. And...
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