Hobby Art

Hobby-Art / at home craft applies to the thousands of boys and girls and sometimes their parents, too, who produced their Wall Figures using templates. Especially in the 1950ies to the 1970ies were very successful for Graubele / Graupner, the main producer of fretwork templates. Graubele and Graupner are the same producers, they just changed their name around 1960. Another very successful producer was Pebaro.

1960s GRAUPNER / GRAUBELE Cinderella among the Doves

In the 1960s is was a ritual in many families to have the mother read a fairy tale at bedtime....
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1950s GRAUPNER / GRAUBELE Big American Prairie Wagon

A typical boy motive. Wagons and cars. But who knows - maybe it was a girl who did this very...
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1960s GRAUPNER / GRAUBELE Snow White and Rose Red with Annoyed Dwarf (Date 1963)

Snow White and Rose Red is a beautiful Brothers Grimm fairy tale that is hardly found on wall figures. This...
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1960s GRAUPNER / GRAUBELE Puenkelchen Sitting on a Cube

"PÜNKELCHEN UND DER KARFUNKELSTEIN" VON DICK LAAN, COPYRIGHT 1955.
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1970s PEBARO Very Colorful Long Braid Cinderella

PEBARO is the abbreviation for "Peter Bausch Ronsdorf". Ronsdorf is a part of the larger city Wuppertal. Pebaro was founded...
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1970s PEBARO Hair Band Star Money Girl on Meadow Base (Template)

PEBARO is the abbreviation for "Peter Bausch Ronsdorf". Ronsdorf is a part of the larger city Wuppertal. Pebaro was founded...
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1970s PEBARO Standing Cinderella with Long Dark Braid

The template got produced in the 1970s. This hobby work however was done by Brigitte Lange for her son Martin...
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1940s Hansel and Gretel Riding on the Swan

In the first 1812 version of the Brothers Grimm it is a duck carrying the siblings over the lake, one...
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1940s HARTMANN Hans in Luck with Lump of Gold

More often than not Hans in Luck is shown with a goose or a pig. This is one of the...
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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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