Others after 1945

Here you find among others: Ore Mountains and GDR, Original Bergischer Engel, Grossmann and Munchner Kunst und Handwerk.

NEW!!! 1950s WEHA: Mother Holle with Blue Snow Village (25 cm)

Screen-printed on 3 mm-plywood with additional hand-painting. (GDR Toy)
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Hansel and Gretel with White Pinafore (GDR)

Hand-painted on plywood, 21 cm height. Edelholz Freiberg produced during the GDR regime, too.
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NEW!! 1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Hunter Boy Jumping Jack with Dachshund

Height: 24 cm. Original Bergischer Engel produced very unusual Jumping Jacks. This is one of them.
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NEW!! 1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Pied Piper of Hamelin on Yellow Base

Hand-painted on 3 mm-plywood, 27 cm Höhe. I like the colors, a yellow base is rare.
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NEW!!! 1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Sailor Girl with Blond Hair

Hand-painted on plywood. One of the less known designs by Mrs. Gruner-Witkop. An early and engaging motive.
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1940s Münchner-Kunst: Large Frog King Princess with Pond

Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. Muenchner-Kunst produced those wide wall pictures for a few years. But they also were more fragile,...
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NEW!! 1940s German Wall Figure: Seperate Little Red Riding Hood and Dog Wolf

Hand-painted on plywood, 19+22cm. Unknown producer. Did you discover the smiling mushrooms? Bootom right side!
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1940s EW-Figuren: Black Hair Cinderella in Comic Style

Hand-painted on unusually light 3mm-plywood.
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1940s German Wall Figure: Pink Frog King Princess on Blue Base

Hand-painted on plywood, a large and wide figure. There are different shades of pink plus some white. I like the...
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1940s Muenchner-Kunst: Large Frog King Princess on Heart Base

This wall figure is still 0,5 cm thick like all the wall figures by Muenchner Kinder-Wandbilder. But it also shows...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: The Very First Goose Maid

This is a wall figure of the very first collection of Original Bergischer Engel. Mrs Gruner-Witkop, the producer and only...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Frog King Princess with Hair Net

Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. Quality work, unknown producer.
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Black Puss in Boots

Late 1940s! The only black Puss in Boots I have known by this producer. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Early Tree Stump Hansel and Gretel

The artist herself, Johanna Gruner-Witkop gave it to me for the Online Museum. Hand-painted on wood end of the 1940s....
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Hans in Luck with Lucky Clover Pig

I have known two versions of this Hans in Luck so far, one with goose and one with pig. Both...
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1940s Zaandijk Zaansch: Holland Children with Concertina

Hand-painted on plywood. The back of this motive says "Holland".
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1940s German Wall Figure: Blond Little Girl with Lamb and Hair Bow

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. ("Handarbeid Holland")
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1940s Kleur & Profiel (?): Old Fun Fair Woman with Balloons

You'll always find fairy tale themed adults on wood pictures, but rarely other grown-ups. Here we have one of the...
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1940s Kleur & Profiel (?): Girl with Huge School Bag

This is a cute and funny little school girl with her braids and thick socks and the large bag. Hand-painted...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Heart Shaped Munich Beer Festival Couple

A very unsual shape. Maybe it was sold at the famous Munich Beer Festival taking place each and every October....
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Blond Little Red Riding Hood with White Blouse

This Wall Figure is one of the very first by Mrs. Gruner-Witkop shortly after the war. The wood that was...
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1940s Grossmann: Little Red Riding Hood on Wide Base

Hand-painted on plywood with much varnish. Grossmann Reit im Winkl started their business with hand-painting, at the beginning with larger...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Blond Little Red Riding Hood with Blue Bodice

The stamp on the back tells you about an early Original Bergischer Engel item. Later they used the red-white stickers...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Black Little Red Riding Hood with Back Basket

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. This is high quality design, with harmonious lines and colors. Look at the back basket’s structure! I...
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1940s German Wall Figure (?): Happy Sandman as Moon Rider

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. An expert's work. ("8,45" -- )
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1940s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Grossmann Snow White in Wide White Dress

Hand-pained on 3mm-plywood. I like the early Grossmann wood pictures - many of them are wider, and they are hand-painted.
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1940s Paul May: Light Blue Star Money Girl on Green Base

Magda Heller was the first to draw the Star Money Girl like this, many many copied that. I like the...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Brave Little Tailor with Sword

This is a very early wall figure by Original Bergischer Engel. It's hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and with many details. The...
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1940s Grossmann: Butterfly Dwarf without Hood

This dwarf looks different from the other ones, it's not the beard, all Grossmann dwarfs have beards. It's the hoodie,...
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1940s Kleur & Profiel: Dwarf Boat with Refugee Child

This is a touching hand-painted motive: It always makes me think of the many people who fled from Germany during...
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1940s German Wall Figur: Blackberry Dwarf with Leaf Collar

Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. My first guess was Kleur en Profiel, but on the back it says "Made in Germany"....
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1940s German Wall Figure: Large Backpack Dwarf on Flower Base

This dwarf is made of unusually thick wood: 5 layers instead of three, adding up to 0,5cm. the normal thickness...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Blond Chef Girl as Jumping Jack

There is a similar design by this producer showing a Sweep Girl Jumping Jack. She comes with blond locks, too.
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel: Pink Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on plywood. The design comes from Johanna Gruner-Witkop who did all the Original Bergischer Engel design from the 1940s...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Chair Cinderella with Jug and Braid

I love this Cinderella by Edelholz Freiberg. I have not found this motive being done by any other manufactury. It...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Light Blue Stove Cinderella (21cm)

Hand-painted on several layers wood to make it more solid. I love the contrasting colors of light blue dress and...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Blond Cinderella in Red Pinafore Dress

This red dress is SO mid-century! It represents the girl fashion of that time beautifully! I also love the friendly...
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1940s German Wall Figure: Dwarf with Snow and Pinetree

Hand-painted on plywood. Wonderful bright colors. Unfortunately I don't know the producer's name.
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Little Brother and Little Sister with Bell Doe

Hand-painted on plywood. Good wood, thick layers of paint and thick varnish, too. The Munich Art also invested in very...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Little Brother and Little Sister

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a nice thick color layer, 18 cm height. You see this version quite often, it...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Closed Eyes Sleeping Beauty in Blue Skirt

Another picture of Johanna Gruner-Witkop’s archive: I got the chance to take pictures and wondered about the „double base“.
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1950s WEHA: Sleeping Beauty in Pink Coat Dress

WEHA stands for "Werkstaetten Haupt" founded by Fritz Haupt in 1946. Many of his fairy tale wood pictures were the...
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1950s Paul May: Mother Holle’s Gold Mary with Snow Tree

A typical Mother Holle motive. The unusual thing about this one is the winter forest pine and that there is...
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1950s Drei Tannen G: Mother Holle with Window and Pointed Roof

This producer has a very unique style - how to put it? Colorful and round! Let’s not start with the...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Mother Holle’s Gold Mary with Cloud

Hand-painted on plywood. There are other words for this girl: Good Daughter or Golden Mary. I like the the beautiful...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Mother Holle on Feather Base

Hand-painted on plywood. Mother Holle (also called Mother Hulda) is very often depicted with a pillow, but hardly with feathers,...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Mother Holle on Blue Heart Base

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. How do you paint the snow on the village and on the pillow? Enlarge the picture,...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Red Frog King with Knitted Belt

This is a rather small wall figure and one of the early ones of this producer. Look at the poor...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Light Blue Frog Princess with Pink Veil

So pretty - there is also a yellow version with veil and lace collar.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Light Blue Frog King Princess with Tiny Blouse

So beautiful! Rare and in frontal view, enter "frog king" in the search, you'll see that most of them have...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Frog King Princess in Brown Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. An elegant frog king princess! I have known this design with brown dress and with light blue...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Light Blue Frog Kind on Yellow Base

Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, who had turned 90 in November 2018, told me in February 2019 on the telephone that she remembers...
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1950s Drei Tannen G: Frilly Hand-painted Frog King Princess

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Wonderful haptics, you can feel the paint layers.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Pink Frog King Princess with Flower Skirt

On the back there are screen-printing tests. Mrs.Gruner-Witkop attended a course with a paint producer to learn the technique for...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Red Frog King Princess with High Collar Blouse

When I visited Mrs. Gruner-Witkop in summer 2017 I had the chance to take pictures of her archive wood plaques....
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Yellow Frog King Princess on Red Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, wonderful haptics due to thick paint layers and thick wood, 0,5 cm. Rare with luminous...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Yellow Frog King Princess with Pink Veil

I got this one as a present from the artist herself when I had the honor of visiting Mrs. Gruner-Witkop...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Blue Frog King Princess

One of the earlier Grossmann wood pictures. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Goose Maid with Fence

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Grossmann has existed for almost 50 years. They do not produce any more but they...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Round Base Goose Maid with Blue Bodice

One of the barefoot goose girls, very enchanting and close to nature. The whole concept is great here, the color...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Entchanting Pink Ballon Skirt Goose Girl

I have only seen it in Mrs Gruner-Witkop's archive so far. Mrs Gruner Witkop was the founder and sole design...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Large Knitting Goose Girl with Straight Braid

Hand-painted on plywood. I would so much like to know the name of this producer! They did large and some...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Strutting Puss in Boots

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood with varnish. I don't know this special (beautiful) style and I have no idea about the unknown...
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1950s Kurt Suess: Puss in Boots with Partridge

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare. Very unusual too: Look at the many shadows!
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Puss in Boots with Bunny Bag

From the archive of the artist, Mrs. Gruner-Witkop. I like the haptics, you can feel the good wood and the...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Puss in Boots on Red Heart Base

Hand-painted on wood with thin varnish, the third an last generation of Munchner-Kunst. The size shrinked a lot compared to...
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1950s WEHA: Naked White Puss in Boots

The WEHA letters are for "Werkstätten Haupt" (Fritz Haupt) from the Ore Mountains. When the GDR took over, the owner...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Frontal View Puss in Boots

A very proud version of Puss in Boots. But WHAT is he holding in his hand? Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Grossmann: Hansel and Gretel on Wide Base

The early Grossmann wall figures are fragile, and I love that! Look at the details! My online museum isn’t really...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Hansel and Gretel with 3D Witch House

Very unusual! It has really got a second layer of plywood. I like the "huge" bell flowers in baby pink...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Cookie Base Hansel and Gretel with Green Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. There aren't many wall figures with Christmas themes, but here you've got the gingerbread cookies, typical of...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Hansel and Gretel with Pink Apron

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. My favorite Gretel by Muenchner-Kunst! And I love the huge underarm Gingerbread Cookie Hearts of these famous...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Hansel and Gretel on Wide Base

Hand-painted on stabilizing plywood. Only in the first years did this manufacturer produce those wide wall figures. Later they became...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Hansel and Gretel in Yellow Tones

The back of these wood pictures are whitened. On similar versions there is a stamp with "Rie-Bilder" on the back....
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Hansel and Gretel with Pointing Hand

I like this wood picture because it's an original idea of Edelholz Freiberg. In the 1960s and 1970s the GDR...
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1950s Paul May: Hansel and Gretel on Grey Base

The original wood hanging was created much earlier by Hellerkunst, using only shades of blue. On this (great) copy we...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Hans in Luck with Gold Lump

Nine out of ten Hans in Luck’s have the attributes goose or pig. His first possession however was the lump...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Large Yellow Hans in Luck

Hand-painted on plywood. The producer might be Kleur en Profiel. I know a similar version in blue color shades.
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Boy with Ear Bouquet

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. A Thanksgiving child, take a closer look at his bouquet! (GDR Child / Ore Mountains)
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Pink Mini Angel with Dots

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, height 8cm. Cute figure with her white collar and dot bow.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Lucky Sweep with Long Nose

I have known three different sweeps by this producer so far. Early screen-print on 3mm quality plywood.
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1950s German Wall Figure: Green Doll Mother with Cradle

This is quality work but there is no producer stamp on the back. Hand-painted on wood in an unusual style...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Little Singer Girls in Pink and Blue

The manufactury Edelholz Freiberg belonged to Margarethe Edel. The GRD government took it from the owner and made it a...
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1950s Kleur & Profiel: Coat Rack Beanie Girl

This is typical Jan Snelten, the big head and the carved mouth. "Jan Snelten (1909–1976) was the director of nursery...
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1950s Stationary Shop Series: Tender Doll Mother with Red Chair

The producer is not really called "Stationary Store", but their wood pictures were sold there, I found labels or stamps...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Cute Snowball Boy

Hand-painted on plywood. This is a copy of the much earlier Hellerkunst Winter Boy. Yes, it's a copy, but a...
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1950s Kleur & Profiel: Proud Holland Girl with Flag

Hand-painted on plywood. You can divide the wood pictures roughly in two categories: "Fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's like Walmart...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Sailor Girl with Brunette Hair

This beautiful Sailor was a gift of its designer, Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, to my husband, who is a single handed sailor....
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Pink Cradle Child

Cradle wood pictures used to be popular back then. I've also known them by Mertens, Heller and Ravi. I love...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Candle Child in White Nightdress

This wooden wall figure got many likes on my Instagram account! It's a precious and rare motive by Edelholz Freiberg....
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Light Blue Flower Girl

I like the little-girls-series by Edelholz Freiberg. Margarethe Edel did copies of Mertens and Hellerkunst, but those cute little girls...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Little Haverman with Moon

Margarethe Edel is the woman behind Edelholz Freiberg. This wall figure has no name on the back, but they style...
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1950s Kleur & Profiel: Dance Girl with Holland Bonnet

Hand-painted on plywood. One of my Kleur en Profiel favorites. Jan Snelten, the artist, made her look so so happy!...
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1950s Stationary Store Series: Boy with Piggyback Sister

Hardly visible print on plywood, you'll see the tiny dots with a magnifying glass. The producer is not really called...
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1950s Stationary Store Series: Girl with Huge Bow and Cuddly Toy

Hardly visible print on plywood, you'll see the tiny dots with a magnifying glass. The producer is not really called...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Girl with Watering Can

One of the cute children wood pictures by Edelholz Freiberg. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. (GDR Childhood / Ore Mountains)
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1950s Kleur & Profiel: School Boy with Umbrella and Slate

Hand-painted on plywood. You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: Garden Boy with Mint Apron

Many wood hangings depict children instead of fairy tales. Those were very popular, too. This little boy is hand-painted on...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Nightshirt Girl with Moon

I like the colors here, the yellow of the moon and the light blue of Anneli's nightdress. (Sister Anneli)
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Brunette Little Red Riding Hood with Pine Tree

This producer started right after the 2nd World War. Here you have three signs of post-war wall figures: The smiling...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Small Little Red Riding Hood

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. It's a really small wood picture, as you can see!
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Rumpelstiltskin on Heart Base

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. ("395")
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1950s Three Pines: Golden Rocket GDR Sandman

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 15cm height. The East German Little TV Sandman started 1959, the West German one, too. It was...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg: GDR Sandman in Grey Rocket

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. The GDR TV Sandman was invented in 1959, so this must be late 1950s. (GDR...
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1950s Grossmann: Yellow Snow White with Dwarfs (18 cm)

Screen-printed on plywood. Grossmann Reit im Winkl produced several different Snow Whites.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Snow White in Glass Casket

Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, who had turned 90 in November 2018, told me in February 2019 on the telephone that she remembers...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Snow White Reading to the Dwarfs

Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, who had turned 90 in November 2018, told me in February 2019 on the telephone that she remembers...
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1950s Kleur & Profiel: Snow White Romping about with Dwarfs

There are only few fairy tale motives by Kleur en Profiel. The Dutch artist Jan Snelten (1909-1976) had his very...
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1950s Münchner-Kunst: Snow White with Pulling Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood. This is one of the Muncher-Kunst wood pictures with the small heart base. That Munchner-Kunst phase was...
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1950s Grossmann: Stone Snow White with Flower Dwarf

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and one of my Grossmann favorites. (Grossmann Reit im Winkl)
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Chubby Cheeks Snow White in Tulip Dress

Hand-painted on plywood. Munchner-Kunst very often had the chubby cheeks and the round face, but this is one where they...
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1950s WEHA: Blue Star Money Girl with Yellow Coins

WEHA stands for "Werkstaetten Haupt" founded by Fritz Haupt in 1946. Many of his fairy tale wood pictures were the...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Star Money Girl with Pine Trees

There are very few slim wall figures by Grossmann, they usually made rather wide dresses, especially in the beginning -...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Star Money Girl in Cream-Colored Shift

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rather rare, one of the later series's by Munchner-Kunst.
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1950s WEHA: Brave Little Tailor with Text Belt

It's a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The text says "I killed 7 at one go", not telling that it were...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Umbrella Cat with Mouse

Hand-painted with much varnish on thick wood (5mm!). One of the animal wood pictures that don't belong to a fairy...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Baron Munchhausen on a Cannon Ball

Baron of Münchhausen does exist on wooden wall figures, but he's rare. So rare that I have only seen one...
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1950s Paul May: Little Muck on Half Moon

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 19cm.
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1950s German Wall Figure: Two Part Pinetree Snow White with Doll Dwarf

Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. A very unusual wood picture. I would love to know the producer's name. Can you help?...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Max and Mortiz with Fried Chicken Threads

Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. It's no jumping jack and only one layer of wood, but a great idea.
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1950s Three Pinecones G: Max and Moritz with Bow Shoes

Hand-painted on plywood. I have never seen Max and Moritz (Bad Boys by Wilhelm Busch) with Bow Shoes before. Look...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Never produced Max and Moritz in a Bag

Mrs. Gruner-Witkop was the sole artist of Original Bergischer Engel. She painted this sample in 1959 but it was never...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Reading Cobweb Dwarf

Screen-printed on 3,5mm-plywood, 23cm. ("Original Bergischer Engel Solingen-Wald" / White-red sticker)
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1950s Waiting Room Decoration of a Pediatrician

Hand-painted on plywood. This wall figure by Original Bergischer Engel belonged to a pediatrician's waiting room. Her stamps are on...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Dressing Gown Dwarf with Candle

An unusual and endearing motive, hand-painted on plywood. It might be from Holland, Kleur&Profiel.
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Dwarf in Cobalt Blue Jacket

I like the early Grossmann dwarfs. They are all hand-painted on 3mm quality plywood! (8/30)
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Blue Winter Dwarf with High Hat

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many of these dwarfs: They were small and cute, in a one-color-only outfit (red or...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Dwarf with Mouse

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Dwarf with Scarf Chicks

Hand-painted on plywood. A cute little wood picture, maybe it was an Easter present for happy spring children.
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1950s Grossmann: Blue Winter Dwarf with Fox

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. In the 1950s Grossmann produced many of these dwarfs: They were small and cute, in a one-color-only...
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1950s Grossmann: Stone Dwarf with Trumpet

Hand-painted on plywood. In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all,...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Dwarfs with Sack and Spade

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl: Red Dwarf with Bird

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many of these dwarfs: They were small and cute, in a one-color-only outfit (red or...
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1950s Grossmann: Pick Axe Dwarf with Leather Apron

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1950s Grossmann: Blue Stone Dwarf with Lantern Bag

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many of these dwarfs: They were small and cute, in a one-color-only outfit (red or...
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1950s Grossmann: Night Watch Dwarf with Cape

Hand-painted on plywood. (Grossmann Reit im Winkl)
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1950s Paul May: Headache Dwarf under Fly Agaric Mushroom

I like the lamellas, they are rare on mushrooms. Most don't have them. (Toadstool)
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1950s Grossmann: Hiking Dwarf with Dot Bag

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Blue Dwarf with Red Umbrella

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Colors of fly agaric mushrooms (white on red) were very popular back then.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Red Dwarf with Stick Lantern

An unusual lantern dwarf. If he wasn't holding it in his hands I would have thought of an old fashioned...
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1950s German Wall Figure: Large Orange Dwarf under Sunflower

This wall figure once belonged to a pediatrician's waiting room. Now it has found a new home in the Online...
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1950s Wooden Jumping Jack: Bright Green Dwarf with 3D Eyes

Hand-painted with extra thick eyes layers of paint on 3mm-plywood. Height: 21cm.
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1950s Wooden Jumping Jack: Red Dwarf with 3D-Eyes

Pity I don’t know the name of this great producer yet. They had jumping jacks with special eyes: The paint...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Classic Struwwelpeter as Jumping Jack

The classic colors for this poor guy are red, green and yellow. This design is really reduced to the basics.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Jumping Jack Girl with Jumping Braids

Take a close look: The braids are supposed to jump! Johanna Gruner-Witkop told me that her jumping jacks were the...
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1950s Wooden Jumping Jacks: Mean Max and Moritz with 3D Eyes

The mean faces seem to stem especially from Moritz’s (the blond one) smile and eyebrows.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Sweep Girl as Jumping Jack

This very Jumping Jack Sweep Girl was given back by me to her designer Mrs. Gruner-Witkop in Solingen-Wald, where it...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel: Small Dwarf with Toadstool Hat

Height: 13cm. Look at the base: It's got nearly the same size as the Fly Agaric Toadstool. Very unusual.
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1950s Paul May: Sandman Dwarf on Giant Star

Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. The pastel colors are typical of Paul May. The unusual things here is the star base...
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1950s Muenchner-Kunst: Large Gretel on Gingerbread Cookie Base

Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 28cm. A beautiful version and perfectly crafted.
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1950s Muencher-Kunst: Pink Angel with Golden Halo

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood plus 2mm-plywood for the golden halo. Height: 25cm. Yes, there were angels as German Wall Figures. This...
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1950s Grossmann: Little Olive Cinderella

Hand-painted on plywood, 15cm. It's the only Cinderella I've known by Grossmann Reit im Winkl so far. Grossmann is rather...
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1950s Munchner-Kunst: Angel Portrait with Flower Wreath

Hand-painted on plywood, 15cm. Back then Muenchner-Kunst und Handwerk Jaeger&Riederer sold many wood pictures to the USA.
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1950s Weha: Snow-White and Rose-Red

Screen-printed with additional hand-painting, 24cm.
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1960s Original Bergischer Engel: Little Brother and Little Sister with Long Hair

I like the golden hair band. Later almost all producers of wood pictures used yellow instead of gold.
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Little Brother and Little Sister with Corkscrew Curls

This is a very small wood picture. Munchner-Kunst really tested all sizes, this is one of the smallest. ("Münchner Kunst...
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1960s German Wall Figure: White Flute Angel in Moon Crescent

Hand-painted on wood, with varnish. It is a beautiful wall figure with a harmonious color scheme, but I don't know...
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1960s Kurt Suess(?): Frog King Princess with White Gloves

A rather unusual Frog King, the princess is wearing gloves and her dress reminds a bit of underwear. I like...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Small Frog King Princess

This is one of the Muncher-Kunst wood pictures with the small heart base. That Munchner-Kunst phase (most likely 1960s) was...
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1960s German Wall Figure: Puss in Boots with Ferret Face

Hand-painted on very light 3mm-plywood. (GDR Toy / Ore Mountains)
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Cute Hans in Luck with Red Scarf

Here we see Hans in Luck as a child. On a different version by Edelholz Freiberg he is an adult....
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1960s Teri: Fashion Girl as Key Holder

Hand-painted on 8mm-wood. Height: 21cm.
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1960s Rie-Bilder: Cherry Girl on Green Base

"Rie-Bilder" stands most likely for "Riederer", one of the names behind Munchner-Kunst. (Münchner-Kunst)
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Edelholz Freiberg: Topper Hat Boy with Lucky Clover

Most likely an original Margarethe Edel design. Clever not to choose the black hat! Now it doesn't look too much...
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1960s Kurt Suess(?): Green Pied Piper of Hamelin

Hand-painted on unusually light wood / wood mix. It could be Kurt Süss, the style fits. (DDR / GDR Toy...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Two Pied Piper of Hamelin

Look at the large flower base, that started the shift of Muenchner Kinder-Wandbilder to Muenchner Kunst&Handwerk. The wall figures became...
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Cute Little Red Riding Hood on Bow Base

Hand-painted on plywood. One of the cutest Wolf Girls! I guess the design is by Margarethe Edel!
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Rumpelstiltskin with Mushrooms

Those very small fly agaric mushrooms / toadstools are typical of Edelholz Freiberg. Enter „Edelholz Freiberg“ in the search and...
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1960s Three Pinetrees G: Red Sandman with Colorful Striped Hat

„Drei Tannen“ means three pine trees, and you will find them stamped on the back of this producer’s wall figures!...
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1960s Drei Tannen G: Pittiplatsch The Nice One

Platsch means splash, so his English name could be Pittisplash. He was a TV character in the then GDR and...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Heart Base Sandman with Cradle

This is a classic sandman, no German TV-Sandman (we have two, a West Germany version and an East Germany version)....
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1960s Drei Tannen G: Schnatterinchen from East German TV

Schnatterinchen was the cute duck of the East-German TV-Sandman series and very popular at her time. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Turquoise Proud Snow White

Someone who grew up in the GDR once told me this: Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, protesting in...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Snow White with Budget Dwarfs

How do you paint a Snow White with all seven dwarfs on a tiny wood picture with little paint? Just...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: Shocked Snow White with Chubby Cheeks

I used to call this wood picture "choking Snow White", because I thought she had just eaten the poisoned apple....
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: 7-Miles Boots on Green Base

In the 50s Munchner-Kunst entered a phase where they got very detailed and colorful, with a triangle base and „Jaeger&Riederer“...
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1960s Muenchner-Kunst: 7 Ravens Sister (with Date 1961)

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood with varnish. ("Münchner Kunst und Handwerk / 349" / "v.Tante Helga 1961")
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Star Money Girls in Two Colors

Both are hand-painted on wood with varnish. Both have a nice simple color scheme and are quite rare. Well done,...
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Light Blue Star Money Girl

This seems to be one of the original designs my Margarethe Edel, I have not seen it by other designers...
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1960s Kurt Suess(?): Brave Little Tailor with Jam Bread

Hand-painted on plywood. ("152 / 5,25" --)
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Brave Little Tailor with Scissiors

Hand-painted on plywood. This version of the Brave Little Tailor sometimes has a different stamp with VEB Olbernhau. (DDR /...
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1960s Original Bergischer Engel: Head Scarf Ladybug with Lucky Clover

Very cute with the lush armor, the huge clover and the striped yellow head scarf. I adore the long stemmed...
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1960s German Wall Figure: Little Muck as Thumb Sucking Child

This wall figure shows the Little Muck in almost toddler age, huge head, sucking his thumb. Very unusual. Hand-painted on...
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1960s WEHA: Rapunzel with Floor Long Braid

Early sceen print with added hand-painting. There are only a few designs of Rapunzel as German Wall Figure, this is...
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1960s WEHA: Little Muck with Town Base

WEHA stands for "Werkstaetten Haupt" founded by Fritz Haupt in 1946. Many of his fairy tale wood pictures were the...
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1960s Kurt Suess: Dwarf on Fly Agaric Toadstool

Hand-painted on plywood, 18cm. Dwarfs having a good time sitting on mushrooms - many producers of Fairy Tale Wood Pictures...
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1960s Grossmann: Dwarf with Fox

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1960s Grossmann: Dwarf with Sheet Music

In the 1950s Grossmann produced many colorful dwarfs with animals or various accessories. I love them all, the haptics are...
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg: Colorful Woodcutter Dwarf

This is a rare wall figure by Edelholz Freiberg. I have never seen this woodcutter before. The colors are very...
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1960s Original Bergischer Engel: Bunny Dwarf on Round Meadow Base

Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, who had turned 90 in November 2018, told me in February 2019 on the telephone that she remembers...
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1960s Original Bergischer Engel: Fish Woman as Jumping Jack

It says "Fischmarkt" = Fish Market on this wall figure! Johanna Gruner-Witkop told me that her jumping jacks were the...
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1960 Muenchner-Kunst: Tiny Hansel, Gretel and Witch

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 11cm. These belong to the tiny fairy tales series by Muenchner-Kunst.
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1940s+1970s Grossmann: Early and late Goose Maid

Hand-painted and screen-printed on 3mm-plywood, 18cm. Here you can see the developement to cuter versions.
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1970s Grossmann: Little Brother and Little Sister with Toadstool Chair

Around 1970 Grossmann changed from hand-painting to the technique of screen-printing, like other manufacturers had done, too.
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel [sic]: Hansel and Gretel with Big Heads

At the beginning of the 1970s, Original Bergischer Engel had been sold to the manufacturer Alfred Mertens. From there on...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel [sic]: Little Sweep with Mushroom

Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood. This cute sweep was already produced by Mertens-Kunst, regardless of the "Original Bergischer Engel" stamp on his...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel [sic]: Little Dwarf with Fruit Basket

(A 534 Zwerg mit Korb) This little chap was really produced by Mertens-Kunst. At the end of the sixties Original...
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1970s Grossmann: Little Santa Jumping Jack

Screen-printed on plywood. Ok, this is a really small Santa, but he still has tiny toys looking out of his...
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1970s Grossmann: Star Money Girl in Light Blue Dress

Screen-printed on plywood. (Grossmann Reit im Winkl).
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