OTHERS AFTER 1945

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

1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Accordion Dwarf 25cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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1950s DREI TANNEN OLBERNHAU Golden Rocket GDR Sandman HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. The East German Little TV Sandman started 1959, the West German one, too. It was a rat...
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1940s UNKNOWN Flower Bouquet Dutch Child 18cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

It could be Zaandijk or Kleur en Profiel. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search or in the search of my...
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1960s Teri ☆ Fashion Girl in Light Blue Dress

Hand-painted on 8mm-wood as key hanger. Height: 21cm.
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1950s MUENCHNER-KUNST (?) Charming Little Angel in Pink Dress #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, height 8cm. Cute figure with her white collar and dot bow. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Sputnik Crisis GDR Sandman

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. The GDR TV Sandman was invented in 1959, so this must be late 1950s.
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1940s EW-Figuren ☆ Kneeling Happy Cinderella

Hand-painted on unusually light 3mm-plywood.
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Happy 1950s Jumping Jack Boy #germanwallfigures

You have to look twice, but there are actually two pull figures on this children's picture. Enter the following in...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Cinderella with Blond Braid and Jug

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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Standing Cinderella with Red Cap

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare. On the back you see the stamp of the first years, later there...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Tree Stump Cinderella with Apron and Head Scarf

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 ✧ Blond Cinderella with Wall and Red 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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1950s Munchner Kunst und Handwerk ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister with Dirndl and Bow Tie

Good wood, thick layers of paint and thick varnish, too. That reminds of Ravi-Kunst. The Munich Art also invested in...
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1960s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Brother and Little Sister with Long Blond Hair

I like the golden hair band. Later almost all producers of wood pictures used yellow instead of gold.
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1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Little Brother+Little Sister 18cm DDR Toy #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a nice thick color layer. You see this version quite often, it was copied very...
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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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1970s Grossmann ✧ Little Brother and Sister on Fly Agaric Toadstool

Around 1970 Grossmann changed from hand-painting to the technique of screen-printing, like other manufacturers had done, too.
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1960s Münchner-Kunst ✧ Small 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.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Blond Sleeping Beauty in Light 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 with Pink Coat Dress and Roses

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 Pastel Colored Mother Holle’s Golden Daughter with Snow Pine 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 Olbernhau ☆ Mother Holle at the Window with 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 Golden Daughter in Light Blue Dress

There are other words for this girl: Good Daughter or Golden Mary. I like the the beautiful light colors and...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Mother Holle with Bow Bonnet and Feathers

Mother Holle (also called Mother Hulda) is very often depicted with a pillow, but hardly with feathers, like here!
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1950s MUNCHNER-KUNST Heart Base Mother Holle 17cm Fairy Tale Picture #germanwallfigures

How do you paint the snow on the village and on the pillow? Enlarge the picture, then it becomes clear!...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Very Shocked Frog King Princess

Look at the long face and the round mouth! The artist, Mrs. Gruner-Witkop (90 in November 2018) told me, that...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Red Frog King Princess 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 ☆ Frog King Princess with Veil and Open Arms

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

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 Unknown Producer ✧ Pink Frog King Princess on Blue Base

A large and wide hand-painted figure. The soft pink is enhanced by the darker and the white lines. I like...
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1960s GDR / Ore Mountains ✧ Red Frog King Princess with Well and 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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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Frog King Princess in Brown Striped Dress

An elegant frog king princess! I have known this design with brown dress and with light blue dress!
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Light Blue Frog King Princess with Wide Cloud Skirt

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 Olbernhau ☆ Frog King with Golden Ball 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 in Wide 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 ✧ Frog King Princess with Well and High Collar

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 Munchner-Kunst ✧ Yellow Frog King Princess on Red Cloud 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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1960s MÜNCHNER-KUNST Heart Base Frog King 17cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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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1950s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Large Frog King Princess on Blue 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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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Yellow Frog King Princess with Veil and Collar

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 with Black Belt

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 Light Green Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, rather rare. Grossmann has existed for almost 50 years. They do not produce any more...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Blond 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 ☆ Pink Goose Maid in Frilly Ballon Skirt

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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Dirndl Goose Girl with Finger at her Mouth

The artist herself gave me this wall figure. Johanna Gruner-Witkop was the founder and owner of Orginal Bergischer Engel and...
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1950s Münchner-Kunst ✧ Goose Maid in Black Vest on Blue Base

In the 1960s Munchner-Kunst entered a phase where they got very detailed and colorful, with a triangle base and „Jaeger&Riederer“...
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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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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Goose Maid with Orange Apron

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 MÜNCHNER-KUNST Bitten Goose Girl 27cm Wood HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

In the 1950s Munchner-Kunst entered a short period where they got very detailed and colorful, with a triangle base and...
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1940s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Goose Maid with Thick Blond Braid

I like the soft colors. And the spot of red is a nice contrast color here.
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Goose Girl with Red Dot Apron

An early wood picture by this manufacturer. You can tell by the backside: The typical white label is missing. Before...
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1950s Unknown Producer ✧ Blond Knitting Goose Girl with Long Braid

I would so much like to know the name of this producer! They did large and some VERY large wood...
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1950s GDR / VEB Dresden-Meißen ✧ Puss in Boots with Partridge and Cast Shaddow

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare. Very unusual too: Look at the many shadows! Normally, the DDR=GDR wall figures...
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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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1960s Werkstätten Olbernhau ✧ Grey Puss in Boots Bowing very Deep

I like the color scheme. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Munchner-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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1960s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Puss in Boots with Round Base and Sword

Mrs.Gruner-Witkop, who had turned 90 in November 2018, told me in February 2019 on the telephone that she remembers having...
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1950s Weha ☆ Naked White Puss in Boots (Ore Mountains)

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 Munchner-Kunst ☆ White Puss in Boots with Green Eyes

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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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Black Puss in Boots with White Lace Collar

Late 1940s! The only black Puss in Boots I have known by this producer. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1970s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Raven Witch

Around 1970 Grossmann changed from hand-painting to the technique of screen-printing, like other manufacturers had done, too.
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Witch and Large Tree

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 Munchner-Kunst ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Blue Head Scarf and Gingerbread Base

There are several versions of Hansel and Gretel on Gingerbread Base by Munchner-Kunst. I have seen about 5 variations so...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Large Colorful Hansel and Gretel with Tree Stump

Very rare, the artist herself, Johanna Gruner-Witkop gave it to me for the Online Museum. Hand-painted on wood end of...
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1950s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Gretel with Chubby Cheeks and Gingerbread Heart

Ok, this is no wood picture highlight, but you can see something here: The thick dots of color on Gretel's...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ 3D Hansel and Gretel with Witch’s 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 Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Shoulder Hand

01I have known two identic versions of this design, the first stamped on the back with "Edelholz Freiberg" and the...
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1950s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Hansel and Gretel with White Head Scarf and Gingerbread Base

There aren't many wall figures with Christmas themes, but here you've got the gingerbread cookies, typical of German Christmas. On...
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1950sMÜNCHNER-KUNST Cookie-Base-Hansel 18cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

I do have the Gretel to go with this Hansel! They are two separate listings, but once I get to...
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1950s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Gretel with Pink Apron and Giant Gingerbread Heart Cookies

My favorite Munchner-Kunst Gretel! The colors are so beautiful! There is a Hansel to go with it, same base, facing...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Witch and Triangle Base

I have known of two Hansel and Gretel with witch designs by this producer. Both have the black cat, the...
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1950s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies on Meadow Base

This is "middle aged" Munchner-Kunst. The old Munchner-Kunst had a more elaborated meadow base and no varnish. Enter "1940s Munchner"...
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1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Hansel+Gretel 23cm GDR HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 Ore Mountains (?) ✧ Slim Hansel and Gretel with Pastel Colors and Grey Base

The original wood hanging was created by Hellerkunst in the 1930s, all blue colors. On this (great) copy we have...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Big Eyes

At the beginning of the 1970s, Original Bergischer Engel had been sold to the Mertens-Kunst manufacturer Alfred Mertens. From there...
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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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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Hans in Luck with Yellow Beanie and Goose

I have known two versions of this Hans in Luck so far, one with goose and one with pig. Both...
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Cute Hans in Luck with Red Scarf (With Date: 21.4.1965)

Here we see Hans in Luck as a child. On a different version by Edelholz Freiberg he is an adult....
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Hans in Luck with Yellow Beanie and 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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1960s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Hans in Luck with Piglet and Heart Base

This is one of the Muncher-Kunst wood pictures with the small heart base. That Munchner-Kunst phase was very popular back...
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1950s Unknown Producer ✧ Big Orange Hans in Luck with Beanie

He might be Kleur en Profiel. I know a similar version with different colors, it is this Hans in Luck...
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1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Little Boy with Grain Ear Bouquet WOOD PICTURE #germanwallfigures

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish. A Thanksgiving child, take a closer look at his bouquet! Enter the following in the...
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1940s Zaandijk (?) ☆ Colorful Children with Hair Bow and Concertina (Wooden Wall Figure)

The back of this motive says "Holland", but the manufacturer's stamp is not readible anymore. I only know of two...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Sweep with Long Nose and Green Base

I have known three different sweeps by this producer so far. Early screen-print on 3mm quality plywood.
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1950s Unknown Producer ✧ Green Doll Mother with White 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 Powder Pink and Light Blue Dresses

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 en Profiel ✧ Little Goose Girl with Striped Beanie (Children’s Coat Hanger)

This is typical Jan Snelten, the big head and the carved mouth. The Dutch artist Jan Snelten (1909-1976) had his...
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1950er Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Goose Boy on Green Base

I have known quite a few of these wood pictures with the little green base. I'd really like to know...
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Original Bergischer Engel ✧ At the Toy Fair in 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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1950s Rie-Bilder ☆ Cherry Girl in Mary Jane Shoes

"Rie-Bilder" stands most likely for "Riederer", one of the names behind Munchner-Kunst.
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1960s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Happy New Year 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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1950s “Stationary Store Series” ✧ Doll Mother with Red Chair and Frilly Dress

The producer is not really called "Stationary Store", but their wood pictures were sold there, I found labels or stamps...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel (?) ☆ Old Funfair Woman with Colorful 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 RAVI-KUNST Goose Thief with Enraged Goose (M/17) GERMAN WOOD CRAFT #germanwallfigures

At first glance I thought this was Hans in Luck. But the label on the back says it's a mean...
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1950s Kleur en Profiel ✧ Little Boy with Colorful Balloons

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. I have only known of two Wooden Wall Figures depicting balloons, this is one...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Freezing Boy on Snowball Base

This is a copy of the 1930s Hellerkunst Winter Boy. Yes, it's a copy, but a good one. Still so...
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1950s Kleur en Profiel ☆ Proud Dutch Girl with Tradtional Dress and Flag

You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's like WALMART with...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Little Girl with Huge School Bag

☆ This is a cute and funny little school girl with her braids and thick socks and the large bag....
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Wooden Gingerbread Heart with Dirndl Lover Pair

A very unsual shape. Maybe it was sold at the famous Munich Beer Festival taking place each and every October....
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Margarethe Edel 1952 ☆ Advertisement for Edelholz Freiberg

In 1952 this producer of fairy tale wood pictures still owned her own company. Later it was added to the...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Blue Sailor with Red Polka Dot Bag

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 ✧ Small Cradle Child with Pink Canopy

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 ☆ Warning Candle Child in White Dress (Ore Mountains)

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 ✧ Little Flower Girl in Light Blue Dress

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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1940s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Little Haverman with Cot and 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 en Profiel ✧ Elated Dutch Girl with White Bonnet

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” ✧ Little Boy with Piggyback Sister

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 “Stationary Store Series” ✧ Girl with Huge Hair Bow and Cuddly Toy

The producer is not really called "Stationary Store", but their wood pictures were sold there, I found labels or stamps...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Sweep Boy with Fly Agaric Mushrooms

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 Edelholz-Freiberg ✧ Little Girl with Watering Can and Hair Scarf

One of the cute children wood pictures by Edelholz Freiberg. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Kleur en Profiel ☆ Little School Boy with Slate and Umbrella

You can divide the motives of the children's wood pictures era in "fairy tale/no fairy tale". It's like WALMART with...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ☆ Little Gardener with Apron and Pot Plant

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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Original Bergischer Engel ☆ “I Never Drew Those Big Eyes!” (Mrs. Gruner-Witkop in 2018)

The second wall figure with "those big eyes" was most likely designed by Ute Mertens. For a short while the...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon (Sister Anneli)

I like the colors here, the yellow of the moon and the light blue of Anneli's nightdress.
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Pied Piper of Hamelin in Star Cape (Rat Catcher)

Yes, there is a rat catcher produced by Original Bergischer Engel. A long time, I thought there was none. Mrs....
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1960s GDR (?) ✧ Green Pied Piper of Hamelin with Transverse Flute (Rat Catcher)

Hand-painted on unusually light wood / wood mix. It could be Kurt Süss, the style fits.
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Rat Catcher of Hamelin without Rats (Rat Catcher with Broken Flute)

My first guess was Seven Miles Boots, but his boots are not accentuated and he has the flute. And is...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Pied Piper of Hamelin in Star Cape (Rat Catcher)

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+1960er MUNCHNER-KUNST Rat Catcher / Pied Piper of Hamelin 17+25cm #germanwallfigures

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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FAIRY TALE WOOD PICTURES IN THE 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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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Litte Red Riding Hood with Brown Eyes

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 Reit im Winkl ☆ Little Red Riding Hood with Brown Skirt

This is the first and cuter version. There is a 1950s one where the girl is looking a bit more...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Pine Tree and Wolf

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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Red Riding Hood in Mary Jane Shoes

This might already be a Mertens-Kunst product. Alfred Mertens had bought Original Bergischer Engel at the end of the 1960s.
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1960s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Cute Little Red Riding Hood 21cm GDR Toy #germanwallfigures

One of the cutest Wolf Girls! I guess the design is by Margarethe Edel! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Grumpy Wolf and Triangle Base

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 Unknown Producer ✧ Black Little Red Riding Hood with Back Basket

This is high quality design, with harmonious lines and colors. Look at the back basket’s structure! Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Münchner-Kunst ✧ Small Little Red Riding Hood Taking a Big Step

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. It's a really small wood picture, as you can see!
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Red Rumpelstiltskin with Fly Agaric Mushrooms (Rumplestiltskin)

Those very small fly agaric mushrooms / toadstools are typical of Edelholz Freiberg. Enter „Edelholz Freiberg“ in the search and...
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▷ Sandman (Hans Christian Andersen)

- Sandmännchen = Little Sandman (German TV) - Pittiplasch - Schnatterinchen
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel (Mertens-Kunst) ✧ Classic Sandman with Star Hoodie

This wall figure was most likely already produced by Mertens-Kunst who had bought Original Bergischer Engel in the late 1960s.
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1960s Drei Tannen Olbernhau ✧ Red Sandman with Colorful Cap

„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 ☆ Pittiplatsch der Liebe of GDR TV

Platsch means splash, so his English name could be Pittisplash. He was a TV character in the then GDR and...
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1970s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Blue Sandman with Cradle Child and Heart Base

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 GDR-TV (Sandmannchen / Pittiplatsch)

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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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Bremen Town Musicians with Two Eyed Cat

Most fairy tale wood pictures are shown in frontile view, that makes the eyes easier to draw. My guess is...
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1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Crown Snow White 21cm GDR Wood Decor #germanwallfigures

Someone who grew up in the GDR once told me this: Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, protesting in...
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1940s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ☆ 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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1960s Münchner-Kunst ☆ Snow White and the 7 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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Original and Copy: Pregnant Snow White with Longest Braid and Flower Dwarf #germanwallfigures

The left one is the original by Mertens-Kunst. The other one (Edelholz Freiberg) was produced in the Ore Mountains, during...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Snow White in Glass Casket with Candle and 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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Reading Snow White with all 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 en Profiel ☆ Happy 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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1960s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Snow White with Pulling Dwarf and Heart Base

This is one of the Muncher-Kunst wood pictures with the small heart base. That Munchner-Kunst phase was very popular back...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ☆ Snow White in Yellow Dress with Winter Dwarf

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and one of my Grossmann favorites.
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1950s MUNCHNER-KUNST Morning Gown Snow White 26cm Fairy Tale Wood Plaque HAND-PAINTED

Simply enter "snow white" in the search, you'll find great wood pics of this fairy tale by other manufacturers!
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1950er Munchner-Kunst ✧ Chubby Cheeks Snow White in Dwarf Dialogue

Munchner-Kunst very often had the chubby cheeks and the round face, but this is one where they overdid it. Quite...
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1960s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Shocked Snow White with Chubby Cheeks and Red Dwarfs

I used to call this wood picture "choking Snow White", because I thought she had just eaten the poisoned apple....
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Red Snow White with Princess Crown

Frontal view, showing both eyes, is rather rare on fairy tale wood pictures. I think the profile view, showing only...
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1950s Weha ☆ White Snow White in Colorful Dwarf Circle

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 Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Seven Miles Boots Boy with Love Letter

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 ✧ Seven Miles Boy Doing the Splits

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 Munchner-Kunst ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy with Green Hat and Town Base

In the 1950s Munchner-Kunst entered a phase where they got very detailed and colorful, with a triangle base and „Jaeger&Riederer“...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Star Money Girl in White and Turquoise Dress

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 Pinetree Star Money Girl 21cm GDR Toy #germanwallfigures

This seems to be one of the original designs my Margarethe Edel, I have not seen it by other designers...
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1950s Weha ✧ Blue Star Money Girl with Yellow Coins (Ore Mountains)

WEHA stands for "Werkstaetten Haupt" founded by Fritz Haupt in 1946. Many of his fairy tale wood pictures were the...
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1940s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Slim Star Money Girl with Yellow Dress and 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 Munchner-Kunst ✧ White Star Money Girl on Blue Heart Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rather rare, one of the later series's by Munchner-Kunst.
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ 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.
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1950s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG Brave Little Tailor with Giant Scissors 22cm Fairy Tale Wood Picture HAND-PAINTED

This version of the Brave Little Tailor sometimes has a different stamp with VEB Olbernhau.
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1950s WEHA ✧ The Brave Little Tailor with Murder 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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1960s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Ladybug Lady with Head Scarf and Lucky Clover

Very cute with the lush armor, the huge clover and the striped yellow head scarf. Screen-printed on 3mm-plywood.
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1950s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Colorful Dot Cat with Mouse and Umbrellas

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

✧ Baron Münchhausen does exist on wooden wall figures, but it's rare. So rare that I have only seen one...
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▷ More Fairy Tales

- The Princess and the Pea (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids KHM 5 -...
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1940s Münchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ The Three Little Birds (KHM 96)

A rather unknown Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hand-painted on plywood.
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1960s EDELHOLZ FREIBERG The Little Muck 20cm GDR Toy HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

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 ✧ Red Green Rapunzel with Floor Long Blond 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 ✧ The Little Muck with Magic Slippers and 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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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ The Seven Swabians

The Swabians is a Brothers Grimm story. 7 Men want to be brave, but they get so much frightened of...
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▷ Wilhelm Busch etc.

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1950s MÜNCHNER-KUNST Max+Moritz with Treads 17cm HAND-PAINTED #germanwallfigures

It's no jumping jack and only one layer of wood, but a great idea. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search...
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1950s Drei Tannen G (Ore Mountains ) ✧ Colorful Max and Moritz with Bow Shoes

I have never seen Max and Moritz (Bad Boys by Wilhelm Busch) with Bow Shoes before. This wall figure is...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Never produced Max and Moritz in a Bag (Last Trick: The Farmer)

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 ✧ Moritz (no Max) with May Beetle Bag (5th Trick: The Uncle) germanwallfigures

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 ✧ Max (no Moritz) with May Beetle Bed #germanwallfigures

This producer had many Max and Moritz motives, showing Wilhelm Busch's famous bad boys and their pranks. Rather practical jokes,...
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1940s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ☆ Butterfly Dwarf without Hoodie

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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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Umbrella Dwarf (Pediatrician’s Collection)

This wall figure belonged to a pediatrician's waiting room. Her stamps are on the back, more than one, just in...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Early Dwarf with Both Eyes and Toadstools (Frontal View)

Enter "engel dwarf" in the search. You'll see that most dwarfs by this producer are shown in profile view =...
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1950s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Blue Dwarf with Dressing Gown and Candle

An unusual and endearing motive, hand-painted on plywood.
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Lantern Dwarf in Cobalt Blue Jacket (8/30)

I like the early Grossmann dwarfs. They are all hand-painted on 3mm quality plywood! 1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ All 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 ☆ Friendly Dwarf with Large 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 Münchner-Kunst ✧ Headscarf Chicks with Red Dwarf 3

A cute little wood picture, maybe it was an Easter present for happy spring children. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1970s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Dwarf and Fox on Light Green Base

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 ✧ All Blue Winter Dwarf with Fox

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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1960s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Sitting Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom Hat

This cute wall figure is screen-printed on wood and rather rare. Mrs. Gruner-Witkop, the sole designer of this manufactory, had...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel ☆ Suitcase Child and Dwarf and Boat

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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1970s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Dwarf with Cute Little Doe

Around 1970 Grossmann changed from hand-painting to the technique of screen-printing, like other manufacturers had done, too.
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1970s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Little Dwarf with Sheet Music and Robin

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 ✧ Sitting Trumpet Dwarf with Stone and Pine Tree

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 ✧ Duo of Hiking Dwarf and Flute Dwarf

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 ✧ All Blue Dwarf with Toadstools (Fly Agaric Mushroom)

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 Dwarfs with Sack and Spade each 15cm HAND-PAINTED

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 Dwarf with Violet Flower 13cm Fairy Tale Wood Picture HAND-PAINTED

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 ✧ All Red Dwarf with Sack and 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 Reit im Winkl ✧ Dwarf with Pickaxe and 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 Reit im Winkl ✧ All Blue Winter Dwarf with Lantern and 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 Reit im Winkl ✧ Dwarf Friends Armed with Pickaxes

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 ☆ Night Watch Dwarf in Green Coat

For German children, there is a comforting feeling about this wall figure. The warm light und thick coat reminds of...
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1950s Edelholz Freiberg ✧ Woodcutter Dwarf with Tree Stump

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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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Dwarf with Blackberry and Leaf Collar (“Made in Germany”)

My first guess was Kleur en Profiel, but on the back it says "Made in Germany". But who cares about...
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1970s Original Bergischer Engel / Mertens-Kunst ✧ Fly Agaric Dwarf with Fruit Basket (A 534 Zwerg mit Korb)

This little dwarf was really produced by Mertens-Kunst. At the end of the 1960s Original Bergischer Engel had been sold...
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1950s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Hiking Dwarf with Red 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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Dwarf with Hand Bird and Toadstools

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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1940s Irmscher Figuren (?) ✧ Hiking Dwarf with Rucksack and 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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1950s Kleur en Profiel ✧ Large Orange Dwarf under Sunflower (Pediatrician’s Collection)

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 Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Fish Woman with Bell als Jumping Jack #germanwallfigures

It says "Fischmarkt" = Fish Market on this wall figure! Johanna Gruner-Witkop told me that her jumping jacks were the...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Struwwelpeter Jumping Jack (Shaggy/Shockheaded Peter Heinrich Hoffmann) #germanwallfigures

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 ✧ MOVING BRAIDS GIRL (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

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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1940s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Chef Girl with Blond Locks (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

There is a similar design by this producer showing a Sweep Girl Jumping Jack. She comes with blond locks, too....
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1950s ORIGINAL BERGISCHER ENGEL Puss in Boots as Jumping Jack #germanwallfigures

Most jumping jacks do not belong to fairy tales, here we have an exception. This is most certainly the famous...
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1970s Grossmann Reit im Winkl ✧ Skiing Santa as Tiny Jumping Jack #germanwallfigures

Ok, this is a really small Santa, but he still has tiny toys looking out of his pockets, one little...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ✧ Blond Rocking Horse Boy (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

Another special design of the pull figures by Original Bergischer Engel: The horse's head and tail are jumping. Enter "Jumping...
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1950s Original Bergischer Engel ☆ Sweep Girl with Lucky Clover (Jumping Jack) #germanwallfigures

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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