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Here you find all the German Wall Figures of this website, more than 1000 different ones:


1940s German Wall Figure: “Rumpelstiltskin with Cradle”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 23cm. - This is the only wood picture depicting this very scene. At least the only...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Striding Girl with Pull Donkey”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. 22cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Seven Ravens with Golden Hair Band”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm. - Wonderful color scheme with the yellow orange dress and the blue base.
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1930s MA: “Corpse White Snow White”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 12x18cm. - A rare motive, I found it in the USA. - It is signed "MA"....
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1950s Weha: “Snow White and Rose Red”

- Screen-printed with additional hand-painting, 24cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1950er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?): “Snow White in Orange Coat Dress” (Arnheim Collection)

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is a wall figure of the Arnheim Collection. A German soldier father had signed...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Light Blue 7 Ravens Sister”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A wonderful early Hellerkunst highlight, one of my all time favorites. Enter the following in...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Cinderella on Checkered Tiles” (Christmas 1941)

- A date on the back of a wall figure is very valuable to me. - I think it was...
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1940s Hellerkunst: “Bunny Protector Dwarf with Fox”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. - This wall figure comes with and without the fox. I like to interpret the...
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1930s Hellerkunst (?): “Early Frog King Princess”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 27cm. - I am not sure wheather or not it is Hellerkunst. Who can help here?...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Cinderella with Raised Dove”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - No size zero in the 1930s. Cinderella tenderly holding a dove. - It fits the...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Slim Light Blue Cinderella” (Christmas 1939)

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of normality in the first...
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1930s Graupner: “7 Ravens in Round Frame”

- Google the story and read it. Then look at this wall figure and recognize them: The chair, the Glass...
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1930s Fairy Tale Wood Picture: “Kneeing Cinderella with Braided Bun”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An unusual Cinderella what with the hair do and the long puffy sleeves. Enter the...
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1930s Wrangel: “Slim Cinderella on Yellow Base”

- Hand-painted on almost 0,8 cm thick wood, that is very unusual for German Wall Figures, normally the wood is...
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1930s Pfeil (?): “Solemn Cinderella on Black Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A black base, that is very unusual. And the open mouth, that is unusual, too....
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Cinderella with Page Cut”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Virtual worlds make us yearn for beautiful haptics like this wood picture. - With early...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Standing Pastel Cinderella”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. - Beautiful colors, a little piece of vintage nursery wood art in pastel. Hand-painted on plywood....
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Blue Little Brother and Little Sister”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 29cm. - The most tender Heller wood picture! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Light Blue Sleeping Beauty with Rose Bouquet”

- Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with matte varnish. - I love the light and friendly color scheme. Enter the following in...
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1930s Märchen-Holzbild: “Pink Raindrop Fairy”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. - What a beautiful highlight! Unfortunately I don't know the producer's name. The base is...
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1930s Hosenmatz: “Red Fairy on Raven Branch”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - I think it is supposed to be a fairy because: 1. She is sitting on...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Frog King Princess in Red Layer Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Slim Frog King Princess in Red Dress”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Ilse Schneider used to work for Magda and Georg Heller in the early 1930s. Later...
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1930s Holsten: “Crying Frog King Princess with Well”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Very unusual: A Frog King Pincess and you can't see her face. Enter the following...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Slim Frog King Princess”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 25cm. - This frog princess is a very young child, you can even see the protruding...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “White Frog King Princess with Rose”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood. - The soft color scheme, that's what I love about this wall figure. I also like...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Goose Girl with Bollenhut as Frame Work”

A girl with geese - those are the classical attributes for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale „The Goose Maid“. This...
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1930s Wrangel: “Shooing Goose Maid with Long Braid”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the puffy sleeves, the bloated skirt and the goose’s belly. - There is...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Goose Girl with Small Dots”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Ilse Schneider had formerly worked for Hellerkunst. Then she started her own manufactory. Thank God,...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst : “Early Goose Maid in Pastel Colors”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - I like the soft colors. And the spot of red is a nice contrast color...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Goose Girl on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the base: The size and the color are very unusual! Enter the following...
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1930s Niedersachsen: “Hansel and Gretel with Dot Dress and Yellow Hat

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. - I love the yellow hat! And the polka dot dress. Brilliant colors, after all this...
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1930s Niedersachsen: “Blue-Red Hansel and Gretel with Frightened Eyes”

- Handgemalt auf Schichtholz. - Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of...
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: “Small Double Bass Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This wood picture has a stamp on the back that says "Kunstgewerbeliche Handarbeit" and "No...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Art Deco Hansel and Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A wonderful wall figure, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too! Geben...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Hansel and Gretel in Folklore Blouses”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Witch with Green Bonnet”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 31cm. - This Hellerkunst witch is the most frightening wood picture. - (Hansel and Gretel.) Enter...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Pastel Colored Gretel on Gingerbread Cookie”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is special about Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder: 1. They used very thick wood with 0,5cm thickness. 2....
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Hansel and Gretel with Red Flutter Skirt”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - It is a very unusual style I have not come across so far. Look at...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Hansel and Gretel Looking Downwards”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - In spite of the foreboding 1930s: Ilse Schneider's wall figures almost always came in bright...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Early Hansel and Gretel with No-Dots Head Scarfs”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - You can almost hear the children debating, Gretel being frightened and asking her big brother...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Witch with Brown Bonnet and Small Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Dark Hansel and Gretel with Hidden Hands”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Hansel and Gretel with Croissants as Frame Work”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Rather rounded lines, only the frame is square. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Early Hansel, Gretel and Witch”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Hans in Luck with Page Cut”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - On the back: "Hinkel & Kutschbach Nachf. Spielwaren-Haus Leipzig Peteressstraße 36 Passage". Enter the following...
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1930s German Wall Figure 21cm / Hellerkunst: “Flower Wreath Dance Children on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Beautyful color schmeme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Slim Hans in Luck with Pastel Colors”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - There are two interesting things on the back: - 1. The price was 2,50, either...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Striding Hanschen Klein with Toadstools”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - „Haenschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Hans in Luck with Blouse and Piglet”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A cute Piglet, but of course, he will trade it again. For something less valuable,...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Full Biedermeier Woman in Round Frame”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A frame work where the motive is larger than the frame - very unusual! -...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Sitting Little Sailor”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, height 28cm. - This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. - There is...
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1930s Graupner: “Viking Blacksmith with Sword” (5037)

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Blue Sunflower Mother”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood, 24cm. - This is the softer and cuter version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter the...
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1930s Hartmann: “Confectioner with German Layer Cake”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood with varnish. - This is a figure of the Hartmann's People Series called "Gestalten aus dem...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Pastel Girl with Pull Lamb”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The 1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder had large wall figures and a matte finish. My guess is...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Art Deco Mother in Blue Coat Dress”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - These mothers madonnas were very popular in the first part of the 20th century. Enter...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Puss on Boots on Checkered Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - There is another checkered base wood picture by Munchner-Kunst, showing a boy with a dog....
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Sweep with Red Scarf and Fine Lines”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Do you happen to know the manufacturer‘s name? It is undecipherable but high quality, look...
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1930s Hosenmatz: “Brown Girl with Huge Bouquet”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint,...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Fairy Tale Child with Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. ("Es war einmal" = Once upon a time) - Children love stories. Nothing has changed there....
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Red Candle Holder Girl”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Art Deco Mother with Raised Child”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The motive mother with Baby or Madonna was quite popular back then. Enter the following...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Child with Chicks”

- Hand-painted on plywood. (Ostermond=April) - This wood picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Hessian Children in Traditional Dress”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is an early version of separate Hellerkunst children in folk art dresses. - On...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Girls with Harvest Wreath”

- Hand-painted on plywood. (Ernting=August) - This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. Enter the following in...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Boy with Dog on Checkered Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The checkered base is rather unusual for a German Wall Figures, but typical of early...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Children with Umbrella”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 24cm. (Nebelung =November) - This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. Once it...
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1930s Hosenmatz: Little Singer at Raven Fence”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Many of the early wooden wall figures told little stories: Try and describe all the...
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1930s Hosenmatz: “Skiing Girl with Brown Cap”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Dancing Hessian Children”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. - This wood picture belongs to a series of dancing children in tractional clothes. Most...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Peter Pan with Wood Sword”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 30cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Haughty Yellow Frog Princess”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A funny motive, but maybe it was not very popular, it is rather rare. Enter...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Lederhosen Boy with Dancing Lamb”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives...
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1940s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Princess and the Pea”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - One of those gorgeous products right after the 2nd World War. Enter the following in...
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1930s Graupner: “Mary with Knee Long Hair” (5005)

- Hobby craft using a template, hand-painted on plywood. - She's so beautiful. Look at the knee long hair and...
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1930s Niedersachsen: “Sheldon with Bow Tie”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - His name is not Sheldon, of course, but the TV-Series "Young Sheldon" has made the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Dancing Children in Bavarian Clothes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Hellerkunst series of German Cildren in traditional clothing, dirndl...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Orange Sunflower Mother”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is the more solemn version of the Hellerkunst sunflower mothers. Enter the following in...
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1930s Hosenmatz: “Crouching Flute Child”

- Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Weight: 23 gram. - I have known two of them, same size, but the other weighs...
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1930s Pfeil (?): “Yellow Candle Girl on Blue Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the white lines on the base: I have known several wood pictures by...
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1930s Kleur & Profiel (?): “Light Blue Petal Girl” (Arnheim Collection)

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The motive is a girl playing the „He loves me he loves me not“ petal...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “December Children Walking with Lanterns”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This wood picture belongs to the months series by Hellerkunst. It shows 12 beautiful motives...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Winter Children with Christmas Tree”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - One of the most endearing wall figures! - These Christmas Children are walking though the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Freezing Boy on Snowball Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: “Holland Girl with Shoulder Flowers”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - On the back it says: "Zaansch Zaandijk, Handschilder-Atelier, handgemalt". I have known several motives by...
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1930s Zaandijk Zaansch: “Dutch Girl with Flower Basket”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is an unusual wood picture, for three reasons: 1. It was not produced in...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Little Boy on Earth Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. (Lenzing=März=March) - This Wood Picture belongs to Hellerkunst’s Months Series. It shows 12 beautiful motives with...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Brunette Mother in Coat Dress”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - I love the tender look of this mother along with the warm yellow of her...
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1930s German Fretwork Figure ▶︎Winking Wine Bottle Cork Man / Cannstatter (5017)

The first Graupner templates were called "Cannstatter Laubsaege-Arbeiten", later they changed the name to "Graubele" and then to the real...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Dutch Children with Guitar”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A very laborate wall figure. Look at the details of the clothes and the shadows!...
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1930s German Wall Figure ▶︎Round Frame Couple with Apple Basket / Graupner (5042)

A black frame, that is unusual. Graupner templates came with a color scheme, but I have not seen it for...
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1930s Wrangel: “Delicate Hanschen Klein”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A fragile wood picture that has been through a lot, with a damaged hat and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider (?): “Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Nightcap”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - There are only two main colors and only three basic objects here: Cap, nightshirt and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Anneli’s Doll”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Again a proof that Ilse Schneider, after having worked for Hellerkunst for several years, developed...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Short Hair”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is the early version of Peter and Annelie. Both have short hair. Enter the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Star Girl with Red Cap”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 22cm. -The star is made of two hues of yellow. The top color looks like very...
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1920er H.Paulmann Nürtingen: “Hand-painted Snow White Diorama”

- This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. - It had been in the exhibition dated...
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1930s Muwo: “Pied Piper of Hamelin with Tiny Rats”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Frog King Princess with Princess Crown”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Here we go again: Early Mertens equals beautiful most of the time. - Very simple...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Frog Princess with Wide Crown”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The Frog King Princesses by Mertens-Kunst came with different crowns. - Even this very old...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Gutach Baerbele Girl in Traditional Clothes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Hanau Black Forest Boy in Tradtional Clothes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This wood picture belongs to a Mertens-Kunst series about tradtional German clothes. Enter the following...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Blue Art Deco Fairy Child with Cowslip”

Which is the most beautiful of them all? Sometimes I don't know which of the early Art DecoWall Figures I...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Fairy Child as Snowdrop Flower”

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood and very very pretty! Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Mother Holle’s Pitch Mary with Downcast Eyes”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A wonderful color scheme with black and orange. - Brother Grimm's Mother Holle/Hulda with the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Gold Mary with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A wonderful color scheme with light blue, yellow and a bit red. - Brother Grimm's...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Red Hoodie Dress Dwarf on Tiny Round Base”

One of the absolute highlights of German Wall Figures. Hand-painted, dainty, a motive in movement. Be very careful if you...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Tender Mother with Waterfall Hair” (Art Deco)

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - Still the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Nutshell Thumbelina with Waterfall Hair”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 18cm. - One of the early Mertens-Kunst masterpieces. - Very simple works great when every line...
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1930s German Wall Figure / Hellerkunst: “Red Watch Boy in White Winter Forest”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Hobby Horse Boy with Sailor Collar”

Hand-painted on wood an very rare. The early Mertens-Kunst faces were indeed more earnest, which you can see on this...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Cinderella with very Long Legs”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Where is the typical harmony of Mertens-Kunst here? - We'll never know, but maybe the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Sleeping Beauty on Thorn Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 26cm. - What a great idea, to make the base a thorn. Very beautyful. - With...
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1930s 1930er Niedersachsen (?): “Pied Piper of Hamelin with Ruff”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - It is fun to google ruff and look at the pictures: The first ones are...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Light Blue Little Brother and Sister”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Most of the first motives by Mertens had solemn faces and were simple. Simply beautiful!...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Winter Bunny Girl in Red Costume”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - An absolute early Mertens-Kunst highlight Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (Ebay.de-shop: maerchenholzbilder)...
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1930s Niedersachsen: “Pied Piper of Hamelin on Dot Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the movement in the wall figure, the striding pied piper, the running rats,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Madonna on Blue Base”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This is an early Madonna wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. - In later decades, Mary’s face...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Rat Catcher in Red Overalls”

The early Mertens-Kunst Pied Pipers were very elegant and slim and very art deco. Here you also see the reduced...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Doll Mother in Yellow Dress”

The doll mothers by Mertens-Kunst were very popular and they changed a lot over the 6 decades of their production....
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Little Red Riding Hood with Nightpot”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 11cm. - A frame work by an expert: Look at the bottle on the nightstand and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Little Red Riding Hood with Grey Apron”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The serious face is typical of pre-war fairy tale wood pictures. Enter the following in...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Slim Little Red Riding Hood”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - About the picture: I tried to capture the wonderful haptics of this wall figure. The...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Little Red Riding Hood on Yellow Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - You have to check twice to recognize the flowers in the base, but look at...
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1930er Wrangel: “Little Red Riding Hood with Flat Basket”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This basket is quite low and I wouldn’t trust it with a wine bottle! But...
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1930s Wrangel: “Little Red Riding Hood with Athletic Wolf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The manufacturer Wrangel lived with her family in Stuttgart. During World War II. their house...
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1930s Pfeil (?): “Frightened Little Red Riding Hood on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - It wasn’t only the beginning of the 2nd World War that made earnest faces appear...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Dwarf in Snail Dialogue”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - How to you communicate with a snail almost your own size? He seems to be...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Candle Girl in White Dress”

A breathtakingly tender color scheme with white, light blue and yellow. The girl looks like an angel at first sight,...
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1930s German Fretwork ▶︎ Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Ironing / Hartmann Nr.181

Theses booklet has 9 templates for fairy tale fretwork art. They could be ironed onto the ply wood. In this...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Goatee”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Looking at thousands of German Wall Figures makes you spot tiny details: Most of the...
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1930s Wrangel: “Rumpelstiltskin on Green Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Blue Strawberry Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 26cm - In later decades this motive was copied by other manufactureres. - Had to! A...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Early Comet Sandman”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Sandman Sleeping in Moon”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Why is this an enchanting wall figure even though this dwarf isn’t exactly pretty with...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Snow White with Flower Wreath”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Flowers in her hair, flowers in her hand and flowers to her feet. - This...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Rose Red with Flower Wreath”

Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. (Snow-White and Rose-Red) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Art Deco Till Owlglass with Long Hood”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 25cm. - Again, an early Mertens highlight! Very early work, very much motion, you can feel...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique 7 Ravens Sister in Short Dress”

Early Mertens-Kunst and very rare. Hand-painted on wood. Look at the delicate movement of this wall figure! Enter the following...
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1930s German Wall Figure / Munchner-Kunst: “First Day of School Teddy Bear on War Cardboard”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Dwarf with Flared Trousers and Floor Long Cap”

I love the wall long hood end and the flared yellow trousers. A beautiful color scheme, very soft and harmonious....
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1930s Zumpfe: “Large Yellow Snow White with Small Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - There is a "WH" on the back, most likely refering to a part of Dresden...
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: “Snow White with Fence and Apple Witch”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - "No 8". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Triangle Stamp HMF: “Evil Snow White Queen with Magic Mirror”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A very unusual motive, Snow White's evil stepmother with the mirror! - "Spieglein, Spieglein" on...
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1930s Wrangel: “Snow White in Bellflower Dress”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. But does the dwarf actually offer a...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Slim Snow White with Put Up Hair”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the dwarfs on this very early Hellerkunst wall figure: The tender faces and...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Antique Blue 7 Miles Boots Boy on Wide Base”

Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Hellerkunst: “7-Miles Child with Beanie”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Kinderwelt Lindau Bodensee: “Little 7 Miles Boy”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - An endearing little piece of vintage art, the boy having his hands in his pockets...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “White Candle Angel as Christmas Tree Decoration”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - Faces are hard to paint, and this one is so beautiful! - The detailed Pixie...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Orange Pitch Mary with Hands in her Face”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 22cm. - Brothers Grimm's Mother Holle / Hulda. (Pitchen Mary) - One of the early Mertens-Kunst...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early Mother Holle on a Cloud”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - The Mother Holle Fairy Tale includes the Good and the Lazy Daughter. - In German,...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Fairylike Rumpelstiltskin in Green Hoodie Dress”

Very very rare and unusual too. It is a wonderful shade of green and I love the contrasting white sleeves....
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1930s Wrangel: “Art Deco Star Money Girl with Raised Hands”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Light Blue Star Money Girl with Golden Stars”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Blond Star Money Girl with much Movement”

- Hand-painted on 5mm-plywood, 22cm. - This is a girl with much movement, look at the bent back, and the...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Blond Star Money Girl”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Brunette Star Money Girl”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Wrangel: “Red Star Money Girl with Braid”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Wrangel had two styles, one with delicate lines and the one with rather crude lines....
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1930s Wrangel: “Red Gold Mary with Apron”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Star Money Girl or Mother Holles Golden Daughter? Wrangel did at least two Star Money...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Star Money Girl with Black Hair and Star Base”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is an unusual Star Money Girl: 1. She has deep black hair. 2. She's...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Kneeling Mini Star Money Girl”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - A very dainty early Mertens-Kunst work. - You will find those white puffy sleeves on...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early Dwarf with Flared Trousers and Concertina”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This was a very popular dwarf, it got copied a lot, too. Enter the following...
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Candle Holder Polishing Angel”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - An engaging motive once you've got figured out that the angel is polishing the star....
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1930s Hellerkunst: “Slim Hansel and Gretel”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Very early Hellerkunst. I love the simplicity and the color scheme with different shades of...
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1930s Wrangel: “The Brave Little Tailor”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1920s H.Paulmann Nürtingen: “Hansel and Gretel Diorama”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in...
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1930s Muenchner-Kunst: “Marching Drum Teddies on War Coardboard”

- Hand-painted on cardboard. - Most producers of wall figures had problems getting high quality material during the 2nd World...
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1920s Handi: “Dwarf with Work Apron”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Twenties are here again, only in a new century. Were the 1920s really golden...
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Antique Little Red Riding Hood with Swim Cap”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 15cm. - Little Red Riding Hood filling her basket: An unusual scene. Enter the following in...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Red-Orange Till Owlglass”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Wonderful haptics with luminous layers of color! (Till Eulenspiegel) Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search:...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Thumbelina in Red Flower”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Someone must have been protecting this wall figure all these years. Unfortunately, many parents threw...
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1930s Erika Bartels: “King Trushbeard with Princess”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Look at the princess’s short jacket: The long sleeves with the yellow silk lining, then...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “The Wild Swans”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue. - "The Wild...
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1930s Friedrich Wilhelm Heye: “Naked Hare and Hedgehog”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Evil Dwarf with Gems” (Snow White and Rose Red)

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This looks like a high quality producer’s work, just look at the fine lines, the...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Wolf and the 7 Young Kids”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure....
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Distraught Mother Goose in Apron Dress”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s Wrangel: “Little Thumb in a Shoe”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 17cm. - In the fairy tale, Little Thumb steals the Shoes off the ogre to save...
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1930s Pfeil (?): “Admonishing Snow White”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This could also been Snow White and Rose Red, after all there is a stubborn...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Ruebezahl with Knee Long Beard”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - A rare motive. You will hardly come across a Wall Figure showing this mountain spirit....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Key Fairy”

- Hand-painted on plywood, 20cm. - A beautiful and rare color scheme. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Yellow Apple Snow White with Green Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 25cm. - There is a similar Mertens version with a crown instead of the apple. Enter...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Little Red Riding Hood on War Time Wood”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 20cm. - Mertens-Kunst couldn't order quaility plywood during the 2nd World War as easily as before....
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Large Soap Bubble Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 30cm. - An unusually large wall figure by Mertens-Kunst. - There is a second soap bubble...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst: “Early large Balloon Skirt Goose Maid”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood. - This was a very popular Mertens-Kunst motive of the early years. - Look at the...
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1930s Mertens-Kunst (?): “Antique 7 Miles Boots Girl”

- Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood, 24cm. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: Maerchen-Holzbild
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1930s Kunstgewerkliche Handarbeit: “Small Dwarf with Ladybug”

- Hand-painted on 0,5cm-cardboard, 16cm. "No39". - A dressed up Ladybug is unusual: A hat, shoes and the umbrella. Enter...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Dwarf with Toadstool Root Umbrella”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Unique identifier: The torn out mushroom along with its root. Enter the following in the...
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1930s Gerheina: “Blue Fly Agaric Mushroom Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Maybe the Gerheina motives were not supposed to be for nursery decoration, they are dwarfs...
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1930er Handi: “Grim Apple Dwarf with Sack”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - I have only known very simple designs of this producer so far. This is a...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Blue Poppy Dwarf”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - He makes you smile, doesn't he? Ilse Schneider again having an idea of her own....
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1930s German Wall Figure: “Copy of Stone Dwarf”

T- he (great) copy is on the left side, the original by Mertens-Kunst on the right. Enter the following in...
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1930s Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit: “Blue Cep Dwarf”

Hand-painted on plywood, "No 3". Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called: maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Dwarf with Saint Martin Lantern”

- Hand-painted on plywood. Enter the following in the Ebay.de-search: 1930er Maerchen-Holzbild (My Ebay.de-shop is called maerchenholzbilder)
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - This is one of my favorites, I love the color scheme and the giant Strawberry!...
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1930s Ilse Schneider: “Dwarf with Bird Walking Stick”

- Hand-painted on plywood. - Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started to design her own wall...
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