Others before 1945

Here your find among others: Hilla, Hosenmatz, Kleur en Profiel, Vobach, Wrangel, Ilse Schneider and the early Munchner-Kunst.

1940s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Puss in Boots with Miller’s Son on Checkered Base

There is another checkered base by Munchner-Kunst, showing a boy with a dog. Here we have: boy-cat. There it is...
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1930s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Light Blue Princess with Red Bouquet

Hand-painted on 6mm-plywood with matte varnish. I love the light and friendly color scheme.
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1930s Munchner-Kunst ☆ Cinderella on Checkered Tiles (Given as a Present Christmas 1941)

A date on the back of a antique wall figure is very valuable - it helps to tell when a...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Long Braid Cinderella with Raised Dove

No size zero in the 1930s. Hand-painted and rare, a wall figure with inner movement. Cinderella tenderly holding a dove....
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Slim Cinderella in Light Blue Dress (Christmas 1939)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. The dedication on the back says "Christmas 1939". A piece of normality in the first...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Kneeling Cinderella with Hair Bun and Long Braid

An unusual Cinderella what with the hair do and the long puffy sleeves. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare.
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1930s Goldi ✧ Brown Cinderella on Red Bow Base

Hand-painted on wood with thick colors and varnish. I like the simple color scheme with the two shades of red....
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Large Slim Cinderella on Thick Wood

Almost 0,8 cm thick wood, that is very unusual for German Wall Figures, normally the wood is 0,3 cm thick....
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1930s Pfeil (?) ✧ Kneeling Blue Cinderella on Black Base

A black base, that is very unusual. And the open mouth, that is unusual, too. Not the fact that it...
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1940s Hilla (?) ✧ Small Cinderella with Sad Face on Cardboard (2nd World War)

During war times some manufacturers painted on cardboard instead of wood. And the faces got sad. Here you find both.
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1940s Hilla ✧ Cinderella Drying her Stockings

Unfortunately Hilla was not so great at drawing faces, but look at the accessories: The wooden clothesline, the towel and...
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1940s Graupner ☆ Cinderella with Tree and Mother’s Grave

Rare is the wall figure with her mother's grave. This is one of two I have known so far. Enter...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Green Cinderella on Red Kitchen Tiles

From the bottom to Cinderella's middle there seems to be a large triangle. Very simple and reduced, with an odd...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Cinderella with Stool and Blond Braid

Hilla has a style of their own. On this Cinderella wall figure the thin lines were drawn with a black...
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1940s “Sudeten” ✧ Blue Little Brother and Little Sister on Cardboard (=War Time Material)

During the 2nd World War some producers used cardboard instead of plywood. Some even had a stamp on the back,...
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1940s Vobach ✧ Sleeping Beauty with Thick Braids on Red Throne

I have held two similar items in my hands, both with this motive: One made of wood, one made of...
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🔴 1940er Liha ☆ Waches Dornröschen mit böser Fee und Dornenbaum

Ich kenne von Lika nur wenige Holzbilder, aber die ich kenne, haben viele feine Details, so auch hier. Schauen Sie...
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1940s “F.S.” ✧ Salmon Sleeping Beauty with Hip Long Braids (Cardboard Picture)

During the 2nd World War, good material got scarce, there where quite a lot cardboard pictures instead of wood pictures....
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1960s Unknown Producer ✧ White Flute Angel Sitting in Moon Crescent

Hand-painted on wood, with varnish. It is a beautiful wall figure with a harmonious color scheme, but I don't know...
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1940s Ingeborg Immel ☆ Red Angel with Corkscrew Curls and Candle

On the back someone wrote with a pencil: "Original von Ingeborg Immel", so it's an original by a woman named...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Blue Angel with The Book of Life

I have seen a photo of the Hellerkunst manufactory in the 1930s. There you can see, among other wall figures,...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Red Fairy on Bird Branch

An unusual fairy, but I named her fairy for the following reasons: 1. She is sitting on a rather slim...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel ☆ Kneeling Blue Angel at Baby Cradle

On many of this manufacturers's back sides it says: Made in Holland. This is one of the exceptions, no German...
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German Wall Figures on the Go ✧ 1940s Fairy Flying on a Leaf in Berlin Adlon 2018

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. It is most likely a copy of the original Hellerkunst Fairy on a Leaf. Only...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Angel with Flared Trousers and Bellflower

Very unusual what with the fared trousers and the tiny wings. Hosenmatz was a manufacturer who had lots of original...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Beautiful Golden Daughter with Balcony (Mother Holle)

It makes you think of Mother Holle, that's the first person who springs to mind. But it must be Mother...
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1930er Vobach ✧ Golden Daughter with Braids and Cloud Base

A nice little wall hanging, hand-painted on 5mm-wood. (Mother Holle / Hulda)
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1930er Wrangel ☆ Red Frog King Princess on Blue Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enchanting in its simplicity and beauty.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Adult Frog King Princess in Red Dress

Ilse Schneider used to work for Magda and Georg Heller in the early 1930s. Later she had her own manufactory,...
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1930s Holsten ✧ Crying Frog King Princess Sitting on the Well

Very unusual: A Frog King Pincess and you can't see her face. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare.
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1940er Münchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ☆ White Frog King Princess with Hair Rose

The soft color scheme, that's what I love about this wall figure. I also like the details: The hair locks,...
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1940s Sonderanfertigung WZ ✧ Frog King with Begging Princess (War Time Cardboard)

During the 2nd World War, good material got scarce, there where quite a lot cardboard pictures instead of wood pictures....
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Cute Goose Maid with Bollenhut Hat and Frame

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 and Wide Dress

Look at the puffy sleeves, the bloated skirt and the goose’s belly. There is something round and generous about this...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Goose Maid with Flying Hair and Polka Dots

Ilse Schneider had formerly worked for Hellerkunst. Then she started her own manufactory. Thank God, because there would be wonderful...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Goose Girl with Dowsing

You've got to look a bit but there it is, behind her back. Another thing I noticed: One goose is...
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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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1930s Niedersachsen ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Scared Eyes

Every time had their very own Hansel and Gretel faces. Even before the beginning of the Second World War the...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Green Witch and House

The sickly green face says from the start: This is no nice woman, although she plays the part. Most pre-war...
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1930s Wrangel ☆☆ Art Deco Hansel und Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies

Hand-painted on wood, a wonderful piece of work, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too!
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1940s Frisgo ☆ Dark Hansel and Gretel on Square Gingerbread Cookie

A fascinating first impression with somewhat unbecoming faces - Hansel’s nose resembles that of Pinocchio while Gretel’s face looks a...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Colorful Hansel and Gretel in Folklore Blouses

Who knows this producer? There is no sign on the back, yet I know about 10 differnt motives by them.
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1940s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Gretel with Braid Bow and Gingerbread Cookie Base (Hansel and Gretel)

This is special about Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder: 1. They used very thick wood with 0,5cm thickness. 2. They used water colors and...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Earnest Hansel and Gretel with Flying Red Skirt

Handgemalt auf Holz mit Firnis und sehr selten. Ein ganz eigener Stil, der mir bisher unbekannt ist. Schauen Sie sich...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Hansel and Gretel Witch with Shoulder Cat

Hand-painted on wood, great Hilla-haptics! This is one of the few fairy tale motives by Hilla.
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel with Short Trousers and Dark Witch

Very unusual what with the witch's dark skin and colorful hat. Great work, look at the children's eyes! I don't...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Colorful Hansel and Gretel with Polka Dots

In spite of the foreboding 1930s: Ilse Schneider's wall figures almost always came in bright colors, in good times and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Debating Hansel and Gretel on Green Triangle Base

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. You can almost hear the children debating, Gretel being frightened and asking her big brother...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Bonnet Witch in Dark Colors

This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic idea does not always work,...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Hansel and Gretel in Dark Colors

This is a typical example of German Wall Figures in dark times. No, this basic idea does not always work,...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Hansel and Gretel with Croissants and Square Frame

Round and rather lush lines, only the frame is square. Hand-painted on wood.
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1920er H.Paulmann Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Hansel and Gretel

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dainty Hans in Luck with Red Scarf

There are two interesting things on the back: The price was 2,50, either Rentenmark or Reichsmark back then. And they...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Hanschen Klein with Fly Agaric Lamella Mushrooms

„Hanschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it, but back then,...
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1940s Wrangel ✧ Hans in Luck Carrying a Piglet

It's a rather elegant wood picture with Hans's slender frame and the built in piglet. Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1940s Niedersachsen-Kunst ☆ Hans in Luck with Sign Post To Happiness

I love this sign post idea pointing "to happiness" (ins Glueck). And I love it that in the USA you're...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Hans in Luck with Large Belly and Large Goose

A funny style and quite lush, with big eyes, big lips, wide trousers.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Hans in Luck with Cute Piglet

Cute Piglet, but of course, he will trade it again. For something less valuable, of course. Hand-painted in bright colors...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Hans in Luck with Fared Trousers

More flared seems not possible! Back in the 1930s flared trousers were not fashion though, but work clothes! That fits...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Sweep Lover Pair on Red Heart Base

Look at the edges! Hilla painted them too, along with thick paint and varnish and unusually thick wood. Original Bergischer...
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1940s Hilla ☆ German Wall Figures in the New Century (Mosel Collection)

Vintage German wall figures in our modern enviornment.
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Children in Romanian Folk Clothing (Wood Figures)

Drawing faces is hard. More often than not, leaving lines out is the most harmonious move. Look at the non-existing...
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1930s Munchner Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Little Girl with Red Ribbon Lamb Toy

The 1930s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder had large wall figures and a matte finish. My guess is that they developed into Münchner-Kunst...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Old Pomeranian Couple with Spinning Wheel (Wooden Wall Figure)

Like the Swabian Dirndl Girls this wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes (Wooden Wall Figure)

Like the Old Pomeranian Couple his wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1940s Vobach (?) ✧ Little Princess with White Bell Flower

One of my favourite color schemes: Light-blue, white, yellow and a spot of red. Works like a charm, again and...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Art Deco Mother in Orange Blue Coat Dress (Madonna)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, rare in this version. These mothers/madonnas were very popular in the first part of the...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Lover Pair with Meadow and Heart (Wooden Wall Hanging)

A nice little gem, hand-painted with lavish amounts of paint and varnish, on 5mm-quality-plywood. Man kann die Farbschichten spüren, das...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Blond Sweep Boy with Red Scarf

Do you happen to know the manufacturer‘s name? It is undecipherable. It is high quality though, look at the details:...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Girl with Wide Skirt and Bouquet

The producer Hosenmatz did to much of everything, and that is great: Too much paint, too much varnish, too thick...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Four Singer Boys with Sheet Music on Meadow Base

Hand-painted on wook. You can feel the thick smooth paint layers.
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1940s Hilla ☆ Kissing Dirndl Children on Red Heart Base

I love the Hilla quality: Thick paint, thick varnish-layer and 5mm-wood. Haptic joy, to feel the paint layers.
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1940s Hilla ✧ Colorful Dirndl Children in Lederhosen (Wood Hanging)

Once again Hilla's great quality: Thick wood, thick paint layers, thick layer of varnish.
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1930s Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Boy and Dog on Checkered Base

Hand-painted on wood with no or very matte varnish. The checkered two colored base is rather unusual for a German...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Kneeling Blue Girl with Yellow Flower

I like the tiny details of this wall figure: Look at the flowers on the dress and on the meadow...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Singer at Six Ravens Fence

Many of the early wooden wall figures told little stories: Try and describe all the details of this little scene...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Shocked Ski Girl with Yellow Scarf

Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was as important as...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Young Flower Woman with Market Stall

Look at all the colorful details! I love the big roses, especially the whites lines on them. Hand-painted maybe in...
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1940s Indecipherable Producer ✧ Little Haverman with Rolling Bed

You hardly find him on wooden wall figures. I like the choice of the color shades, it's very fotogenic. Hand-painted...
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1940s Hilla ☆ Kissing Lover Pair on Red Heart Base

Hilla has more than one design with a red heart base. This one shows teenagers who are kissing. Unusual, because...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Green Boy with Leather Pants and Dance Lamb

Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her former employer. The...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Blue Bow Shoes Mother with Cradle Baby

On very thick plywood, 6mm, four layers! It was given to a sick child in 1952, but I think it...
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1930s Zaandijk (?) ✧ Little Witch with Red Scarf and Alarmed Cat

I like the black cat, someone has looked at a real alert cat and reduced the lines like in a...
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1940s ✧ Lost Lantern Lover with Text

The Sutterlin script translates to: "If your love live faces night, go embrace a lantern light."
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1940s Hilla ✧ Umbrella Girl with Frilly Underwear

Hilla had many wood pictures with children, some with grown ups, too. It was not always fairy tales with this...
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1930er Niedersachsen ✧ Little School Boy “Sheldon” with Red Jacket and Bow Tie

His name is not Sheldon of course, but the new 2018s TV-Series "Young Sheldon" made the bow tie for boys...
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1940s Zaandijk ✧ Dutch Santa with Sack and Pine Tree

The only Santa I have known so far as a wood picture. However, Hellerkunst (now called Heller) still sells Santas...
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1930s Hosenmatz ☆ Flute Child with Brown Hood

Hand-painted on 4mm-plywood. Weight: 23 gram. I have two of them, same size, but one weighs 26 gram. I think...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Yellow Dress Girl with Red Flower

I like the lavishness of this wall figure and its haptic solidity: ✧ A thick layer of paint. ✧ The...
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1940s Zaandijk (?) ✧ Pink Dutch Girl with White Bonnet

I like the thick colors, especially the pink and the light blue.
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Dancing Dirndl Pair in Traditional Clothes

Most of the wooden wall figures were produced for nurseries. There are some exceptions however, like this one, showing young...
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1930s Pfeil (?) ✧ Yellow Candle Girl on Blue Base

A lines signature on the base: I know several fairy tale wood pictures by this producer, they all have these...
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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?) ☆ Light Blue Girl with Red Cap Counting Petals (Arnheim Collection)

The motive is a girl playing the „He loves me he loves me not“ petal game. The last petal is...
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1940s Niedersachsen ☆ Ski Girl with Red Beanie (Given as a Present in 1946)

You can actually feel the paint layers and the unusually thick wood, 0,6cm. It's a wood haptics experience. Some of...
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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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1930er Zaandijk ✧ Dutch Girl Carrying Flowers on Her Shoulder

Hand-painted on wood and rare. On the back it says: "Zaansch Zaandijk, Handschilder-Atelier, handgemalt". I have known of six motives...
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1930s Zaandijk ✧ Dutch Girl with Flower Basket in Pastel Colors

This is an unusual wood picture, for three reasons: 1. It was not produced in Germany but Holland. 2. It...
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1920s Unknown Producer ☆ Dutch Children with Guitar and White Bonnet

An unusually early and elaborate wall figure. Look at the details and the shadows! Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very...
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1940s Hilla ✧ Toothache Boy with Red Dot Scarf

He looks relaxed though, walking proudly with hands in his pocket. Maybe he's thinking: Anything but school! By the way:...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Little Goose Girl with Willow Catkin

I have seen about 10 different designs by this manufacturer, but I don't know its name. Can someone help me...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Haenschen Klein with Fine Features (German Lullaby)

A fragile wood picture that has been through a lot, what with the damaged hat and walking stick and the...
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1940s Niedersachsen ✧ Hiking Couple with Yellow Skirt (Given as a Present in 1941)

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth." George Washington is supposed to have said that. Hiking takes time, you...
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1930s Ilse Schneider (?) ☆ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Red Nightcap

There are only two main colors and only three basic objects here: Cap, nightshirt and moon. And still you get...
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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Anneli’s Doll

Hand-painted on wood and rare. Again a proof, that Ilse Schneider, after having worked for Hellerkunst for several years, developed...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Pied Piper of Hamelin with Rat Bag (Rat Catcher)

Rather creepy, what with the rats hanging from the bag. I don't even want to know how the attached them!...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Blue Pied Piper of Hamelin with Tails Jacket (Rat Catcher)

This is the only version I have seen of this wall figure, it's quite unusual with the tails jacket and...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Slim Pied Piper of Hamelin with Black Vest and Ruff (Rat Catcher)

It is fun to google ruff and look at the pictures: The first ones are funny animal ruffs, the medieval...
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1930s Niedersachsen ✧ Red Rat Catcher of Hamelin on Dotted Brown Base (Pied Piper)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a real museum piece. Look at the movement in the wall figure, the striding pied...
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1940s Hilla ☆ Blond Pied Piper of Hamelin (Rat Catcher / Mosel Collection)

A haptic joy, like all Hilla wall figures: Hand-painted on wood, thick layers of paint and varnish. This rat catcher...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Little Red Riding Hood in Dark Dress with Grey Apron

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, a definitive highlight of early German Wall Figures. The series face is typical of Ilse...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Beanie and Striped Skirt

An unusual cutie, or have you ever seen a Little Red Riding Hood with a beanie? The striped skirt is...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Earnest Little Red Riding Hood with Low Basket

I just entered „basket“ in the search top right. This basket IS quite low and I wouldn’t trust it with...
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1940s Little Red Riding Hood Walking and Talking with Wolf on Cardboard (2nd World War)

There were times when quality plywood was not available or to expensive, so some manufacturers produced on cardboard.
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1940s Hilla ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Blond Braids and Frilly Unterpants

The Hilla faces are always a bit crumpled, but the haptics are so great: Thick paint and varnish and thick...
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1940s “Abt.Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit” ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with High Cap (“101”)

A perfect work, look at the eyes and the mouth of the girl, and the basket! Hand-painted on wood.
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1930s Wrangel ✧ All Red Little Red Riding Hood with Athletic Wolf

The manufacturer Wrangel lived with her family in Stuttgart. During World War II. their house where they lived and produced...
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1930s Pfeil (?) ✧ Frightened Slim Little Red Riding Hood on Green Triangle Base

It wasn’t only the beginning of the 2nd World War that made earnest faces appear on many German wall figures....
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Funny Little Red Riding Hood with Milestone 11

The is striding in a funny way, too. Hand-painted on wood and there's a price on the back.
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1940s “Sonderanfertigung WZ” ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Hovering Wolf (on War Time Cardboard)

Many wolfs on wood pictures looked more threatening just before and during the 2nd World War. Also, good material got...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Light Blue Rumpelstiltskin with Goatee (Rumplestiltskin)

Looking at thousands of German Wall Figures makes you spot tiny details: Most of the Rumplestiltskins do actually have a...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Red Rumpelstiltskin with Fire and Green Base (Rumplestiltskin)

The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that he is supposted to be...
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▷ Sandman (Hans Christian Andersen)

- Sandmännchen = Little Sandman (German TV) - Pittiplasch - Schnatterinchen
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Sandman with Sand Bag and Dot Hoodie

The style and base is Mertens-Kunst, but the wood is too poor for an original! Might be a copy of...
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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?) ☆ Snow White in Yellow Coat Dress (Arnheim Collection)

This is a wall figure of the Arnheim Collection, hand-painted on wood, a highlight and extremely rare. A German soldier...
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1930s Zumpfe ✧ Large Yellow Snow White with Streched out Hands

Hand-painted on wood, rare. There is a "WH" on the back, most likely refering to a part of Dresden: "Weißer...
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1940s Vorbach (?) ✧ Snow White with Apple Witch on Cardboard (2nd World War)

During the 2nd World War, quality material got scarce. This is an unusual Snow Shite, too, what with the apple...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Evil Snow White Queen with Magic Mirror

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. A very unusual motive, Snow White's evil stepmother with the mirror!
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Snow White with Hair Band and Bellflower Dress

The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. Adding to the white-blue color scheme are the golden bands in her...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Happy Snow White with Wide Base and Sweet Dwarfs

I like the light yellow swinging dress and the happiness and friendliness of this fairy tale wood picture.
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Yellow Crown Snow White on very Thin Wood

An unusual style, look at her hair and the color changing part of her dress! Rather elegant though. It's hand-painted...
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1920s H.Paulmann Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Snow White

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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1930s Kinderwelt Lindau-Bodensee ✧ Tiny Seven Miles Boots Runner on Multicolored Base

Such an endearing little peace of vintage art craft, the boy having his hands in his pockets while running. Hand-painted...
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1930s “EHK” ✧ Seven Miles Boots with Yellow Scarf and Huge Shoes

I have only known this one wall figure by the producer "EHK" so far. It is hand-painted on 3mm-plywood.
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Seven Miles Boots Boy with Hands in his Pocket

It looks like Ravi-Kunst, totally, but the wood quality and the colors and the missing varnish don't fit. My guess:...
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Red Star Money Girl with Raised Star

The Star Money girl holding one star in her hands, that was a beloved motive. They were similar designs by...
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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Star Money Girl with Golden Stars

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare. Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started her own manufactury....
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Blue Star Money Girl in Round Frame

This is a difficult wood picture, although it looks so simple - the difficult part is telling who did it....
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Delicate Star Money Girl with Red Shift and Braid

Enter „Wrangel Star Money“ in the search and you’ll see it: Wrangel had two styles, the one with the delicate...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Mother Holle’s Golden Girl with Gold Coins

Star Money Girl or Mother Holles Golden Daughter? Wrangel did at least two Star Money motives, and they both have...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Blue Star Money Girl with Long Black Hair

This is an unusual Star Money Girl: 1. She has deep black hair. 2. She's standing on a star. First...
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1940s Ilse Schneider ☆ Light Blue Star Money Girl with Yellow Stars

Attraction: Again, the simplicity and the haptics. Virtual worlds make us yearn for something beautiful and solid to hold in...
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1940s Ilse Schneider ☆ Brave Little Tailor with Flat Iron

I have known this wood picture for only a short while. Almost all Brave Little Tailors got the scissors, but...
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1940s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Marching Drum Teddys on Cardboard (2nd World War)

Most producers of wall figures had problems getting high quality material during the 2nd World War. All quality material was...
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1940s Munchner-Kunst ✧ Kitten’s First Day at School with Candy Cone

I like the candy cone, it seems to be filled with beautiful flowers. In Germany, children get a candy cone...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Ms Eulenspiegel with Blond Hair Lock (Till Owlglass)

Hand-painted on wood, no varnish. This wall figure belongs to a collection of 10 different motives by the same producer....
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Blue Red Till Owlglass on Green Base (Till Eulenspiegel Tales)

This is quality work but I couldn't find out who the producer was. Hand-painted on wood with varnish and rare.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Red Orange Till Owlglass with Scepter (Till Eulenspiegel Tales)

Look at the first picture, it shows the wonderful haptics with the luminous layers of color!
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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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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Light Blue Thumbelina in Red Flower

Someone must have been protecting this wall figure all these years. I only know of this one item so far...
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1930s Unknown Producer with Triangle Stamp ✧ White Eyed Miller with Stubborn Donkey

I can't decipher the words on the stamp. I'd really like to know the name of this producer. Hand-painted on...
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1930s Erika Bartels ☆ King Trushbeard with Haughty Princess

Look at the princess’s short jacket: The long sleeves with the yellow silk lining, then the earrings and the thread...
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1940er Ilse Schneider ✧ Little Thumbling with Yellow Head Scarf and Fists

During the war years, most of the faces were solemn, but I know many earnest Ilse Schneider wall figure faces...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ The Wild Swans with Light Blue Sister (Hans Christian Andersen)

Very rare, hand-painted on wood. The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue.
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Ungrateful Dwarf with Pile of Gems (Snow White and Rose Red)

This looks like a high quality producer’s work, just look at the fine lines, the color scheme, the overall harmonious...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids with Back Basket

The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure. The color scheme with orange...
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1940s Erika Bartels ☆ The Swineherd with Princess in Blue Dress (Given as a Present in 1946 // Hans Christian Andersen)

I think this fairy tale wood picture was produced earlier that 1946. 1946 was the year it was given as...
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1930s Ilse Schneider (?) ✧ Distraught Mother Goose

Magda Heller as well as Ilse Schneider (once she had started her own business after working as a painter for...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Little Thumbling in the Shoe (Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault)

Hand-painted on wood with matte varnish. In the fairy tale, Little Thumbling steals the Sevenmilesshoes from the ogre to save...
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1930s Pfeil (?) ✧ Admonishing Snow White with Red Dwarf

This could also been Snow White and Rose Red, after all there is a stubborn dwarf. Go ahead and google...
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1930er Ilse Schneider ☆ Mountain Spirit Ruebezahl (Giant Mountains in Poland

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. You will hardly come across Wooden Wall Figure showing this mountain spirit.
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ The Hare and the Hedgehog in Frock Coat

There are only a handful of wood pictures with Frock Coats, it’s a pity actually once you see here how...
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▷ Wilhelm Busch etc.

- Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch) - Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
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1930s Ilse Schneider ☆ Blue Dwarf under Fly Agaric Mushroom Umbrella with Root

A very unique wall figure, the torn out mushroom along with its root. Hand-painted on wood, with varnish, definitly a...
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1930s Gerheina ☆ Blue Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom

One of the typical Gerheina Dwarfs: Enter "Gerheina" in the search top right and compare the bases! If you hold...
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1930s Handi ☆ Grumpy Apple Dwarf with Patched Up Hood

This is a great work by Handi. I have only known very simple designs of this producer so far. What...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Happy Dwarf with Red Red Poppy

He makes you smile, doesn't he? Ilse Schneider again having an idea of her own. She had worked for Hellerkunst...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Faded Dwarf with Burning Candle

Hand-painted on wood, matte or no varnish. That could be a clue for its being a scarce material war time...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry

This is one of my favorites, I love the color scheme and the giant Strawberry! It is hand-painted on wood...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Red Dwarf with Man High Walking Stick

Ilse Schneider had first worked for Hellerkunst and then started to design her own wooden wall figures. She also wrote...
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1920s Handi ✧ Stooping Lantern Dwarf with Work Apron

Soon the Twenties will be here again, only in a new century. Were the 1920s happier and more golden? In...
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1940er Hilla ✧ Kneeling Dwarf with Flower Bouquet

Red-orange is a color scheme with an impact! It was Hellerkunst who started this trend. Enter „Hellerkunst Pied Piper“ in...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Shy Dwarf King with Scroll

The Gerheina figures have a matte finish. I do guess there is a coat layer, it is easier to tell...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Dwarf Protector with Broken Sword

This one is actually called Zwergenbeschützer = Dwarf Protector. All Gerheina Dwarfs have an unusual green-black base. Hand-painted on wood...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Dancing Dwarf with Girlfriend and Red Toadstools

This is a hobby craft wood picture, maybe worked after a template by Graupner / Graubele that I haven't known...
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1940s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Dwarf Pair with Umbrella and Reading Material

I am not sure about the producer, but enter „Kleur en Profiel“ in the search! Don’t you think, it’s the...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Smiling Toadstool with Dwarf Friend

This is a hobby craft wood picture, maybe worked after a template by Graupner / Graubele that I haven't known...
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1940s Niedersachsen ✧ Happy Blue Bouquet Dwarf

A beautiful birthday present - that is what I imagine this design to have been back then. Bright colors, a...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Night Watch Dwarf with Broken Spear

Light blue and grey - that’s a nice color scheme, together with the yellow of the shoes. The lantern is...
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1930s Frankenwald ✧ Blue Library Dwarf on Big Book

A very unusual motive for real book lovers: This dwarf is holding a stack of books and he’s standing on...
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1930s Pfeil ✧ Small Lantern Dwarf in Yellow Frock Coat

Pfeil seems to be one of the first producers of wooden wall figures, and this one comes with unusual colors:...
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Which currency is meant on the back? (There were 5 different German currencies in the 20th century!!!)

Knowing the currency of vintage pricing in the USA is easy, because the USA has always had the dollar. Germany...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Headache Dwarf under Red Lamella Mushroom

I like the lamellas, they are rare on mushrooms. Most don't have them.
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1930s Zaandijk ✧ Annoyed Dwarf with Long Bee Nose

Zaandijk is a city in the Netherlands. So far I have known of 6 motives, dwarfs and Dutch girls. I...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ Dwarf with Golden Cymbals

Take closer look, the base of this dwarf is as high as he is! That’s very unusual, the common proportions...
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1940s Gerheina ☆ Blue Shoemaker Dwarf with Black Boots (Given as a Christmas Present in 1944)

Ich liebe die Gerheina-Zwerge, nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil mein allererster gleich dieses Datum auf der Rückseite hatte!
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1930s Zaandijk ☆ Grey Hoodie Dwarf in Snow Shoes

This is a beautifully unusual wall figure in old fashioned snow shoes. On the front you can see a nail,...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Whizzling Dwarf with Neck Hat and Bird

Wrangel was a manufacturer producing German Wall Figures from 1930 to 1948. The artist was Karin v. Wrangel.
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1930s Wrangel ☆ Thinker Dwarf Gandalf with Pipe and Tree Stump

Gandalf planning his next moves, this is who this wall figure reminds me of. Take your time just thinking, not...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Blue Dwarf on Pinecone Base (Given as a Present Christmas 1945)

The first German Christmas after the Second World War. The giver and the recipient were not on a first-name basis....
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1930s K.M.Märchen-Figuren ✧ Brown Dwarf with Huge Blowball Flower

There are three round forms to be seen on this wall figure: Of course the blowball, but also the dwarf's...
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1930s Hosenmatz ☆ Dancing Party Dwarf on One Leg3

This wall figure makes me somehow think of New Year's Eve, there is just the bottle of sparkling wine missing....
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1930s Zaandijk ✧ Smiling Axe Dwarf with Lantern

Zaandijk was a Dutch manufacturer. This smiling axe dwarf is hand-painted on wood, seems to have been a favourite motive,...
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1940s Ilse Schneider ☆ Red Carnival Dwarf with Pompom Shoes ❒

This is one of my all times favourite wood figure. I took roughly 30 pictures to finally capture a bit...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Colorful and Amused Snow White Dwarfs

Ilse Schneider's dwarfs are very different from those by Hellerkunst, where she had worked before starting her own business. Hand-painted...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Snow White Dwarfs on very Thin Wood

Enter "thin wood" in the search, then you'll see all three entries. I like the dwarf lying on his belly,...
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1940s Unknown Producer ✧ Snow White Dwarfs on very Thin Wood B)

Enter "thin wood" in the search and scroll a bit, then you'll see all three entries to this Snow White...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Snow White Dwarfs with Fly Swatter and Dot Hoodie

IS it a fly swatter? I'm still wondering what that triangle's supposed to be! Hand-painted on 3mm-plywood with varnish.
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1950s Unknown Producer ✧ Red Dwarf with Attached Lantern and Thick Pupils (Jumping Jack)

Pity I don’t know the name of this great producer yet. They had jumping jacks with special eyes: The paint...
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1930s Unknown Producer ☆ African Girl with Bast Skirt and Hair Bow (Jumping Jack)

Very rare, I think it's the producer with the protruding pupils, the color is layed on very thickly and shiny...
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1940s Unknown Producer ☆ Dirndl Couple as Jumping Jack ☆ VIDEO

Click here for the YouTube-Video of the boy: Dirndl Boy / Junge in Tracht Click here for the YouTube-Video of...
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1950s Unknown Producer ✧ Max and Moritz with Mean Faces (Jumping Jacks)

The mean faces seem to stem especially from Moritz’s (the blond one) smile and eyebrows. Both are hand-painted on plywood...
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