Others 1930-1945

Here your find among others: Hilla, Hosenmatz, Kleur en Profiel, Vobach, Wrangell, Eifel and Munchner-Kinderwandbilder.

1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Dancing Girls in Traditional Swabian Costumes (5)

Like the Old Pomeranian Couple his wall figure was sold to the USA in the 20th century and found its...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Old Pomeranian Couple with Spinning Wheel (4)

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 Munchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Cinderella on Checked Tiles / Date Christmas 1941 (5)

A date on the back of a antique wall figure is very valuable - it helps to tell when a...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Blue Dwarf with Fly Agaric Mushroom (5)

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 (5)

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 Erika Bartels ✧ King Trushbeard with Haughty Princess (5)

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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1940s Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Large (Hansel and) Gretel with Pink Apron on Gingerbread Cookie Base (4)

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 ✧ Ungrateful Dwarf with Pile of Gems (Snow White and Rose Red) (4)

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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1940s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Dwarf Pair with Umbrella and Reading Material (5)

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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1920s H.Paulmann Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätte Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Hansel and Gretel (5)

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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1920s H.Paulmann Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätte Nürtingen ✧ Fairy Tale Diorama Snow White (5)

This Diorama belonged to a Toy Museum in the Black Forest. It had been in the exhibition dated "Around 1920".
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1920s Unknown Producer ✧ Dutch Children with Guitar and White Bonnet (5)

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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1930s Kleur en Profiel (?) ✧ Snow White in Yellow Coat Dress (Arnheim Collection) (5)

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 Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Dwarf under Fly Agaric Mushroom Umbrella with Root (5)

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 Ilse Schneider ✧ Little Red Riding Hood in Dark Dress with Grey Apron (5)

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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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Light Blue Thumbelina in Red Flower (5)

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 Münchner Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Little Girl with Red Ribbon Lamb Toy (4)

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 with Triangle Stamp ✧ White Eyed Miller with Stubborn Donkey (2)

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 Wrangel ✧ Art Deco Hansel und Gretel with Gingerbread Cookies (5)

Hand-painted on wood, a wonderful piece of work, one of my favorites. Look at the color scheme, too!
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1930s Holsten ✧ Crying Frog King Princess Sitting on the Well (3)

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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1930er Wrangel ✧ Red Frog King Princess on Blue Base (5)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. Enchanting in its simplicity and beauty.
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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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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon with Anneli and Doll (4)

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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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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1930er Ilse Schneider ✧ Blue Star Money Girl with Golden Stars (4)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish, very rare. This is a wall figure by Ilse Schneider. She had first worked for...
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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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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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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 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 Blue Cinderella with Put Up Hair (Date Christmas 1939)

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. The dedication on the back is singned "Christmas 1939". A piece of...
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1930s Ilse Schneider / The Six Swans with Light Blue Sister (Brothers Grimm)

Very rare, hand-painted on wood. The color scheme is so so beautiful, using different shades of blue.
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Brown Dwarf with Giant Strawberry on Green Base

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 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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1930s Goldi ✧ Brown Cinderella on Red Bow Base (2)

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 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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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 Unknown Producer ✧ Evil Snow White Queen with Magic Mirror (“Spieglein, Spieglein”) (4)

Hand-painted on wood and very rare. A very unusual motive, Snow White's evil stepmother with the mirror!
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1930s Muenchner-Kinder-Wandbilder ✧ Boy and Dog on Checked Base (3)

Hand-painted on wood with no or very matte varnish. The checked two colored base is rather unusual for a German...
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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 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 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 Pfeil (?) ✧ Kneeling Blue Cinderella on Black Base (3)

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 Unknown Producer ✧ Little Red Riding Hood with Beanie and Striped Skirt (3)

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 ✧ Snow White with Hair Band and Bellflower Dress (5)

The bellflower dress - what a lovely idea. Adding to the white-blue color scheme are the golden bands in her...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Little Singer at Six Ravens Fence (3)

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 (4)

Many of the first wooden wall figures were very fragile. The part with the fretwork art was as important as...
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1930s Gerheina ✧ Shy Dwarf King with Scroll (4)

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 (4)

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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1930s Pavillon ✧ Collection of 7 German Wall Figures

Look at the moon figure in the middle, it’s Little Peter’s Journey to the Moon. Then enter „Ilse Schneider Moon“...
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1930s Unknown Producer ✧ Hanschen Klein with Fly Agaric Lamella Mushrooms (2)

„Hanschen Klein“ is the most famous German lullaby. I am not sure if mothers still sing it, but back then,...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Earnest Little Red Riding Hood with Low Basket (5)

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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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 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 Ilse Schneider ✧ Green Boy with Leather Pants and Dance Lamb (5)

Again an Ilse Schneider design of her own, not resembling any of the Hellerkunst motives of her former employer. The...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Light Blue Rumplestiltskin with Goatee (5)

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 Zaandijk (?) ✧ Little Witch with Red Scarf and Alarmed Cat (4)

I like the black cat, someone has looked at a real alert cat and reduced the lines like in a...
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1930s Ilse Schneider ✧ Mother Goat with Back Basket and Sickle (The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids) (4)

The red scarfs and the hidden young goats are beautiful details on this wall figure. The color scheme with orange...
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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 (4)

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 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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1930s Pfeil ✧ Small Yellow Lantern Dwarf in Goethe Frock (3)

Pfeil seems to be one of the first producers of wooden wall figures, and this one comes with unusual colors:...
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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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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 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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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 Wrangel ✧ Red Star Money Girl with Braid and Blue Base

I like the simplicity of this wall figure, there are very reduced fine lines and a wonderful color scheme. Hand-painted...
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1930s Wrangel ✧ Red Rumplestiltskin with Fire and Green Base (Rumpelstiltskin)

The Rumplestiltskins of the 1960s and 1970s were rather cute - this one shows that he is supposted to be...
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1930s Hosenmatz ✧ Girl in Yellow Tulip Dress 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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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 WRANGEL Whizzling Dwarf with Blue Cap and Bird

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

GANDALF PLANNING THE NEXT MOVES, this is who this wall figure reminds me of. Take your time just thinking, not...
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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 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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1930er Ilse Schneider * Ruebezahl / Mountain Spirit of the Giant Mountains in Poland

Hand-painted on wood with varnish and very rare. You will hardly come across a wall figure of Rübezahl on Wooden...
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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 Wrangel (?) * Proud Dirndl Girl with Puffy Sleeves

Hand-painted on wood with varnish. It might be Wrangel, but I am not sure about it.
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1930s Colorful Hiking Couple on Grass Base (Date 1941)

🇬🇧"True friendship is a plant of slow growth." George Washington
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1940er Ilse Schneider * Earnest Seven Miles Boots Boy with Fists and Yellow Scarf

During the war years, most of the faces were solemn, but I know many earnest Ilse Schneider wall figure faces...
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1940s HILLA Sweep Lover Pair on Red Heart Base

🇬🇧 The manufacturer Hilla is hard to date. The pictures look like they were hand-painted only yesterday, thick layers of...
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1940s Unknown Producer * Faded Dwarf with Bright Candle

Hand-painted on wood, no varnish. That could be a clue for its being a scarce material war time product (Second...
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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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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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1940s “Kunstgewerbliche Handarbeit” ✧ Snow White with Witch and Fence on Cardboard (War Product / Second World War)

Hand-painted on cardboard. During the 2nd World War, quality material got scarce. This is an unusual snow white, too, with...
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1940s Hilla (?) * Small Cinderella with Sad Face on War Time Cardboard

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 Muenchner Kinder-Wandbilder * Marching Drum Teddy Bears on Cardboard (Second 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 Niedersachsen ✧ Dwarf in Blue Hoddie Dress with Giant Bouquet

A beautiful birthday present - that is what I imagine this design to have been back then. Bright colors, a...
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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 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.
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1940s Little Red Riding Hood Walking and Talking with Wolf (hand-painted on Cardboard=War Time Material)

There were times when quality plywood was not available or to expensive, so some manufacturers produced on cardboard.
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1940s HILLA Lantern Lover

The Sutterlin script translates to: "If your love live faces night, go embrace a lantern light."
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1940s German Wall Figures ✧ Beautiful Mother Holle Display by Elisabeth (USA 2018)

Look at this beautiful arrangement! It is a Mother Holle by Graupner/Graubele and a Wrangel-Star Money Girl. The snow and...
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1940s Red Yellow Blue Till Owlglass on Green Base

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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1940s Ski Girl with Red Beanie / Little Ski Rabbit Christel (Date 1946)

"Christel das kleine Skihaserl" = "Little Ski Rabbit Christel" - You can actually feel the paint layers and the unusually...
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1940s ~Edelholz Freiberg * Little Hawelmann 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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1940er Hilla * Blond Pied Piper of Hamelin with Three Rats (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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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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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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1950s Hilla * German Wall Figures in the New Century (Mosel Collection)

Vintage German wall figures in our modern enviornment.
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1930s Ilse Schneider / Blond Goose Maid in Polka Dot Apron with Flying Hair

Ilse Schneider had formerly worked for Hellerkunst. Then she opened her own business / manufactory. Thank god, because there would...
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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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Many designs were inspired by Ilse Schneider

Ilse Schneider wrote and illustrated books about dwarfs and fairies. Many of her motives gave inspiration to wall figures motives....
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Video 😃 1950s Dirndl Girl as Jumping Jack

Here is the link to the YouTube-Video: Dirndl Girl Hampelmann / Jumping Jack
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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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