TOYS & GAMES
Toys and games are an intrinsic part of our social history and an insight into childhood from the earliest carved wooden horses and rag balls to the sophisticated games and AI of today.
VICTORIAN BABY DOLL WITH LONG CHRISTENING GOWN
Whether you find baby dolls creepy or adorable is entirely in the eye of the beholder, but this little chap certainly looks better with his long cotton christening gown on. His soft body has a few tears and his nose has been chipped but bearing in mind the age is in pretty good order. The dress has a couple of marks but with a good soak and a steam should come up nicely. No visible makers mark. Doll height 15.5". £50
VINTAGE CHILDREN'S BUILDING BLOCKS
A well loved and played with collection likely dating to 1940s - 1950s. Charming muted colours and in three slightly different sizes so not a complete collection but overall in fair condition and would make a great display piece. Available as a whole or part if required. Whole set £28
ART NOUVEAU CARVED WOODEN DOMINOES IN WOODEN BOX
If anyone thought dominoes were all the same, look again! These have wonderful stylised carving which easily shouts the Art Nouveau period (circa 1900-1910) and come in a little wooden box. The box is possibly not original but is close to the period, if not older, with a transfer print of Scottish Highlanders. It is missing its key, but has a collection of wonderful children’s graffiti inside the lid, and at one point belonged to a little boy called A.W.E. Perkins. I wonder what became of him? £40.
LARGE VINTAGE JOINED MOHAIR TEDDY BEAR
I always think teddys have intelligent faces and this fella is no exception. Approximately 1940s-50s, fully jointed, with original eyes and a bit of a chewed nose, he has had a well loved life. There is a little damage to his ear and left foot but otherwise his velvety pads are in decent order and he has a few small bald patches. Well, haven't we all. 21" standing height. £65