Friday, May 26, 2017

Toy Telephone from Japan

A Snow White toy telephone from Japan, circa 1950s. There doesn't appear to be any Disney copyright imprint, and the vintage litho artwork--particularly that of the dwarfs--suggests this could be an unlicensed product. Made of metal. Measures approximately 5.75" wide x 5" deep x 3.5" high (including handset).

Images from ebay seller cya-cya2012 based in Japan.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vintage Dopey Playing Cards

Dopey Playing Cards, a complete 52 card standard size deck, plus one joker and a "Contract Bridge Scoring" card. Dates from 1937. Pack no. 56. Made in USA by Western. "© W.D. Ent." Packaged in box.

Biancaneve Card Game from Italy

Snow White card game produced by Dal Negro of Treviso, Italy. Includes four suits with 32 cards total. Dates from circa 1980s. Copyright Walt Disney Productions.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kraft "Hit-O-Ball" Paddles

Made from thick cardboard-like material, this Dopey paddle ball toy dates from circa 1938. It was a premium give-away item sponsored by Kraft and originally came with a ball attached by a string. Paddle measures 9.25" x 5" at its widest point.

Images via vintagezone.

A snow white paddle is pictured on page 834 of Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007.