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Alice in Wonderland Antique Wood Figures circa 1940

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    Posted 1 year ago

    CanCollect
    (38 items)

    This is a stunning set of wooden characters from Alice in Wonderland. Each character is hand made and painted, and feature articulated joints held by tiny pins so that arms/legs/heads can be posed differently. These were made by Ila Fifield (American 1911-1995) of Calais Vermont about 1940. They are detailed in a book called "The Dolls of Yesterday" by Eleanor St. George 1953
    I would love to find any other additional information on these figures, and their maker if anyone has anything further to add. These are similar to ones made in England in the 1920s by Talfourd Toys, and there is little information about those figures as well, except for maybe some auction results. Fifield's hand made toys command quite handsome auction results due to their quality, workmanship, and rarity.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 1 year ago
      Verry KooL ,,they speak to me ,as a ,talking Rabbit would
      A Pooka
    2. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Really wonderful Alice in Wonderland pieces, great post
    3. CanCollect CanCollect, 1 year ago
      keramikos: Thank you for the additional info, I appreciate it, and yes I have actually ordered that book hoping there is some helpful information to continue my search.

      Appreciate all of everyone's positive comments!

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