Look at our antique mall haul!
My favorite antique mall had a Christmas in July sale this weekend. I made the girls go with me. They wound up having a great time, and I grabbed a few goodies: a new old tablecloth, a small original painting, a vintage children's magazine, some Little Golden Books, and a Fisher Price music box radio.
Because I'm really a big kid myself.
Little Sis wanted to point out that we already have a Fisher Price radio. I told her they are completely different, so it doesn't matter.
The "new" one is clearly the older model. (According to This Old Toy, the Jack & Jill box is from 1968-1970. The "It's A Small World" box is from 1977-1978. Yes, I'm geeky enough to look this up.)
The girls really liked the little painting. It's signed "Marjorie M. Anderson, 1977." I found a listing on an art info site for an artist by that name, and emailed her daughter. (The artist has passed.) She verified that it was most likely her mother's work. It's small, and the colors go well with our living room.
The Golden Book of Birds was written by Hazel Lockwood, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, and first published in 1943. This edition is most likely from after 1947. (It is an E edition, according to the numbering system.)
In the "This Book Belongs To" box, someone has written a name (Margaret something something), and it is clearly dated 4-26-'48.
The other books are later vintage. Heidi was first published in the 1950s, but this is a 1970s reissue. The lovely pictures are by Corinne Malvern.
The last two feature illustrations by Richard Scarry. My Little Golden Book of Manners is by Peggy Parris and "Consultants: The Third Grade of Dalton School, New York." It was first published in 1962. This edition is much later, though, from the 1990s at least. (How can I tell? A Tiny Toons Adventures book is among the ones listed on the back.) Cars and Trucks was originally published in 1951. This edition is probably from the 1980s.
|Yay, Richard Scarry!|
This, however, is my favorite purchase. For this, I blew the dust off the old scanner.
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