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Holgate ID Guide

by Richard Mueller, Jr.

Holgate Brothers Company
Kane, Pennsylvania
1789 (woodworking), 1929 (started making toys)

According to the Holgate Toy Company history on their web page, Holgate can trace back their company to its founding in 1789. The web page also shared, “In 1929, Holgate was one of the first toy companies in the U.S. to research and develop the educational, preschool toy market for children. Holgate worked closely with the early educators in the emerging Kindergarten program to develop safe, educational toys that had play value.”

Holgate toys are simple in design, near indestructible, and are mass produced. Vintage Holgate toys are common in the resale market. Holgate vintage toys have their strongest value when there are sets, when all of the parts are with the toy, and/or when the toy makes a strong visual display.

Logo #1
1929 - early 1930's

Logo #2
Early 1930's - 1934

Logo #3
Early 1930's - 1937

Logo #4
1938 - 1945

Logo #5
1946 - 1947

Logo #6
1948 - 1962

Battleship 'Captain Kangaroo' #138
c. E1956
17”L x 10”H x 5.5”W
$120 - $160

Raggedy Ann & Andy
Raggedy Andy 7"H
Raggedy Ann 6.5"H
$150 - $200 each

Coupling Form Cars #1514
c. 1947-1949
15.5”L x 2.5”H x 4”W
$20 - $30

Humpty-Dumpty #2005
Estimated 1960
4.8"L x 8"H x 3.8"W
$24 - $28

Sailor Boy (4) Peg Boat #130
c. 1941-1957
10”L x 5.25”H x 3”W
$20 - $30

Sailor Boy (6) Peg Boat #130
c. 1941-1957
11”L x 5”H x 3”W
$30 - $45

Circus Wagon #610
c. 1938-1955
11”L x 4.5”H x 2.5”W
$25 - $40

Calliope Peg #134
c. 1955-1959
7.75”L x 7.75”H x 3”W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Whistle Kids Pull #610
c. 1959-1960
10.5”L x 5.5”H x 4”W
$45 - $60

Form Cart #626
c. 1938 -1940
10.5”L x 6.5”H x 5”W
$45 - $65

Sailors of the Wooden Shoe #620
c. 1940
6.5”L x 8.25”H x 2.5”W
$60 - $80; Box $30 - $40

Ferry #54
c. 1940
6.5”L x 8.25”H x 2.5”W
$60 - $80; Box $30 - $40

Duck #727 U.S. Pat. No. 2389568
8.5”L x 5.25”H x 5.5”W
$25 - $35

Paddle Wheel Steamer #258
c. 1940-1941
21.5”L x 8”H x 6”W
$125 - $200

Tug Boat #148
c. 1952-1955
6.5”L x 5.5”H x 4.75”W
$40 - $60

Tug & Barge #250
c. 1950
16”L x 3.75”H x 4”W
$30 - $40

Stacking Pegs (6)
c. 1933
9.5”L x 5.5”H x 7.5”W
$100 - $150

Train #1050
36"L
$50 - $75 with box

Train #1050 Box
15"L x 9"H x 4.5"W

Toddlers Carryall #240
c. 1956
29”L x 8”H x 10.5”W
$75 - $100

Cherry Railroad #777
c. 1941
31”L x 7”H x 4”W
$100 - $135

Cherry Railroad #777 Box
13”L x 9”H x 12”W
$45 - $60

Streamline Train
c. 1938
28.5”L x 2.25”H x 2”W
$90 - $120

War Train #12
c. 1942
30”L x 4”H x 3”W
$180 - $240

Railroad Block Car #529
c. 1955
24.5”L x 4.75”H x 5.5”W
$120 - $160

Streamline Choo Choo #5137
c. 1947-1948
12”L x 4”H x 1.75”W
$60 - $80

Rodeo Train #101
c. 1951-1955
31.5”L x 4.25”H x 3.5”W
$150 - $200

Fairyland Train #1250
c . 1948-1950
37”L x 4.5”H x 3”W
$150 - $200

Fairyland Train Box #1250
19”L x 4.5”H x 6.25”W
$45 - $60

Baby Choo Choo #1037
c. 1940-1946
10”L x 4”H x 2”W
$45 - $60

Playroom Railroad #630
c. 1948-1950
47.5”L x 5”H x 3”W
$100 - $150

Activity Train #1212
c. 1943-1952
35”L x 3.25”H x 3”W
$75 - $100

Slide Blox Train #628
c. 1938-1942
59”L x 4.5”H x 3.75”W
$180 - $240

Building Block Train #5158
c. 1955
37”L x 2”H x 2.25”W
$45 - $60

Baby Train with Box #5135
c. 1950
11.5”L x 4.75”H x 3.5”W
$40 - $50; Box $15 - $20

Noah's Ark #135
c. 1950
10.25”L x 5.5”H x 3”W
$45 - $60

Creeper Train #2030
c. 1953
22.5”L x 2.5”H x 2”W
$45 - $60

Blox - Cars #64
c. 1948
16”L x 2.25”H x 4”W
$20 - $30

The Blok-That-Lox-Train #1440
c. 1939
37.5”L x 2”H x 2”W
$110 - $160

Color Circus Train #1050
c. 1949
42.5”L x 5”H x 5”W
$150 - $200

Box Color Train #1050
12.5”L x 6”H x 8.25”W
$45 - $60

String of Cars #2152
c. 1951-1957
19”L x 2.75”H x 3”W
$30 - $40

Baby Train #1035
c. 1938-1940
35”L x 2.5”H x 2.25”W
$60 - $80

Color Train #1050
c. 1939
37”L x 6”H x 4”W
$150 - $200

Noah's Ark #262
c. 1940
21.5”L x 9.75”H x 8”W
$180 - $240 w/Animals #264

Noah's Ark #2620
c. 1948
20”L x 9.5”H x 7.75”W
$300 - $450 w/Animals

Noah's Ark #975
c. 1952
15”L x 5.75”H x 5.25”W
$100 - $140 w/Animals

Noah's Ark #135
c. 1949
10.25”L x 5.5”H x 3”W
$45 - $60

Noah's Ark Animals (24) #264
**Part of HO38

Noah's Ark #1200
1957
15"L x 6.5"H x 6"W
$80 - $120

Noah's Ark #975
c. 1952
15”L x 5.75”H x 5.25”W
$100 - $140 w/Animals

Noah's Ark #135
c. 1949
10.25”L x 5.5”H x 3”W
$45 - $60

Service Truck #672
c. 1951
9”L x 5.25”H x 3.25”W
$40 - $75

Wheel Peg (6) #1003
c. 1938-1946
13”L x 4.25”H x 4.25”W
$40 - $50

155 MM Tank #669
c. 1943
11.25”L x 7”H x 5.75”W
$75 - $100

Peg Play Farm Truck #671
c. 1948
9”L x 4”H x 3.5”W
$30 - $40 + $40 w/12 Bottles

Piper Cub #636
c. 1941
13.25”L x 5”H x 12”W
$75 - $100 w/ tail

Jet Plane #676
c. 1947
9.25”L x 4.75”H x 9”W
$60 - $80

Army Jeep #664
c. 1943
6.75”L x 3.25”H x 3.25”W
$25 - $35

Hook & Ladder #647
c. 1942
14”L x 3.5”H x 3”W
$45 - $60

Tank #624
c. 1942
12.5”L x 6.5”H x 6.25”W
$60 - $80

Old Woman Lacing Shoe #790
1956
9.9"L x 3.9"H x 4"W
$75 - $100

Old Mother Hubbard Lacing Shoe
1956
10"L x 4"H x 3.75"W
$75 - $100

Army Ambulance #670
c. 1943
9”L x 4.5”H x 3.5”W
$45 - $60

Tank
c. 1943
12”L x 6.75”H x 6.25”W
$60 - $80

Army 6x6 with 12 man #666
c. 1943
9”L x 3.75”H x 3.5”W
$45 - $60

Jeep Tank Destroyer #665
c. 1943
12.5”L x 3.25”H x 3.25''W
$45 - $60

Camp Peg Trailer #634
c. 1940
16”L x 4.25”H x 3”W
$75 - $100

Fire Engine (Hose Co. #1) #677
c. 1949-1950
10”L x 4”H x 2.5”W
$50 - $75

Dump Truck #678
c. 1946
13”L x 4”H x 3.5”W
$60 - $75

US Mail Truck #H1615
c. 1960
9”L x 6”H x 5.5W
$60 - $80

Road Roller #265
c. 1941
6”L x 3.5”H x 4.25”W
$30 - $40

Hwy Unit #267
c. 1940
17”L x 4.5”H x 5”W
$60 - $90

Dump Truck #678
c. 1946
12”L x 4.25”H x 4”W
$30 - $40

Car Carrier #638
c. 1941-1948
20.5”L x 5.25”H x 3.75”W
$120 - $160

Auto Convoy Carrier #638
c. 1951-1955
18”L x 6.5”H x 3.5”W
$75 - $100

Holgate Hospital #670
c. 1945
9”L x 4.5”H x 3.25”W
$45 - $60

Auto Convoy Carrier #638
c. 1949-1951
20.5”L x 4.75”H x 3.5”W
$120 - $160

Auto Peg Truck #616
c. 1940
16.5”L x 4.25”H x 3”W
$75 - $100

Auto Form Truck #618
c. 1940
15.5”L x 5.75”H x 4”W
$75 - $100

Peg Play Farm #671
c. 1947
9”L x 4”H x 3.5”W
$30 - $40 + $40 w/12 Bottles

Touring Sedan #639
c. 1939
8.5”L x 3.5”H x 3.5”W
$25 - $40

Big Six Truck #666
c. 1945
9”L x 3”H x 3.25”W
$30 - $40

Fitting Peg Cart (6) #5177
c. 1947-1948
10”L x 4.25”H x 5”W
$20 - $30

Camp Peg Trailer #634
c. 1947
16”L x 3.5”H x 3.5”W
$55 - $80

Form (3) Peg Wagon #755
c. 1941-1955
8.25”L x 3.5”H x 4.5”W
$20 - $35

Form (5) Peg Wagon #755
c. 1941-1955
10.75”L x 3.5”H x 4.5”W
$20 - $35

Form (4) Peg Wagon #755
c. 1941-1955
8.25”L x 3.5”H x 4.5”W
$20 - $35

Educational Blocks
5.25"L x 4"H x 6"W

Bingo Bed with Wheels
c. 1948
11.5”L x 3.75”H x 5.25”W
$15 - $25

Color Peg Cart (6) #5003
c. 1947-1950
10.5”L x 4.5”H x 4.25”W
$30 - $40

Rattle Trap #1730
1950
8.5”L x 6”H x 6”W
$30 - $40

Nesting Cup Cart (5) #132
c. 1941-1957
11”L x 4.75”H x 4.5”W
$25 - $35

Tri Form Cart #728
c. 1952-1953
10.5”L x 4.5”H x 5”W
$20 - $30

Jumbo Peg on Wheels (12) #650
c. 1940-1941
12.75”L x 5.5”H x 4.5”W
$35 - $50

Station Wagon #675
c. 1948
8.5”L x 3.5”H x 3.5”W
$30 - $40

Sportster #633
c. 1941
7.5”L x 3”H x 3.25”W
$20 - $30

Sportster with Box #633
c. 1950
7.5”L x 3”H x 3.25”W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Station Wagon #675
c. 1946
8.5”L x 3.5”H x 3.5”W
$40 - $60

Jack Rabbit Bus #640
c. 1942
12.5”L x 4”H x 3.5”W
$60 - $80

Cola Carrier #H1146
c. 1960
7.5”L x 7.75”H x 4.5”W
$45 - $60

School Bus #641
c. 1949
10”L x 3.75”H x 3”W
$45 - $60

Holgate Hose Fire Truck #637
c. 1941
9”L x 3.5”H x 3.5”W
$80 - $120

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe #11
c. 1938
13.5”L x 5.25”H x 5”W
$150 - $200

Box-The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe #11
c. 1929
$240 - $320

Box-The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe #11
c. 1929
$240 - $320

Box-The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe #11
c. 1929
9”L x 6.5”H x 5”W
$240 - $320

Lacing Saddle Shoe
This item is in box with lace and 19 beads looks to have been played with very little. Bright color looks very near new. Trying to find value

Make-A-Toy #26
c. 1948
9.5”L x 5”H x 4.75”W
$30 - $40

Make-A-Toy #26
c. 1948
9.5”L x 5”H x 4.75”W
$30 - $40

Jingle Trolley #688
c. 1959
9.5”L x 4.75”H x 3.5”W
$75 - $100; Box $30 - $40

Play Sleigh #252
c. 1947-1948
12”L x 5”H x 7”W
$40 - $50

Double Tumble #174
c. 1955
11.25”L x 4.25”H x 2.75”W
$40 - $50

Barrel Roll #T7
c. 1960
5.75”L x 4.25”H x 2.5”W
$20 - $30

Dump Cart w/ Shovel #243
c. 1954
11.5”L x 6”H x 8”W
$45 - $60 + $20 w/Shovel

Slide Blox Cart #1230
c. 1955-1956
12”L x 3.5”H x 8”W
$45 - $60

Wagon of 34 Blocks #1934
c. 1958-1959
18.5”L x 12”H x 3”W
$60 - $80

Seven Way Pull #737
c. 1952-1956
13.25”L x 1.5”H x 5.5”W
$20 - $30

Stacking Star Blocks (3)
c. 1937
12”L x 6.5”H x 4”W
$70 - $90

8 Wheel Roller #T8
c. 1960-1963
7.5”L x 1.5”H x 3.75”W
$10 - $20

Toys of Today Ad

1946 Holgate Toys Catalog Cover

Holgate Toys 1946 Catalog No. 2, Page 13

Holgate Toys Catalog 1946 Catalog No. 22
Page 7

Holgate Catalog 1950 No. 26
Page 19

Holgate Catalog 1959
pg.9