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Here are some photos of my collection of Scarey Anns.
I buy Scarey Ann collections of any size. Contact me if you want to sell. jlsneed2@bellsouth.net


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collection of Jim Sneed

 

 


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collections of Jim Sneed

I buy Scarey Anns. Let me know if you have any for sale. I can also sell your collection.

 

Halloween characters were a popular theme of the company. This beautiful Scarey Witch still retains her wooden nose. Both her nose and  her hat animate when the lever is moved.

 

 

This Scarey Clown's hat and wooden nose move in a comical way to the movement of the lever.

 

 


This is one of the few known Scarey cartoon characters - Happy Hooligan. His hat is animated.

 

 

This all hand-painted Ann was made in Blue Rapids, Kansas


Photo by Jim Sneed
The two Anns on the right were hand painted. The one on the left appears to have been painted using a stencil.


Some Ann's hair is set straight up and retracts into her head when the lever is pressed.

 

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Scarey Anns come in a great variety of characters. Shown here are, from the left, the porter, policeman, chinaman, Ann, and a sailor.
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And here are another sailor, a yellow Ann, the chinaman, the professor, and the pumpkin man.
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Scarey Anns come in two distinct versions: those with fixed arms and those with swinging arms. The swinging arms version seem to be rarer.

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This is the very rare porter. Note the swinging arms. His head goes up and down. Note the thin legs.
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The chinaman is known in both swinging and fixed arms versions
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This is the professor. His hat rim is missing and his go-tee is missing. Note the thin legs.
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The Policeman is one of my favorites. Note the thin legs.
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All Scareys have a lever in its back that control movement of its head, or nose, or hair, or hat.

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The Pumpkin man's metal hat goes up and his nose goes down with level action. His wooden nose is missing.
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The Sailor must have been a popular figure. Hat and nose move.
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The Scarey Ann come in many color varieties. The early ones were all hand painted.
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Later Anns were painted using a stencil for the flowers on her dress and her face.
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A "left looking" Ann . These are not seen as often as "right looking" Anns.
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This is the fixed arm Chinaman. The hat and queue move with level action.
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This sailor's paint design is different from the one above.
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