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Chad Valley Toys

by Richard Mueller

Chad Valley Company Limited
Harbourne, England
1860-1978

At the turn of the century, cardboard games and toys were added to the already established printing and bookbinding business. In 1915, the highly collected plush Teddy Bears were added to the toy line. Because different licensing was utilized for toys made outside the United States, many of Chad Valley toys were designed after popular characters of the time.

In 1938, the Chad Valley Company was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment, Toymakers to Her Majesty the Queen. During World War II, Chad Valley factories focused mostly on government contracts, but were able to produce a limited number of toys. In 1950, Chad Valley became a public company continuing to expand taking over smaller companies. Restructuring took place in the 1970s, which caused all but two factories to close. In 1978, the company was taken over by Leicesters based firm Palitoy and in 1988, Woolworth acquired the name Chad Valley.

Note: Since toy information is limited for this company, most of the names and years assigned to these toys have been estimated.

Logo

estimated 1938
19L x 7.25H x 4.5W
$240 - $320


Elephant with Paddle and Ball

estimated 1938
19L x 7.25H x 4.5W
$240 - $320


Donald Duck Cart

c. 1938
10"L x 9"H x 4.3"W
$300 - $400


Donald Duck

estimated 1948
5L x 6H x 3W
$180 - $240


Donald Duck

10.5"L x 8.75"H x 4.6"W


Dog Cart

estimated 1945
13.5L x 8H x 5.25W
$150 - $200


Kangaroo

c. 1950
4.6"L x 5.2"H x 1.9"W
$90 - $120


Walking Mickey

estimated 1937
7.5L x 11.5H x 4W
$450 - $600


See-Saw Mickey and Minnie

estimated 1940
8L x 6.5H x 3.25W
$450 - $600


Rolling Mickey

estimated 1945
3.5L x 7.5H x 2W
$120 - $160


Rolling Donald Duck

estimated 1945
4L x 8.25H x 2W
$120 - $160


Donald Duck Cart

estimated 1937
11.5L x 9H x 5.25W
$240 - $360 with wings


Donald & Mickey Cart

estimated 1945
13L x 8H x 5.25W
$360 - $480


Donald Duck

estimated 1956
$120 - $160


Pluto Cart

estimated 1938
19L x 7.25H x 4.5W
$240 - $320


Snow White

estimated 1938
11L x 10H x 4W
$330 - $440


Pig Chime

estimated 1950
6L x 7.5H x 3W
$120 - $160


Pull-Alone Duckling

c. 1958
3.5L x 3H
$45 - $60


Dog and Rooster

estimated 1938
9.5L x 6.5H x 6W
$150 - $200


Baker's Man

c. 1935
12.5"L x 5.6"H x 4.7"W
$210 - $280


Baker's Man Box

c. 1935


Dog

estimated 1965
7L x 3.5H x 2.25W
$60 - $80


Mickey Driving Car

12"L x 7.5"H x 5.5"W


Rower

c. 1935
11.8"L x 4.8"H x 2"W
$150 - $200


Sooty Rowboat

c. 1958
7.75L x 6H x 2W
$120 - $160; Box $30 - $40


Lamb

Shows the different bases used.


Dog

estimated 1965
6L x 5H x 2W
$60 - $80


Pussy Cat Xylophone

estimated 1938
8.75L x 10.5H x 4.75W
$210 - $280


Horse Drum

estimated 1950
10.5L x 7H x 2.75W
$150 - $200


Swan

estimated 1940
8L x 6.5H x 4W
$120 - $160


Row Boat

estimated 1955
18L x 3H x 2.75W
$150 - $200


Donald Duck Drum Major

estimated 1948
$225 - $300


Man on Motorcycle

c. 1935
6"L x 8.75"H x 2.75"W
$120 - $160


Woodsey Wee Set

estimated 1935
$75 - $100 each


Woodsey Wee Sets

Shows the different designs
Fisher Price on one side, Chad Valley on the other side


Pink Rabbit

estimated 1960
6.2L x 6.1H x 2.2W
$45 - $60


Dog

Shows the different bases used


Baby Lamb

Shows the different bases used


Farmer Set

estimated 1948
$75 - $100 each


Farmer Set

estimated 1948
$75 - $100 each


Farmer & Animals

c. 1948
$75 - $100


Noah's Ark

14"L x 6.75"H x 6.25"W


Noah's Ark with 18 Figures

estimated 1960
13.25L x 5.75H x 6.2W
$150 - $200


Noah's Ark Animals

2.5-3.75"L x 1.5-3.75"H x 1.5-1.75"W


Fairy Tales Set

estimated 1955
$75 - $100 each


Screw Fire Engine with Box

10.8"L x 4.5"H x 6"W
$30 - $40

Need Photo

Ice-Cream Truck

c. 1950
10.2"L x 8.25"H x 7"W
$300 - $400


Photo courtesy of Hake's
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Catalog

c. 1950


Catalog

c. 1958

     

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