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Mid-West Collection
Miscellaneous Stuff, Noah's Arks, and
Living Pictures


This collection is from an estate.  All pieces are in their original state except for restringing. These pieces are from ca 1900 through 1939.

Postage via insured Priority mail within the 48 contiguous states is included in price unless otherwise indicated. Will quote a final discounted price with shipping for purchase of more than one piece. I will quote shipping outside of the USA. We have customers in Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. Money back if not satisfied.   


How to Buy
If you are interested in purchasing any item in this shop, contact Jim at: and tell me what you are interested in. 

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or checks.

I will quote shipping outside of the USA to almost any country.

This page updated Sunday, June 14, 2020

All pieces carry a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Unless otherwise indicated, all pieces below are by the A. Schoenhut Company ca 1903-1935. All have been properly restrung and are ready to perform in your circus.
PE = Painted Eyes - made after WWI
GE = Glass Eyes - made from 1903 up to WWI
TPH=Two Part Head
OPH=One Part Head
All pieces are regular size unless otherwise indicated.

Schoenhut doll and circus pieces - restringing and re-springing. From $12. Will also do other, similar toys such as Cameo and Jaymar. We can do some minor repairs and touchups. Can also make or replace some missing parts. Contact me for details and quotes.

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See the Humpty Dumpty circus animals I have for sale by clicking here.
Item number Description
(unsold pieces are shown in green or blue)

Click on the thumbnail to see larger image

TM01 Schoenhut Living Picture - The Tailor Shop  Great articulated picture depicting a shirt maker with two apprentices. Works fine. Runs for over an hour on one wind up. Overall in very good condition with only two very small areas where frame gold leaf is missing. View a movie of it working at right. 17 3/4 X 13 3/4 inches. $1,600 plus shipping   Click here to view video of this Living Picture    
TM02 Schoenhut Living Picture - Swatting a Rat  Depicts a man who is trying to swat a rat. Works fine. Overall in very good condition with a couple if gold leaf areas missing. Could be restored. 14 1/4 X 11 1/4 inches. Watch a video of this Living Picture at right. $800 plus shipping Click here to see a video of this Living Picture    
  Noah's Arks  - The Schoenhut Co. probably imported these Noah's Arks from Germany and resold them. They were announced as "NEW" in their 1930 catalog. Click on Catalog page to see larger image of these Ark ads.
1930 Catalog

1930 Catalog

1933 catalog
TS50 Noah's Ark - this one may not have been marketed by Schoenhut as it does not appear in their catalogs. Very nice condition. $340  
TS51 Noah's Ark - shown in 1930 and 1933 catalogs. Some animals and persons missing. Very nice condition. $390 plus shipping  
TS52 Noah's Ark - shown in catalogs. Some animals and persons missing. Very nice condition. $390
  I buy Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus collections. I also buy European versions of this circus.

Consignments also welcomed. Email Jim for details.