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Teddy Roosevelt's African Adventure

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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: jlsneed2@bellsouth.net and tell me what you are interested in. 

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


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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.

Email Jim:  jlsneed2@bellsouth.net 

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

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I'll be putting on a group of Teddy Roosevelt safari figures and animals after the convention is over (November 5th).
TR07 Native Chief - appears all original. Brown jacket has some holes. Shorts repaired at rear. Ammo belt is a repro. Hat somewhat tattered but all there. Nice example. $2,000


TR09 Teddy Roosevelt Hunter - in excellent condition except for head. Over paint around face and some on hair. Eyes, nose, mustache, and goatee original. See pictures at right. His suit is very sound. Original helmet. Sold
Over paint from top right of forehead around under chin to his left ear. Can be seen in this photo and in photos at right.

European metal "Humpty Dumpty" disk
 TC125 GE Hippo - for your Teddy Roosevelt or circus displays. This one very nice, complete and all original. $390          
TR15 Teddy Roosevelt Safari Hunter - in excellent condition. All original except for pouch and parts of belt. This example sold in Europe as indicated by the "Humpty Dumpty" metal button on shoe. Sold

TR16 Safari Kermit - repainted head, repro camera, otherwise original. Sold  
TC130 GE Hippo - for your circus or Teddy Roosevelt displays. This one very nice - complete and all original.. Ears could be better.  $280        
TR23 Teddy Roosevelt Native with Ruff - complete and all original. Sash slightly faded. Great looking native for your TR layout. $1,300  
TR24 Teddy Roosevelt Native Drummer - complete and all original. Original drum and sticks (usually replacements). Dress oxidized and fragile. Beautiful drum.  Foreign metal broach on sash. Can be removed. Sold
TR29 GE Leopard - complete and all original. Very good + paint. $420 Sold      
TR30 GE Zebu - in excellent, complete condition. Nice yellow under-color with brown over and black highlights. The zebu, an African domestic animal, was introduced with the Teddy Roosevelt characters.  Sold Box 2
TC13 Glass-eyed, open mouth camel - complete and all original. Tiny chip at upper lip. $310  
TC33 Glass-eyed alligator - complete, all original, and very good paint. Left eye cracked. $280  
TC016 Two-Part-Head Gorilla - Keller Style 1 with leather ears. Complete and all original. Tips of ears appear to be worn down a bit. The gorilla was first sold as part of the Teddy Roosevelt Adventures. Teddy never saw a gorilla while in Africa. Great example for your Teddy Roosevelt or circus display. Within the last month, two of these have sold at auction for over $2,500 each. This one -  $2,200  $1,900 Sold

TR35 Teddy Roosevelt Box for set 20/80. Box only. Nice photograph of the set on the front label. Inside is a litho of an African landscape to be used as a background for display. About 24 X 18 X 3.25 inches. Some water staining as shown. $2,400  $900

TR25 GE Blocky Style Elephant - for your circus or Teddy Roosevelt display. Complete and all original. Paint is excellent. The split in the truck tip has been repaired. $165 $140 Sold      
TC49 Glass eyes, open mouth Arabian camel - complete, original and excellent. Beautiful one. Sold
TC50 Modern Straw Hut for TR - only one Schoenhut original straw hut is known and it is in the Strong museum.  $25 plus shipping.          
TC51 Arab Chief - totally redressed.  Face and body pretty good. $450             
TC51 Rifles - these rifles are probably reproductions. Contact me if interested in any.
TC52 Small Tent - good condition. No flag $800 Sold No picture      
  I buy Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus collections. I also buy European versions of this circus. jlsneed2@bellsouth.net

Consignments also welcomed. Email Jim for details.