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Jim's Toy Shop

Miniature Circus Shop

Miniature Circus Items for Sale
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We are pleased to offer miniature or model circus pieces. Most of these pieces were made by George Barlow III of Binghamton, New York ca 1930. They are great. They were not designed to be toys but can be added to your Humpty Dumpty circus display or used to create a magnificent model circus layout. These are fine examples of American circus folk art. We would prefer to sell the circus as a whole but offers will be considered. Contact Jim at

We will be posting photos of tents, wagons, accessories, and other miniature items in the coming weeks. Check back often. 
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George Barlow III, the maker of the circus shown on this page, with a later circus he made.

The monkey wagon and the clown. Wagon is approximately 10inches high, 12 inches long, and 4.5 inches wide.

A pretty flapper girl whose dress style is typical of the 1920s.

The Okapi cage wagon. Wagon is approximately 10inches high, 12 inches long, and 4.5 inches wide.

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To find out more about this fabulous 1930 miniature circus click here.

A beautiful parade girl.

A beautifully dressed girl rides an Elastolin elephant.

The monkey wagon contains three Elastolin monkeys. The figures are 10.5 cm Elastolin workers.

The Okapi wagon contains two Elastolin okapis. The side panels have a painting of an American Indian.

Two Elastolin charging elephants. The circus contains 12 beautiful, hand-made howdah blankets for elephants and camels.

Big Top Tent
The Big Top, when assembled, is about 32 inches tall, 82 inches deep, and between 6 feet 9 inches in diameter if erected round, or up to 12 feet long using three of the 2 foot center panels.

The Big Top tent is so big, I had to erect it in my garage.

The Big Top has an entrance canvas. I didn't have the room to set up this entrance properly.

There is a trapeze net and a trapeze apparatus (not shown). 

A view of the Big Top from the inside. It is extremely well made.

George Barlow's company stamp is on many canvases. It reads: "Made by Barlow & Bailey Binghamton, N.Y."

The stake wagon and the Big Top tent panels. Wagon is approximately 10 inches high, 21 inches long, and 7 inches wide. There are 22 3/8-inch stakes 18 inches tall, 80 1/4-inch stakes 12 inches tall, 18 1/2 inch stakes 24 inch tall, and 6 3/4-inch stakes 32 inch tall.

The open canvas wagon. Wagon is approximately 10 inches high, 18 inches long, and 6.5 inches wide.

The closed canvas wagon. Wagon is approximately 10 inches high, 15 inches long, and 6.5 inches wide.

Menagerie Tent and Sideshow

The Barlow-made Smith Shriver miniature circus set up as a sideshow using the menagerie tent. The menagerie tent comes with five center sections - only one was used here. The banner line has been sold.

The green Okapi wagon with the red monkey wagon.

The band's wagon.
Erecting the Menagerie Tent

Only one center canvas section was used for this display. Each center section is about 20 inches wide. There are five center canvas sections available which can create a tent about 10 feet long.

There are several tent skirts available.

I set up some of the beautiful sideshow banners around the menagerie tent to create a sideshow display. The performers depicted on the banners were actual sideshow performers of the 1920s. This banner line has been sold.
Click on the navigation bars below to see additional photos of this great circus. Included are images of each individual hand-painted sideshow banner, a list of the items included in the circus, and pictures of this circus with Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus animals added.