Hilary Page Toys
Products produced between 1963 and 1977 carried a 3 digit reference number prefixed by a single digit and a hyphen.
2-XXX = Kiddicraft Toys & Creative playthings
3-XXX = Kiddicraft Nursery products for babies
4-XXX = Happy Prince products - a cheaper alternative to Kiddicraft quality products
5-XXX = Kiddicraft Wooden Products
6-XXX = Kiddicraft Miniatures
Numbers were not engraved into product, but were indicated on the box and in the consumer catalogues included in every product. Trade catalogues also carry the appropriate references.
Where there is a product in the archive we have photographed it. Where we have no product but do have a catalogue then we have scanned the catalogue page as an image 'holder' until we get an actual product to photograph. Where we have no product or no image then we've posted a 'WANTED' sign. Please contact us through the 'Contact Us' link in the menu bar if you can help.
Our grateful thanks to those who have already contributed images, acknowledgements have been made in product text.
Children between 4 and 10 years old frequently enjoy "playing shops" or "keeping house". Kiddicraft Miniatures meet their need for little tins and cartons, bottles and jars "just like Mummy's". These Miniatureare the basis for much imaginative play, of real help to children in their development. These Miniatures are perfect scale reproductions of well known food and domestic packs. The completed collection will consist eventually of several hundred items.. These delightful Miniatures are sold in Assortments, packed in bags, cartons, baskets and so on. Every Assortment is different. Each can be bought in turn to give a child the widest selection. Kiddicraft have also provided "money" for shopping, a cheque book for "paying bills", and even a Miniature of Building Beakers for dolly's playtime, additional to these assortments. The little tins, cartons and jars contain sugar sweets, and the tiny bottles sugar syrup, except for the Stergene left empty as a precaution to children. The sweets and syrup approximate in colour or form the contents of the full size products being simulated. Only approved colourings are used. There are many toys for collection by small boys - Kiddicraft Miniatures are one of the few "collection" toys for girls.
WE'VE BEEN SHOPPING
Within the net of a gay plastic string bag, 12 beautifully made Miniatures of well known grocery and household packs portray a quick visit to the shops.