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.
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Kiddicraft WOODEN TOYS
Children are sensitive at a certain age to texture, weight and form in their playthings. Carefully chosen colours, contrasting with plain surfaces, also have special. All these features can be combined in wooden toys in a way that cannot always be achieved with plastics or metal. Consequently every child should have wooden toys of good design, amongst other playthings. The range of Kiddicraft Wooden Toys includes playthings to interest children actively moving about, and also for them to enjoy during hours of quiet constructive play. There are push toys and pull toys and toys to put together on the floor. Just as with the Kiddicraft Toys of plastics materials, care is taken to make these wooden toys of some educational value in the course of happy play. Kiddicraft Wooden Toys are made of selected material, beautifully finished in non-toxic colours and clear lacquer. Metal parts have a rust-resistant finish. Each gift box is labelled according to the age at which a child will most appreciate the playthings.
A pull-along van with six differently cut holes in the roof through which can be "posted" coloured blocks of corresponding shapes. These blocks will not pass through a wrong hole; all can be removed through a hole at the rear of the van, and then posted again and again. Bright, non-toxic paint finish and through axles for safety and strength in use.
Age : 1 1/2 - 5 years.
Year : 1964 - first edition with painted wooden top, It was replaced with Aluminium in later versions.
Photographs: Courtesy of David Cotgrove<<< Back to list