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.
Kiddicraft JIGSAW STORY PICTURE
This original early jigsaw presents the child with a subject both interesting in its individual parts and with a satisfying wholeness when completed. As each piece is fitted into position, the final composition takes shape. For example, the Village gains its customary church, inn, and petrol station, its houses large and small, and takes its place as a whole in the green countryside.
The scene depicted then provides material for a story which the child will particularly enjoy being told if it explains the real life basis of his composition.
Only the subject of each jigsaw is cut, and the loose pieces drop into the picture background as into a tray. This is convenient for the child on a journey or in bed, and for carrying the completed picture from room to room. When he eventually tires of the puzzle, pieces can be glued into position to make a permanent 'picture' for his wall.
Kiddicraft JIGSAW STORY PICTURES are made from the best quality plywood, hardboard and non-toxic paints. The following pictures are available from which to choose:
No.1 Island (9 pieces)
No.2 Jungle Pool (9 pieces)
No.3 Village (13 pieces)
No.3 Tree (10 pieces)
No 4 Basket of Fruit (12 pieces)
No.4 Village (13 pieces)
(Blue = alternative on packaging in one year)
Year - 1967
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