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 Jigsaws have been specifically designed so that the cut pieces drop into place in a "tray". This is ideal for a child on a journey or who must rest. Even a child lying down in bed can make up each picture with the baseboard inclined at an angle against some support. The completed picture, with the jigsawed subject in the foreground, can be carried from room to room without the pieces coming apart, or the pieces can be glued in place to make a permanent 'picture" for the wall. The subject of each picture has been divided up into pieces which are directly related to the make-up of the living thing or inanimate object depicted, so that a child learns to recognise those parts of the whole in real life. For example, the four legs of a horse are each separate pieces. With the pieces representing the fore and hind parts of the body, the head, the mane and the tail, these four leg pievces make up the whole animal. After a child has made up the jigsaw, he or she can be told a simple story relating to the animal or object to daily affairs. This will bring to life the subject of the jigsaw, after its creation from the cut-out pieces. The subject of each jigsaw has been given a pictorial background, drawn to help with this story.
Kiddicraft Simple Jigsaws are made the best quality plywood, hardboard and non-toxic paints. There are six pictures to choose from in each of two series.
No.1 Dog (7 pieces) N.2 Tractor (6 pieces) No.3 Teddy Bear (8 pieces) No.4 Cat (9 pieces) No.5 Aeropane (6 pieces) No.6 Lorry (9 pieces).
No.7 Ship (9 pieces) No.8 Flower (9 pieces) No.9 Horse (9 pieces) No.10 Engine (9 pieces) No.11 Cockerel (8 pieces) No.12 Elephant (11 pieces).
Each series has been rated in the appropriate order of difficulty.
Year : 1963
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