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.
Once the names of numbers have been learnt, the principle of education through play can be taken a stage further with Kiddiscales, which give an elemenatary understanding how and why numbers add up.
The discs are accurately weighted and numbered so that the child will see for himself why 6+3=9. The scale will only balance and register "right" when the sum of the numbers of the weights hung on one arm equals the sum of the numbers of the weights hung on the other.
Age: 2 to 7 years
Year : 1963