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 Miniatures are 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.
Here are products in groups by brand or type. No excuses for duplication, we will add more 'collections' as the archive becomes complete.
The collection would not be what it is without the generosity of two fellow collectors - my special thanks go to Suzanne Biallot-Siebert and Susan Mayes who generously donated examples to help complete the archive.
The Suzanne Suzanne Biallot-Siebert Collection
Please note that the collection contains articles from at least three manufacturers
Another UK Manufacturer (Unknown), with roll top cardboard tubs and metal lids stamped R & s Ltd.c
These are larger scale than Kiddicraft and later in date.
French Groceries from 'Les Jouets S.A.M Paris" made by André Meffray, Val-de-Marne in the 1950's<<< Back to list