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Through our research, the Historical Folk Toys' products listed on this page have historical beginnings that can traced back to this time period or (according to their historical backgrounds) were popular (i.e., in widespread use) during this span of time. Every effort has been made to ensure historical accuracy based upon our research efforts to date. However, since historical discoveries continue to be made and archeological facts must sometimes be reevaluated, we Elves cannot guarantee absolute certainty about the origins of our products.

It is the intent of this guide to provide you, our customer, with a useful tool whereby you can decide which of our items for resale would be historically appropriate for your store. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if we Elves can be of any further assistance to you. Thank you.


Appropriate Products for this Period Are:

Early Education

Schoolhouse Chalkboard Set (1001); Chalkboard Only (1002); Child's Hornbook (1003); Colonial Cedar Pencils (1004); Make Your Own Goose Quill Pen (1005); Early American School Set (1006); and, Child's Hornbook Set (1007).

Classic Toys & Puzzles

Buzz Saw (2001); Paddleball (2002); Sleeper Yo-Yo ~ Natural (2003); Bull Roarer (2004); Jacob's Ladder (2005); Hardwood Top ~ Blue & Red (2006); Hardwood Top ~ Natural (2007); Cup & Ball Toss Toy ~ Colored (2008); Cup & Ball Toss Toy ~ Natural (2009); Four-Note Train Whistle (2010); Hand Propeller (2011); Jump Rope Set (2012); Spool Tractor (2013); Finger Tops ~ Natural (2014); Graces (2015) Button & String Puzzle (2101); "T" Puzzle (2102); Pyramid Puzzle (2103); and, Ox-Yoke Puzzle (2104).

Traditional Games

Tic Tac Toe (3001); Juggling Set (3002); Jacks (with suede pouch) (3003); Marbles (with suede pouch) (3004); Suede Pouch (3005); Hopscotch (with cloth bag) (3006); Nine Pins (with cloth bag) (3007); Wooden Dominoes (3008); Wooden Pick-Up Sticks (with cloth bag) (3009); Early American Playing Cards (3010); Wooden Dice (3011); Quoits (3012); Children's Card Games Set (3013); Cat's Cradle & Other String Games (3014); Bamboo Pick-Up Sticks (3015); Jacks (with cloth bag) (3016); and, Marbles (with cloth bag) (3017).

Home Crafts

Lucet (4001); My First Tatting Kit (4002); Button Lover's Set (4003); Stars & Stripes Flag Kit (4101); Beginning Quilting Kit (4102); Sewing Cards (4103); Early American Sampler (4201); Quilt Pattern Cross-Stitch Bookmark (4202); Amish Cross-Stitch Bookmark (4203); Early American Flag Cross-Stitch Kit (4206); Colonial Loom (4301); My First Weaving Loom (4302); E-Z Weaver (4303); Children's Peg Loom (4304); Potholder Loom (4305); Potholder Loops (4306); My First Knitting Set (4401); Spool Knitter (4402); Ring Knitter (4403); My First Crochet Set (4501); Wool Drop Spindle Set (4601); Wool Drop Spindle Only (4602); Wool Roving (4603); Cotton Hand Spindle Set (4604); Cotton Hand Spindle Only (4605); and, Cotton Sliver (4606).

Historical Doll Kits

Clothespin Doll Kit (4701); Penny Wooden Doll Kit (4702); Penny Wooden Doll Only (4703); Pocket Folk Doll Kit (4704); Handkerchief Doll Kit ( 4705); Yarn Doll Kit (4706); Mr. Sock Monkey (4707); Miss Poppet Doll Kit (4708); Spoon Doll Kit ( 4709); Early American Cornhusk Doll Kit ( 4710); Traditional Cornhusk Doll Kit (4712); Native American Cornhusk Doll Kit (4714); Rag Doll Kit (4715); and, Topsy-Turvy Doll Kit (4716).

Folk Instruments

Kazoo (5001); Jew's Harp (Jaw Harp) (5002); Bamboo Flute (5003); Harmonica in C (5101); Plastic Recorder in C (5102) Ocarina in C (5103); Plastic Fife in C (5104); Brass Fife in B Flat (5201); Penny Whistle in D (5301); Lithographed Field Drum (5401); Americana Field Drum (5402); Claves (5403); Box Shaker (5404); One-Octave Xylophone (5405); and, Finger Cymbals (5406).

Native American

Indian Bead Ring Kit (6001); Indian Bull Roarer (6002); Canoe Kit (6003); God's Eye Kit (Ojo de Dios) (6004); Medicine Pouch Kit (6005); Tomahawk Kit (6006); Indian Pump Drill (6007); Native American Dream Catcher Kit (6008); Snake & Indian Stick Game (6101); and Native American Web Weaving (6102).

Historical Books

Toys & Games from Times Past ( 91001); Pages from Early American Children's Books (91002); Children's Manners & Morals (91003); The ABC Hornbook in America (91004); The Jump Rope Book (92001); Children's Card Games Book (93001); The Button Book (94001); Beginning Weaving Projects Book (94301); Weaving Songs & Games Book ( 94302); and, Early American Folk Dolls Book (94701).

Music Books

Traditional Melodies Book in C (95101); Children's Songs to Sing & Play (95102); May Carols in C (95103); One-Octave Melodies Book in C (95104); and, Five-Note Melodies Book in D (95301).

Suffice to say, all our products sell quite well in this time period!

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