Lot 96 of 271:
Original Richard Scarry art for Playskool blocks  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Original painting for Playskool Golden Book Changeable Picture Blocks toy with a block set
Author:
Scarry, Richard
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Playskool
Date:
1960
Description:

Original Gouache painting on layout board. Image: 20x26 cm (7¾x10¼") board: 28x35.8 cm (11x14¼"). With Playskool Golden Book changeable picture blocks. 12 paper-covered wood picture puzzle blocks in original box.

Lucille King, a former school teacher from Milwaukee established the Playskool Institute in 1928. While working at the John Schroeder Lumber Company, King created various wooden prototypes for educational toys aimed at pre-school and kindergarten-age children. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear and soiling to margins; box for blocks somewhat worn; paper-covered blocks with a few stains and lightly worn; a charming set.
 
Item number:
309198
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