Lot 263 of 429:
Mock-up for Richard Scarry Magic Slate  

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Lot closed - unsold
$300 - $500

Original Richard Scarry layout for Magic Slate Paper Saver toy

Scarry, Richard

Racine, WI

Western Publishing Company



Cut-out figures from Scarry's Best Word Book Ever glued to layout sheet; superimposed and affixed with tape is a tissue sheet with hand-coloring and hand-lettering. (17x11"). 

Magic Slate toys were invented by R.A. Watkins in 1923 and spanned most of the remainder of the 20th Century. They had a sheet of slightly opaque plastic film overlaid on a piece of black paper that was covered in wax. When the included writing stylus (made of plastic or wood) was pressed down on the plastic to write, the film stuck to the wax and the “paper” looked darker in those spots.

Lot Amendments

A few creases to tissue sheet.

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