IN MAY 2012 AN interesting book on German toys aiming at collectors of 19th century German toys was published by the renowned German Swantje-Koehler-Verlag specializing in antique toys. This new volume is a treasure trove for all collectors of early German toys made of wood and papier-mache.
With brilliant color pictures never published before it portrays the unbelievable variety of early German wooden and paper-mache toys from Nuremberg, Thuringia and the Erzgebirge region and compares them with many hitherto unpublished illustrations from early sample books and sample sheets. The toys comprise pull-toys, squeakers, crank toys, playsets from rural and urban life, soldiers, dollhouse furniture, dishes and papier-mache dolls.
Like all the previous books on toys published by the German Swantje-Koehler-Verlag, the book has been well researched and is based on original documents and figures from the 19th century.