More than  80% of the figures displayed

are what experts call technically "antique",

that is to say, prior to the 1960's.

maker unknown (Russia, ca.  1925)

 

After a visual introduction about how the figures were made and commercialized, you enter Room 1, the "theme hall": with scenes from daily civil life, presented by subject: childhood, education, marriage, occupations, work and leisure, fine arts, literary characters, opera, 

ballet.....

by Palomeque  (Madrid, ca. 1930)

 

 

Room 2: Toy soldiers made in 

more than 25 countries, including 

the major makers of Germany, 

UK, France, USA, etc displaying the 

different techniques favoured

in each country.

by J.R.D.  (Paris 1931)

 

Room 3:  Old Spanish  makers.

 

Practically all of them are

 

 represented by small groups of

 

 figures, along with their

 

 catalogues, favourites subjects

 

of each one. etc.

by Palomeque (Madrid, 1930)

 

Room 4: Presentation of big displays, 

with hundreds of figures each, 

periodically replaced with other 

figures and groups

 from the Collection

 

by Heinrichsen (Nuremberg, 1890)

 

The main goal of this collection is to sharpen the imagination and interest of  young visitors towards the rich possibilities of toys and games in general and also to foster the knowledge of this branch of pre-industrial craftmanship and the social and cultural environment in which it flourished.

by Aga  (Mexico, 1965)

 

 

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