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02/08/18



 Dear Donna,

Can you tell me anything about this wooden guy? He looks like he was meant to attach to something, but this is all I have. His clothes are old so maybe he came this way. I’m just hoping you can give me any information.
Rita
 
Dear Rita, 
Your man looks like a Schoenhut, but I’m not positive. It’s really tough to tell because they made so many different ones. 
The Schoenhut Co. began manufacturing toys in 1872, producing a large line of products. They made lots of full-size dolls that are marked but lots of the other items had paper labels so it makes them hard to identify if they have fallen off over time.
All the character type dolls and animals have just the same kind of jointed arms and legs that yours seem to have; the ends of the hands are similar. The only thing that seems off to me is the shoes (or feet) seem to be much more pointed than a typical Schoenhut. 
He almost looks like he could have been a cowboy. I couldn’t find one but again with so many made it’s easy to miss. So if we look at him as a wooden jointed doll in original clothes dating to around the early 1900s, we can give him a value in the range of $80. Even if he was a Schoenhut I believe it would be the same for the condition he looks to be in. 
Finally, Rita, he could have been made to ride a horse, but he probably was never attached to one. So I think you have the whole pie, not just a piece. 

Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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