Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1938 Snow White "Teenie Tot" Leather Chair

The Teenie Tot Snow White plush leather chair for small children, manufactured by the Relaxon Products Division of Continental Cushion Spring Co. of Chicago. Measures approximately 15" wide and 12" tall. Bright colors, nice graphics. Copyright 1938 Walt Disney Enterprises. The previous owner said that only 100 chairs were produced. Truly a rare item.

Lower front graphic of Snow White singing to the Dwarfs by the fireplace.

Lower lefthand corner with the 1938 copyright imprint.

The forest animal friends in the upper graphic.

Along the bottom of image is another 1938 copyright marking.

Back of chair

Manufacturer info along the base of chair.

Hollywood Reporter July 11, 1939 - Snow White Top 10 in France

As noted in the July 11, 1939 Hollywood Reporter, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only US motion picture to be voted among the top ten best films screened in 1938-39 throughout France and its provinces.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Monday, February 27, 2017

1950s Belgian Snow White Rug

A large Snow White fabric rug as listed in Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007, p. 862. Woven illustration of the Silly Song scene. Measures 45" x 57".

1937 Mechanical Snow White Birthday Card

This Snow White birthday card is dated 1937, from the time of the world premiere of the Disney film. Yet, although there are clear similarities in how the princess is drawn, this is not a Disney licensed product. The die-cut mechanical card (5.5" x 4.5") features a hidden wheel that when turned, reveals in the doorway each of the seven generic dwarfs with their own birthday greeting.

The first dwarf wishes you joy.

The second brings greetings.

The third wishes you gladness.

The fourth says "cheerio" & the fifth hopes you'll be happy.

The sixth wishes you good fortune & the seventh knows you'll have fun.


Manufacturer imprint on back of card, This'll Win--Messengers of Sunshine.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1938 La Mode Doc, Grumpy, and Dopey Lamps + Bookends

In an earlier Archive entry, we saw the 1938 Snow White lamps by La Mode Studios of New York. The painted figural pieces are made from plaster (or chalkware). Other lamps, nightlights, and bookends were also produced featuring Doc, Dopey, and Grumpy (as well as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck). Copyright "W. D. Ent." Lamps stand approximately 9" tall, including bulb socket.

Doc Lamp.

Doc Bookends.

Grumpy Lamp.

Grumpy Bookend.

Image via The Collector's Encyclopedia of Disneyana by David Longest & Michael Stern, 1992 (p.138).

Paper labels on the bottom. "Modeware" is their term for the hardened plaster.

Dopey Lamp.

Dopey Shade. Full color scene. Measures 5.75" tall.

A variety shades were produced by the Doris Lamp Shade Co. of New York (for use with the La Mode lamps). Most included images of Snow White, but there were individual shades made for Doc, Grumpy, and Dopey too.

Dopey Lamp Variant. Measures 12" tall to the top of socket. Dopey stands on round ridged base with back panel.

Dopey Bookend.

More examples are pictured in the collectible book, Disneyana by Munsey, p. 208.

1938 Snow White Wood Plaques

A set of eight Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wall plaques with silk screened images. Made of plywood, each measures about 3.8" x 5.4". Metal loop attached to top of back. Ink stamp on opposite side reads, "Hand Printed In Oil Colors - Washable - Copy. 1938 W.D. Ent. - A Fine Arts Picture."

Images via Hakes.

The set was sold at auction by Hakes on July 17, 2014 for $126.50.