February 16, 2012

Not Molded Ply Creative Playthings Doll Stroller

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I've been meaning to post this for a couple of days now, but truth be told, with an opening bid of $375, I kind of figured it wasn't going anywhere too soon.

The eBay seller of this unusual [not molded] plywood Creative Playthings toy pram speculates that it's from early in the company's history, maybe even the late 40s/early 50s, when CP wood toys were first finding their way into Marcel Breuer's modernist show house at MoMA.

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Personally, I have no idea, but I'd think the logo should be useful for dating it. All I know is, it's the best-looking plywood doll stroller Creative Playthings ever made--except for all the rest.

Very Rare Version Early Vintage Creative Playthings Stroller Marcel Breuer Era, first bid $375+29 s/h, auction ends Feb. 20 [ebay]
Previously: by 2006: I'd still never seen Creative Playthings molded ply doll pram

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It's in the 1964-65 catalog. And was replaced in the 1965-66 catalog by the round bottom molded ply doll carriage.

[which was designed by Gloria Caranica. And there you have it. Thanks, AB -ed.]

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