8" (20 cm.) All-wooden zebra with dowel-jointed neck, open mouth, painted teeth, green glass eyes, leather ears, cloth mane, rope tail with painted spots, and original painted finish of brown-striped tan hide with cream underbelly. Excellent condition. American, Schoenhut, circa 1910, the first version of the zebra, presented in Schoenhut's Adventures in Africa series.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden zebu with jointed neck and legs, sculpted hump and well-defined musculature, leather horns and ears, rope tail, brown glass eyes, closed mouth. Excellent condition. Schoenhut, 1909, from the Adventures in Africa series, the zebu is rarely found, this example with superb original painted finish and detailing.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden brown-complexioned character depicting African native, socket head, jointed arms and legs, painted black hair under attached patterned cotton turban, painted eyes, black brows, closed mouth with pronounced lips. Excellent condition. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, from Teddy's Adventures in Africa series, the rarely found character, depicting African native drummer is in superb original condition with original tacked-on turban and pants with sash, and is carrying wooden drum and drumsticks.
10" (25 cm.) All-wooden giraffe, double-jointing of neck, glass inset eyes, open mouth, painted teeth, wooden horns, leather ears, jointing of legs, spotted rope tail, shaded tan/cream painted finish with brown patterned spots, white underbelly and lower hooves. Excellent condition. Comments: Schoenhut, earliest model of the giraffe, 1905, from Teddy's Adventures in Africa series, the original finish is well-preserved.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden elephant with jointed neck and legs, jointed ankles, jointed trunk with rubber turned-up tip, tusks, large leather ears, rope tail, painted bottom lip. Excellent condition. Comments: Schoenhut, 1909, the slimmer body elephant was designed specifically for the Adventures in Africa series and is quite rare to find; this example is impeccably preserved.
10" (25 cm.) All-wooden hippopotamus, ball-jointed neck, glass eyes, open mouth with painted teeth, leather ears and tail, jointed legs, original dark brown painted finish. Excellent condition. Schoenhut, 1909, from Teddy's Adventures in Africa series, an early Series I model in perfectly-preserved condition.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden man, socket head, painted brown hair, mutton chop sideburns and extended moustache, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, jointing at shoulders and hips, and extra jointing at elbows and knees, brown painted boots, wearing green serge suit with tacked-on leather ammunition belt with pouch, and rifle, yellow wooden helmet. Excellent condition. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, the figure depicts a safari member from Teddy's Adventures in Africa series, with deluxe knee and elbow articulation, original costume and accessories. Along with wooden framed canvas tent with flag, various wooden barrels, jugs and accessories, original to the set. Also included are two trees (not original).
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden dark-brown complexioned character with two-part swivel head, modeled black tightly-curled painted hair, painted facial features, dark eyes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with full lips, jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original twill short pants with wide sash, brown flannel jacket, white top hat and with ammunition belt and pouch. Excellent condition, some moth holes in jacket. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, very rare earliest version of the African Chief from Teddy's Adventure in Africa Series.
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden black-complexioned character with two-part swivel head, attached tuft of hair over painted black hair, painted facial features, black eyes, accented nostril dots, closed mouth with pronounced lips, jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original twill short pants with wide sash printed with card symbols, and carrying spear. Excellent condition. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, rare variation of African native with tufted hair style and two-part head, preserved in outstanding original condition.
20" (51 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and brown baby hair with soft curls framing the forehead, modeled ears, brown eyes with shaded centers, two white dots in each eye, black and brown upper eyeliner, rosebud-shaped lips of closed mouth, muslin body with stitch-jointing at shoulders, bellows-jointing of hips, separate thumb, flat sole feet. Condition: generally excellent, original finish, some spotting on legs and arms. Marks: Kathe Kruse (original paper tag) Kathe Kruse 1136 (very faint ink script on feet). Comments: Kathe Kruse, the play doll version of their "Du Mein" character, 1935. Value Points: very fine original state of preservation with most artistic painting of face and hair. Private collection Linda Kellermann.