Friday, April 01, 2011

In which Noah Strikes Again!

013, originally uploaded by feathermar.

I found a giant Noah's Ark! They are EVERYWHERE! This one was made by Grandad's Toy Shop in North Thetford, Vermont. You can tell it was handmade and handpainted. The ark and the little animals are on wheels!
Man, those vintage toy arks are everywhere I look, and I want to buy and sell all of them...


The Triscuit's Dad said...

In the American Girl "Samantha" series, set in 1774, Samantha and her siblings play with a little wooden Noah's Ark set. Apparently these were pretty popular toys going back a ways.

Fred Tilton said...

I always find it interesting to see things on E=bay which were made by my granddad, Frank Tilton, who was the original granddad who built Granddad's toy shop in North Thetford Vt. in 1950 and who made the Noah's Ark you have. I have several of his toys and have purchased a few more on e-bay. I am still looking for one of his red dump trucks if you come across one.
Fred Tilton