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CWS Noahs Ark and toy theatre

CWS cut-out Noahs Ark
CWS cut-out theatre
CWS cut-out Noahs Ark
CWS cut-out Noahs Ark
CWS cut-out theatre
CWS cut-out theatre


These are old CWS advertising cut-out scenes for children. The first is Noah's Ark and the second is a toy theatre. They are printed on a heavyish paper and were obviously meant to be cut out and played with, although not by very young children as they are a bit fragile for that.

Noah's Ark features a large cut-out ark together with pairs of animals and birds plus Noah and his wife. The roof of the ark features an advert for CWS Productions. Overall it is 520 x 380mm and is folded just off centre. The back is blank.

The theatre includes a stage with scenery and a proscenium arch plus 2 'boxes' 1 to either side of the stage. There are then a number a characters for use in putting on various performances, these are mainly taken from children's stories and include Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoe, the 3 Bears and Robin Hood. When cut out these characters have fold down bases so they will stand up. Overall size is 520 x 350mm and it is folded twice, there is a small tear on one fold. Again the back is blank.

There is nothing to give any indication as to the age of the cut-out scenes but at a guess I would say they are from the 1940's or 50's. Apart from the small tear mentioned they are in good condition. They will be posted flat but folded on original folds.

Price Noah's Ark £18.00, Theatre £18.00.
Postage & packing for UK £3.30.
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