1880s VICTORIAN WOODEN LITHO BUILDING BLOCK SET - BUILDS VERY DETAILED, LARGE TOY CHURCH. SET IS A CLASSIC VICTORIAN SUNDAY TOY - ONLY TOYS CHILDREN COULD PLAY WITH ON SUNDAY. NOT ONLY DOES IT BUILD A GREAT DETAILED CHURCH, BUT EACH BLOCK HAS A FAMOUS BIBLE VERSE ON IT - AND THE ROOF PIECES HAVE THE LORD'S PRAYER AND TEN COMMANDMENTS!OFFERED AT NO RESERVE! The toy church was manufactured by W. S. Reed - measures 16" tall (NOTE THE NICE COMPLETE STEEPLE!) x 10" wide x 9 1/2" deep.
CHURCH HAS GREAT LITHO COLOR REMAINING AND IS VERY COMPLETE WITH ITS TALL DELICATE STEEPLE AND SMALLER TOWER CAP (OFTEN MISSING), EXCEPT A UNNOTICIABLE ROOF RAILING WHICH IS ALMOST ALWAYS MISSING ON THIS SET.
otherwise, toy is complete.
ALL WINDOW BLOCKS HAVE VARIOUS BIBLE VERSES on THIER REVERSE SIDES except narrow windows beside front door and peak windows - these blocks never had anything on the back.
The Ten Commandments and Lord's Prayer are LITHOS on underside of flat parts of roof.
An ABSOLUTELY GARANTEED ORIGINAL 1880s early example of A VICTORIAN TOY in great condition! A SUPER DISPLAY PIECE, A CLASSIC ALMOST FOLK ART PIECE OF AMERICANA. A must for any victorian toy, building toy or religious collectible collection. THIS IS AN absolutely ORIGINAL VICTORIAN TOY AND ONE LIKE THIS DOESN'T COME ALONG ... read more