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Fairy Tale Friends - Saafield movable book - rare embossed punch-out stand-up - 1897

Antique Movable Book
Saafield movable book

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Fairy Tale Friends – Antique un-punched movable book

Fairy Tale Friends with cut-out and stand-up pictures

Saafield Publishing Company Chicago, Ohio & New York

Dating this book:
The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 Page 246 advertises this and the others in this series of stand up books

[16pp] (9 x 11"). Stiff pictorial wrappers, was staplebound.

8 pages of text and 8 leaves of embossed, full color lithographed die-cut scenes on stiff heavy paper. Each scene comes with a stand to make it stand up.

The 5 stories are:

Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Little Snow White & Rosy Red

The child was supposed to cut/punch out the figures, and use the slots and tabs to make them stand up. Directions printed in the book are as follows: "Directions: Cut-out the illustrations, following the dotted cut lines. Use the green slips for standards, bending at right angles to them the split sections. In the slits insert the illustrations, which will then stand up."


Complete but unbound. Punch-out & stand-up pieces are complete, whole and intact, never punched out!

There are some separations on 2 of the pages but still un-punched with no tears and no missing pieces.

Most pages have become unbound but they are still there.

Pages have normal browning around edges but no chipping.

Cover and title page clipped on right bottom corner – see photos.

See all the photos for the beautiful quality of the lithograph punch-outs.

Collector’s Corner:

Saalfield Publishing Company published children's books and other products from 1900 to 1977.

This may well be their first venture into interactive toy books.

The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 - Page 246 advertises this series of stand up books

The other titles are:

Series 1:

Tales From Fairyland

The animal world

Series 2:

Fairy tale pictures

Fairy tale friends

At the farm (See this website for a beautiful copy)

Our wild animals.


Product Code: A-19

Antique Vintage Movable Book