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

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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

(undated but google books dates it at 1904)

Complete but unbound

8 pages of text and 8 leaves of embossed, full color lithographed die-cut scenes

Book measure 9” X 5”

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.


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.

We have researched and checked with Kent State University, who holds the Saalfield Publishing Company archives.

What we have found is that there were at least 5 more titles in this series, all published between 1900 and 1905. The other titles are:

Series 1:

Tales From Fairyland

The animal world

Series 2:

Fairy tale pictures

Fairy tale friends

At the farm

Our wild animals.


Product Code: A-19

Antique Vintage Movable Book