"Sea Shells Ed-U-Kit Hobby Starter Set with Actual Specimens" is a wonderful vintage hobby set for learning to collect sea shells. "The FUN WAY to learn about and identify objects of nature and start a hobby collection".
Contents include: Starter Assortment of actual specimens Full color picture cards with story descriptions Special answer frame Extra specimen storage compartments Instructions
The box has a cellophane window to view the real sea shells which include "Pelican Feet", "Brown Chule", "Cerithium Aluco" and Kings Crown" shells. The instructions state, "The Fun Way to start a New Hobby -- shell collecting is a healthy and fascinating hobby because it not only takes you to the outdoors but gives you the pleasure of studying your collection later at home". It goes on to describe "The Story of Shells", "Collecting Shells" and how to use the ed-u-cards to learn about the shells in the box as well as those you collect. The instructions are dated 1962 by "Ed-U-Cards, Mfg Corp, LIC, New York." Each flash card has a bright full color illustration on the front and a detailed description of the specimen on the back.
This vintage educational toy is in very good condition. All the pieces and cards are present and it looks like it was never used.