"Butterflies and Moths Ed-U-Kit Hobby Starter Set with Actual Specimens" is a wonderful vintage hobby set that taught children how to collect butterflies and moths. "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 butterfly specimens which include "Patilio Doson" "Teria Andersoni" and "Catopsilia Pomona" butterflies. The instructions state, "The Fun Way to start a New Hobby -- this combination kit of full color picture cards and actual specimens has been carefully prepared and authenticated by leading naturalists and writers.. It goes on to describe "The Story of Butterflies and Moths", "Collecting Butterflies" and how to use the ed-u-cards to learn about the butterflies 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. The butterflies are still in their factory sealed bag.