This set of nested or stacking blocks, circa 1910, is unmarked as to the manufacturer, but it is evident the company was a premier lithographer. The perfected use of lithographed paper on wood and their great colorful illustrations make these blocks highly prized today. The number of blocks in each set can vary from five to ten depending on the size of the set.
This wonderful set is decorated with different images of individual or groups of Victorian Era children playing games and interaction with the toys of the period. The largest block measures 5 5/8" in height and 6 1/2" in width; the smallest block measures 5 3/8" in height and 5 1/2" in width. The set originally was probably composed of 5 blocks. The unique feature of this set it there is no reference to the ABC's, unless they appeared on the smaller blocks that are missing. The top of the largest block shows the months of the year and days of the week, while the other two depict multiplication tables. The set of blocks is in very good condition with some wear to the paper on the tops. Think of the little boy or girl who would sit on the floor stacking the blocks, learning the months, days and ever importance of multiplication skills.
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