A boxed set of 18 wooden blocks produced by Halsam, referred to as "Safety Blocks" because of their non-toxic colors and rounded corners and edges. Printed on the side of the box is "By special permission of Walt Disney Enterprises" which dates the set to early 1938.
The blocks feature raised images of Snow White (two different poses), the Prince, the Seven Dwarfs, plus the ever-popular Donald Duck.
Box cover and side panels.
The blocks were listed in a 1938 Billy & Ruth toy catalog. We learn that there were actually two sets available. The 18-piece box of "small blocks" for 25¢ and a 16-piece "large blocks" set for 48¢.
Retailatalog images via antiquetoycollections.
They also appeared in the 1940 wholesale catalog of The Tracy-Wells Company.
Wholesale catalog image via gdawg.