Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1938 Snow White "Teenie Tot" Leather Chair

The Teenie Tot Snow White plush leather chair for small children was manufactured by the Relaxon Products Division of the Continental Cushion Spring Co. of Chicago. Measures approximately 15" wide and 12" tall. Copyright 1938 Walt Disney Enterprises. Nice graphics with bright colors. Two different color-schemes have been found: red with yellow and green with yellow.

Red version

Lower front graphic of Snow White singing to the Dwarfs by the fireplace.

Lower lefthand corner with the 1938 copyright imprint. The forest animal friends in the upper graphic.

Along the bottom of image is another 1938 copyright marking.

Back of chair. Manufacturer info along the base.


Green version

Images via mrh481960.

Hollywood Reporter July 11, 1939 - Snow White Top 10 in France

As noted in the July 11, 1939 Hollywood Reporter, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only US motion picture to be voted among the top ten best films screened in 1938-39 throughout France and its provinces.

Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Monday, February 27, 2017

1950s Belgian Snow White Rug

A large Snow White fabric rug as listed in Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007, p. 862. Woven illustration of the Silly Song scene. Measures 45" x 57".

1937 Mechanical Snow White Birthday Card

This Snow White birthday card is dated 1937, from the time of the world premiere of the Disney film. Yet, although there are clear similarities in how the princess is drawn, this is not a Disney licensed product. The die-cut mechanical card (5.5" x 4.5") features a hidden wheel that when turned, reveals in the doorway each of the seven generic dwarfs with their own birthday greeting.

The first dwarf wishes you joy.

The second brings greetings.

The third wishes you gladness.

The fourth says "cheerio" & the fifth hopes you'll be happy.

The sixth wishes you good fortune & the seventh knows you'll have fun.


Manufacturer imprint on back of card, This'll Win--Messengers of Sunshine.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1938 La Mode Doc, Grumpy, and Dopey Lamps + Bookends

In an earlier Archive entry, we saw the 1938 Snow White lamps by La Mode Studios of New York. The painted figural pieces are made from plaster (or chalkware). Other lamps, nightlights, and bookends were also produced featuring Doc, Dopey, and Grumpy (as well as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck). Copyright "W. D. Ent." Lamps stand approximately 9" tall, including bulb socket.

Doc Lamp.

Doc Bookends.

Grumpy Lamp.

Grumpy Bookend.

Image via The Collector's Encyclopedia of Disneyana by David Longest & Michael Stern, 1992 (p.138).

Paper labels on the bottom. "Modeware" is their term for the hardened plaster.

Dopey Lamp.

Dopey Shade. Full color scene. Measures 5.75" tall.

A variety shades were produced by the Doris Lamp Shade Co. of New York (for use with the La Mode lamps). Most included images of Snow White, but there were individual shades made for Doc, Grumpy, and Dopey too.

Dopey Lamp Variant. Measures 12" tall to the top of socket. Dopey stands on round ridged base with back panel.

Dopey Bookend.

More examples are pictured in the collectible book, Disneyana by Munsey, p. 208.