The Schoenhut Collectors' Club
collecting, preservation, and research of the
dolls, toys, and games
produced by the
A. Schoenhut Co.
and its successor companies.
was in Lancaster PA, Oct 12, 13, and 14, 2017. Andy Yaffee
was our host. He showed us his Humpty Dumpty circus collection, which is probably the best
collection of early style Schoenhut circus pieces you will ever see.
We'll have pictures of the convention in the December Magazine and on the
Club's Website soon.
This year's convention
will be in Lindsborg, Kansas - October 12th and 13th, 2018. More
about this convention can be found in
Visiting this site but not a club member?
Welcome - we hope you are now or want to be an antique toy or doll
collector especially of those very fine wooden ones made by the Schoenhut
toy company. Join us so you can have access to the best Humpty
Dumpty circus identification guide plus descriptions and pictures of most of
As a member, you will also have access to the Club's
archives of all of its past Newsletters and Magazines back to the 1970s
with their great articles and photographs of Schoenhut products.
The world's best experts on these dolls and toys contribute
to this Website. We publish, four times a year, a very high quality,
full color magazine.
A. Schoenhut Toys and
Schoenhut made a wide variety of toys and dolls.
This is an example of Schoenhut's
high-quality wooden dolls. They were made
in many styles and sizes.
If your toy or doll club has an upcoming event that you wish us to
announce here on our Website or in our Magazine, contact us.
Our March 2018
Some of our recent Magazines
Each 20-page, full color magazine is mailed
to Club members in a poly envelope by first
class US mail, four times a year - in March, June, September, and
Members of the Schoenhut family of toy makers immigrated to the United States in the1860s from
Germany. Albert Schoenhut started the company in 1872 in
Philadelphia PA making toy pianos that he had invented.
The Humpty Dumpty circus
The Humpty Dumpty circus was produced by Schoenhut in various
styles between 1903 and 1935. Collectors construct their own circus
displays from the many animals, actors, and accessories. Since
this toy line was very popular in its day, there are still many surviving
pieces. Club members have access to a comprehensive and up-to-date
Identification Guide to the Humpty Dumpty circus.
Clown Pulling Chimes
One of many