Frog Mama

A-448, Frog Mama

Height: 5/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

F1960, as “Mama Frog” (Aurasperse green)

F1972-present, as “Papa Frog” (Light green/dark green stripes/yellow throat, Green/smooth skin, Green/warty skin)

Mold Book Name: Frog, large

Notes: This is also known as Frog Mama, style 2. The mold was revised in the 1970s to have bumpy (“warty”) skin. A-448 can be difficult to distinguish from A-221, Tree Frog Mama. A-448 is slightly smaller and has shorter legs; see comparison photo.

Frog Papa

A-405, Frog Papa

Production Dates:

S1960-S1962, as “Papa Frog” [colorway uncertain; probably Aurasperse]

F1962-F1970, F1972, as “Mama Frog” [colorway uncertain]

Mold Book Name: Frog

Notes: The identity of this piece is uncertain. It was illustrated together with A-406 Toadstool on the 1960-61 order forms.

Bullfrog Baby

A-345, Bullfrog Baby

Height: ½”

Designer: Martha Armstrong

Production Dates:

F1957-F1958, as “Baby Frog” (Green & yellow)

F1970-F1973; F1989-F1990, as “Baby Bullfrog” (Green)

Mold Book Name: Frog, baby

Bullfrog Papa / Frog Prince

A-344, Bullfrog Papa / Frog Prince

Height: 1”

Designer: Martha Armstrong

Production Dates:

F1957-F1958, as “Mama Frog” (Green & yellow)

F1970-F1973, as “Papa Bullfrog” (Green)

F1975-2021, as “Frog Prince” (Green/gold crown, with solid or spotted skin, Green/white crown)

F2004-S2008, as A-3441 “Frog Princess” (Green/gold tiara/closed eyes with eyelashes or dot eyes)

2006, as FS3442 “Frog” Special Run for Little-Shoppe feng shui (Gold )

2006, as FS3442K “Frog Prince” Special Run for Little-Shoppe feng shui (Gold)

Mold Book Name: Frog, mama

Notes: The crown adds an extra ¼” inch to the height of this piece. The frogs with white crowns may be unfinished “seconds,” as the white crown is very often misplaced.

Tree Frog mama

A-221, Tree Frog mama

Height: ¾”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

F1954-S1956, as “Mama Frog” (Green/yellow & white stripes)

F1970-F1981, as “Mama Tree Frog” (Dark green)

2018, as “Tree Frog mama” (Bright green)

Mold Book Name: Frog, mama 

Tree Frog baby

A-217, Tree Frog baby

Height: ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

F1954-S1956, as “Baby Frog” (Green/yellow & white stripes)

F1970-F1981, as “Baby Tree Frog” (Green)

Mold Book Name: Frog, baby

Notes: A-217 can be difficult to distinguish from A-477, Frog Baby. A-217 has a smaller head and more offset hind legs; see comparison photo.

 

Early Frog Baby

A-38, Early Frog Baby

Height: ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

1949-F1953, as “Baby Frog” (Green/yellow, Green/white)

F1970, as “Toad” (Dark green)

F1973, as A-100 “Toad” (Dark green) [?]

Mold Book Name: Frog, baby

Notes: This is also known as Frog Baby, style 1. The exact identification of A-100 Toad is unknown. A-100 in the Mold Book is a worm, so this piece may very well have been a reissue of A-38 which for some reason was renumbered.

Early Frog Mama

A-27, Early Frog Mama

Height: ¾”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

1949-F1953, as “Mama Frog” (Green/yellow, Green/white)

Mold Book Name: Frog, mama 

Notes: This is also known as Frog Mama, style 1.