Leaf for Pixie

A-131, Leaf for Pixie

Width: 2 1/2″

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950 [?} (green; orange with brown edges) [rare]

Mold Book Name: Leaf, Pixie

Notes: This piece was apparently sculpted as an accessory for A-124, Pixie, butterfly, which does not sit alone and needs a support. The Pixie can be perched on a Monarch butterfly or on this leaf. More colorways may exist. 

Water Lily

A-420A, Water Lily

Length: 1”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1960-F1960, as “Lily Pad” (Aurasperse green/pink flower)

F1961-F1962. as A-420 “Lily Pad” [colorway uncertain, possibly Gloss green/red flower]

S1973-S1978, as “Water Lily” (Gloss green, yellow flower)

Mold Book Name: Lily Pad       

Notes: This is also known as “Small Lily Pad.” It has been misidentified as A-240. In 1960, this piece was paired on the order form with the Fantail Fish; in 1961-1962, with the Box Turtles.

Lily Pad

A-246, Lily Pad

Length: 3 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1955-F1955 [?] (Dark green)

S1971- S1991, as “Lily Pad” (Bright green)

Mold Book Name: Lily Pad leaf

Notes: Some Lily Pads were apparently sold in 1955 with the Bug Band attached, but it did not appear on the order forms as a separate item at that time. 

Log

A-435A, Log

Length: 2”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

F1960-S1961; F1969 (Grey bisque)

Mold Book Name: Log

Notes: This Log was originally paired with the Small Vulture in the Little Horribles line. Later it was used as an accessory in four Boxed Miniatures sets in 1960 and 1961: two different Lying Fawn molds (A-190 and A-435), A-199 Whispering Rabbit Babies, and A-272 Squirrel Baby.

In 1969, a set (not boxed) was sold which included a different bisque log and A-418, Tiny Fawn. This log was apparently modified from the original Little Horribles log which had been turned upside down. In both comparison photos, the original sculpt is on the left and the later modification on the right.  

Tree

A-834, Tree

Height: 2 ¼”

Designer: Tom Masterson

Production Dates:

F1983-F1984 (Brown)

Mold Book Name: Tree

Notes: This piece forms a pair with A-833 Wise Ol’ Owl.

Fuchsia

A-812, Fuchsia

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S1982-S1983, as “Flower” (Pink/purple; Light and dark pink)

Mold Book Name: Flower

Notes: This forms a pair with A-811 Hummingbird, version 1 with wire bill. There is a small hole in the flower to insert the wire.

Stump, pointed

A-400, Stump, pointed

Height: ¾”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1960-F1960, as “Stump” (Aurasperse brown)

F1973-S1976; F1989-S1990, as “Stump” (Grey bisque [1970s], gloss brown)

Mold Book Name: Stump          

Notes: This is also known as Stump, style 2. It was sold as an accessory for the Beavers A-398 and A-399.

Stump, flat

A-387, Stump, flat

Height: 7/8”

Designer: Will Climes

Production Dates:

F1959, as “Stump” (Grey bisque)

S1970; F1972-S1973, as “Stump” (Grey bisque; Brown gloss)

Mold Book Name: Stump

Notes: This is also known as Stump, style 1. It was paired with A-198 Flirting Rabbit Mama in 1959, and with the Beavers A-498 and A-499 in the 1970s. It is sometimes referred to as a “rabbit seat,” but was never used by the factory as a seat for rabbits. However, in the 1959-60 Boxed Miniatures Set “E,” it had a Little Brother Teddy Bear affixed to the top.

Koala Tree

A-946, Koala Tree

Height: 4 ¾”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

F1978-S1980, as ‘Tree” (Brown)

F1978-S1979, as “Glazed Tree assembled with four Koalas”

Mold Book Name: Tree 

Notes: This forms a set with Koalas A-947A, A-948L, A-949, and A-950.

 

Toadstool, Small

A-2503, Toadstool, small

Height: 5/8”

Designer: unknown

Production Dates:

1955, as Pixie accessory (Light grey, pink gills)

S1969-S1973, in Designer’s Workshop line (Cream, coral gills)

F1973-S1979, as “Small Mushroom” (Cream, cream or dark grey gills)

Mold Book Name: Toadstool small

Notes: Toadstools A-2501, A-2502, and A-2503 were first released in 1955 with the Millesan Drews pixies. They were reissued from Spring 1969 to Spring 1973 as Designer’s Workshop pieces, and subsequently as Miniatures.

The caps are attached at varying angles which may change the height of the finished piece.