Racing Tortoise

A-3239, Racing Tortoise

Height: 1”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1997-F1998 (Light brown)

Mold Book Name: Racing Tortoise

Notes: This is also known as Tortoise, style 3.

Desert Tortoise

A-3229, Desert Tortoise

Height: 1 1/8”

Designer: Maureen Love

Production Dates:

S1997-present (Grey-brown)

Mold Book Name: Tortoise

Tortoise with Pointed Shell

A-3091, Tortoise with Pointed Shell

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Paul and Edith Carrion

Production Dates:

S1993-S1994, as “Tortoise” (Grey)

Mold Book Name: Desert Tortoise

Notes: This is also known as “Ugly Turtle” (!). Paul and Edith Carrion collaborated as designers, per Sue Nikas.

Comical Tortoise

A-2000, Comical Tortoise

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

S1988-F1989, as “Tortoise” (Green/brown shell)

S2002-present, as “Turtle” (Green/green shell)

Mold Book Name: Tortoise

Notes: This is also known as Tortoise, style 2.

Box Turtle Baby

A-479, Box Turtle Baby

Height: ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1960-F1961, as “Baby Turtle” (Aurasperse green/brown)

S1962-F1971, F1972-F1980, F1981-S1994,as “Baby Turtle” (Green/red & yellow markings, Green/mottled brown shell; Solid green)

F1994-present, as A-279 “Baby Turtle” (Green)

October 2007, as A-4791, Special Run for Little-Shoppe, 50 made (Pink)

October 2008, as A-4792, Special Run for Little-Shoppe, 50 made (Turquoise)

Mold Book Name: Turtle baby

The name “Box Turtle” is a collector name only and was not used by Hagen-Renaker. Also note the change of number from A-479 to A-279 in 1994.

Box Turtle Mama

A-419, Box Turtle Mama

Height: 5/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1960-F1961, as “Turtle” (Aurasperse green/brown)

S1962, as “Papa Turtle” (Green/red & yellow markings, Green/mottled brown shell)

F1962-F1971, F1972-F1980, F1981- present, as “Mama Turtle” (Green, red & yellow markings; Green/mottled brown shell, Solid green)

Mold Book Name: Turtle

Notes: This piece was originally shown, in 1960-1961, paired with A-407 Toadstool. Note that the name “Box Turtle” is a collector name only and was not used by Hagen-Renaker.

Coin Turtle

A-332, Coin Turtle

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Don Winton

Production Dates:

S1957-F1957, as “Mama Turtle” (Dark green/solid gold shell)

F1970-F1972, as “Papa Turtle” (Green)

F1981-F1984, as “Tortoise (Dark brown)

F1989-present, as “Coin Turtle” (Light green [revised mold])

2006, as FS33211, Special Run for Little-Shoppe feng shui (Gold)

2006, as FS3321 [A-479 atop A-332]Special Run for Little-Shoppe feng shui (Light green)

Mold Book Name: Turtle, mama

Notes: This is also known as Tortoise, style 1. The mold was revised in 1989, when the name Coin Turtle was first used. The neck and legs are much shorter on the new mold.

Turtle Baby

A-204, Turtle Baby

Height: 3/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1952-S1955, as “Baby Turtle” (Green/gold outlined shell)

S1957-F1957, as “Baby Turtle” (Dark green/dark brown shading)

F1970-F1972, as “Baby Turtle” (Green/brown bisque shell)

S1973-F1978, as “Baby Coin Turtle” (Green)

F1989-S1992, as “Baby Coin Turtle” (Light green [revised mold])

Mold Book Name: Turtle, baby

Notes: This piece has also been associated with the Mold Book number A-162. A-204, the only number which has appeared on the order forms, is apparently a more detailed revision, by Helen Perrin Farnlund, of Don Winton’s A-162. The 1952-55 pieces are the earlier mold. Note the smooth plates on the shells of the pieces with metallic gold, and the greater detailing of the later ones.

The mold was slightly revised in 1989. The neck and legs were shortened and the size reduced overall; see photo.

Turtle Mama

A-203, Turtle Mama

Height: 1”

Designer: Don Winton/Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1952-S1955, as “Mama Turtle” (Green/gold outlined shell)

F1970-F1972, as “Mama Turtle” (Green/brown bisque shell)

S1973-F1978, as “Mama Coin Turtle” (Green)

Mold Book Name: Turtle, mama, detailed

Notes: This piece has also been associated with Mold Book number A-162. A-203, the only number which has appeared on the order forms, is apparently a more detailed revision, by Helen Perrin Farnlund, of Don Winton’s A-161. The 1952-55 pieces are the earlier mold. Note the smooth plates on the shell of the gold-outlined piece.

Early Turtle Baby

Early Turtle Baby

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Maxine Renaker

Production Dates:

S1948, as “Baby Turtle, Pastel Blue or Beige”; F1948, as “Baby Turtle, Pink or Blue” (Pink, Blue, Brown)

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: This early piece does not appear in the Mold Book. On the 1948 Miniatures flier, it was #122. It is a rare mold.