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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures #3

When I was a child I played with these four heavy Amish figures: Papa, Mama, sister and brother.   I don't remember when I came to own them; maybe when my parents downsized to move to a retirement community in the 90s.  I also don't know how my parents came to acquire them.  

Once I owned them I started to collect more.

I'd see them in antique stores.  Some were salt and pepper containers.

Others just figures.  I have never found any like my original family of four.

Some are obviously newer than others.

These two sit on a bench.

These two are part of an ash tray.

My last three purchases are these. Larger than the others, they are banks.

I still look when I venture into an antique store but its been years since I've seen any to purchase.
Besides I don't know where I'd put them.


Latane Barton said...

What a wonderful collection, Marica and to have it tied to the pieces you played with as a child, so special.

Fun60 said...

That is an interesting and unusual collection of figures. I will be in that part of your world in May.

Rose said...

I have never seen anything like them...I just wonder if they were there and I did not see. I would love to know the original history of the pair you played with as a child.

Marcia said...

Rose - you made me thing I should look online for these figures and sure enough there are lots for sale on ebay. I think I'll stick to antique stores.

genie said...

We have many many Mennonites here in this area. I will keep my eyes open when I go into the antique malls for you. I would love to have some of them. One of my doctor’s was a Mennonite minister at one time. He is sososo nice and soft spoken.

Tom said...

Collections can easily become additive, well at least for me! I'm sure that you treasure them. Marcia, please share some more of your treasures soon.

Margaret Adamson said...

A fine collection of these lttle Amish people.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a fantastic collection! I like the vintage ones best.

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