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McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips

McLoughlin Four Kittens Spelling Slips


In the late 19th/early 20th C the McLoughlin Bros Company was noted for its high quality chromolithographic publishing.

This puzzle box is a fine example of that work. 

The box itself is a beauty to behold, constructed of cardboard and wood covered in deep blue and gold paper around its rims with an exquisite cover illustration on its lid.  The box measures 11 by 9 inches and is in very good condition.  There are 2 partial tears in the lid (see photo) that have been mended with tape a very long time ago. 

Inside the box there are 5 puzzles, each measuring 10 by 10 inches.  They are in very good condition, as well.  One or two show a bit of wear attendant with age and use (see photos).

The puzzles tell the story of the kittens who lost their mitts in wonderful early depiction, probably taken from an earlier book rendition as was common for the McLoughlin company to do.  There was much cross over in images between their books, puzzles and games.

Early McLaughlin items are very hard to find, let alone puzzles with their original box.  This piece came out of my personal collection of children’s paper, games and puzzles.  It’s always been one of my favorites, but I’ve decided that when you have things in a drawer and no more room for display – it’s time to let them go so someone else can enjoy them.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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