Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus Tent
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UPS SHIPPING ONLY ON THIS ITEM We are pleased to offer for sale the most desirable accessory in the entire Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus line of toys, the Large Oval Circus Tent.  When assembled this large tent measures 44” in length by 18” in depth and it stands just over 29” tall without the flags!  If you collect Schoenhut Circus toys then this is the ultimate tent to display your collection in.  This tent was introduced as being a “NEW” product in the 1928 Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus catalog (see photo #10 - catalog not included in sale).  It was only made for a very short period of time and in limited numbers before when in 1936 Schoenhut closed for good.  What really sets this tent apart is that each of the nails or tacks holding the two curtains and top in place has only made one hole each in the wood frame.  Usually there are countless holes in the wood frame where the curtains have been put up and taken down multiple times but not with this tent, it's one tack to one hole.  The back curtain of the tent is very colorful, the white areas have grayed but the colors are still nice and strong.  The big red striped tent roof retains lots of color and the clowns, tigers, lions, elephants, including the words Humpty Dumpty Circus around the edges are very clear!  The front drop curtain is also original and it retains all the original brass eyelets and the original pull strings along with the original metal anchor strip at the bottom.  The paint on the frames, uprights, and floor of this tent are original and all have some scattered loss to their finishes.  The outer bottom edges of the drop curtain has rust stains which are typical for this curtain as the steel anchor strip is often rusty if not completely gone. The steel anchor strip in this curtain has been cleaned and repainted to stop the rusting and any further staining. The tent roof and the side curtains have overall staining which is typical for the age. The tent even has the original thumbtacks holding the roof on as well as the original tacks for the front and back curtains.  All of the fabric has been hand washed to remove soot and surface dirt and carefully reinstalled tack for tack as it was originally.  Both of flags are replacements and were made by scanning an original flag for the highest accuracy (see photo #9).  Because the two grommets were tearing through the peaks, both of these areas were reinforced from underneath with cotton fabric similar to the tent and the grommets were replaced with aged brass grommets.  Also a couple small areas of wear along the edge of the back of the roof were also reinforced to keep them from spreading.  All of these reinforcements were done from the inside and are not visible without removing the top. The advertisement in the catalog states “Every boy needs this Outfit in order to make his circus.” “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Don’t let this fabulous rare antique toy Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus tent get away!  If you like this tent you will also enjoy the two original Schoenhut lithographed muslin Sideshow Panels with supports that originally came with this tent that we also have for sale in separate listings so please check our other listings. PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS WONDERFUL EARLY SCHOENHUT HUMPTY DUMPTY CIRCUS TENT.

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SCHOENHUT HUGE OVAL TENT HUMPTY DUMPTY CIRCUS 1928

Price: $1,995.00
Availability: SOLD