The Gatherings is offering a pair of charming wooden toys from the 1940's. The wheeled cat and horse were promotion give-aways for joining a Christmas Club. Each of the toys are imprinted on one side "Our Christmas Club Is Your Best Santa Claus Peoples Loan And Savings, Sandusky, Ohio.
The horse is painted in a red color with black saddle. Painted eyes, mouth and bridle. The cat is in an aqua color, with red ribbon around the neck. Also painted features. The horse measures 6" long from the point of tail to the head. It is 3-1/2" tall x 1/2" thickness. The cat is 5" long from tail to head. It stands 3-3/4" tall. Thickness is also 1/2" thick.
Condition: These were played with ~ not just to sit on a shelf. The horse, although paint is good on body, with clear printed message, it does have the paint of one eye scratched off. The cat, does have scratches to the body & face. The printed message has some scratches, too. So, it is harder to read. The front legs/wheels have been broken from body and then repaired. (see photo). Sold as a lot.
Even with the flaws, how could you resist?