Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain...

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Happy Holidays!! In a decorated box with all hankies untouched: Bright primary colours with an almost Czech folkloric feel: the entire book is bordered in red scallops and the train runs along a blue track.

Each car: the Engine, the Hanky Limited, Parlor, Diner, Sleeper, Reserved and Baggage/Mail, has a different design around the windows and stamped on the wheels and roof. Each panel has a cheery poem and a little bird or duck or mouse offering side comments on the action.

The hankies have a more typical l940's/50's US "vintage" style, picturing animals and children and leaning toward blue and yellow, in inexpensive sized cotton. The box is decorated with little figures in primary colours of animals and toys.  

All is designed to make a child feel adventurous, safe, and happy. The yellow and green striped caboose bears letter banners saying Home Sweet Home and the text reads
"Hey Bobby, Oh Jane, get off the train.
The rooster shouts again and again
Mother and Daddy are waiting for you
Take the six Hankies and Good By, you two!

$275.00

 

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21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.
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No publisher information, circa 1940's, a hanky panorama. This book was made by folding a large sheet in half, and then sixths. (Printer folded this sheet inaccurately see jpgs) Six panels make the train on one side; on the other side, on the first panel, the front cover/title page with red-cheeked Bobby and Jane in a wagon, followed by four other plain panels which only serve to hold the hankies in place, and last, the back cover panel with the two children home again. The center four train pages have die cut openings for the train windows through which the hankies' pictures can be seen; book is 7 3/8" sq.".
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CONDITION: Very Good with Fine hankies in Good box; no names or other marks, hankies appear never to have been removed and are fresh and clean, book has some rubbing to "spines" but panels are bright, clean and unwrinkled; the plain back side has a few 1/4" tears on hanky inserts; the box is complete and strong but with splits glued shut and a pen mark on the bottom, very rubbed edges and 3 splits with taped repair on the top as well as a large but inconspicuous pull tear.
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