Monday, November 10, 2014

Recollect: life on the farm

(A post for Rebecca, who is our Walther & Stevenson expert...)
Museum exhibition explanatory sign for a display of vintage toy farm buildings from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
 The first exhibition Jennifer and I visited while I was in Sydney on Sunday was the Powerhouse Museum's Recollect: Models 02 (I was concerned that there was a first exhibition of models that I had missed, but was told that it was really Recollect 02: Models. The Recollect series is a chance to bring things out of storage in themed collections)

Yesterday's post was just a taster: I plan to share more in-depth photos and information on what was displayed over the next few days. First up are a lovely collection of Walther & Stevenson toy farm buildings, designed to go with the Britains farm animals and accessories...
Front view of a vintage toy farm outhouse and house from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
Front,
Back view of a vintage toy farm outhouse and house from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
 back
Side view of a vintage toy farm house from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
 and side.
Vintage toy farm buildings from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
 There were outbuildings,
Vintage toy farm building and windmill from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
 the ubiquitous windmill,
Vintage toy farm building and accessories from Sydney shop Walther & Stevenson.
and other farm components..

(To see images of the original catalogues, visit Rebecca's blog.)

3 comments :

Rebecca said...

Wow, they're in great condition! And there's a dunny :-D Great to have a date, too - they were available after the war for a while, too, I think. I wonder why they didn't display them with animals and people, though?

Rebecca said...

Just looked at the Powerhouse Museum website, and they don't seem to say how long this exhibition runs for! Did you happen to notice? otherwise I shall have to email and ask them ...

The Shopping Sherpa said...

It's on until 1 Feb 2015. And I guess the people and animals weren't included because it was about the models. And I guess The Powerhouse would have accessioned any Britains sets they might have into a completely separate area.