An Inventory of American Wild West Playset Figures, Structures and
Accessories Manufactured by the Marx Toy Company, 1951 to 1980
Addendum L-1 - Circus
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|Performers, Circus Workers, and a Few Customers|
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|Recent Price Lines I have noticed for complete or near complete circus playsets in good condition|
|Super Circus||$395||March 2012||Ebay||3 figures missing, otherwise excellent|
|1. Ringmaster Claude Kirchner||2. Mary Hartline, Circus Queen||3. Cliffy Clown|
|4. Scampy Clown||5. Nicky Clown|
|1. Ringmaster||2. Juggler||3. Sword swallower|
|4. Female acrobat, standing||5. Strongman||6. Mrs. Tiny Tim||7. Mr.
|8. Policeman clown||9. Man on stilts||10. Clown with hole in hat|
|11. Prancing clown||12. Clown with umbrella||13. Ticket seller|
|14. Male trapeeze artist||15. Female trapeeze artist|
|16. Male trapeeze artist||17. Female trapeeze artist|
|18. Tight rope walker||19. Woman riding horse|
|20. Barrel juggler||21. Elephant rider
|22. Elephant trainer||23. Lion trainer||24. Snake charmer|
|25. Hawaiian dancer||26. Female dancer||27. Fat lady|
|28. Siamese twins||29. Popcorn man||30. Balloon man|
|31. Man with crying son||32. Woman with daughter|
|33. Boy caught by policeman trying to sneak into circus||34. Policeman||35. Water boy|
|1. Monkey on all fours, tail down
||2. Monkey on all fours, tail up||3. Monkey sitting, arms out to sides|
|4. Monkey hanging by two hands||5. Monkey hanging, one arm forward and one arm back||6. Monkey hanging by all fours|
|Monkeys on the monkey bars|
|1. Elephant sitting||2. Elephant walking||3. Elephant howdah
made in this mold of soft plastic
|4. Lion, one paw out||5. Seal, balancing ball on nose||6. Dog jumping over barrel
(or is this a big rat?)
|7. Dog in top hat, sitting||8. Dog in top hat, with cane||9. Dog in top hat, walking|
|10. Monkey in hat, squatting||11. Gorilla with arms up||12. Bear with arms up|
Knobs on top of horse are to hold standing rider.
|1. Buffalo||2. Alligator|
|3. Polar bear||4. Bear cub|
|5. Tiger||6. Leopard|
|7. Giraffe||28. Baby giraffe|
|9. Camel||10. Zebra|
|Big Top Tent - front
|Big Top Tent - inside|
|Super Circus Tent - front
Two tin litho flags on plastic poles attach to top of tent. I do not have any right now.
|Super Circus Tent - inside
Inside of tent top is white -- this one has several dings and scratches that are now permanent.
|Close-ups of circus tent lithography|
|Tin litho flag for top of Big Top tent
Photo courtesy of Ebay coxantiques
|Tin litho flags and plastic poles for top of Super Circus tent
Photo courtesy of Brandon Olivia, Ebay thisandthatcf123
|Big Top Tin Litho Side Show 1
Photo courtesy of Dan McLean, Ebay ID toymiester
|Big Top Tin Litho Side Show 2
The three panels on the stage show Vanda's Magic, Mighty Muscle Dan, and Big Top Clowns
|Super Circus Tin Litho Side Show 1
|Super Circus Tin Litho Side Show 2|
|High Wire Ring
|Small square pedestal||Water tub|
|3-piece ticket stand with umbrella
With umbrella, stand is about 4-1/4 inches high.
|2-piece popcorn cart|
|Plastic sideshow platform
Platform is almost five inches wide, including steps.
|High dive pole
Pole is six inches high and shown smaller than other items. Three pegs are missing.
|Ladder at top of 3-piece monkey bars
Red side stands are made in PL-405 shown above.
Bars are 3-1/4 inches high and 5 inches long.
For imaginative kids, it was the ring of fire.
|Barrel - slanted sides
||Barrel - straight sides|
|Large square pedestal||Medium square pedestal||Small circular stand|