Charles Crandall toys & blocks

Founded by Charles M. Crandall, Covington, Pennsylvania. Produced toys from 1867 - 1905.

Crandall toys made inter-locking tongue and groove lithograph paper-on-wood joints that children used to create multiple figure forms like acrobats, circus characters and buildings. Some of the more popular sets were:

- 'District School House'
- 'Acrobats'
- 'Treasure Box'

Charles' son Jesse Crandall started his own toy company soon after the Civil War, relocating in Brooklyn.

He was issued a number of patents for rocking toys, alphabet blocks and construction toys. Charles relocated to Montrose, Pennsylvania in 1875, to Waverly, New York in 1888.

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Crandall value and price guide

What's your Crandall worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
crandall s village school 1880 s wooden toy Crandall S Village School 1880 S Wooden Toy 06/2021 $495.00
1881 j a crandall mammoth blocks jenny wren cock robin 1881 J A Crandall Mammoth Blocks Jenny Wren Cock Robin 08/2021 $159.99
crandall s no 3 improved plain building blocks patented Crandall S No 3 Improved Plain Building Blocks Patented 08/2021 $39.99
1870s large wooden box lid w label for crandall s heavy 1870s Large Wooden Box Lid W Label For Crandall S Heavy 08/2021 $59.99
circa 1885 j a crandall mammoth abc blocks complete set Circa 1885 J A Crandall Mammoth Abc Blocks Complete Set 07/2021 $145.99
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Lindsay - June 10, 2020
I am interested in finding a Crandall happy family circus
Difficult to find. I only found a giraffe... Crandall circus.