An Inventory of American Wild West Playset Figures, Structures and
Accessories Manufactured by the Marx Toy Company, 1951 to 1980
Addendum L-1 - Circus
Table of Contents
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|Performers, Circus Workers, and a Few Customers|
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|Please note: For the most part, figures on this page are shown in approximately proper proportion when compared to other figures. The exceptions to this include 1) some large accessories have been decreased in size and 2) photos of multiple figures.|
|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. Mr. and Mrs. Tiny Tim|
|7. Policeman clown||8. Man on stilts||9. Clown with hole in hat|
|10. Prancing clown||11. Clown with umbrella||12. Ticket seller|
|13. Male trapeeze artist||14. Female trapeeze artist|
|15. Male trapeeze artist||16. Female trapeeze artist|
|17. Tight rope walker||18. Woman riding horse|
|19. Barrel juggler||20. Elephant rider
|21. Elephant trainer||22. Lion trainer||23. Snake charmer|
|24. Hawaiian dancer||25. Female dancer||26. Fat lady|
|27. Siamese twins||28. Popcorn man||29. Balloon man|
|30. Man with crying son||31. Woman with daughter|
|32. Boy caught by policeman trying to sneak into circus||33. Policeman||34. 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|
|7. Dog jumping over barrel
(or is this a big rat?)
|8. Dog in top hat, walking||9. Dog in top hat, sitting|
|10. Dog in top hat, with cane||11. Monkey in hat, squatting||12. Gorilla with arms up|
|13. Bear with arms up||14. Seal, balancing ball on nose||15. Lion, one paw out|
|16. Elephant sitting||17. Elephant walking|
Knobs on top of horse are to hold standing rider.
|21. Bison||22. Bear walking||23. Bear cub|
|24. Tiger||25. Leopard|
|26. Giraffe||27. Baby giraffe|
|28. Camel||29. 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
|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.
|3-piece monkey bars
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||Water tub
Intended to sit below the high dive pole!
made in soft plastic
|Large square pedestal||Medium square pedestal||Small circular stand||Small square pedestal|