Friday, March 25, 2011

1954 Fisher Price Gold Star Stage Coach

Fisher Price made many wonderful wooden pull toys over the years, ranging from wiggly puppies to clattering rocket ships. One of the most detailed and elaborate is this, the Gold Star Stage Coach from 1954.

Measuring 15 1/2 inches long, the stage coach features a pair of pinto ponies who "gallop" up and down as the stage is pulled, along with a spring mounted driver who bobs energetically along. (The spring on mine is a bit sprung, which has made his hat pop permanently up. He looks rather like a startled cartoon character now.)

A strong box at the back of the coach opens, and can be used to store very tiny treasures. The top of the coach also opens, and small passengers can be placed inside.

Two wooden mailbags complete the stage coach's accessories. Even in Toyland, "the mail must go through!"



  2. Wow, wow, wow!! You're collection never ceases to amaze me. Much less just the Fisher Price stuff alone. I've never seen this one. Gotta be on the lookout! I had a question about a toy set that I'd like to pick your brain on. I couldn't find your email link anywhere. Mine is artforbrains(at)gmail(dot)com. Thx, Brian (