Wednesday, December 11, 2013

T. Cohn Civil War Mansion

T. Cohn had produced a Civil War playset back, I believe, in the early '60s which would have rode the tidal wave of Civil War toys being made to celebrate the Centennial of the American Civil War. Marx had made some gorgeous sets and no doubt T. Cohn would have wanted a piece of the action too but theirs pale in comparison to the Marx sets. The sets featured their awkward looking 60mm soldiers, a few vacu-form tents, and their thickish clunky cannons HOWEVER there were a couple of really interesting tin-litho buildings included, one of which is featured here, the 1-story Civil War Mansion. Like Marx, T. Cohn re-utilized stampings and you'll notice this is the same structure as the Navy Warehouse, Farm Shed, and Pony Express Stable upper floor and measures 7 1/2" (19.1cm) W x 4 1/4" (10.8cm) D x 3 5/8" (9.2cm) H  (the other building in the Civil War set utilized the same stampings as the Pony Express Stable bottom floor. See photos below)

Here's a few pictures of the T. Cohn set culled from eBay many years ago:

Here's my sample which I got at a fairly reasonable price - probably due to the paint splatters on  one side. This is a fairly hard-to-find piece and the splatters didn't detract from the overall desirability in my opinion. The colors are a muted palette of greens, aqua's, and pale whites - very unlike the brightly adorned Marx Civil War Mansion.

Picassa was kind enough provide a little snow for your enjoyment :-)

This is a Wonderful House and like the Snow

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