Dear Jo: Here I am at home, arrived yesterday. Feel fine but am still weak and must take care, of course. Love to all, Teddy.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Postcard photograph by Jackson Goff, copyright Pelican Publishing. The book is by Rose Strong Hubbell with illustrations by Johnny Gruelle of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy fame. Although P.F. Volland is credited on the back of the postcard, that company is apparently the publisher of the book; Schoenhut is the toymaker consistently cited as the creator of the Quacky family of wood toys.
A Theriaults auction description for a complete set of six wooden ducks:
Schoenhut, inspired by published works by P.F. Volland illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, circa 1920; included is an early advertisement for the books and the ducks which notes that they "never lose their good humor".
The ducks went for $1,400.
The book itself is hard to find, and costly. But a reprint was issued a few years ago. Here is an image of the back cover, which describes the charm of the Quacky Doodles and Danny Daddles storybook characters: