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Vintage Educational Toys Advertising Letterpress Printing Type Block, Wood & Metal, SIFO's Maps

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This Vintage Educational Advertising Letterpress Printing Type Block is made of wood on the top and metal on the stamping side. It features an magazine advertisement for Sifo's Educational Toys, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The type plate has an image of a child holding a U. S. state map puzzle and reads as follows:

"From the land of Hiawatha
land of lakes and legends

Sifo's U. S. map made in the land of the great Indian, Hiawatha is the only map puzzle with each state cut individually and clearly marked with the capital, industry and products for which it is noted. After fitting each state into its place in the solid backed, self-containing tray, the puzzle may be picked up intact.

49 pieces, ages 4-10
Sifo Company
359 Rosabel St., Dept. WF 9
St. Paul, Minn.
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Block measures approximately

Good vintage condition with minor usage wear.

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