Friday, May 1, 2009

Brownie Alert

Palmer Cox: Creator of The Brownies

PALMER COX is famous the world over for his delightful children's books on the fictional creatures known as the "Brownies." His inspiration for the Brownies came from the Scottish folktales he learned from his mother which featured the Brownies, or little members of the faerie or goblin world.
He described them this way: "imaginary sprites who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport while weary households sleep, and never allow themselves to be seen by mortal eyes."
Considered a pioneering artist of the Platinum Age of Comic Art, Palmer Cox brought the Brownies of childhood myth to life with his detailed illustrations and classic verse/story-poems.
The first collection of Brownie stories was published in 1887 and sold over a million copies - an unheard of number for that time. Cox would go on to publish 15 more Brownie books - leaving behind a legacy of delight for children and the young-at-heart. It gives us great pleasure to introduce his beloved Brownies for the very first time in the medium of molded felt. Let us know if you need any further information.

Shown above are the "Indian Brownie" and the "Chinaman Brownie." Produced in very small editions of just 250 pieces, each is highly detailed and made entirely of all-wool felt. We want to make you aware of this exciting new series. Both are currently available for immediate shipment while supplies last! The suggested retail is $485. Matched numbers are available for collectors interested in acquiring matching pieces in the collection.

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