Toy circus animals, figures and rings (29), lead / aluminium, made by Britains and Wend-Al Toys, England, used in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 1950
A collection of brightly coloured animals and figures from Britains Mammoth Circus with two Big Top rings, one painted, and one unpainted, possibly not part of the original set. A smaller collection of exotic wild animals (7 in all) made by Wend-al Toys presumably used with the circus set.
/1 Prancing Liberty Horses (4), grey with blue harness, red/blue horse rug and red plumes on forehead and back.
/2 Elephant Walking (2) grey with red and gold rug and headpiece.
/3 Clown with hoop designed to stand on Walking Elephant. Clown is dressed in grey baggy clown suit with yellow collar, cuffs and wearing white pointed cap. Clown is holding large white hoop.
/4 Equestrienne designed to stand on Walking Elephant. Equestrienne is wearing gold top with gathered blue skirt and has blonde hair.
/5 Performing elephant (2), grey elephants balance on their rear legs with elevated trunks.
/6 Lion Tamer in black jodhpurs, red military jacket and carrying a whip.
/7 Man on stilts with yellow trousers, red jacket and waving a blue cap.
/8 Boxing kangaroo. Brown kangaroo standing upright and wearing boxing gloves.
/9 Boxing clown (2) wearing navy clown suit with white ruff at neck and peaked white cap and wearing boxing gloves. One clown is missing an arm.
/10 Ring Master in yellow trousers, blue jacket and white top hat, hand holding whip is missing.
/11 Clown standing wearing baggy red pants with white ruffles at neck, wrist and ankles and black peaked hat.
/12 Grey horse with black mane and markings, green reins and bridle lowering onto back legs. Hole in back for rider.
/13 Tigers (2) yellow/brown with black stripes sitting on haunches.
/14 Giraffe with paper label with inscription 'WEND-AL TOYS, Made in England'.
/15 Camel with yellow saddle bag.
/16 Black seal balancing a red ball on his nose.
/17 Black dancing bear with paper label on underside reading WEND-AL UNBREAKABLE TOYS. MADE IN ENGLAND.
/18 White dancing bear (matching /17)
/19 Black gorilla standing upright. Label on underside reads WEND-AL UNBREAKABLE TOYS. MADE IN ENGLAND.
/20 Lioness with black markings on tail.
/21 Wooden Rings (2) one red, one unpainted, to define parameters of the circus ring. (Unpainted ring may not have been part of original set)