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Adler Favor & Novelty Co.
St. Louis, MO
1916 - 1947

 

History

 

Stella Adler began making paper dolls and a sales person happened to stumble upon her doll party favors and thought he could sell them.  When she got an order later for $300 she realized this was actually a business and began to do business as Adler Favor & Novelty Co. in 1916.  Seeing the potential, her husband quit his job to support the new business.  They sold primarily paper dolls but also added many other party favors, art supplies and novelty items to their lines.  In the holiday season of 1922 they introduced their Funny Face line of crayons which included six crayons decorated like babies or clowns.  It is unclear how long their crayon product ran but the company didn't really survive much after WWII what with the decline in paper dolls and products they specialized in.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Funny Face

AFN0001

LID

6

6

Blue

Woman in Frame

1922-1929

9

$50

 

Photos

 

 

Funny Face - 8 colors.jpg

 

AFN0001