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Baumgarten & Co.
Baltimore, MD
Late 1800s – 1930s

 

Aliases

 

Baumgarten & Co.

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

Baltimore, MD

History

 

Baumgarten & Co was founded by William Baumgarten in the late 1800s.  They made a variety of toy and stationery items related to printing, stamp blocks, paints and other items.  Many of their sets were coloring outfits and included crayons in the set.  The interesting thing is that they sold them with various company crayon products.  One set has a Sunset box, another a Radiant box and one even has Crayola’s old Tiny Tots box in it.  It begs the question as to whether this was approved or if they just did it.  They did have a couple of legal issues during the course of their business life.  One lawsuit was on a game that they sold in which the inventor wasn’t getting their share of the invention he contracted to produce with them.  Well, regardless of their ethical practices or not, they certainly left us collectors with interesting products to find!  The numbers on their coloring outfits are sequential I have noticed that not all of them are accounted for so we may have more examples to surface in the future.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Picture

Animal Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1400

BGT0001

LID

4

4

Multicolor

Striped border

Horse, parrot and dog at house

1910s

7

$50

Yes

Animal Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1400

BGT0009

LID

6

6

Multicolor

Solid border

Horse, parrot and dog at house

1920s

7

$30

Yes

Brownie Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1401

BGT0002

LID

14

14

Cream,Yellow

Striped border

Brownies on a wire

1910s

6

$40

Yes

Brownie Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1401

BGT0003

LID

14

14

Cream,Yellow

Solid border

Brownies on a wire

1920s

7

$30

Yes

Circus Stamping and Coloring Outfit No 1422

BGT0008

LID

8

8

Blue

Circus border

Clown on elephant trunk

1920s

8

$40

Yes

Rubber Picture Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1399

BGT0004

LID

6

6

Yellow

Solid border

Girl coloring on table, dogs

1920s

7

$30

Yes

Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1405

BGT0005

LID

6

6

Green,Yellow

Diamond Pattern

Elephant, Brownie

1910s

8

$40

Yes

Uncle Wiggily Rubber Picture Stamps and Coloring Outfit No 1411

BGT0006

LID

6

6

Blue,Yellow

Ornate border

Many animals coloring

1924

8

$50

Yes

Wild West Rubber and Coloring Outfit No 1420

BGT0007

LID

6

6

Gray

Solid border

Stage & horses

1920s

8

$40

Yes

 

Photos

 

 

 

BGT0001

BGT0002

BGT0003

 

 

 

00BGT0004

BGT0005

BGT0006

 

 

 

BGT0007

BGT0008

BGT0009