Mr McHenry’s trike may add a bit of magic to your purse

Col­lec­tors Par­adise

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THIS week, I’m fea­tur­ing the de­light­ful Mr McHenry’s trike with a pop-up Zebedee character in the back.

This toy was pro­duced as a re­sult of the in­cred­i­ble pop­u­lar­ity of the 1960s chil­dren’s TV se­ries, The Magic Round­about.

The se­ries orig­i­nated in France and was orig­i­nally called Le Manège Enchanté. When it was dubbed into English and trans­mit­ted in more than 400 five-minute seg­ments by the BBC, it at­tained cult sta­tus.

In ad­di­tion to Mr McHenry, the gar­dener, and Zebedee, a jack-in-the-box, the stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion clas­sic fea­tured Dou­gal the dog, Dy­lan the hippy rab­bit, Brian the snail and Florence the lit­tle girl.

This toy was made be­tween 1972 and 1974 by Corgi, one of the lead­ing TV-re­lated toy com­pa­nies of the time.

Many chil­dren played with this par­tic­u­lar toy and, in mint con­di­tion and with its orig­i­nal box, it’s worth putting by for a rainy day.

Who knows, 10 years from now it could be worth sev­eral hun­dred pounds.

If you’d like to check out my stock of col­lectable toys, visit the shop at the ad­dress above or give me a call on 01494 794 947.

PRO­PRI­ETOR

42 High Street, Che­sham 01494 794 947 www.col­lec­torspar­adis­eche­sham. co.uk

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