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Lot 0068
ADO Ko Verzuu toy train set.
Mixed train set of four painted wood train cars.
Manufacturer: Ko Versuu, ADO.
Small train locomotive with two sand trolleys and one sideways tipping trailer.
Date: 1953.
Dimensions: Each car approximate: 7.5 cm. hgt. x 7.5 cm. wd.
ADO insignia on front of locomotive and on each side of sideways tipping trailer.
Archived at CODA Museum.
Condition: all train cars are in good condition, no repairs or cracks, age appropriate paint wear.
Provenance: private estate.

Ko Verzuu designed toys between 1935 and 1955, inspired by artists such as Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondriaan and educational innovators Maria Montessori and Friedrich Frobel. The toys were hand made by people recovering from tuberculosis in hospital. The title: ADO is an acronym for (Dutch) 'Arbeid Door Onvolwaardigen' (English: Labour By Lesser-Abled). In 1962 this name was changed to 'Apart Doelmatig Onverwoestbaar' (English: Unique Functional Indestructible).


Good original estate condition.
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ADO Ko Verzuu Toy Trains Holland 1950s

Estimate $600 - $900
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