Page 1: Museum Highlights
Many plastic pianos are for children's toys or dollhouses. Some are trinket boxes or banks.
Pianos in my collection:
On the left is a plastic spinet piano bank that measures 4 7/8" across by 3 1/4" high and 2" from front to back. The front of the piano says "Winter" and the coin slot is in the back. The keyboard is a paper decal. On the right is an old marbleized hard plastic dollhouse grand piano. It has a music stand and a paper keyboard and measures 2 1/4" across by 2 1/2" high.
The piano on the left is made of clear plastic. The legs are removable and the keyboard is sculptured. The lid opens for storage, and I keep beads inside for decoration. It measures 4 1/2" across by 5 1/2" high. On the right is a plastic cream-colored piano. It is a solid piece and measures 2 1/4" across by 3" high.
This goldtone piano trinket box was made in Hong Kong. It measures 5 3/4" long, 2 3/4" high, and 3 3/4" across. It has several compartments inside. This piano is for sale in the MiniPianos.com Gift Shop!
These little pianos are made out of plastic and are still in their original packaging. They measure 2" across by 1 1/4" high. The picture on the bag shows an old-fashioned Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
This is a Wurlitzer organ bank that probably dates from the 1960s. It is about 5" high, 5 1/2" across, and 3" deep. The keyboards are paper decals. This piano is for sale in the MiniPianos.com Gift Shop!
Pianos not in my collection:
The dollhouse piano and bench set by Ideal on the left is very well made and dates from the 1940s. On the right is a vintage red dollhouse piano by Marx that stands 1 3/4" high.
These dollhouse pianos and benches are made by Renwal. The pianos are 2 1/4" high, 3 1/8" across, and 3 5/8" long. The bench is 1 1/4" high, 2" long, and 7/8" across.
On the left is a black and gold plastic piano trinket box. The lid opens and the legs are removable. It has a three-dimensional keyboard and measures 3 1/4" across by 2 1/2" high. On the right is a console piano bank premium from the Wurlitzer Piano Co. circa the 1950s. The bank is 5 1/2" across by 3 1/2" high by 2 1/4" deep. It might have been a salesman's sample.
Here is a unique pink marbleized lucite piano with matching bench that measures 9" across by 8" deep by 4" high. The piano opens up and has a white curved prop stick. This piece is probably from the 1960s.
This is a Strawberry Shortcake piano. The entire keyboard is depressable. The back is stamped "© American Greetings Corp. 1983" and also says it is a Kenner product made in Hong Kong. This piano is 2 3/4" across by 2" high. The piano with the doll on top shows the set together. It is Strawberry Shortcake's friend Café Ole with her pet Burrito and her piano.
Here is a pair of Barbie pianos. The lids open and close, along with the music stands and the keyboard covers. The black one on the left is marked ©1989 Mattel. The grand piano on the right stands about 5" high. The piano is white with pink accents and has a sticker on the top that says Barbie. It comes with a replica of sheet music, a bench, a silver trophy, a box with roses on the front, and a portrait of Barbie.
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