|The picture below shows a larger view of this Old Miniature Match Box Wooden Penny Toy Build With Me Blocks Set. The set and its parts are pictured on the box. Similar novelty match box sets like this one were used as prizes in Cracker Jack and were used as Penny Toys. This one may have been one of them, but we are not certain. The toy is not dated and the year that it was made is unknown. We have had these with and without a tiny instruction sheet. This one does not have that instruction sheet. The box is marked “10/3 MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY”. The set has colored wooden parts including (3) long blue beams, (2) long purple ramp pieces, (2) medium yellow beams, (3) medium green beams, (1) long red beam, and (3) orange wooden dowels. The parts all fit into the small box. It is like a puzzle in itself.
To judge the sizes the match box measures about 2'' x 1-3/8'' x 5/8''. The set appears to be in excellent or better condition as pictured, the matchbox has a number “25” written on the back, probably from a removed sticker. The sheet inside is a little tattered from handling.
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