A round cardboard box containing twelve thaumatropes with hand coloured illustrations. " THE MAGIC CIRCLE " is marked on the lid together with an illustration of the thaumatropes being used. "1/6" on base. The thaumatropes are accompanied by two letters written to Mr Warren during 1953 by John Barnes.
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This toy was brought to New Zealand with Dr Peter Wilson and Helen Wilson when they emigrated on the 'Slains Castle' in 1840-1841. It was probably played with by Peter's son Patricio, who travelled with them to New Zealand.
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