Vintage Fisher Price Little People #990 A-Frame Complete with Wooden LP/NEAR MINT-MINT! (L)
Vintage Fisher Price Play Family #990 A-Frame Complete/Near Mint-Mint! (L) (More photos below)
Here for your consideration is an incredible treasure---a Fisher Price Play Family #990 A-Frame play set!!! Manufactured between 1974-76, this play set is 100% complete and in NEAR MINT- MINT condition. It also features four Wood/Plastic LITTLE PEOPLE. I have configured this set according to the 1975 Fisher Price specs (e.g. according to www.thisoldtoy.com).
This base has led a "charmed life." After repeated scrutiny, the only "flaws" I can ascertain are:
1. Approximately three pin-head size spots on the front side of the A-Frame; I believe these will come off during the cleaning process;
2. Some mild rubbing on the plastic door adjacent to the bell; this is common with these sets;
3. Some rust-like soiling on top of the bell; I believe I will be able to remove most of this by applying a generous application of Naval Jelly; and
4. About a dozen pin-head size black spots on the back side of the A-Frame; I've done a trial run attempting to remove these and I believe these will all come off during the cleaning process; there are also a couple of small orangish-colored spots and one light gray swipe on the back of this set; I'm not sure if these will come off when cleaned; my best guess is that they will be removed with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser; regardless, they are hard to spot and they certainly don't detract from the overall appearance and functioning of this base.
That's it!!!!! I'm being extremely "nit-picky" here. All of the plastic hinges are intact, the sliding doors operate as designed, and the bell rings merrily to welcome its occupants. The aqua coloration is uniform throughout (e.g. no darkening with age) and there are no chips, marks, cracks, repairs, abrasions, or stains of any kind on any of the plastic surfaces.
The INTERIOR and EXTERIOR lithos are 100% intact. While the EXTERIOR Fisher Price litho exhibits a few small bubbles and one, hair-line intermittent crease, these are exceedingly hard to spot. I literally had to hold this base within 3" of my eyes and rotate it in the light before I saw these. They are virtually invisible while the base is on display or during play. I've gone over the INTERIOR lithos with a "fine tooth comb." the only "flaws" I can see are:
1. One small, stain on the left hand margin of the driveway litho; this may or may not come off when cleaned; there is also one stray light blue mark on the edge of a blue "cobblestone." Once again, due to its location, it's hard to see; there is also some light soiling on this same litho; and
2. Some minuscule edge wear on the right hand side of the rug litho.
The remaining INTERIOR lithos are clean, firmly attached to their underlying plastic surfaces, and free of any rubs, marks, tears, creases, or stains.
Besides this STUNNING Fisher Price play base, the set includes the following accessories:
1 HTF 4 rung white ladder (EXC-- one, 1/4" L scratch on one end of the ladder and one or two "nibbles" on the other end of the ladder);
1 RARE, white/red, 4 seater jeep with Fisher Price written on its wheels (VG---one tiny indentation on the upper edge of the windshield; some dulling and a tad amount of rust on the all the wheel caps; I anticipate this will come off once I apply some Naval Jelly and buff them; if I'm successful in this endeavor, then this vehicle will rate a NEAR MINT rating);
1 RARE 3 legged red grill w/litho (NEAR MINT--one, pin-head size rub on the outer edge of the litho);
4 RARE, yellow stacking bunk beds without their original foam (Due to dry rot, I replaced the original foam with hard foam inserts (see photos); I will not be gluing these "mattresses" into place so if you don't wish to keep them, you'll be able to easily remove them; all of the beds still have their original "pegs" so they latch together easily and firmly); with the foam replacements in place, these bunk beds garner an EXC-NEAR MINT rating);
1 VHTF white picnic table with litho (EXC--NEAR MINT--minor edge and corner wear);
2 HTF white picnic benches (both MINT);
2 HTF yellow chaise lounge chairs (both MINT); and
2 HTF yellow captain's chairs with triangles on the back (EXC).
This particular offering also includes 4 WOOD/plastic Little People and 1 ALL PLASTIC LUCKY :
1 VHTF, tall, blue bodied Mom with blonde hair (MINTY MINT);
1 RARE, short aqua bodied girl with red bob and bangs (EXC-minor paint loss around the middle and bottom of the piece consistent with age);
1 VHTF, tall, green bodied Dad with "belt" and black heat stamped hair (NEAR MINT---slight paint loss on the "belt" consistent with age);
1 VHTF, short, orange bodied boy with red heat stamped hair (MINT); and
1 ALL PLASTIC Lucky with a yellow link collar (MINT).
The A-Frame and all of its accessories will be thoroughly Q-tip cleaned prior to sending it to its new owners. I spend a MINIMUM of 1 1/2 -5 hours cleaning each and every VINTAGE Fisher Price Little People play set I sell (except for those clearly marked in MY ROUGH ROOM). I utilize a variety of cleaning products---Dawn dishwashing soap with anti-bacterial ingredients, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser, Goo-Gone, Crayon-Away, Chlorox Bleach pen, Soft Scrub, Comet, Windex, Naval Jelly, Armor All wipes etc. along with a child's toothbrush, toothpicks, and Q-tips to give these sets a detailed cleaning. My sets are IMMACULATE! All you have to do is unpack and enjoy them.
This would make an AWESOME gift for any avid Fisher Price COLLECTOR! It would also make a WONDERFUL gift for some lucky child.
NOTE: This playset is not a part of the recent recall of Fisher Price toys manufactured in China. This set was produced in the good, ole' U.S.A. in 1974. It's hard to imagine this set is 42 years young! They sure don't make toys the way they used to!
Due to some small parts, children under 3 years of age or those still mouthing their toys should not be given these toys to play with unsupervised. Adult supervision is highly recommended.
This particular play set weighs @ 3 lbs. UNWRAPPED. My location is Lafayette, IN (47905).
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