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Tobin Fraley's American Carousel™ Collection
by Dr. Floyd Moreland - Magical Carousel Shoppe

The original Tobin Fraley American Carousel™ Collection of Porcelain Miniatures was issued by Willitts Designs from 1986 through 1992. There were six editions, preceded by an "Introductory Edition" that came out seriatim each year. We carried all of them in our store and they were spectacular and elegant renditions inspired by the golden age of the carousel. The "Fraley years" also marked the zenith of interest in collecting carousel art in miniature. Subsequent Fraley designs were produced by companies such as the George Zoltan Lefton Company and by Hallmark.

Please click the links below to view each installment of this facinating series:

The Introduction
The Tobin Fraley 1987 First Edition
Tobin Fraley Carousel Collection - Willitts Designs - 1988 Second Edition
The Third Edition (1989) of Tobin Fraley's American Carousel Collection
The Fourth Edition (1990) of Tobin Fraley's American Carousel Collection by Willitts Designs
1991 - The Fifth Edition The Tobin Fraley Collection by Willitts Designs
1992 - The Sixth Edition The Tobin Fraley Collection by Willitts Designs
Dr. Floyd Moreland operates the Magical Carousel Shoppe AND the beautiful antique Dentzel carousel (also known as the Dr. Floyd Moreland Carousel) at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Visit his online shop at

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