Wooden alphabet

I love these alphabet letters. They came from my sister’s house but they are not an old family item. They must have been a part of my sister’s stock. She traded in collectibles.

image002I have arranged the 26 letters to make a quite absurd pangram. That’s a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet. This one, which reads, ”Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz”, uses each letter just once. It is rather quaint in its use of language but roughly translates as “Carved symbols in a mountain hollow on the bank of an inlet irritated an eccentric person”.

Educationally I am led to believe they are all wrong. We don’t naturally write all in upper case letters and the sounds made by the words illustrated don’t always make the normal sound of the letter. But who cares when the images are such fun.

Here are some examples starting with a pipe smoking pig.



What a charming frog with a fan.

And you have to love the crown wearing caterpillar


Sadly I have no box, no maker’s name and no date. Maybe a kind reader could help.



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