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.
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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