An Introduction:

Possible Dreams was established in Foxboro, Massachusetts in 1988. It operated very successfully until May 1996 when it was acquired by Security Capital Corporation, incorporated in Delaware in 1979. Before the acquisition, the primary business of SCC was the operation of an insurance brokerage. In June of 1997, SCC acquired Pumpkin Master. Soon, selected lines of the newly re-titled Possible Dreams Ltd. and Pumpkin Master began receiving priority and preference over other lines. The very successful CRINKLE CLAUS line was one of those who received less attention.

Under the original ownership and management, Possible Dreams intentionally limited availability of certain styles that were still selling well. They figured that while they may lose some sales, they believed it more beneficial to build strong product demand thus assuring long-term collectability. Under the new management, Possible Dreams Ltd dramatically cut production of the CRINKLE CLAUS line in 1998. In 2000, they delivered the last six pieces called the Agriclaus line. CRINKLE CLAUS then ceased completely.

In a surprise to collectors, Possible Dreams Ltd released item 45064 in 2005. We'll have to see if they bring back the series.

The CRINKLE CLAUS series was sold in approximately 15,000 retail shops nationwide. Authorized dealers, who were required to buy and stock more items, received preference and access to pieces not offered to casual retailers. This is why not all stores had all pieces.

A few retailers commissioned special pieces for their location only. Those pieces are listed under "Custom" and one is pictured below. Additionally, some designs were created as potential figures or as salesman's samples but never put into general production.

            659177    Pig in a Wheelbarrow
            659178    Cow and Milk Pail
            659179    On Tractor
            659180    Sheep and Pig
            659181    Water Pump
            659182    Rooster  


             659400    w/ Lantern
             659401    w/ Lamb
             659402    w/ Lyre
             659403    w/ Dove
             659404    w/ Mandolin
             659405    w/ Candle

   659801     Filly
  659802     Surf Rider
             659803    Champion
             659804    Galloping
             659805    Parasol
             659806    Frisky
             659807    Checkmate
             659808    Happy Dog
             659809    Honey Bear
             659810    Doddle-Doo
             659811    Hippity-Hop
             659812    Laughing Lion
             659813    Pachyderm
             659814    Antlers
             659815    Golden Mane
             659816    Eagle
             659817    Purple Palomino
             659818    Three Ring
             659819    Black Mane
             659820    Leopard Spot
             659850    Prancing
             659860    Merri-Go
             659870    Ultimate Pin


            659162      On the Green
            659163      Golfer
            659164      Fairway
            659165      Four Leaf
            659166      Claddaugh
            659167      Special Postcard
            659168      Pot O Gold
            659169      Tall Tales
            659170      Lucky
            659171      Kilted
            659172      Keepsake
            659173      Engineer
            659174      Fisherman
            659941      Fireman
            659942      Irish Mailman
            659943      Irish Golfer
            659944      Doctor

Collectors Club Exclusives

             905001    Basketeer
             905002    Ring-A-Ling
             905050    Cross Country
             905051    Best Friend
             952201    Starlight Traveler
             952202    Greetings from Santa

     659001    Lantern
             659002    Clock
             659003    Dolls
             659004    Clown
             659005    Teddy

   659200       US
             659201      Roly Poly US
             659202      US
             659203      French
             659204      French Roly Poly
             659205      French
             659206      Russian
             659207      Russian Roly Poly
             659208      Russian
             659209      Lieutenant
             659210      Private
             659211      Captain
             650212      Admiral
             659213      General
             659214      Corporal
             659215      Major
             659216      Sergeant Roly Poly    

Crinkle Train

            660201      Loco and coal
            660202      Mail
            660203      North Pole

Crinkle Village

            659650       Workshop
            659651       Church
            659652       Castle
            659653       Cottage
            659654       Barn
            659655       Inn
            659656       Grist Mill
            659657       Farmhouse
            659658       Toy Shop
            659659       Post Office
            659660       Fire Station
            659661       Candy Store
            659662       Police Station

890001      5th Avenue (Fifth Avenue Collectibles, Groton CT)

            659250       Department Store
            659251       High Flying
            659252       Christmas Eve
            659253       Spirit of Giving

            659056       Postman
            659057       w/ Teddy
            659058       Toymaker
            659059       Chef
            659060       Carpenter
            659061       w/ Snowman
            659062       Fireman
            659063       w/ Jester

                               Continued in Part Two.

ebay limits the number of words that can appear in a Guide. That is why CRINKLE CLAUS was divided into three parts. My apologies for having to toggle between sections.

The complete CRINKLE CLAUS series has been compiled in numerical sequence.
The new list is titled "CRINKLE CLAUS Numbers 1, 2 and 3".

Feel free to make a copy of the list. I am happy to share with other collectors!

I am not a dealer and I do not sell.

Ralph Vaughan

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