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Comic Figure
©1978 (manufactured)
Place of origin

moulded vinyl figures

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Figure
  • Figure
TitleTHE GNOME FAMILY™ (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
The Gnome Family, Empire, 1978
Physical description
moulded vinyl figures
  • Height: 2½in
Production typemass produced
Marks and inscriptions
E with a crown above it (Trade mark; trademark)
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company
Object history
These are imitation Smurfs
only marked EMPIRE, which was the trademark of Carolina Enterprises Inc

Reason For Production: retail
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Record createdMay 10, 2000
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