In 1936 Marshal H. Larrabee II founded the Skaneateles Handicrafters, a toy company which made wooden toy trains and wooden tracks.

The gauge was very similar to that used by most companies today, and so the rolling stock is compatible. However, the connections for the track pieces were of a different design than the jigsaw style "peg and hole" system used today.

Trains were usually left unpainted and unstained, the parts being made of maple.

Skaneateles value and price guide

What's your 'Skaneateles' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Sherwood Inn Restaurant Ware Coffee Mug May 2019 £ 15,76
Cabinet Card Linden Cabin Skaneateles May 2019 £ 15,76
Skaneateles Ny Pine Grove Dairy Creamery Mar 2019 £ 7,87
Rare Early Pine Grove Dairy 1 Pint Cream Apr 2019 £ 7,84
Lyric Circus Playbill Season Promo May 2019 £ 15,75
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Brenda - September 11, 2018

Hello! I enjoyed your article on Skaneateles trains and noticed the picture of the Creative Playthings train with the magnetic couplers. No additional information was provided other than SH did manufacture trays for other labels. Would you be able to provide any additional information on SH for CP and how rare the CP trains are/value? Sincerely,Brenda
►reply: Hi Brenda, thanks for visiting. I'm afraid I don't have any more information.