The Bucyrus Historical Society, Bucyrus, Oh.
1994 Series XII
Cat’s Meow Village Collectibles
The vintage wooden collectible Bucyrus Historical Society, The Scroggs House, from the 1994 Series XII is a classic example of Americanized architecture. Since this is a retired piece it is no longer available at the “Official” Cat’s Meow Village website, but it is still available at other web sources. The best value source for this piece is probably ebay, but it may also be found at Appletreedeals or with a google search. Prices range from an ebay auction price starting at .99 to retail sales prices at online sites for around $21.95.
The 1994 Series XII was retired in 1999. First year issues generally go for slightly more than later issues, but piece condition is always a major factor. Since these pieces are 12 – 22 years old, and were probably in someone’s collection, it is important to try to get as much condition info as possible. This mean pictures, so you can see for yourself what you are buying.
The production process for this series has the piece info and Faline’s stamped signature and date of issue on the bottom left corner of the back side of the piece. And as in all authentic CMV pieces, look for Casper the cat somewhere on each Cat’s Meow Village piece. On the Bucyrus Historical Society, Casper is sitting on a front window sill, watching all the arrivals.
Occasionally pieces can be found that were in retail inventory and never collected or displayed by anyone, but even then, due to various storage methods, item condition still needs to be seen. Any good source for CMV pieces should be able to provide good clear front and rear view photos. That was the case with the Appletreedeals.com source, plenty of pictures and a good item descriptions.
The Bucyrus Historical Society is located in The Scroggs House in Crawford County at 202 S. Walnut St., Bucyrus, Ohio. This house is a classic example of Southern-style architecture with a wrought iron ‘Widow’s Walk’, and Keystone arched windows.
The original Scroggs house was built in 1839 by Mr. John Scroggs, who was a hatter by trade. The house passed through several family members hands and was extensively remodeled in 1871-1873. It was even used as a parsonage for a while, until it was deeded to the Historical Society in 1971. The Scroggs house gained importance to the town and historical society through it’s connections to early settlers, and local politicians.
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