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An extensive series of porcelain carousel figures created by Willitts Designs.   Willitts probably created more porcelain carousels than any other manufacturer, though sadly stopped producing them after the 1998 Dezendorf series.
 
Note:  These are NOT Tobin Fraley horses, though I've seen lots of sellers on eBay claim they are.  Some confusion seems to exist about them because the most extensive Tobin Fraley signature line was made by Willitts, and because the horse quality and design is so similar between the 'regular' Willitts and the Tobin Fraley signature-series Willitts. 
 
A Tobin Fraley by Willitts will always have a coin in the base (that has his name on it) and a signature on the belly of the horse (except for some of the smallest and darkest ones where it either wouldn't fit or wouldn't show up).  If one or both are missing, beware - it probably isn't a true Fraley (note this only applies to the Willitts models - some of the Enesco, SFMB, Hallmark, and Lefton Fraley pieces don't always follow this rule).

Large Carousels (12" or larger)

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Medium Carousels (6" to 12")

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Willitts Unicorn
 
White Jumper
   
Stein and Goldstein Stander by Willitts
   
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Willitts Lion
 
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Heyn Galloper
   
Jumper with Bird
   
Parker Jumper
 
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Willitts - Carmel Jumper with Chariot
  
Willitts - Stein & Goldstein Stander with Chariot
   
Willitts - Looff Jumper with Chariot


Small Carousels (6" and under)

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Willitts - White Jumper

There are many, many more Willitts than these - I myself have quite a few more to add when I get the time. If you want to make a submission to this section, email me first and ask - I may have it already but just haven't put it up yet.