CHAPTER 4 - LETS ALL BE FRIENDS!
Once Upon A Time Toys
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
DEANS DANCING DOLLS C1930 ( PETER & JOAN)
This lovely Pair Deans Rag book cloth dolls have moulded faces, with painted blue eyes and facial features, mohair hair, stitched finger detailing, hardboard covered feet, kapok and wood wool filled. They measure approximately 13 1/2" in height . They both have the Deans Ragbook trade stamped printed underneath on both of their feet. They are wearing their original felt and cotton cloth costumes which are in excellent bright clean condition with no holes or damage to them.
The only tiny little flaw I can find is a tiny break on the seam edge of Joan's left hand where she was stitched to Peters hand originally , this is neither worrying or detrimental to her in my opinion.
They would have originally been attached together at their hands and at top of head,simulating dancing together but over the years they have become separated from one another.
Peter and Joan here our Lovely Deans ragbook cloth dancing dolls are hoping to find a new venue to dance off to hopefully one day soon!
REF B833 £38 Plus P&P
WILFRED THE RABBIT ( FROM PIP SQUEAK & WILFRED)
He dates to C1920 and was very possibly made by the English toy company Farnell.
Wilfred is one of the famous characters from the comical trio gang Pip ,Squeak and Wilfred from the 1920's and 30's.
Pip the dog, Squeak the penguin and Wilfred the rabbit all appeared in the Daily Mirror Newspaper strip from 1919 to 1956.
The three comical characters were created by Bertram Lamb (Uncle Dick) and the series was so very popular the newspaper introduced a four page pull out comic featuring the adventures of Pip the dog, Squeak the penguin, and Wilfrid the rabbit.
Wilfrid is a very impressive looking rabbit especially with his large upright positioned ears !
He measures 16" in height from his front feet to the top of his head with his impressive ears measuring a further 18".
Wilfrid's ears have metal armature inside them which supports his ears and helps them to stand up.
He is stuffed throughout with woodwool and has retained his original clear glass eyes and nose and mouth stitching.
Wilfrid also has metal armature inside his legs to help him stand up also.
The very wonderful Wilfrid is generally in pretty good condition considering his age is over 90 years .
He has had a few little neat stitched repairs over the years which is to be expected really.
Wilfrid really is a very impressive and wonderful rabbit and one old character that you wont see too often!
REF B874 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"MY GORGEOUS LITTLE DOG FROM YOU WAS DESTINED FOR MY HEART ! THANK YOU SO MUCH "
MRS B (JAN 2016)
"YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP FINDING ALL THESE LOVELY OLD ANIMALS - AS THERE WILL BE NO ROOM FOR ME IN MY HOUSE SOON! "
MR W (MARCH 2016)
"MY SWEET LITTLE KITTY HAS ARRIVED & OH MY WHAT A GORGEOUS ONE SHE IS THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING HER FOR ME LYNN! "
MRS C (APRIL 2016)