'TO HAVE & TO HOLD '
ALL OUR ANIMALS ALWAYS COME CLEAN & GIFT WRAPPED
WITH A BAG OF FRAGRANT FRENCH LAVENDER
PEA-POD THE RABBIT C1930
He is however the rest of the year rather partial to cabbages , radishes carrots and other greens he might find growing in the allotments and gardens near to where he lives with all his other rabbit chums in Burrow woods.
Pea -Pod is a beautiful mohair rabbit dating dating to C1930 and in lovely condition too , we believe that he could very well be English and he is firmly stuffed throughout with wood wool and perhaps a few carrots and pea pods !!
Pea -Pod measures 15" to the top of his ears and 11 1/2" to the top of his head.
He is jointed at the neck so his head can either turn to the side or to look at you !
He is in Wonderful condition and has an excellent coverage of blonde mohair all over.
Pea-Pod has kept all his three original black claw stitches to his front paws and nose and mouth stitching is intact too.
Pea-Pods eyes are later glass replacements and suit him perfectly.
He comes with his cute pale green and lemon ruffle neck collar with little green bell pinned to it gracing him !
Pea-Pod is looking a little glum here because there are no peas in the fields currently for him to eat so should he come to live with you perhaps a little treat of peas in their pods from the green grocers will lift his ears again!
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CHILDS CAT MUFF C1930-1950 (REAL FUR)
This muff dates somewhere between 1930 to 1950 and although I have seen other similar examples of children's animal styled fur muffs that date to the 1950's with cat faces on them and hang around the child's neck on cord they have not been quite like kitty here who has a celluloid ring to hold .
There is however one example like our cat muff only with black ears and with a celluloid ring to hold in the book 'Teddy Bears & Steiff animals by Margaret Fox Mandel on page 110 belonging to the author and dating it accurately to the 1930's.
The cat muff is made from white rabbit fur and measures approximately 7" in height and 8" in width. It has a straw stuffed disc jointed head, and little paws and a tail that are stitched onto the muff and little fur ears.
The eyes are green glass and the nose is stitched vertically in pink floss, and the mouth stitching too.
The inside of the muff is lined in creamy white rayon material and our little cat still has her original silk ribbon bow around her neck.
This very beautiful cat muff is in fabulous condition and personally I don't believe it has ever been used really and a very unusual cat item for the cat collectors indeed !
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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!
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LITTLE INKSPOT A MINIATURE 1950s POODLE
He measures a wee little 5" in height when he is standing to the top of his head and 6" in length when he is lying stretched out .
His little body structure is wooden and jointed and his legs and head turn and move to enable him to sit stretched out or stand!
He is covered is a black wool plush with tiny glass eyes with a red felt tongue and red felt coat.
Little Inkspot has lost his little bobble tail over the years but this really isn't too noticeable or detrimental to him.
Inkspot is a very cute and loyal little dog and he would make the most wonderful pal for a larger dog or a companion for a doll !
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BABY BUTTERCUP A SWEET LITTLE BABY BUNNY C1940/50
She dates to C1940/50 and is probably a handmade little bunny and was perhaps originally even part of a little bunny family .
Baby Buttercup is made in a pinky/beige coloured wool/mohair material and measures a weeny little 7" in sitting height to the tops of her ears.
She is dressed in a little red and beige checked cotton pinafore dress and underneath her dress she has a little beige felt nappy on too bless her !
Baby Buttercup has tiny amber and black glass eyes and a little black stitched nose and mouth.
We really do hope that we can help this poor little orphaned baby bunny find a loving home and a mummy to care for her don't you?
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TINKS - A LITTLE FARNELL PEKINGESE DOG C1925/30
Lets have a sneaky Peep at our little Peke here , he measures a dinky little 6" in length and just 4 1/2 " to the top of his head.
Farnell made these Peke dogs in more commonly found larger sizes and little Tinks is from their Alpha miniature range of little animals that are a lot less commonly found especially in this tiny size.
Tinks is in beautiful condition with a wonderful coverage all over of long caramel coloured mohair with creamy fawn coloured ears and tail and the typical dark brown coloured mohair and wool muzzle with little red felt tongue peeping from below his original nose and mouth stitching.
Tinks amazingly still has his original green silk ribbon around his neck and his original clear glass eyes too.
He is stuffed firmly with wood wool throughout and his legs and tail have internal wire supports.
Tinks has a non working press squeaker underneath him and sadly no longer squeaks with delight!
Tinks might be small but don't let that fool you ,he can be a little handful at times but as good as gold when he sits obediently like a good little pup, in the palm of your hand waiting for a dog biscuit !
Tinks isn't really a naughty little dog and I hope I am not barking up the wrong tree but all Little Tinks needs really is a bigger dog to take him under his care and to teach him how to be an obedient little pup and then Tinks really will be a little Love !
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MOUSEWELL A POOR OLD KITTY C1920/30
Mousewell has certainly been a few old cat fights over the years and as you would expect has lost some of his long wavy mohair fur and had his tail restitched back on at some time !
He has originally been a blue grey kitty and although his mohair on the top of him has faded to a lighter colour when you turn him over the light/ blue grey colour is stronger .
He has a non working squeeze bellow underneath him.
Mousewell is also a five-way jointed kitty and although nowadays he doesn't do much mousing as he is getting on in cat years , he leaves it to the youngsters . He also prefers to lie and crouch down mostly too often under a tree watching the birds and because his leg joints are a little stiff by the time he gets up the birds have all flown off !!
He was made with internal wire supports inside him to support his body and enable him originally to stand on all four legs and you can see a little of the wire peeping out on top of his back, he is also firmly stuffed with woodwool throughout.
Mousewell has been given later replacement green back painted cats eyes and you can just still see his pale pink nose stitching which is vertically stitched with two tiny stitches for nostrils in a darker colour, but he has lost his mouth stitching.
This Poor lovely old kitty measures 12" in length excluding his tail which measures 7 1/2" in straightened length and bless my whiskers Mouswell still has these too!
Mousewell would love to find a loving retirement home for elderly cats and someone to bring him a saucer of milk in a morning and a few sardines for his dinner now that to him would be just Purrfect!
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STORM IN A TEACUP - BLACK CAT TEA COSY C1920/30
This magnificent looking cat teacosy dates to C1920/30 and was possibly made by the British toy company called Omega toys .
He is made of beautiful black mohair , and he has a wonderful bushy black mohair tail .
Storm in a teacup has the most fabulous expressive looking cat face too with his original piercing yellow painted back glass eyes with round black pupils and his red vertically stitched 'BAT' shaped nose with very distinctive looking mouth stitching.
He has bristle whiskers and the inside of his ears are lined in black felt .
His head is jointed so it turns and he is beautifully lined and padded inside with black material .
Storm in a tea cup is in lovely condition and the only tiny little fault I can find is that he has had a couple of very neat and discreet tiny stitches along the bottom seam edge where the mohair and material meet but this is extremely hard to spot .
He measures 13" in length from his tail to his front paw and 9" in height to the top of his head .
I have had two other examples of black cat tea cosy's in the past but I have to say that Storm here has definitely the most striking looking cat face of all !
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BUTTONS THE BELL HOP /BOY DUCK C1930 (DEANS RAGBOOK TOYS COMPANY ?)
He dates to C1930 and really is a very fine looking duck in his Bell Hop fashioned form.
As to Buttons maker I am not totally sure but he could possibly of been made by Deans Rag Book toys Company , I have seen another Bell hop duck example produced by this company and although his uniform was in different colours and made in a slightly different material with some mohair used too there were several similarities to our Buttons the Bell Hop duck and his design.
Buttons is made mainly in felt and cloth material and stuffed firmly but softly with a soft material filling perhaps even kapok.
He measures approximately 13" tall and is in pretty nice condition really with just some age stain marking to the white cloth material around his white neck area under his beak and some light general age marking to his material body in parts all commensurate with age & play and nothing detrimental to him really.
His cloth and black felt covered feet have been made to appear as if he is wearing Spats and his bell hop/boy hat is made of stiff felt covered card with a leather type edging on the top and chin strap.
He has his original blue glass eyes and I believe the black felt buttons might be later replacements as he has two leatherette type button on one leg along with felt buttons.
Buttons loved his job as a Bell Hop duck but he's getting on a bit now and he would love to come inside now where its warm now and rest his weary webbed feet and wings perhaps even at yours?
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PIP THE DOG (PIP SQUEAK & WILFRED) FARNELL C1920
The three comical looking characters were created by Bertram Lamb (Uncle Dick) and the series was so very popular the newspaper introduced a 4-page pull-out comic featuring the adventures of Pip the dog, Squeak the penguin, and Wilfred the rabbit.
Pip measures 14" tall when standing upright on his hind legs .
He is stuffed with wood-wool and he is fully-jointed. His arms and legs move well but his neck joint is a little stiff probably due to a touch of canines arthritis!
Pip has his original back-painted glass eyes which show just small traces of paint behind them these days and he has retained also his original black-stitched nose and mouth stitching.
His limbs are all wired, with cute little paws down turned.
This cute Old Pip the dog is in Good condition really considering he is over eighty years old! He has kept pretty much all of his black and white mohair coverage , with some bare patches to the top side of his right leg and the back of his left leg and some thinned areas also on his tail, but in my opinion none of this is serious because he is such a rare old Farnell dog!
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APRICOT - A PEACH COLOURED FARNELL CAT C1930
She is very similar in looks to the Steiff Fluffy cats of the same period.
This gorgeous little fluffy ball of a kitty measures approximately 10" in seated height and her length from her front paw to the tip of her tail is 11".
She has retained her original clear glass eyes which have a faint tint of light green colour to them with round black pupils.
This little sweetheart of a cat has a pretty good coverage all over of light peach/apricot coloured mohair which is lovely and long and fluffy!!
She has a little bit of thinning to the front of her which is more noticeable around her nose area and a little on her tail but nothing too noticeable really or detrimental to her.
Her little ears are of a light cream wool /mohair mix and have some light thinning to the mohair but again nothing to worry over.
Her nose and mouth stitching which are original to her and in perfect condition are stitched in a rust coloured thread and she has also kept her two original rust coloured claw stitches to her front paws.
Her head is jointed at the neck so it turns .
Apricot is a quiet kitty these days as her press side bellows nolonger work but we can forgive her for this because she is just so beautiful.
A lovely rare little Farnell kitty for all Antique cat lovers!
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OLD MR BLUE BUN -CHILTERN RABBIT C1930
This Super old bunny has just a light coverage here and there left of his blue & white coloured mohair which has now faded to a light blue grey colour on his body and on his tummy to an age darkened cream colour with just a little sprinkle left here too.
This cute looking Chiltern bunny is a five-way jointed old bun but due to many years sitting on the damp grass he now suffers with a touch of Old Rabbit Arthritis. Luckily though for Mr Blue Bun he can still turn his head quite well- probably all thanks to wearing his beloved scarf which has helped to keep his neck warm and from seizing up!!
His ears are velvet lined and were Once upon a time pink have age darkened again over the years but show the pink colour inside.
Mr Blue bun has velvet covered and card lined foot pads and they are in good order really with no holes just some age rubbing to the material.
He has retained his four black claw stitches to both feet and has three to each of his paws with one further stitch broken.
His nose and mouth stitching is original to him but his clear glass eyes are later replacements and suit him perfectly.
He is stuffed firmly with kapok and he has a non working press squeaker in his tummy so you wont hear a 'Pip and a Squeak' out of him !!
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A RARE WW1 FARNELL 'CAESER' MASCOT SOLDIER DOG
He really is in jolly nice condition especially considering he is nearly one hundred years old and he also has his original silk ribbon tied around his neck even after going to War and returning home again !
These little Farnell soldier dogs and teddy's were given to the soldiers going off to War by family and loved ones as Good luck tokens in a hope to keep them safe throughout the War and at the time to bring them some comfort and a reminder of back home & the loved ones they were leaving behind!
It is said that the little Farnell bears had their eyes positioned on top of their heads so that they could see out out when they were kept in the soldiers top pocket.
He measures just 3" in length and 2 1/2 " in height.He is pin jointed and even his little head turns!
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VIOLET A VERY PRETTY FLUFFY FARNELL CAT C1930
Violet really is a lovely cat with such a pretty face . She has a pretty good coverage all over of a mixture of a mohair and wool blend. She was once mainly a plum pink colour with creamy white patches to her face ,chest and a little to the tip of her front paws but she has faded a little over the years.
Violet has a pretty good mohair/wool coverage all over her really considering she is over eighty years . She has some thinning and loss near to her side press squeaker and a little on her back but nothing too detrimental to her Gorgeous kitty looks.
This lovely Old kitty is stuffed firmly with a soft material filling to her body and tail and a mixture of wood wool and material filling to her head.
If you look very closely at Violets green glass eyes they are extremely unusual with their round black pupils and two shades of green for the iris with the darker green section formed in a radiating cogwheel design. Farnells 'fluffy' cats'were the only cats of theirs to have this type of unusual striking looking glass eyes!
Violet measures 12" in length from her nose to her bottom and her curled tail measures approximately a further 9".
She is approximately 10" in height from her front paws to the top of her head and 11" to the tip of her ears from the front paws.
This very wonderful looking Farnell kitty has a few of her original stitches left of her pink nose stitching but her mouth stitching however is all intact.
Violet is jointed at the neck so her head can turn and She has a side press bellows squeaker on the left side of her body but sadly for Violet this no longer works.
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MINIATURE LUCKY BLACK MASCOT CAT WW1
This Super little Lucky black mascot cat is very likely to be a Farnell cat. His sweet little face certainly bears a Very Strong resemblance to Farnells WW1 pin jointed Patriotic soldier bears and animals including their cats which are Highly valued and collected these days and much wanted by collectors.
He measures 2 3/4" in length and his standing height is approximately 2" excluding his tail of course!
This Super little Wartime, hero is an unjointed little kitty with a coat of black mohair and a mohair bushy tail too ! He has tiny yellow painted back eyes which are original to him , wee little whiskers and a tiny red stitched nose and teeny tiny black felt ears no less!
Little Kitty is in Good condition really , considering he is nearly one hundred years old !
He also has his original patriotic cord tied around his neck even after going to War and returning home in one piece again
It is said that the little Farnell bears had their eyes positioned on top of their heads so that they could see out out when they were kept in the soldiers top pocket and even this little Kitty appears to be looking upwards with his eyes positioned quite highly on his face.
The little Farnell Soldier teddies and animals were given to the Soldiers going off to War by family and loved ones as Good luck tokens in a hope to keep them safe throughout the War and at the time to bring them some comfort and a reminder of back home & the loved ones they were leaving behind!
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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)