CHAPTER 4 - THERE'S HOPE FOR US TOO !
Once Upon A Time Toys
come to you
sprinkled with love
Scents of lavender
clean & prettily wrapped with a lavender bag
A Once upon a time bears tag
He is rather a rare little dog too and one that you wont see too often.
He has a very comical look about him , with almost a hint of Bonzo the dog about him!
Ruffles is made in art silk material and is soft and silky to the touch with his original little pom pom details intact down his front and on his feet.
Ruffles is made as an unjointed toy with his long straight body and limbs and a little reminiscent of the style that the Chad Valley Tango animals had that were also made in the 1930s with their long dangling arms and legs !
Ruffles measures approximately 13" in height and is stuffed softly so he can sit down .
He has kept perfectly too all his original features on his cute and comical face of his felt eyes and tongue . His black nose stitching an mouth are also both original to him and in perfect order.
He paws and back of his feet have felt pads again kept in good order.
Ruffles has his original red stitched Chad Valley HYGIENIC TOYS label stitched and intact near to his neckline at the back of him.
He has a couple of very tiny neat historic stitches under his right arm on the seam but these are extremely hard to see or detrimental to him.
We have given Ruffles some festive ribbons around his neck and some little bells too and he will bring along with him some extra little Christmas treats too should you adopt him.
REF B1080 £60.00 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
Farnell produced a range of small bears and miniature animals in 1925 and they were extremely popular and the style and height and nose stitching leads me to thinking positively that Little Nickleby is a Farnell dog.
He is a lovely little dog who loves chasing his tail and playing in the snow with the snowballs.
Little Nickleby measures approximately 6" in height and 4 " in seated length ,
His head is jointed so it turns and he is stuffed solidly throughout with woodwool.
Nickleby has retained his original clear glass eyes and nose and mouth stitching perfectly.
He has the most wonderful mohair coat which is two toned in creamy white with a rusty orange/brown colour.
Poor Little Nickleby is not too good though at sitting up unaided and needed a snow ball to stop himself from falling over but if he had a bigger dog for a friend I am sure he could lean well on him!
His right paw has a very teeny little wear hole in it at the end bit nothing really worrying or detrimental to him and there is no leakage of woodwool from it because it is so small.
Little Nickley comes with his little bell , bone charm and letter N disc around his neck on red silk ribbon and he will also bring alone with some special festive treats in a little Santa sack should you adopt him.
REF B1081 £25 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
He measures a dinky 5" in height to the top of his head from his front paws and 6" in length from the tip of his tail to the tip of his nose .
Little Dasher has googly eyes and has had his nose and mouth stitching kissed over the years.
Sadly Little dasher is slightly deaf as he has lost his left ear bless him, we dread to think what little dog fight he got into when he lost it and he certainly came off worst!
He is stuffed firmly with woodwool throughout and his legs are all internally wired for support . A little of the wire is peeping out at the bottom of his front left leg but this is not detrimental to him really.
His beige coloured velvet has age darkened over the years with some light marking and staining in parts all commensurate with his age and play really.
he still has his original leather colour around his neck with small metal studs on it and we have given him a little rusty bell , miniature bone charm and a letter D charm for Dasher.
Little Dasher is hoping for a loving home for Christmas and should you adopt him he comes with some special extra little treats for Christmas.
REF B1082 £28 Plus P&P SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
He is a very cute vintage little Steiff bulldog probably dating to the late 1950s to early 1960s.
This adorable looking little Bulldog is called Bully and he is made in beige and ginger coloured mohair with airbrushed striped detailing.
He has a black stitched nose and tiny brown and black glass eyes and a velvet muzzle. He has a swivel head so his little head even turns too.
Sadly Little Bully here has lost his Steiff button and cardboard name tag but he is still adorable looking.
This adorably cute little Bully is in pretty good condition with only very minor wear from play,
Bully Measures approx 12cm long and 11cm tall at the highest part of him.
Little Bully will bring along with him a little Christmas sack and some festive treats for you should you adopt him.
We do hope we can make his Christmas wish come true for him !
REF B1083 £24 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
He measures just a little over 3" to the top of his ears and approximately 6 1/2 " in length from hose to tip end of his tail .
He is made of light cream coloured mohair .
Unfortunately he has lost his tiny button and card tag over the years but is still a desirable and collectable little fox.
This cute little fox has a black stitched nose and mouth and brown and black tiny glass eyes,
The back of his ears are velvet and are lightly airbrushed with colour.
This Steiff little desert fox dates to C1960 and is in pretty good condition but missing his Steiff identity label and button .
We have given him a little ribbon collar with a letter F charm on it .
Should you adopt him he will come along with some little festive treats too for you.
REF B1084 £19.99 Plus P&P SORRY I AM SPOKEN FOR
He measures approximately 5 1/2" in length from the tip of his trunk to his bottom and approximately 4" to the top of his head.
He is made of short clipped grey coloured mohair and has plastic eyes and plastic tusks,
This cute little elephant has grey felt ears and grey felt pads under his feet and a coir string tail.
He is wearing his original red felt collar with tiny silver metal button,
Unfortunately he has lost his Steiff button and yellow flag from his ear over the years but he is still a cute little Steiff vintage collectable.
Should you adopt him he will bring along with him some little extra Christmas treats in a tiny Christmas sack for you .
REF B1085 £14.99 Plus P&P
THE ROOSTER ON THE LEFT
The cute little cockerel/rooster on the left is quite a rare little bird . His serial number is EAN 1310.07 which dates him to to between 1959 to 1967 .
He is made of mohair and has tiny black glass eyes , a red felt comb and wattle which are all in good condition ,and green felt tail feathers.
His mohair is nice and bright and colourful with no fading .
He has metal legs which are painted red show some signs of loss and wear in parts to the red paint work.
This cute little cockerel /rooster has retained his tiny metal Steiff silver button which is attached to a material yellow tag which has no printed text on it.
Sadly he no longer has lost his card tag which was originally attached to his chest.
He measures approximately 3 1/2" in height and 3 " in length from his beak to the end of his green feathers .
REF B1087 £22 Plus P&P
The little Steiff woolen pom-pom rooster/ hen/chicken on the right dates to C1960.
He measures approximately 3" in height .
His woolen pom pom body is nice and bright still with no fading . He has a red felt comb and green felt feathers too and a tiny yellow felt beak.
He stands on his feet but his body tends to tilt and move forward slightly .
His black and white eyes are plastic and he has metal feet that are pained red and show some signs of chipping and loss to the paint in parts.
This little rooster has retained his Steiff yellow printed tag on his feet with tiny metal Steiff button attached to it.
REF B1088 £9.99 Plus P&P
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)