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
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 !
REF B831 SORRY I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
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 !
REF B842 SORRY IHAVE BEEN ADOPTED
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!
REF B837 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)