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She has made a delicious carrot Birthday cake and has just come back from the local produce market with her little basket full of tasty things to eat and drink! She has put up her prettiest bunting too in the burrow to make it even more special for her little rabbit friends arrival very soon.
Little Miss Blue Bonnet is a sweet little bunny dating to C1940/50. She is a handmade rabbit very much in the style of the little ones made by Edith Moody and she is made of a wool plush material and her little outfit is made of felt , she has tiny amber coloured glass eyes and a black stitched nose.
She stands at just 9" tall and is an unjointed little bunny who just stands upright .
Her ears are lined inside with a cream silk material and they show signs of slight colour aging and one has a couple of tiny pin head sized holes in the material but nothing too detrimental.
She is carrying a tiny spri of silk flowers in one paw and we have given her a sweet little wicker basket to carry.
Little Miss Blue Bonnets little tail is made of wool plush material too and the underside is covered in cream silk material.
There is a little gap purposely in her skirt at the back for her bob tail to peep through.
Her felt clothes have faded a little over the passing years which is to be expected and have a couple of tiny holes in them but nothing too detrimental really.
After the Birthday party is over she is putting her burrow up for sale as she is hoping to move to a new burrow perhaps you know of one for her?
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Chloe Preston was famous in the 1920s and 1930s for her charming and quite comical looking illustrations in children's books and on postcards . The children characters in her books just like her 'Dinkie' the dog and 'Blinkie' the black cat that she designed for Farnell all have the characteristic chubby faces with big round googly eyes .
'Dinkie' and 'Blinkie' became Farnell's velvet mascot toys of the 1920s and there was a craze to collect these very popular little dogs and cats.
It has been said that Dinkie was possibly modelled on a Pekingese dog .
This gorgeously cute little dog is made from mauve coloured velveteen material to the main part of her with cream /beige velveteen little feet and a cream / beige coloured tip to the end of his tail.
Little 'Mauve ' here is jointed at the neck so her head can be gently swivelled .
Her cute and comical look is due to her large milk glass googly eyes with brown and black pupils , which gives her a wonderful cheeky expression. However her eyes are later replacements as she had lost hers.
This rare little Alpha Farnell velvet dog is in pretty good condition for her eighty something years really and her Mauve/purple velveteen is still rather lovely and colourful bright .
Her beige velveteen coloured parts have aged darkened slightly over the years which is to be expected really but this it is not really detrimental to her .
There is a very tiny little wear hole in her velvet underneath her tail this is really nothing and not detrimental to her but we have mentioned it for accuracy for you.
On her chest you can see two little cotton treads where her Alpha Farnell paper swing tag originally was hanging.
She is stuffed firmly throughout with a kapok type filling.
Little Mauve comes with her little ribbon neck bow and basket that she came along with and vintage c1920 period postcard.
This rare little farnell Dinkie dog is fresh to the market and she came from the family of the original lady that owned her in the 1920's.
This is a lovely rare opportunity for you to adopt a rare seldom seen beautiful Mauve coloured version of a well sought after little Farnell Velveteen Dinkie dog to be part of your collection!
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He is a cute and quite rare Alpha Farnell 'Buster' the dog dating to the 1930s.
Farnell began production of Buster the dog in 1928 , he was described as a cross breed but was clearly a type of Pug dog and he became very popular due to an unprecedented advertising campaign in the "Daily Mail Newspaper" in the October of that year ready for hopefully all the Christmas sales he was produced in several sizes, both sitting and standing and in 1930 some even had a musical movement inside them too.
This Lovely little dog has an excellent coverage all over of his alpaca /mohair coverage . This version the seated Buster dog just has a jointed head so his head can turn and look at you from any angle.
He has a creamy coloured coverage to the main part of his body with a dark brown muzzle and ears and areas around his eyes and front paws .
Little Buster here measures approximately 11" in seated length from the end of his tail to the tip of his nose and 7" in height from his front paw to the top of his head.
He is firmly stuffed throughout with woodwool , he has retained his original black nose and mouth stitching and little red felt protuding tongue.
His cute and comical glass eyes in humanoid form are replicas of the type that he was originally fitted with as he had lost his many years ago.
Buster comes to you wearing his little neck ribbon and antique style Pug dog charm around his neck , that is should you adopt this rare and adorable little cutie!
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Baby Bunting is indeed a Bunting !! these sweet little dolls were actually known as 'Buntings' back then but we tend to think of them now as Snow Babies .
These cute soft little 'Buntings' had mohair covered bodies in various pastel shades , and they were popular in pale pink, pale blue and lemon etc .
However Little Baby Bunting here is quite a little rarity in her pink and blue mohair colour combination making her rather special!
She has a moulded cloth material face and all her details are hand painted on and are original . Her hands and feet are made of velvet.
Baby Bunting measures approximately 15" in height and is an unjointed little doll and she is softly stuffed with a kapok type filling to her body and limbs. her head however feels as though it has a little woodwool inside it for firmness .
As is often the case the moulded cloth faces usually show signs of play , age and wear and Baby Bunting face does too but her facial features are still nice and bright.
Baby Bunting is looking for a loving home and perhaps even some little Buntings as playmates too and she comes with her little wooden pink toadstool and pretty antique style pink and blue ribbons around her neck too.
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King Edward VII was a Great lover of dogs and kept many as companions and for sport, however, his favorite was a Wire Fox Terrier named Caesar. Caesar was King Edward's constant companion and when he traveled in England and abroad he always brought Caesar with him. Caesar being a terrier had a mind of his own and was known to get into mischief, this only made the King love him more.
The dog was given to King Edward VII by Lord Dudley in 1902 as a replacement for his dog Jack, who had died after choking on food. He came from the kennels of Kathleen, Duchess of Newcastle, a well-known conformation show judge, and dog breeder.
Caesar was born Caesar of Notts in 1898, and his father was Cackler of Notts. He came from a great line of fox terriers. Very soon after he arrived at the palace, Caesar “introduced” himself to the whole royal court. He became quite famous around all those nobles. The highly excitable Caesar didn’t care much about manners. After some time, he was given a nickname by all of the annoyed courtiers and royal visit hosts: they used to call him “stinky.”
In 1910 upon the death of the King, Caesar was reportedly brokenhearted, the terrier walked in the Kings funereal procession behind the casket.
This wonderful Caesar dog dates to the early 1900's and he is in pretty good condition and considering he is over 100 years old and he looks and displays handsomely well!
His creamy white mohair has age darkened a little in some areas but that it is to be expected of a dog of his years! He has an excellent coverage all over of short wavy mohair with very little signs visible of thinning and loss.
Caesar has black claw stitches on his feet although they are quite hard to see and find amongst his curly thick mohair.
Caesar has black claw stitches on his feet although they are quite hard to see and find amongst his curly thick mohair.
He measures approximately 16" in length from his bottom to the tip of his nose and he measures approximately 12" from his front paw to the top of his head.He has his original clear glass eyes with black pupils and his nose and mouth stitching is factory original to him too .
His horizontal stitched nose has two longer outer stitches at each end which is a style of nose stitching for Farnell and Terry toys.
He has black mohair ears that have not faded at all over the years faded and a little stubby little tail.
Caesar is wearing around his neck his original brown leather collar which is a little leather worn in parts but is still strong.
He is an unjointed Caesar dog and he stands well considering his Old years still on his legs .Many other company's also made Caesar dogs, including the two very famous German toy companies Steiff and Bing. Bin made a Trippel-Trappel version . A few of our English toy companies made Caesar dogs the notable ones were made by Farnell and Terry toys .
Terry's Bears a British manufacturer,known for the production of a toy dog based on King Edward VII's dog Caesar. It was the success of that toy dog that enabled the company to expand in 1909. The company logo was a terrier dog based on Caesar and the toys were marketed as "Terry'er Toys". One of the identifications on the "Terry'er Toys" was a vertical stitched nose with downward extended outer stitches.
We are not quite sure of our wonderful Caesar's maker but we do know he has traits of Farnell and Terrys toys when you look closely at him especially with his nose stitching and he is certainly for a very good Pedigree !
Caesar will come to his new owner with an original Early sepia postcard showing Caesar the dog being photographed with his Royal owner King Edward V11. He also has a Patriotic ribbon around his neck along with his original collar and a little bone and letter 'C' charm
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He is indeed a Wylie little character with a touch of Scottish canniness too !!
Little Wylie is such a sweetie and the tiniest little handful of a puppy dog too measuring just 7" in length from the end of his tail to the tip of his nose and 51/2" in height from his front paws to the tip of his pointed ears.
This little dog looks very similar to the Steiff early seated Sealyham dogs but I believe he is possibly by J K Farnell in their tiny bears and animal range in the 1930s.
He has an excellent coverage all over of creamy white mohair with no signs of loss or thinning.
His ears are felt lined in creamy white wool felt and he has tiny black beady eyes .
His nose stitching is original to him and is in perfect condition - vertically stitched with two outer longer stitches and an inverted 'Y' shaped mouth.
He is stuffed firmly with wood wool throughout and has a non working squeaker underneath him in his tummy.
Little Wylie has retained all his original three black claw stitches to each of his feet too.
This Sweet and adorable looking little miniature pup has also retained his original tiny brown leather collar .
because he was mot only a winner at our dogs show receiving a rosette we have given him a Lucky tiny bone charm tied around his neck on ribbon too for Good Luck in finding a Forever home but somehow we don't think he really needs it do you ?......as he steals everyones hearts as soon as they see him!!
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She is such a sweet and Bonnie faced little Scottish terrier / Sealyham dog and she suits her name perfectly.
Pretty Bonnie dates to C1930 and is a lovely little dog very probably English in origin.
This sweet little dog measures approximately 8 1/2" in height and 12" in length from his tail to the tip of his nose.
Bonnie is stuffed firmly with woodwool throughout.
She has perfect eyesight as she has retained her original clear glass eyes with black pupils and her nose and mouth stitching is all original to her.
Pretty little Bonnie has a wonderful coverage of creamy white mohair all over with very little evidence of thinning or loss and the only small area I can find is on top of her forehead .
She still has her original light green silk ribbon around her neck and we have added some more to compliment it and her winning rossette of course too!
Prize winning Bonnie here is hoping to find a winning Sweet Loving Home and some little dogs to play with and as she has such a sweet nature and temperament we don't think it will take her too long !
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Mr Cabbage Patch is well known in the rabbit circles and warrens for his beautiful fresh produce and rabbits come from far and wide to buy from him providing the weather is not too bad .
He works so hard in his allotment every day that he has worn holes bless him in his velvet dungarees from all the kneeling and pulling out of his vegs and Mrs Cabbage Patch has had to sew patches on them because he will not hear of throwing them away and getting another pair as he is extremely fond of these as he has had them since he was a young rabbit!
Mr Cabbage Patch is a Nora Wellings rabbit and dates to C1930 he measures 17" in height excluding his ears which measure a further floppy 6".
This wonderful old rabbit has his Nora Wellings label stitched on his right foot at the top .
He is and has been a very well loved and hugged Old rabbit and as mentioned earlier his rust coloured velvet trousers have three patches on them which have been lovingly and neatly sewn on them many rabbit fields ago.
He is completely stuffed with kapok making him a lovely floppy old bunny to cuddle.
Mr Cabbage Patch was blind temporally when he came to us but after a little operation he can see again thankfully as no rabbit wants to live in total darkness all the time !
He has retained perfectly his original nose and mouth stitching.
Mr Cabbage Patch is an unjointed rabbit with a mohair head , arms, feet and top part of his body. He has lost some of his mohair in parts which is to be expected when you have been a hard working and very loving and loyal bunny all your life.
He has had few neat stitches added to the top of his head at some time in his life but he isn't sharing with us what happened and he starts to tremble when you mention the word farmer and his gun so we really don't want to press him and upset him anymore !
We have given Mr Cabbage Patch a little green cravat and pinned to it is a small memento from his rabbit friends of a gathered group of vegetable charms .
Mr Cabbage Patch is looking to spread his produce a little further than Oak Tree Woods so needs a new burrow to lodge at when he is away from home perhaps you know of one for him if you do then please contact us here so we can pass the Good news onto him .
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Mackintosh is a little Farnell Alpha toys dog and dates to the 1930s sadly he has lost his label but we have seen his identical cousin when we researched his family tree who still had his label with him !
This wonderful little doggie character measures 12" in length from his bottom to the tip of his nose and approximately 7 1/2" in height frpm his front paw to the top of his head.
He is stuffed solidly with woodwool throughout and no doubt a few biscuits too!
Mackintosh has a very good coverage all over of his wonderful grey/black mohair with no loss or thinning to his marvellous mohair coat.
He is jointed at the neck so his little hear turns , so he can always turn and look at you and keep an eye on his biscuit tin!
Mackintosh has retained perfectly his factory given clear glass eyes and his original nose and mouth stitching perfectly too.
His ears are lined in black wool felt material again all original to him and they are wired inside so they stand pricked up all th e time listening!
This adorable little Scottish pup has a squeaker in the side of his body but it no longer works these days but that doesn't matter because his cute little face speaks for him!
Mackintosh is currently looking for permanent lodgings hopefully with a nice comfy bed for him and a tin of biscuits too and he comes with his little tartan neck ribbon and Scottie dog charm around his neck.
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WE LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!
"MY TWO BUNNIES HAVE ARRIVED & ARE ADORABLE , YOU HAVE GONE THE EXTRA MILE TOO WITH YOUR KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL & PRIDE IN YOUR PRESENTATION IT IS TOTALLY APPRECIATED & HIGHLY VALUED. THANKYOU FOR DELIVERING THEM IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE!" MRS H (MAY 2019)
"MY LITTLE PIGS ARRIVED & I LOVE THEM DEARLY . THEY ARE EVEN NICER THAN YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEM . THANK YOU SO MUCH LYNN "
MRS M (DEC 2018)
"THANK YOU LYNN FOR LETTING US ADOPT OUR WONDERFUL ELEPHANT. IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE & A TRUE HONOUR TO LOOK AFTER SUCH A SPECIAL ELEPHANT "
MRS J (JAN 2019)