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Little Norah Nibbles the rabbit here is always eating a carrot , she much prefers them to cabbages and lettuces and even radishes!

She naturally has the most perfect eyesight too due to all the carrots she is constantly nibbling away on and she can see perfectly in the dark with her large googly rabbit eyes .

Norah Nibbles dates to C1950/60 and is probably a little German rabbit she measures approximately 8" in seated height and is an unjointed little bunny.

She has a grey wool /mohair plush coverage to her body with a cream coloured tummy and inside of ears.
There are some little patches of loss and thinning to her mohair coverage mainly to the grey but this is not really detrimental to her and she still looks a very cute and adorable little bunny.


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Caesar the dog here is a very Special old dog indeed as he has a Royal connection and Tail (Tale) to share with you all!

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.

He stuffed throughout with woodwool making him a very firm dog to hold. On close inspection on a couple of legs on the seams he has had a few tiny stitches added to the seams but nothing worrying or detrimental to him.

Caesar has black claw stitches on his feet although they are quite hard to see and find amongst his curly thick mohair.




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He stuffed throughout with woodwool making him a very firm dog to hold. On close inspection on a couple of legs on the seams he has had a few tiny stitches added to the seams but nothing worrying or detrimental to him.

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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Little Wylie is a such a sweet little pup and there is no wonder he won a prize at The Once upon a time Annual dog show for being such an adorable looking little puppy infact he was awarded a rosette for Best puppy in show and cutest Sealyham/ white Scottish terrier dog!!

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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Rusty is a very handsome Old dog and a champion winner at sitting very upright and still , infact Rusty won a prize for doing just that at the weekend in our Dog show and another prize for having a beautiful coloured coat in tip tip condition too !

Rusty is a lovely old English dog dating to C1950 but he could even be a little earlier .

He measures a very upright 13" in seated height and his length from the end of his tail to his front paw is 8 1/2" and his width at the front is approximately 5 1/2".

This lovely old dog has an excellent coverage all over of his his rust coloured and creamy white mohair with very litle thinning or loss to his coat.

Rusty is stuffed firmly throughout with woodwool.

He has retained his original clear glass eyes with black pupils and his nose and mouth stitching.

Rusty has a press squeaker in his tail but sadly its all pooped out now but his kindly looking face speaks volumes for him.

This prize winning Old beauty is looking for a loving home and comes with his neck bow and Special Medallion dog award around his neck.


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Bonnie entered our dog show for the very first time and was thrilled when she received a rosette for her obedience and prettiness , infact her little tail hasn't stopped wagging with excitement since the weekend!

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 has been working very hard on his allotment gathering up all his fresh vegetables for the local fur and feather market that is held weekly deep in Oak tree Woods away where only the Woodland animals venture and play .

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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This is little Button Hole , who simply loves roses and always comes up smelling of roses even he is in the rose bed naughtily digging them up because just one look at his cute face and how could you be cross with him for very long??

As to what little breed of dog little Button Hole is a bit of a mystery so we think he is a cross type dog really part Spaniel , and part pekingese !

Although sadly he no longer bears his label underneath him He is most certainly a Farnell Alpha Toys dog as on researching him in the archives we have found another just like him bearing the earlier blue and white printed Farnell Alpha Toys and he dates to the late 1930s.

He measures approximately just 10" in length from his nose to his tail and 7 1/2 " in height from his paw to the top of his head and five " in height from his back leg on the floor to the top of his back.

Little Button Hole the dog is stuffed firmly throughout with wood wool and he is an unjointed little dog.

His nose and mouth stitching are in perfect order and his amber and black glass eyes are original to him.

Button Hole has an excellent coverage all over his long creamy white mohair and black mohair with very little signs of thinning to it.

He has had a couple of very tiny neat stitches added at some tim in his little doggie life to a leg seam at the back which I have to say are extremely hard to detect and see and are not detrimental to him.

He is looking for a new loving home or was it a Rose bed he said?


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Mackintosh here is a very cute and mischievous West Highland terrier dog. He is always running around in circles chasing a ball or his tail and the only time he will sit down nice and still is if the Highland toffee tin is shaken that contains his biscuits or you read him a story from his favourite Dog tails story book!

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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Little Fritz is a lively little German dog and even though he is small he makes a Good Home Guard and pops in out of Kennel keeping a look out and if he sees anyone he doesn't know he has quite a snappy bark but if he knows you then his little tail wags furiously and his tongue loll ops out as a sign of his affection for you !

Fritz is a sweet Little Steiff 'Lumpi' Daschund dating to C1960.

He measures just 19cms in total length from th tip of his nose to the end of his tail and 9cm in height from his front paw to the top of his head.

Fritz has a good coverage all over of two toned dark brown and fawn coloured short clipped mohair . He has his original tiny amber and black glass eyes and retained perfectly his original red felt tongue .

Fritz is a jointed little dog and his legs and head all move and turn well for him.

He has Lost his original plastic red collar over the years and his Steiff ID metal ear button and paper tag but never the less he is still a little collectable Steiff dog and not one too commonly seen.

Little Fritz is looking for a home with some little dogs to play with because he is retiring from the Home guard and would like to have some playful times .

He comes with his little ribbon neck bow and tiny bone charm around his neck


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