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Identifying a Vintage Stuffed Toy?

August 16, 2020

Identifying a Small Leather and Fur Stuffed Toy? - little stuffy with fur and leather hands and feedThis little guy, no taller that 4 inches, has been with me for about 40 years. I have no idea where he came from and wondered if one of your members could assist. He has just come to light during a loft clearance. The body, hands, and feet are made of leather with what I assume is real fur. His jacket used to be red and white stripes, now worn, and appears to be made of a rough cloth. I have looked at the 'Wombles' and searched his image online, but cannot find anything similar. I am in London, but suspect he is from another country and may've been a gift from someone who travelled abroad. All suggestions welcome. Many thanks and kind regards MJ.

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He sort of looks like a bird they had on a cartoon so many years ago. I remember the bird flying around and he looked just like this guy. I totally forget the name of the cartoon I saw when I was a child. It was with a bunch of animals and this looks like one of the characters in the cartoon.

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Thanks for your suggestion but I have just had the magical moment of identifying him....... the little guy is a Fauni Troll that was most likely made in Finland, and I think now NC. It looks like a very early version of the Sumppi character. These were made from 1952. They are cartoon characters as well replying to the first suggestion... you were right I think.

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Very happy. Thanks again.

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Hey Robyn, I have managed to identify my new 'old' furry friend as a Atelier Truani Finnish Troll called Sumppi. This version of Sumppi was the first and original from the 1967 catalogue before the company moved to Canada then Wilmington NC. This is a very rare Troll, made more so that they are no longer manufactured. Thanks for your suggestion..... MJ London

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August 11, 2020

Hello! I have a big challenge for everyone. This is my (very well loved) rabbit circa 1975 that my mom got from a hospital gift shop. I know he looks like he is 100 years old!

He use to have a tongue and the tag fell out years ago. Would anyone be able to identify him?

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The rabbit sort of looks like the rabbits that R Dakin use to make back then. They were usually called stuffed or plush animals or easter animals. The style of the rabbit is similar to some that are in a lot better condition than yours that people are selling online.

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I do believe this rabbit came in a few different colors. I think it came in the grey rabbit you have here and also a brown rabbit. It is very hard to tell because of the condition of your rabbit.

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He may be an animal alley brand. How tall is he? Is gray and white his original color? What is he stuffed with?

Are you in the US? Maybe with a little more info, I can give more guidance. Thanks!

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I volunteered in a large hospital gift shop years ago and animals (of all kinds) were our biggest selling items.
If I'm remembering correctly, most of the hospital gift shops belonged to a national organization and most of the items carried in the shops were purchased through them and they purchased items in large quantities and most of the items were not 'brand' name items.

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It's possible your rabbit was not a 'brand' name but copied after one.

There are several very good groups online that help people find plush items like this. They usually have very good results so you might want to check them out. You'll need to join the groups and post your pictures and any information on age that is available - also size of your bunny.

www.facebook.com/.../

offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-a-dupe-of-your-kids-missing...

www.lostmylovey.com/

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March 16, 2022

If anyone knows where this red elephant was made from, could you please let me know. I have no idea, it was a gift from my grandma. As a child I took off the name tag so I don't know what company or who made it or where it's from. I think the animal is stuffed with beads or pellets.

I dont know the specific term but it looks like a small white bead. The fabric feels smooth and soft. I tried to explain as best as I could about what the elephant is made of, so maybe it could help too.

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March 2, 2021

I would love to be able to identify this antique vintage mouse 14 inch plush doll? I cannot find anything on Google or eBay.

It is a mystery and might be just some home made doll? Thank you everyone.

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March 8, 2022

This plush lamb was my first stuffed animal given to me from my maternal grandfather on my birthday. I was born on March 2, 1982, so I'm sure it was made somewhere near that date. The tag says it was a Well Made Toy MFG Corp item and it does have main lic # 67 PENN Reg #194 MASS lic # T134 OHIO lic #4193.

I'm not interested in selling my baby memorabilia, I'm just curious after all these years if I have something worth more than memories that I still keep around me? I've searched online, but without any luck. Any info about my plush lamb would be greatly appreciated.

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October 26, 2020

I've had this tiny kitty plush since I was a small child (early 80s). I have no idea where it came from, but I feel like it was an accessory to another toy. I was rather cat-obsessed as a kid.Identifying a Tiny Plush Kitty? - well worn stuffed kitty toy

 

She originally had two blue eyes and two pink ears (all felt). I don't remember if she had a mouth. There was a small pink ribbon bow where the glue spot is now. She's very small. Maybe 3" and fits well in a small hand.

Any information anyone could give me would be awesome. Thank you!

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December 4, 2018

I have had this puppy since the early to mid 80s. I remember it came in a card board shaped like a dog house with a red roof. It had little things written on the box like, "Will you take me home?", "Rescue me", etc. There were a bunch of different puppies to choose from and I think they had even come out with kittens?Identifying a Stuffed Toy - small tan, brown, and cream stuffed puppy

 

The dog house box, was only as big as the puppy's head and the head was the only thing sticking out. I really want to say this was called a Recuse Pet, or Rescue Pup/puppy, that's what just really sticks out in my mind. But I can't find anything on that.

When I was little my mom washed and dried him on high heat killing the fur, his tag and his eyes (which she repainted on him for me). He is roughly 8 inches long. I remember going to the toy store (probably Children's Palace) seeing the display on the shelf and picking out this particular guy and reading all the sayings on the little dog house shaped box. My sister picked put one that was black and white with short ears. The only tag on him is under his left ear. Can some one please help me identify this guy? Thank you!! :)

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Someone on a Facebook toy identification page found what this little guy was. Its a Hug-a-pup made by Marchon company in 1985. :D they made a bunch of different ones.

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June 17, 2020

This felt (?) monkey is 15" tall and 4" wide and 6" deep (measured from his back to the tips of his feet/hands).

He was found with a lot of vintage toys, some from the 1930s, some newer. He is possibly from the UK. He has what appears to be a wire skeleton and (I think) straw stuffing. His eyes are glass. There is a twisted ribbon wire attached, wrapped around his head, neck, and upper body, but I'm not sure this is original to the toy. His jacket and hat are not removable, they are attached with machine stitching.The front of a vintage toy monkey.

 

Any idea the decade or manufacturing company? Any and all information greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Sweet! Organ grinder monkey. Probably hand made, depending on stuffing straw or sawdust), my best guess is 1940s. Or it is a really good repro if stuffed with fiberfill. There are many similar on Esty. Not sure if the sell but asking prices are all over the place averaging $50.

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What is the fabric? Wool? The eyes look neat? Can you tell if they are plastic or lucite or glass? I will see if I can figure out who made the pattern!

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June 21, 20200 found this helpful
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Still neat looking.
He does appear to be a well made organ grinder monkey.
Also looks like he had a longer 'beard' at one time.

Perhaps someone on one of the forums can help with this. You'll have to join to be able to post your question.

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December 26, 2019

I have been searching online for months, and can't find this raccoon. I don't know the brand, but it was purchased in Connecticut in 1982 for my husband. He lost it as a kid, and his mom searched for a replacement for years, until finally giving up.

She started searching again online a few months back, and had viewed thousands and thousands of images, but no luck. I am hoping someone can possibly help.

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He looks a lot like a Daekor Potbelly Raccoon. There are a bunch on eBay at the moment, you just need to guesstimate which size he is. Looks like maybe 12 inches.

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Put Daekor Raccoon into the eBay search and you will see them.

Post back if you find it!! It can be so hard to find a lost lovie! I hope you can find it for your hubby!

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It is very, very difficult to find a vintage plush animal (as you have discovered) because there have been so many 'similar' ones made over the years and without a brand it is even more difficult.

There are several forums that try to help (and have a lot of members) so maybe try some of these.

offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-find-a-dupe-of-your-kids-missing...

www.facebook.com/.../?ref=group_header

www.lostmylovey.com/

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August 22, 2020

I am looking to identify this 1988 stuffed elephant made of silk. It was given to me in 1988 and has been well-loved (obviously). When I first got it she was in a pink dress with bows and ribbons.

I really hope someone might be able to help me, please! I've been looking for years.

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