Is This An Original Velveteen Rabbit?

March 16, 2022

A small stuffed rabbit toy.Is this an original Velveteen Rabbit?



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I'm not sure I understand your question completely, but in the children's book, illustrated by William Nicholson, the rabbit has long semi-floppy ears and likely was not based on an actual prototype. Many of the earliest "stuffed" or plush animal toys from that period (early 20th century) were filled with straw. Yours possibly was made in Japan in mid-century per demand created by the beloved British book.

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The original book came out in 1922 and there have been a lot of stuffed rabbits called by this name but I do not believe there was ever an original sanctioned toy by this name.


A manufacturer may not use this name but many sellers will add this to their description because the name is not really copyrighted.
Your bunny looks like one of the millions of bunnies made year after year. It does look like it has had a fun-filled life.

Here is a picture of the 'original velveteen bunny' on the book from 1922.

This style bunny may be the best known 'Velveteen Rabbit'.
A girl and boy rabbit: Manufactured in 1954 and sold at Toys R Us.

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The Original Velveteen rabbit was brown in color. There are a few vintage ones for sale range from $18 to $50-

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It should have a tag to identify it.

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Here's a vintage boxed 'The Original Velveteen Rabbit' and book:

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