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Posted 4 years ago

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I received him when I was 6 months old. Still cherish him! Have a picture of that christmas of the two of us sitting in a chair together. I was not that much bigger than him. His eyes open and close with eyelashes. I slept with him for years. Algy was stuffed with new non-allergenic material. It looked like sawdust to me. It slowly leaked out by his tail and was stitched close. I assume that is where the tag was. I restuffed him with fiberfill and discovered his one arm was up and one leg was down. Never realized this as he had been limp for decades. Does anyone know any information on who made him or who sold him? He was purchased in Iowa.

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  1. Aaron, 4 years ago
    We had one of these...I'm not sure if it's still around...
  2. Judi, 3 years ago
    OMGoodness!! ALGY!!!!!! I LOVE my ALGY!!! My cousin got ALGY in 1962 -63. I was born in 1966. As a child I would take Algy from my cousin, finally stealing him for good in about 1980. I gave him to my daughter in 1986, but his body has been changed about 6 times now. I would LOVE to have Algy back!!! He was the 1st hypo-allergenic doll that the company made. I don't know the name of the company. My aunt's sister-in-law worked for the company and at one time they gave out about 500 Algy dolls. This was in NJ. Aaaaww.....Algy. :)
  3. Dan Therrell, 3 years ago
    I recently purchased a vintage ALGY Bear at a local thrift store. It looked so unusual with the rubber face, I knew someone would want to adopt him!
    The tag is still attached and states the name and manufactured by Ideal Toy Company. I also found a vintage advertisement for ALGY in Life Magazine, Nov. 26, 1951. http://tinyurl.com/algy-bear (dan@zfish.com)

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