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fun.239 of 347Antique Mohair Jointed Teddy Bear.Gigantor, by Laurent Durieux
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Posted 3 years ago

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Saxymojo
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These are our guard dogs : ) They are in fact original papier mache dogs used for the display of G&T gramophones in the shop windows over 100 years ago.

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  1. kbow kbow, 3 years ago
    I immediately recognized these! I think it was the barber shop up town that used to have one of these in the window. I always wanted to walk past to look at it as a kid. Very neat!
  2. Braveheart1954 Braveheart1954, 2 years ago
    Look a lot like the RCA dog. Have you reserched and found a value yet? Very Nice!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Yes I agree w/Braveheart - these look like RCA dogs which were given to retailers or as a gift w/purchase to customers. For example: my mom doesn't remember my birthday but she says "yes, you were born when we got the new TV and the dog salt/pepper shakers were a giveaway." That was 1959.
  4. Braveheart1954 Braveheart1954, 2 years ago
    Being in this good of shape and paper mache they could be worth much more than any of you 78 players! Hope so!
  5. amandabuns amandabuns, 2 years ago
    Isn't the RCA dog named Nipper?
  6. Saxymojo Saxymojo, 2 years ago
    Berliner brought the painting of Nipper to America, Berliner, with the help of his partner Eldridge Johnson, made Nipper the official trademark for the Victor Talking Machine Company (the newly formed version of the American Gramophone Company, which had been forced to close down for legal reasons.) Nipper would travel the globe, becoming the company icon for not just the Victor Company in America, which would eventually evolve into RCA Victor, but also for HMV short for “His Master’s Voice” formerly known as Gramophone and Typewriter Company, (G&T) in Great Britain and JVC (Victor Company of Japan).
  7. Saxymojo Saxymojo, 2 years ago
    Value of Nipper? They are expensive if you can find one, maybe around 2k for a good one. Very hard to say for sure, I haven't seen many for sale.
  8. Braveheart1954 Braveheart1954, 2 years ago
    The antique Road Show coming to Detroit in april..call now for tickets.. 888-762-3749
  9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    I remember the RCA dog. My Father worked for RCA in the 1930's and it brings back great stories he told...thanks
  10. surfdub66, 1 month ago
    Theyre lovely !! I recognised him as HMV as im in the UK, how big are they ??
  11. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 1 month ago
    I love these. My great uncle is the carver of the original. From Freemans, Pennsylvania Sale brochure, 11/15/09
    "Herman Joseph Kleiner (1885-1973) and his son Herman Joseph Kleiner Jr. (1910- 1993) were master wood carvers. Born in Philadelphia, Mr Kleiner Sr. had a studio for many years on E. Firth St. His archectural interior work includes pediments in the Senate Chambers of the United Staes Capitol, chair rails in the White house and interior embellishments at the Bristish Embassy in Washington. Locally , Kleiner Sr's projects include the Valley Forge Memorial Chapel, athe bryn Athyn College Chapel and The Trinity Episcopal Church in Moorestown, New Jersey. Mr Kleiner, Sr's best known project was the carving of the figure of Nipper, the trademark "His Master's Voice, for the Victor Talking Machine Company.

    I would love to find some of his work.

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