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Posted 3 years ago


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This is a 15 inch tall fully articulated monkey including mouth open and closes . He can sit ,stand, crawl ,bend hands, I am not sure how old he is nor am I familiar with the zoo logo . He is wonderful and well made .
There is no category for Toys in general so listing in folk art But he is Manufactured .

Thanks to Stef I have a photo of old German catalog with these wood animals shown ! Thank You Stef so much !!!!!! Hope it was ok to post it ?

Mystery Solved


  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bellin I found him in a little known place outside of Appleton :-)
    Thank for the love ! I love wood animals , No cleaning up after them !
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Amber !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you vansky !
  4. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    Your adorable monkey toy is German, from the late 20s or early 30s. I was unable to find the name of the manufacturer, but I did find a similar one in a German toy catalog from the 1920s. The zoo mark was identical, although the earlier ones didn't have the zoo medallion on the toy itself.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Wow thanks Stefdesign !!!!!! Thanks mystery solved so glad to know anything about him . He is so nicely done and fun to pose :-)
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    What a neat toy!

  7. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    The cool thing is the catalog page shows lots of other animals from the same line. They are beautifully designed and articulated.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Scott !
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Stef I am amazed you located him and to know there are other animals is a great find ! I would love to see pictures of catalog . I had never seen another in the many years I have had him much less another wood animal like him . I wonder who made these and maybe they didn't sell ? Wonder why we don't see them pop up ever if they were mass produced which I felt he was . You did SUPER !!
  10. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    I would be happy to scan & send you a copy of the catalog page. Just give me your email address!
  11. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    Sent! Let me know if you have any other questions!
  12. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo !
  13. amberina, 2 years ago
    I'm so thrilled to find this information. I have the lion in this series. I have searched on and off for years without any results. My lion has some damage, he's lost one foot, but I love him anyway. I agree and wonder why we don't see more of these "Zoo" animals, I feel so lucky to have one. Thank you so much for the information.
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Amberina I am so glad to hear of another one marked zoo ! stefdesign, Id'd it for me and sent the article so I could post it . She solved the mystery we just don't know why some are marked zoo and in brochure they are not . Post your's ! :-)
  15. amberina, 2 years ago
    Manikin I hope you saw the pictures of the lion I posted. You can see why I like him so much. :)
  16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    This is the third or fourth time that I've "loved" this monkey. He's simply superb!!! : )
  17. amberina, 2 years ago
    Manikin they moved my lion into "animals - toys" catagory in case you want to keep track of it.

  18. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    you can get the monkey out of the tree but you cant get the tree out of this one!
  19. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you artislove :-) cute sayin too :-))))))
  20. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Heatherlovemonkey12 and pw-collector ! Much appreciated :-)))
  21. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you crayzmunkee ! I appreciate the love on this post :-)
  22. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you sara and tom61375 ! I appreciate the love . Stop by anytime your always a plrasure to see :-)

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