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Posted 1 year ago

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ATTWOOD
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I originally bought these to re'sell but like many of my collections they stay here in my home and are much loved.
In the 1950's & 1960's every child had a Koala made from kangaroo or wallaroo or wallaby fur as a teddy.
My favourite one is made from Wallaroo which is nice & fluffy as opposed to kangaroo which is much shorter fur.My fav is also musical and plays "Walzing Matilda" an old bush ballad. ( which is a poem that has music to it)Kangaroo hide is the toughest leather in the world. The vintage Koala including 1950's and pre this era had glass eyes.The noses were either leather or now rubber.
Also shown in pic is a Platypus made from red kangaroo fur.His eyes are missing but his feet and bill are made from plastic which shows he is much more recent.I hope you enjoy my furry friends.

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    OMG...we had a whole set from huge to small ..when my dad visited Autralia in the 1960's and came back with 4 of these hugging each other....
    We still have the small one....wow! Thanks for sharing!! Memories!
  2. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    I remember you telling me you lived also in Hong Kong. What did your dad do for a living so you got to live in these great places Moonstonelover!
    thanks fro the loving
    Rose
  3. ralph ralph, 1 year ago
    I have a old koala with musical works in it, the stuffing is wood shavings would you know how old it is and is it of any value.
  4. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    The ones with woodshavings would be 1920s to 1940_ Kapok was used after that-He should have glass eyes too an leather claws of it has them-
    They very greatly on value-depending on quality of fur-anywhere from $50 up
  5. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    http://www.teddyandbears.com/vintage-koala-toys/
    Here is a link to tell age
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    *°·`*~~ SEASON'S GREETINGS - ATTWOOD!~~*`.°*
  7. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 11 months ago
    and a happy new year too Vetraio50
    Hope you get some fine bargains in the new year!
    I am off on an Asian holiday end of March.It is getting closer.
    4 life long girlfriends on a 26 night cruise...Japan here we come!
    Rose.x
  8. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 10 months ago
    Happy Australia Day from Australia
    Cheers Rose

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