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    Posted 3 years ago

    aesthete1880
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    These are two cute vintage stuffed animals, a donkey and lion, that we purchased a while back. They both have glass eyes, mohair fur, red felt mouths, and are stuffed with excelsior (wood wool). We have not been able to identify their maker(s), however. The donkey in particular has a dramatic expression and stands 15 inches tall. Sadly, the red felt in the lion's mouth has seen better days.

    Any idea who might have made these guys or even what period they are from?

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      These look like Steiff...1940’s-1969
    2. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and comments!

      Ms. CrystalShip, thanks for your comment on possible maker and period. Is there a good Steiff reference book for plush animals other than the bears? We saw some Steiff donkeys on the web that look similar, but this guy's eyes are rather intense. Most of the Steiff lions seem to have stitched noses, but the body and fur is similar to some Steiff lions. We are novices when it comes to vintage stuffed animals, just liked their sweet look and quality.
    3. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 3 years ago
      Also, I have seen some Schuco donkeys on the web that have similar wild eyes to this guy.
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      I too, know nothing of vintage stuffed animals.
      Just my two cents, saw a couple that “resembled” yours, and they were Steiff.
      You have an eye for detail with these guys, keep searching, you will find the answers.
      They should make a Steiff book with ALL the animals, not just bears, it might be out there?
      Good luck!
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      I just checked out amazon and they do have books with animals besides bears! Cheap too!
      Or maybe go to your local library reference section, if you don’t plan on making a hobby of collecting these wonderful creatures....

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