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    Posted 9 years ago

    fhrjr2
    (37 items)

    We think this was made around the mid 1950's. It belonged to my sister in law and has been packed away since 1981. There are no tags on it. When you roll the material back you can see the head is a round ball of pressed material that looks like dried hay. There is a finger opening (very small) which looks like a cylinder of thin cardboard. The material is not terribly soft. The nose and mouth are sewing thread. I have no idea what the eyes are made of or how they are fastened on.

    Any input to help us research this would be appreciated.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I forgot to mention....it is a hand puppet. Sorry!
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      No button in his ear and his ears are clean :) I think from looking at the link above it is the one from 1950's because there is a loop on the chest where a tag could have hung.

      Steiff Lea 1950's
      all ID - 0317,00
      chest tag "Lea"

      Thanks so much for the information and the super fast reply.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Thank you. We have five parrots and just adopted a disabled sun conure. The bird in the picture was not a month old yet and enjoyed sleeping snuggled to my neck.
    4. stefdesign stefdesign, 9 years ago
      Oh my gosh, I had this puppet when I was a little girl in the '50s! I haven't seen it for so many years, wish I still had it! Happy memories! I'm sure mine was a Steiff.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Manikin & Scandinavian thank you for the loves.
    6. flowerrose, 9 years ago
      Oh that is so very adorable.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Mikko and Flower thank you for the loves. Every time I open a closet or a box I never know what will pop out.
    8. EZa EZa, 7 years ago
      He reminded me of Daniel Tiger on Mr. Rogers, but not exactly the same... much nicer.
    9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas to you fhrjr and a Happy New Year!!!
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Thanks VV and the same to you and yours. With Maniken's help I identified this and will gift it to a grandchild very shortly. When she grows up it may have a bit more value.
    11. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 7 years ago
      I've been thinking about a little competition for a while and I think in light of all that's been going on this would be a good time. I don't want to give any details yet to keep it fair . And I do want EVERYONE to feel comfortable about joining in. I will post details and get it started tomorrow if no problems come up .
      Pass it on.
    12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I will be watching for more information.
    13. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      I also remember this puppet as a Kid but I can't put a finger what it was called or who made it but my sister loved playing with it!!
      Stuff
    14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      Stuff it is a Steiff puppet named Lea, made in Germany.
    15. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      fhrjr2 Thanks for posting!!! Brought back memories of over 60 years ago.
      Stuff
    16. HappyHourOwls HappyHourOwls, 1 year ago
      What a great thread! Very sweet...
    17. Rambojoe, 3 months ago
      no guess from Manikin the doll whisper...? smiling

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