Posted 11 years ago
Very little info online, but attached tag lends a lot of clues to its origination. Likely 1940's or 50's. My grandmother had this out every Christmas and it is held with great nostalgia in my family, especially since her passing just before Christmas this season. The pompom and beard are most handled and the fabric in general is well-loved, but no obvious stains or tears. As I've done my own research, I've found a plush monkey, and several zippered santa pajama bags by Bijou, but no santa like this. Our santa has resided in southern Minnesota all these years and I am so curious how it came to be. Was this a common plush sold in every dime store, or perhaps a special gift from a distant friend?
Thank you kindly for shedding some light on its origin and value.