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Old Cat with Make-Do Face
Old Cat with Make-Do Face

Old Cat with Make-Do Face

Old Cat with Make-Do Face

Old Cat with Make-Do Face

This kitty is out of my private collection, and is one of those that I dearly love because of its very primitive look.  A look created by an enterprising mom who had to either mend or make a new animal out of a much-loved one.  As those of us who love these cloth creatures and dolls know, moms would often re-make them for a younger child once an older child had outgrown them.

Measuring 9 inches long from tip of nose to tip of tail and standing 6 1/4 inches tall, this feline is hard stuffed with excelsior.  Sweet kit’s body is covered in flannel however much of the nap is gone.  Now the endearing part: said feline’s face has been re-done with cotton floss eyes, nose and mouth and – the best in my opinion- shoe buttons for ears!  What was mom thinking?  Or was that all she had?  We’ll never know except that we can feel it was re-made with much love.  As for the paper collar – I’m not certain it’s original or if it came with the re-make.  It simply adds to the look of it.

Machine sewn with hand finishing, condition is very good, with flannel nap as stated above.  There are two dowels showing through on each forepaw but the wood is dark from age and they serve to keep said kitty sitting upright as he is rather heavy and solid. 

All in all, this late 19th C make-do is certainly a “one of a kind” creature and would make a perfect and unusual addition to a collection of these cloth animals.

Price: SOLD

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Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

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In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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