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Much-Loved Straw Filled Kitty

Much-Loved Straw Filled Kitty
Much-Loved Straw Filled Kitty
Much-Loved Straw Filled Kitty
I have loved this “tough, old Tom”,  for it wonderful coloration and countenance, that of a much-loved, well played with child’s toy.

Measuring 11 inches long from tip of nose to tip of tail with his tail accounting for 4 inches of that length, he is 4 ½ inches at his tallest.  Fashioned out of cotton flannel (the nap of which is gone) and stuffed with excelsior, he still retains hid original shoe button eyes and floss nose and mouth.  There are no rips, holes or tears.

Origin: again, probably German as these toys were made for export to the States there and sold at Woolworths.  Age: late 19th C.

I refer to him as a  “tough old Tom” because, in a way, he reminds me of some of the “beaten up”  ferals that  I take in and re-home (although few are missing their ears completely, many have tips missing from fights and frost bite).

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

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.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

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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