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Old Cloth Make-do Animal

Old Cloth Make-do Animal
Old Cloth Make-do Animal
Old Cloth Make-do Animal
Old Cloth Make-do Animal
Old Cloth Make-do Animal

This is another unusual piece that I have had in my collection for many years. It clearly is a make-do in that there is another straw-filled, flannel covered animal underneath the brownish-green wool covering. It was not uncommon for mothers to re-make cloth dolls for younger children, and it appears that this must have been the intention in this case. Perhaps, the animal below was worn and in need of a fresh look for the next child. At any rate, the end result in this case was a charming animal: part dog-like, part seal-like in appearance.

Measuring 12 inches long by 2 inches broad by 10 inches tall his wool covering is completely hand-stitched. He has white porcelain buttons for eyes and a stitched mouth and nose.

When I bought him many years ago, I was told he was purchased at an Ohio Amish farm sale. He is such that only a mother could love...or an advanced collector.

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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