STEIFF Molly Dog Hand Puppet ~ 1936-43 Rare!

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Steiff produced amazing dogs of every breed and Molly stands out as a big favorite since its first appearance in 1925. This character carries a lot of charm and is even more appealing as a hand puppet! Its large glass eyes and hand-stitched nose, give this puppy an endearing expression that is truly adorable. This toy is very special also because it retains the early button with capital letters, dating Molly between 1936-43. Like other toys of the time, this puppet was finely handcrafted in Germany and uses the nicest materials. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. This pre-war hand puppet has been well loved and shows lots of play wear, gained during its decades of life. There are stains, soiling, loss of mohair and a mouth stitch coming out. But its imperfections only give Molly an added layer of history and personality! Welcome this darling little puppet to your old Steiff Collection. 

  • Condition: Used and pre-owned antique puppet. Shows lots of play wear with stains, soiling, loss of mohair and a mouth stitch coming out. With early button and yellow tag #317. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
  • Origin: Germany
  • Brand: Steiff
  • ID: with early button and yellow tag #317
  • Year: 1936-43
  • Size: 9in/23 cm tall
  • Materials: finest mohair plush, glass eyes, excelsior
  • The puppet stand is not included


    WARNING:
    This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.


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